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PaketCable Network Components*

Mon, 03/31/2003 - 7:00pm
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CALL MANAGEMENT SERVERS
The CMS manages and maintains call state for VoIP services, and is composed of two elements: a call agent and a gate controller.
CompanyProductNotes
Cedar Point CommunicationsSAFARI C3Entered CableLabs wave 25 for CMS functionality testing. Trial relationships with Comcast and MetroCast Cablevision.
Cisco Systems BTS 10200CMS functionality entered in CableLabs cert. wave 25 for PacketCable 1.0 testing.
Convergent Networks ICSX
Gallery IP Telephony R3.0CAssiopeia SoftswitchIn use for Liberty Cablevision's VoIP trial in Puerto Rico.
MetaSwitch VP3500
Nortel Networks Succession Communi-CS2000 is based on Nortel cation Server 2000 hardware processors. The (CS2000) "Compact" version uses a Motorola chassis, and is used in CS2000 Compact systems without an installed DMS (digital multiplexing system).
Siemens Carrier NetworksSURPASS hiQ
Sonus Networks Management ServerInsignus Call
Syndeo Corp. Syion 426Product entered in CableLabs cert. wave 25 for PacketCable 1.0 testing. Deployments with Armstrong Cable, Comcast and Japan's ZTV.
Telcordia TechnologiesTelcordia Call Agent
Verso TechnologiesManager (C5CM) Clarent Class 5 CallVerso acquired assets of Clarent Corp. in Feb. 2003.

MEDIA SERVERS
This component makes network announcements, and consists of the media player controller and the media player.
CompanyProductNotes
ConvediaCMS-6000; CMS-1000CMS-6000 scales up to 18,000 media processing ports; CMS-1000 is for entry-level deployments for smaller service providers.
IP UnityHarmony6000 Media Server (HMS6000)Participating in Comcast's Philadelphia VoIP trial and Liberty Cablevision's test in Puerto Rico.
MetaSwitchVP3500
Nortel NetworksUniversal Audio Server
SnowShore Networks A1 Media ServerN20 Media Server N20 version is the company's flagship model; the A1 is fo smaller VoIP footprints.

SIGNALING GATEWAYS
This piece of the overall PacketCable PSTN gateway exchanges messages with the PSTN's SS7 network. Other elements of the PSTN gateway include the media gateway and media gateway controller.
CompanyProductNotes
Cedar Point Communications SAFARI C3
Cisco Systems BTS 10200
Convergent Networks ICS2000
Gallery IP Telephony R3.0CAssiopeia Softswitch
General BandwidthG6Eastern Broadband Telecom has deployed the unit in Taiwan.
MetaSwitchVP3500
Nortel NetworksPassport 15000 PVG (Packet Voice Gateway)
Nuera Communications RDT-8Deployments with ops such as Comcast (Detroit), Eastern Broadband Telecom and Singapore's StarHub.
Siemens Carrier NetworksSURPASS hiG

MEDIA GATEWAYS/MEDIA GATEWAY CONTROLLERS
The media gateway provides the bearer circuit interfaces to the PSTN and transcodes the media stream. The media gateway controller, as the third element of the PacketCable PSTN Gateway, manages the interconnection with the PSTN by controlling the media gateway and the signaling gateway.
CompanyProductNotes
AudioCodes Access GatewayMediant Cable
Bitwise Communications XIPlite
CableCom Solutions DOXphone
Cedar Point SAFARI C3
Cisco Systems BTS 10200
Convergent Networks ICS2000
ComMATCHDuet 3000/Duet 6000
Gallery IP Telephony R3.0CAssiopeia Softswitch
General BandwidthG6
MetaSwitch VP3500
Nortel Networks Communication Server 2000 (CS2000)Succession CS2000 Compact
Nortel Networks Passport 15000 PVG (Packet Voice Gateway)
Nuera Communications BTX-21BTX-8Nuera is participating in Liberty Cablevision trial and Comcast and Armstrong Cable deployments.
Rapid5 Networks Platform RCP-700Rapid Convergence
Siemens Carrier Networks SURPASS hiG
SonusGSX9000

PROVISIONING SERVERS
This component coordinates the interactions for the PacketCable protocol servers and multimedia terminal adapters, and performs the initialization, authentication and registration functions for MTA provisioning.
CompanyProduct
ADCFastFlow Broadband Provisioning Manager
Alopa NetworksMetaServ
CeonCeon Integration & Provisioning Suite
CiscoCisco Broadband Access Center
JacobsRimellAPS
Lemur NetworksI-Fabric
Liberate TechnologiesService Broker
LucentVitalQIP
Net2PhoneCable Voice OSS (CVOSS)

RECORD KEEPING SERVERS
According to CableLabs, this element serves as the short-term data repository for PacketCable event messages. It receives messages from the CMS, CMTS and media gateway controller, then collates them into sets of designated back office systems for additional applications processing.
CompanyProduct
BayPacketsRSI Mediate RKS
Cedar PointSAFARI C3
EDB Telesciences Sterling Mediation System
Hewlett-PackardHP OpenView Internet Usage Manager
Net2PhoneNet2Phone Record Keeping Server
Nortel NetworksSuperNode Data Manager

KEY DISTRIBUTION CENTERS
The primary point of security and key distribution in a PacketCable 1.2 network, based on the Kerberos trusted third-party authentication and authorization protocol.
CompanyProductNotes
IPFonix Distribution CenterPacketCable Key
Lemur NetworksI-Fabric
Nortel Networks CommunicationSuccession Server 2000 (CS2000); CS2000 CompactNortel's CMS gear contains a blade that handles the KDC function.

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