Com21 has signed a volume purchase agreement with Comcast Online Communications, a division of Comcast Cable Communications. Comcast's agreement to purchase additional quantities of DOXport 1110 cable modems follows a previous fourth quarter 2000 purchase of Com21's latest offering. Terms of the agreement were not disclosed.
Com21 also announced that NetSurfer's provisioning and management software will support its DOXport 1110 cable modems.
NetKit Cable Edition 5.1 subscriber management software allows cable operators to create a two-way communications channel to their subscribers, deliver targeted content and services, and promote brand awareness through the Internet Desktop Application. The dynamic software delivery feature enables the cable operator to keep the end user's software updated and functioning properly. Additionally, either the subscriber at home or the access provider at a remote location can restore all connectivity and Internet application software to its initial "known good" configuration via a self-correcting "First Aid" feature built into the software.
Alopa Networks has announced that it provides support for Com21's DOXport 1110 cable modem through its MetaServ broadband self-provisioning solution. MetaServ enables MSOs to cut provisioning and mediation costs by automating service creation, provisioning, billing and customer care under the control of one integrated, intelligent solution.
Additionally, Com21 announced last January that it would be spinning off its wireless products business unit in the first half of 2001. The wireless division, comprising 20 employees in both Milpitas and Long Island, N.Y., has developed and marketed the wireless version of Com21's ComUNITY Access System products.