CableLabs® Certifies DOCSIS® 1.1 Modems in Latest Wave
Louisville, Colorado, October 15, 2004—CableLabs® has announced that there were two newly certified DOCSIS® 1.1 products and one re-certified 1.1 product in the certification wave that recently concluded. Each of the devices incorporates transponders that use DOCSIS protocols as the platform to measure the on-line status of active network components such as cable amplifiers.
Those newly certified modems were from AM Communications and from Tollgrade. Electroline was re-certified for its DOCSIS 1.1 product-previously certified product is re-certified when its software is upgraded. These transponder devices enhance cable operators� ability to use the DOCSIS infrastructure for network reliability as for high-speed data service delivery.
Hundreds of DOCSIS cable modems and CMTSs have been certified or qualified, respectively.
DOCSIS 1.1 opens a technological doorway to augmented revenue streams for cable providers by enabling the existence of high-speed Internet service tiers, via techniques known as data fragmentation and concatenation. Those techniques allow cable providers to deliver high-speed Internet services simultaneously over the same plant with guaranteed quality-of-service (QoS). And, perhaps most importantly, equipment built to comply with the DOCSIS 1.1 specification becomes the foundation for an expanding list of advanced Internet Protocol (IP)-based cable services offered by cable providers, including home networking through CableLabs� CableHome® project, and packet telephony and multimedia services through CableLabs� PacketCable™ project.
CableLabs® Certified™ or CableLabs Qualified means that the device has passed a series of tests for compliance with the indicated version of the specification and has thus demonstrated interoperable functionality with any other "CableLabs certified/qualified" device. Many of these devices provide other functions or are designed to comply with other specifications, in each case tailored by the manufacturer to meet the growing needs of consumers or cable operators in an evolving communication/entertainment sector. While CableLabs encourages such innovation and diversity, the phrase CableLabs certified/qualified should not be understood as an endorsement of these other attributes (or that the product is certified to other specifications or versions), which are solely the responsibility of the company making the additional claims.
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