Usp

Using path names to address service elements

Service Elements that are defined in the USP Data Model are addressed in USP Messages with a particular syntax called Path Names. Path Names are called such because they describe the “path” within the data model’s tree of objects used to reference a particular object or elements of that object to operate upon. Addressing Objects Object Paths directly address objects in the Agent’s Instantiated or Supported Data model. Read more...

Features of the Device 2.12 data model for TR-069 and USP

In alignment with the release of TR-069 Amendment 6 and the User Services Platform/TR-369, the Broadband Forum updated its comprehensive data model that describes CWMP endpoints or USP agents. There’s a number of new features, some of which are tied to updates to CWMP, as well as new interfaces and applications that are managed by CWMP or USP. Here’s a short overview of the changes in Device:2.12. How do data models work? Read more...

USP Data Models

The functions of service elements are described in a set of xml documents known as the USP data model. A data model describes how things like network interfaces, device functions, IoT objects, and more are exposed to controllers. You can find the USP data models at: https://usp-data-model.broadband-forum.org The current root USP data model is known as “Device:2”, otherwise known as TR-181. The earliest version of Device:2 that supports USP is Device:2. Read more...

An overview of the User Services Platform (USP/TR-369)

Watch our full webinar overview of USP with our special guests from ARRIS The User Services Platform - the evolution of TR-069 The User Services Platform, or USP, is a protocol developed by the Broadband Forum to manage, monitor, upgrade, and control all kinds of connected devices. The latest version of the specification is published publicly at http://usp.technology. “Connected devices” is a very broad term, but the protocol applies to a vast array of network connected CPE and consumer electronics, including gateways, routers, set-top-boxes and voice systems, Wifi APs and mesh systems, smart home hubs, and smart home end devices. Read more...

USP Architecture and Use Cases

The User Services Platform is a system for managing, monitoring, deploying, troubleshooting, and controlling any kind of network connected electronics or virtual services. Developed by the Broadband Forum in TR-369, it’s intended for application developers, consumer electronics and networking manufacturers, and service providers to deploy on end-user devices including: Broadband gateways, virtual gateways, and uCPE Wi-Fi APs and other consumer networking gear Set-top-boxes, voice endpoints, and other communication applications Smart devices and smart hubs that enable the Internet of Things Using USP, connected devices can be deployed and onboarded without the need for on-site support. Read more...

USP Architecture and Use Cases

There are two kinds of endpoints in USP: Agents, and Controllers. A USP Agent is an Endpoint that exposes functions represented by a set of service elements. It is mostly designed to receive and respond to messages from a USP Controller, or send Notifications about activity that the Controller has subscribed to. A USP Controller allows users and applications to manipulate the functions exposed by an Agent. Read more...

CDRouter release 11.0 - User Services Platform (USP) add-on, IPv6 VPN tunnels, custom SNMP tests, and more

CDRouter 11.0 is now available! In this release we’re happy to announce the release of our new add-on for testing the Broadband Forum’s User Services Platform (USP). That plus some major updates for handling Wi-Fi APs and IPv6 VPNs makes this a major release for CDRouter. About the User Services Platform The USP add-on is a major milestone for CDRouter, as our team has been deeply involved in development of the protocol and its test cases. Read more...

QA Cafe Delivers First Test Platform for USP

You can read the prnewswire release here. Portsmouth, N.H., September 4, 2018 – QA Cafe, a leading provider of IP test solutions and capture analysis tools for broadband access, home networks, consumer electronics and service providers, today announced the release of the CDRouter USP test add-on. With the recent release of the Broadband Forum’s User Services Platform (USP) - the natural evolution of the popular TR-069 device management protocol - QA Cafe is first to market with a comprehensive test suite for the new protocol for its industry standard CDRouter test platform. Read more...

Managed IoT, security, and the User Services Platform

The team here at QA Cafe is deeply involved in networking standards, especially the Broadband Forum and the TR-069 protocol. The Broadband Forum is expanding the reach of TR-069 with its User Services Platform, representing an evolution of TR-069 to managed a more varied and greater number of connected devices. As consumer electronics vendors enter the world of network connected devices, and networking vendors begin to enter the world of smart devices, there’s a lot of new challenges that management systems can solve. Read more...