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Tality/UNH lab hold DOCSIS 1.1 tests

Mon, 06/25/2001 - 8:00pm
Anne Kerven

Want to run that modem through pre-test tests? The University of New Hampshire will use Tality Corp.'s DOCSIS 1.1 Automated Acceptance Test Plan suite to automate modem tests in its lab. The lab will hold both ongoing tests and a group test period in July.

The tests are available to UNH's DOCSIS consortium members for a small fee and to others in the industry for a larger fee, says lab spokesman Will Thibodeau. The consortium is a 2-year-old collaboration between the university and industry participants. It aims to train students in DOCSIS technology, provide interoperability training for the consortium's 13 corporate members and be a multivendor testing environment.

Generally, modem manufacturers use the lab as a final run, usually a week before submitting the modems for certification, Thibodeau says.

The university's lab is hosting a DOCSIS group test period July 9 through July 13.

The ATP suite allows cable modem vendors to conduct the DOCSIS 1.1 ATP tests, but can reduce testing time 75 percent compared to manual processes, Tality says. The company adds it's automated 45 of the ATP procedures and is licensing the software to vendors in the broadband cable industry.

The software uses TCL-based scripts and equipment libraries designed to automate the DOCSIS 1.1 ATPs for the MP, MAC, BPI+, SF, CI and OSS layers, Tality says.

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