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System Architecture

ACS encompasses the TR-069 family of protocols and is Broadband Forum–compliant. It is network agnostic, enabling the provisioning and management of subscriber gateways and devices over wireline, wireless, or cable-based access networks such as xDSL, WiMAX, DOCSIS®, FTTx, and 4G LTE.



ACS provides performance and scalability by using a distributed architecture to separate the auto-configuration server and the CPE WAN Management Protocol parts of the TR-069 standard into two distinct components.



Auto Configuration Server

The server component contains the business logic, API methods, service management, and back-end database infrastructure to manage TR-069 devices and services.

CWMP Service

The CWMP component acts as a communication layer between Incognito ACS and the TR-069 devices on the network (CPEs).

The CWMP service represents the southbound interface (SBI) layer of the Broadband Forum CPE WAN Management Protocol (TR-069) specification. When the southbound interface (SBI) communication load increases on the CWMP service (that is, the number of devices being managed increases), another CWMP service can be added to enhance performance without the need for an additional ACS. Use this modular architecture to scale up your ACS platform while preserving your existing northbound interface (NBI) integrations.

ACS Integration

ACS can be fully integrated with other Incognito products. It also supports integration with network-facing operational support systems (OSS) applications, such as service activation and monitoring systems, and customer-facing business support systems (BSS) applications, such as CRM and billing.

Integration with Service Activation Center

You can integrate ACS with Incognito Service Activation Center (SAC) to enable seamless service activation and management of quad-play services on TR-069 devices through one central interface. This integrated solution encompasses the subscriber, the service, and the device for end-to-end service fulfillment.

You can integrate ACS with SAC through a SAC-supplied service adapter. When integrated, you can create service offerings in SAC using device models and service classes from ACS. For details, refer to the SAC user’s guide.



Vendor-Independent Integration

You can interface with ACS using third-party scripting over different interfaces.

Message Bus

ACS uses an integrated AMQP-compliant message bus that the OSS uses to listen for and receive messages.

NBI API

The northbound interface API provides synchronous read/write access to service logic and device specific information. SOAP and REST are supported.

Note: SQL and LDAP integration is unidirectional. The service makes SQL or LDAP queries to the datastore but the datastore does not make queries to the service. For further details about NBI integrations, contact Incognito Support.


Standards Support

Incognito Auto Configuration Server is a vendor-agnostic solution that enables you to manage remote TR-069-compliant devices. The service is not dependent on external data models and can dynamically auto-discover new device capabilities. It has comprehensive support for the Broadband Forum TR-069 standard, its extensions, and ammendments. It also supports vendor extensions (non-TR-069 options).

Broadband Forum support includes, but is not limited to, the following:
  • TR-064 and TR-133: LAN CPE Devices
  • TR-068 and TR-124: Gateway Modems
  • TR-069: CPE Wan Management Protocol
  • TR-098: Internet Gateway Device Data Model for TR-069
  • TR-104: Provisioning Parameters for VoIP CPE
  • TR-106: Data Model Template for TR-069-Enabled Devices
  • TR-110: Reference Models for VoIP configurations
  • TR-111: Applying TR-069 to Remote Management of Home Networking
  • TR-122: ATA Devices
  • TR-126: Triple-Play Services Quality of Experience (QoE Requirements)
  • TR-128 and WT-123: TR-069 testing support
  • TR-131: ACS Northbound Interface Requirements
  • TR-135: Data Model for a TR-069 Enabled STB
  • TR 140: TR-069 Data Model for Storage Service Enabled Devices
  • TR-142: Framework for TR-069 Enabled Passive Optical Network (PON) Devices
  • TR-143: Enabling Network Throughput Performance Tests and Statistical Monitoring
  • TR-154: TR-069 Data Model
  • TR-155: GPON ONU requirements for CPE
  • TR-156: Using GPON Access in Bulk Data Collection
  • TR-157: Component Objects for CWMP (UPnP/DLNA Device Support)
  • TR-181: Device Data Model for TR-069
  • TR-196: Femto Access Point Service Data Model
  • TR-232: Bulk Data Collection
  • TR-262: Femto Component Objects
  • WiMax Forum Specification for TR-069 devices

For more information about the TR-069 standard and its extensions, visit the Broadband Forum website at www.broadband-forum.org.

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