Kentrox Announces Communications Management Solution

Improving comprehensive site management capabilities

COLUMBUS, Ohio--()--Kentrox®, Inc., an innovator of intelligent site monitoring, management, and control solutions, announces immediate availability of the communications management solution for enhanced site management. Subscribers are demanding reliable wireless coverage from virtually anywhere, but communications quality is often reduced in high usage/high demand areas. Understanding whether systems are running effectively and efficiently is critical.

The Kentrox communications management solution provides the applications needed to help service providers and tower operators manage their communications network without a site visit and provide proactive warnings when issues may occur. The applications use the Optima Management System® and the Remote suite of products to monitor the sites by providing the following:

  • Distributed antenna systems (DAS) management: collects alarms and key performance indicators (KPIs) to verify the operational status of DAS components
  • Microwave management: constantly monitors microwave systems including equipment performance, health, communications, and transmissions

Each packaged solution includes the information, reports, measurements, network elements, alarms, and sensors/controllers that are needed for each application. Optima Live View shows the per site status overview of the specific application’s alarms and KPIs. It provides auto-refresh and single click links to predefined reports, alarms, analysis, and controls. The standardized reports are context sensitive and provide a one click zoom to the selected alarms or KPIs to better understand site and equipment status.

“Continuous and quality wireless coverage has become expected by wireless subscribers today, and understanding the communications network, without a site visit, is a tower operator and service provider’s challenge,” states Eric Swanson, Westell Director of Product Management. “The communications management solution provides cost-effective and proactive monitoring and management of DAS and microwave systems remotely. The reporting and trending capabilities help maximize site efficiency while improving network reliability and efficiency.”

About Kentrox, Inc.

Kentrox, Inc. is a worldwide leader in intelligent site management solutions, providing comprehensive monitoring, management, and control of any site. The machine-to-machine (M2M) communications Kentrox provides enable service providers, tower operators, and other network operators to reduce operating costs while improving network performance. With more than one million products successfully deployed in tower, carrier, and enterprise environments, Kentrox is a trusted partner for transforming networks into high quality, reliable systems. The company provides solutions to customers in North and South America, Australia, Africa, and Europe. It is based in Dublin, Ohio and operates as a division of Westell Technologies, Inc., a NASDAQ-listed company. For more information, please visit www.kentrox.com.

About Westell

Westell Technologies, Inc., headquartered in Aurora, Illinois, is a global leader of intelligent site and outside plant solutions focused on the critical edge and access networks. The comprehensive solutions Westell provides enable service providers, industrial customers, tower operators, home network users, and other network operators to reduce operating costs while improving network performance. With millions of products successfully deployed worldwide, Westell is a trusted partner for transforming networks into high quality, reliable systems. For more information, please visit www.westell.com.

Contacts

Westell Technologies
Ben Stump, +1 (630) 375-4157
Chief Technology Officer
bstump@westell.com

Release Summary

The new Kentrox communications management solution helps service providers and tower operators manage their communications network without a site visit.

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Contacts

Westell Technologies
Ben Stump, +1 (630) 375-4157
Chief Technology Officer
bstump@westell.com