In contrast with most Auto Configuration Servers, that are optimized for managing very large CPE populations with routine and relatively
infrequent contacts, the Gatespace ACS is optimized for smaller poulations with relatively frequent and extended contact. With the
Gatespace ACS, service providers are able to offer premium management services, usually to corporate clients, and to move troubled CPE from
the general CPE population to diagnose problems in an intensive care environment.
Test and diagnostic procedures, as used in the Gatespace Test ACS, can be used in the main ACS product and new procedures can be added to
automate the interogation and test of managed CPE. These procedures can be selectively applied to specific CPE devices or to classes of CPE
device. Thus the service provider can extend library of diagnostic procedures to construct service packages and corrective action plans.