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Results from first wave to test for DOCSIS 2.0, CableHome 1.0 and PacketCable 1.0 to be revealed Thursday

Tue, 12/17/2002 - 7:00pm
Jeff Baumgartner

A bellwether moment could be in store for the cable industry this week, when CableLabs releases results from certification wave 24 — the first to test equipment against three advanced specifications.

Results from the current wave — the first to officially test equipment for DOCSIS 2.0, CableHome 1.0 and PacketCable 1.0 — will be released Thursday, Dec. 19 at 3 p.m. ET, CableLabs said.

During the wave, which kicked off Oct. 14, CableLabs tested cable modem or reference designs for DOCSIS 2.0 from Motorola Broadband, Scientific-Atlanta, Texas Instruments, Terayon Communication Systems and Xrosstech. CableLabs also tested cable modem termination systems for DOCSIS 2.0 from Com21 and Terayon.

For CableHome 1.0, a home networking specification, CableLabs tested cable modem gateways built by Linksys Group Inc. and NetGear.

On the PacketCable 1.0 front, the following companies submitted an embedded multimedia terminal adapter (eMTA) and/or a CMTS: Arris (eMTA), Motorola Broadband (eMTA), S-A (eMTA), Toshiba America Information Systems (eMTA), Terayon (eMTA and CMTS) and Motorola Broadband (CMTS).

Certification wave 25, the first of 2003, is scheduled to begin Jan. 27.

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