Cisco, Moto gear clears PacketCable hurdle
Equipment from Cisco Systems and Motorola Broadband emerged from certification wave 32 with passing PacketCable grades from CableLabs.
Cisco's uBR7246 VXR cable modem termination system (CMTS) was awarded PacketCable 1.1 re-qualification. Cisco's flagship CMTS, the uBR10012, received PacketCable qualification in an earlier wave. CMTS models from Motorola, ARRIS, BigBand Networks and Terayon Communication Systems also have obtained the PacketCable stamp.
Motorola's SBV5220 embedded multimedia terminal adapter came away with PacketCable certification in wave 32. Motorola has also won PacketCable certification for its SBV5120 and SBV4200 models.
The PacketCable 1.1 architecture applies to cable-based VoIP services. Other elements of the architecture include the media gateway, media gateway controller and call management server. An emerging spec called PacketCable Multimedia (PCMM) aims to inject QoS into voice services, as well as other IP-based applications such as gaming and video.
Certification wave 33 is set to kick off in January 2005, with results expected by mid-March.