Prizm integrated Element Management System (EMS) empowers operators of both large and small Canopy® wireless networks to gain greater control, enhanced functionality and flexibility, and significantly improved cost-effectiveness. In addition to offering new affordability, the system helps maximize network efficiency, minimize operating costs, reduce risk and deliver increased revenues.
The Prizm EMS is the optimum management platform for Canopy wireless networks. The system simplifies integration and aggregation of multiple networks with open, industry-standard interfaces, and enhances network value by delivering faster ROI with a payback period of months, not years.
Whether your Canopy wireless network serves 100, 10,000 or even 100,000 customers, Prizm offers a range of benefits that are too crucial to ignore. Proven worldwide with deployment in networks around the world, Prizm manages not only Canopy technology, but also the MOTOWi4™ wireless IP equipment portfolio which includes Mesh, WiMAX and Broadband Over Power Line (BPL) solutions.
Prizm simplifies and improves wireless network management by integrating operations tools with Bandwidth and Authentication Management (BAM) in a single-server platform. By combining operations management tools with subscriber authentication and bandwidth management capabilities, the system provides exceptional flexibility in revenue capture and growth. Prizm's bandwidth preservation functionality enables operators to offer tiered services, which increase revenues and reduce churn by offering high-profile, high-return services to your most important, most profitable customers.
Among the most significant Prizm benefits are:
Are you a large-scale carrier looking for a powerful low-risk solution offering comprehensive management functionality? Are you a smaller ISP or WISP weighing the buy-or-build network management decision? Whichever you are, the Prizm EMS is the integrated network management solution that is both exceptionally efficient and surprisingly affordable.
Prizm provides operators and their customers with a number of unique wireless network management capabilities that help set a new standard for EMS performance. No other system provides these advanced functionalities for the Canopy platform:
Radio-level authorization and authentication. Prizm streamlines and strengthens the wireless network authentication functionality by providing for authorization at the individual radio level.
Bandwidth management. Through a proprietary protocol, the Prizm system provides for changing broadband settings on the fly, without having to reboot. You can also set defined broadband service plans, and associate individual Subscriber Modules (SMs) with a specific service level.
Tiered Services. Prizm's leading-edge broadband preservation and management capabilities allow any size network to offer and seamlessly manage a variety of service levels from a single, centralized point. The ability to provide tiered services allows you to increase customer satisfaction, and gain new revenues by offering today's most in-demand new services for which many customers are willing to pay substantial premiums.
Floating licenses. With Prizm, you gain the ability to upgrade to Canopy Lite and Canopy Advantage with floating licenses. No longer must a license be permanently fixed to a specific device. Now, as customers change locations or service level preferences, you won't need to buy new licenses. You can simply pull in the licenses and place them in a pool of resources that can be re-deployed to other radios as needed. The result is substantial savings in license cost.
Standards Based System integration. Prizm offers Northbound interfaces that allow simple integration with other Operations Support Systems (OSS), including network management systems (NMS), billing, provisioning and Customer Relationship Management (CRM). Open industry standards assure easy integration with SNMP and XML based systems.
Only Prizm automatically integrates new Canopy and MOTOWi4 equipment and features into your network as they become available. Current BAM and Prizm users will find a simple upgrade path to Prizm. In addition, Prizm and the entire MOTOWi4 portfolio are backed by Motorola's industry-leading technical expertise and global support network.
Subscriber modules (Sms)
Access point modules (aps)
Cluster management modules (Cmms)
Future Canopy Elements
Large telephony (wired/wireless) networks depend heavily on leading-edge network management capabilities. For telcos and other large carriers, Prizm offers an integrated platform that delivers highly advanced functionality for day-to-day operations, security, fault response, and authentication as well as bandwidth management. Open industry standards assure that Prizm can easily be integrated using SNMP and XML into networks and legacy OSS systems.
As ISP and WISP Canopy networks grow, operators must decide when to move from manual to automated network management. The fact is, even if you have a 100-SM network, to make a software change you'd have to "touch" all 100 devices, taking hours to do what an automated system can do in minutes. Once you've decided to move to automated management, you have to decide between buying a system or trying to cobble together your own system. In the long run, considering that do-it-yourself systems consume extraordinary amounts of IT time and must be re-built with every device or software change, it is almost always more cost effective to purchase Prizm. The system's new affordability makes the decision all that much easier.