Software tests pre-prototype cable modems
Hold off on that cable modem prototype. A new product from Opnet Technologies Inc. and CableLabs' Bandwidth Modeling and Management Vendor Forum is designed to let manufacturers test different product configurations and architectures before the prototype is built.
The DOCSIS 1.1 model software also allows cable operators to create virtual representations of proposed cable modem networks when evaluating the capacity and QoS of various designs, Opnet says.
Opnet says the software was developed in conjunction with CableLabs' vendor forum for use with Opnet's Modeler, Guru and Netbiz products.
Opnet expects the DOCSIS 1.1 Specialized Model to go on sale July 1.