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ARRIS VOD integrations mark 'migration path' to DOCSIS 3.0

Tue, 12/13/2005 - 5:35am
Jeff Baumgartner, CED

ARRIS has completed integration of its downstream-heavy Keystone D5 DMTS platform with a handful of video server vendors.

ARRIS said the D5, a product that supports 48 QAM channels, has been integrated with servers from Broadbus Technologies, C-COR Inc., Concurrent Computer Corp., and Kasenna Inc. Notably absent from the list is SeaChange International.

ARRIS notes that the integration underscores the D5's ability to support MPEG2-TS digital video delivery, and that it serves as a migratory path to the modular-cable modem termination system (M-CMTS), a key component to the forthcoming DOCSIS 3.0 specification. A key benefit of the M-CMTS will be its ability to share edge QAM resources for video-on-demand and DOCSIS-based services and applications.

"This demonstrates the Keystone D5's advantage over legacy edge QAM products available today, while also providing a simple software upgrade to future M-CMTS platforms envisioned for near-future network architectures," said ARRIS Senior Director of Product Management Mike Caldwell, in a statement.

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