Prime Home Compatible is a validation program for ensuring and publically recognizing compatibility and interoperability of CPE devices with the Prime Home application platform. A device that is validated as Prime Home Compatible is ensured to be manageable at a basic level by a Service Provider using Prime Home in a live deployment.
As the Prime Home platform evolves to add new capabilities and support new data models, or as the CPE devices change, partners can re-test to ensure they are maintaining interoperability with the system.
Cisco Prime Home provides the ability to remotely manage TR-069-compliant CPEs from a variety of vendors.
In order to provide consistent service across variety of device makes and models, Prime Home uses the concept of drivers. Each type of device may require a distinct driver to ensure interoperability with Prime Home. Devices are identified according to several parameters such as: Manufacturer, Hardware and software version and product class.
Interoperability applies to each device type and associated firmware version. When new firmware versions become available, IOT (Interoperability Testing) should be repeated to ensure that the functionality has not changed. Tools will be available in the near future to enable device vendors and customers to test the new firmware themselves without involving Cisco in the process.
In cases where device firmware has changed to the extent that requires an updated driver, the vendor or customer can engage Cisco to update the driver.
Customer use cases and deployment scenarios drive the IOT process but there is core functionality that must be supported by all devices to provide a minimal base of management information to Prime Home:
- Device Information
- Device Statistics
- WAN Interfaces
- Management Server
- Management Server Status
Common functionality supported by most devices includes but is not limited to:
- Access Control
- Device Reboot
- Factory Reset Device
- Port Forward
- Static WAN
- Static Reservations
- Firmware Management
- Time Zones
- WAN Device Information
Adding support for Prime Home Plus device software provides advanced application functionality:
- Bandwidth Monitoring
- Content Filtering
- Time Blocking
- Control Panel Configuration
- Local UI Click Through
Success of IOT depends on cooperation of device vendors to addresse defects identified during IOT. A test report will be provided upon completion of the IOT project.
In order to engage Cisco for IOT, customers can contact their Cisco account managers to order.
Orders should use the following Cisco SKUs:
Use this SKU for a new device that requires driver development work
Use this SKU for a device that already has a driver, but requires IOT for a new firmware or additional features.
In the event that the device being tested does not conform to the TR-069 standard, Cisco will highlight the areas of deficiency and discuss options with the customer and partner for addressing non-conformities.