Broadband Briefs for 10/06/09
• Moto drops D3 SurfBoard price at Best Buy
By Brian Santo
Motorola has dropped the retail price of its SB6120 cable modem at Best Buy and BestBuy.com, making it available through the electronics retailer for $99.99.
Motorola’s SurfBoard SB6120 eXtreme DOCSIS 3.0 Cable Modem has been selling for as much as $150 through some retail outlets, and for as little as $80 via others.
The SB6120 supports channel bonding of up to four downstream channels and four upstream channels. Motorola said the modem will work in any service provider’s current DOCSIS 2.0 environment, as well as in all DOCSIS 3.0 high-speed service areas.
• Sunrise tests Fibre Channel
By Brian Santo
Sunrise Telecom introduced the ability to test Fibre Channel networks, using its STT Metro, a module used to test packet-based metropolitan and transport networks. With the new capability, service providers can test up to four Fibre Channel ports simultaneously, speeding up the successful deployment of storage area networks (SANs).
Fibre Channel technology is used to connect storage area network services for transactional business operations such as banks, transportation and e-commerce.
"With a growing number of multi-service lines and switches supporting both Fibre Channel and Ethernet technologies, technicians need the flexibility to test both technologies in one test set," said Alex Luo, senior product marketing manager for Sunrise Telecom. "STT Metro reduces capital expenditures and simplifies testing by providing multi-service verification for SAN and LAN deployment in one single portable unit."