Arris, Cisco upgrade flagship CMTS models
Arris and Cisco Systems Inc. announced upgrades to a number of their respective cable modem termination systems.
Arris said it has launched release 3.0 of its flagship Cadant C4 CMTS, adding in enhanced scalability, hardware-based "wire-speed" Layer 3 IP routing performance and integrated "hitless" RF module failover capabilities. Among MSO deployments, Comcast Corp. is using the C4 for its anticipated mid-2003 launch of IP telephony services in the Philadelphia area.
Meanwhile, Cisco upgraded the density of its flagship CMTS, the uBR10012, by adding the MC5X20S Broadband Processing Engine. That combination will allow MSOs to scale from five to 80,000 modems on a single uBR10012 chassis, Cisco said.
Cisco also unveiled the uBR7200-NPE-G1 processor, which is designed to more than double the performance of the company's widely deployed uBR7246VXR CMTS.