S-A Bonds with Micromuse Inc.


ATLANTA - Scientific-Atlanta Inc.
said it has joined Micromuse Inc.'s
"Developer's Alliance," claiming the move will help its cable-operator customers to fix network ailments.

S-A said it will license Micromuse's "Netcool/Software Developers Kit" to build a new, "real-time" version of its "Transmission Network Control System" software for broadband networks.

The company added that its integrated Netcool TNCS will allow cable operators to monitor their plant and to isolate network faults for repair as more advanced services and applications are deployed, such as video-on-demand. That combination will lower operators' network costs and the need for truck rolls, S-A predicted.

S-A said its enhanced TNCS will interoperate with its line of transmission products, including its "Continuum" headend systems and "Prisma" optical-networking and digital-transport gear.