CableLabs placed its first official stamp of approval on a media gateway, awarding PacketCable 1.0 qualification to Nuera Communications' Orca BTX-8. The device provides the bearer circuit interfaces to the PSTN and transcodes the media stream.
CableLabs also awarded PacketCable qualification to the Nortel Networks CS2000 call management server (CMS), and to the ADC Cuda 12000 cable modem termination system (CMTS).
Cedar Point Communications, Siemens Carrier Networks and Telcordia also submitted CMS products for approval in the wave, but did not obtain passing grades. Siemens Carrier Networks submitted its SURPASS hiG media gateway controller for PacketCable 1.0 testing in wave 26, but did not win qualification.
Looking ahead, several other components of the PacketCable infrastructure will also need to obtain qualification or certification from CableLabs, including elements such as the media server, signaling gateway, provisioning and record keeping server and key distribution center.
In wave 26, CableLabs certified four more modems for DOCSIS 2.0, bringing that total to 22.
In the wave, CableLabs awarded 2.0 certification to two models from Terayon Communication Systems (the TJ715 cable modem, and the TA-102 multimedia terminal adapter), a reference design from Texas Instruments (the TNETC421A), and a model from Thomson (the DCM316/DCM316R).
Terayon remains the only vendor so far to have a CMTS qualified for 2.0.
|Syndeo Corp.||CMS/softswitch||Syion 426||25|
|Nuera||Media gateway||Orca BTX-8||26|
|Motorola Broadband||e-MTA||SurfBoard v4200||25|
|Source: CableLabs. * Most recent wave certified/qualified or re-certified/re-qualified for PacketCable 1.0.|