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More DOCSIS 2.0 gear makes the grade

Wed, 04/09/2003 - 8:00pm
Jeff Baumgartner

CableLabs on Thursday handed out passing grades to another 12 cable modems for DOCSIS 2.0, an advanced specification that widens cable's upstream path several fold.

Vendors that achieved 2.0-certified status following certification wave 25 were: Ambit, Arris, Castlenet, Com21, Hitron, Linksys, Motorola, Scientific-Atlanta, Terayon and Thomson.

"This is a great volume of certified product coming forth, considering this is only our second DOCSIS 2.0 test wave," said Comcast Corp. Senior Vice President of New Media Development Steve Craddock, in a press release.

Terayon, however, remains the lone vendor to have a cable modem termination system (CMTS) qualified for DOCSIS 2.0.

On the DOCSIS 1.1 front, CableLabs certified modems from Arris, D-Link, Kinpo, LinkSys, Scientific-Atlanta, SMC Networks, Terayon, and Thomson; and qualified one CMTS from Cisco Systems. CableLabs also awarded DOCSIS 1.0 certification to DX Antenna, Thomson and Toshiba.

During the wave, CableLabs also performed parallel certification/qualification tests on equipment based on CableHome 1.0 and PacketCable 1.0. CableLabs said it will release those results Friday morning.

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