The Soneplex DS3 Remote Control System provides for centralized manage-
ment of up to seven remotely located Soneplex Broadband Systems. By using
an existing overhead channel in DS3 links, provisioning, monitoring, and
alarm information can be easily attained without the need for a secondary
communications network. This channel is used to transport TL1, TBOS, or
menu messages from each remote Soneplex Broadband System to a network
Operating System or a craft terminal.