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First pair of call management servers approved for PacketCable

Thu, 04/10/2003 - 8:00pm
Jeff Baumgartner

Marking a milestone moment in the development of the PacketCable infrastructure and cable-based IP telephony services, CableLabs said it awarded qualification to call management servers from Cisco Systems and Syndeo Corp.

Cisco entered its BTS 10200 and Syndeo submitted its Syion 426 CMS to CableLabs in certification wave 25, which officially ended April 4. CableLabs approved both products for the PacketCable 1.0 specification.

The CMS, a central component of the distributed PacketCable infrastructure, manages and maintains the call state for VoIP services through its two primary components: a call agent and a gate controller.

CableLabs also granted PacketCable 1.0 certification/qualification to embedded multimedia terminal adapters from Arris and Motorola Broadband, and cable modem termination systems built by Arris, Cisco, Motorola Broadband and Terayon.

CableLabs topped off certification wave 25 by awarding CableHome 1.0 certification to cable modem gateways from Ambit, Thomson and Linksys, which is in the process of being acquired by Cisco.

Home networking gear based on the CableHome specification enables cable operators to offer managed services through residential gateways and other devices that are hooked into high-speed DOCSIS connections.

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