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PACKETCABLE NETWORK COMPONENTS

Thu, 09/30/2004 - 8:00pm
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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.
CompanyProductPC 1.0 qualified?Notes
Cedar Point CommunicationsSAFARI C3*YesWon PacketCable 1.0 qualification in wave 26. Re-qualified in wave 27.
Cisco SystemsBTS 10200*YesAwarded PacketCable 1.0 qualification in wave 25. Re-qualified in wave 27.
Gallery IP TelephonyCAssiopeia Softswitch R3.0No
MetaSwitchVP3500No
Nortel NetworksSuccession Communication Server 2000(CS2000)*YesAwarded PacketCable 1.0 qualification in wave 26.
CS2000 Compact*No"Compact" version uses a Motorola chassis; used in systems without an installed digital multiplexing system.
Siemens Carrier NetworksSURPASS hiQYesSupporting Cablevision's IP-based Optimum Voice service. Qualified in wave 28.
Sonus NetworksInsignus CMSNo
Syndeo Corp.Syion 426YesAwarded PacketCable 1.0 qualification in wave 25.
Telcordia TechnologiesTelcordia CallYesQualified in wave 27.
Verso TechnologiesManagement Server Clarent Class 5NoVerso acquired assets of Call Manager (C5CM) Clarent Corp. in Feb. 2003.

MEDIA SERVERS
This component makes network announcements, and consists of the media player controller and the media player.
CompanyProductNotes
Cognitronics Corp.CX Series Media Servers (CX500, CX1000, CX3000, CX4000)
ConvediaCMS-6000CMS-6000 scales up to 18,000 media processing ports.
CMS-1000CMS-1000 is for entry-level deployments for smaller service providers.
IP UnityHarmony6000Participating in Comcast's Media ServerPhiladelphia VoIP trial and Liberty Cablevision's deployment in Puerto Rico.
MetaSwitchVP3500
Nortel NetworksUniversal Audio Server
Siemens Carrier NetworksSURPASS media serverSupporting Cablevision's IP-based Optimum Voice service.
SnowShore NetworksN20 Media ServerN20 version is the company's A1 Media Serverflagship model; the A1 is for 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 CommunicationsSAFARI C3*
Cisco SystemsBTS 10200*
Convergent NetworksICS2000
Gallery IP TelephonyCAssiopeia Softswitch R3.0
General BandwidthG6*Eastern Broadband Telecom has deployed the unit in Taiwan.
MetaSwitchVP3500
Nortel NetworksPassport 15000 PVG(Packet Voice Gateway)
Nuera CommunicationsRDT-8Deployments with ops such as Comcast (Detroit), Eastern Broadband Telecom and Singapore's StarHub.
Siemens Carrier Networks SURPASS hiG Supporting Cablevision's IP-based Optimum Voice service.
TelcordiaTelcordia SS7 Gateway

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.
CompanyProductPC 1.0 qualified?Notes
AudioCodesMediant Cable Access Gateway 5000 YesQualified in wave 29.
Bitwise CommunicationsXIPliteNo
CableCom SolutionsDOXphoneNo
Cedar PointSAFARI C3*No
Cisco SystemsBTS 10200*YesMGC component qualified in wave 27.
Convergent NetworksICS2000No
ComMATCHDuet 3000/Duet 6000No
Gallery IP TelephonyCAssiopeia Softswitch R3.0No
General BandwidthG6*YesQualified in wave 29.
MetaSwitchVP3500No
Nortel NetworksCS2000*YesQualified in wave 28.
CS2000 Compact*No
PassportPVG (Packet Voice Gateway) 15000No
Nuera CommunicationsORCA BTX-8YesMedia gateway awarded qualification in wave 26.
ORCA BTX-21No
ORCA BTX-4KNoSupports up to 4,032 voice ports over six DS-3 interfaces.
Rapid5 NetworksRapid Convergence Platform RCP-700No
Siemens Carrier NetworksSURPASS hiGNo
SonusGSX9000No
TelcordiaTelcordia Media Gateway ControllerNo

PROVISIONING SERVERS/OSS
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
BigBand NetworksFastFlow Broadband Provisioning Manager**
C-COR Inc.MetaServ***
CEONCeon Integration & Provisioning Suite
CiscoCisco Broadband Access Center
Dorado SoftwareRedcell Registrar - Cable Edition
Enhanced Telecommunications Inc. (ETI)CableBridge
IncognitoIP Commander - Broadband Edition
Interactive EnterpriseConexon
JacobsRimellAPS
Lemur Networks I-Fabric*
LucentVitalQIP
Net2PhoneCable Voice OSS (CVOSS)
Sigma SystemsSigma Service Management Platform
SupportSoftDigital 360º

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.
CompanyProductNotes
BayPacketsRSI Mediate RKS
Cedar PointSAFARI C3*
EDB TelesciencesSterling 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
IPFonixPacketCable Key Distribution Center
Lemur NetworksI-Fabric*
Nortel NetworksCS2000* CS2000 Compact*Nortel's CMS gear contains a blade that handles the KDC function.

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