OpenVault’s Usage Meter Proven Highly Accurate in Benchmark Study
Independent Testing by NetForecast Assures Accuracy and Reliability in High Speed Data Usage Measurement
Wayne, N.J., September 6, 2012 – OpenVault, the leading provider of service-based real-time usage, data, and analytics solutions for Multiple System Operators (MSOs), announced today that the accuracy of its broadband usage meter has been independently verified by NetForecast, an internationally recognized engineering consulting company that is the independent auditor of ISP data usage meters.
“When it comes to analyzing and measuring high speed usage data, accuracy is critical,” stated Rich Evans, Vice President Sales & Marketing of OpenVault. “Many broadband providers rely on this information to bill their subscribers, and if the data isn’t reliable, this can lead to inaccurate bills- and very unhappy customers. OpenVault’s usage meter has been proven accurate and reliable, which means our clients can count on us to provide the critical data they need to run their business, along with a concise picture of data usage for subscribers.”
OpenVault’s internet protocol detail record (IPDR) usage meter is provided as a software as a service (SaaS) to cable operators around the world. As part of the comprehensive benchmark study, the OpenVault solution was tested for accuracy, and the timeliness with which OpenVault’s solution presents meter records to the next stage of the ISP’s meter system.
“Based on our test results, MSO’s should be able to rely on the accuracy of OpenVault’s Usage Meter as a critical element of a production meter system. In NetForecast’s independent production environment audit, OpenVault’s system was accurate within plus or minus 0.3%, exceeding OpenVault’s stated goal of plus or minus 1% accuracy” said Peter Sevcik, President of NetForecast.
OpenVault’s Usage Meter collects IPDRs from the operator, then aggregates and translates these into usable meter records, providing valuable insight into how much data is consumed and generated, and allowing operators to bill subscribers based on monthly usage.
The full report from NetForecast is available for download here.
OpenVault will be exhibiting at several events in the near future, including the Mid America Cable show, September 5 – 7 in Branson, MO, and SCTE Cable Tec Expo, October 17-19 in Orlando, FL, where they will be hosting demos of their solutions.
OpenVault provides solutions which help broadband providers manage bandwidth utilization on their networks and optimize the network’s revenue potential via a unique Software as a Service (SaaS) offering. Network providers can purchase a host of applications on a “pay as you go” basis, reducing intensive capital outlay and enjoying a positive return on investment immediately. OpenVault’s solutions drastically improve the visibility into how the network is being used and provide the operator with a mechanism for driving additional revenue. For more information, please visit www.openvault.com.
NetForecast consultants provide deep insights into difficult network performance problems. NetForecast discovers and quantifies performance problems and works with clients to solve them. This minimizes business risks posed by network performance and resource consumption problems. NetForecast is the independent auditor of ISP data usage meters and a liaison between industry and government agencies to ensure that broadband service delivery is fair and transparent. For more information, please visit www.netforecast.com