ADC Thinks Small


ADC Telecommunications Inc. is introducing a $26,000 cable-modem-termination
system aimed at small operators.

The 'Cuda 1000' is designed for cable systems, campus environments or
multiple-dwelling units with 20,000 or fewer homes.

'Operators won't have to sacrifice quality and functionality in order to
satisfy scale and price requirements,' said Dave Paolnio, vice president and
general manager of ADC's Internet-protocol cable division, in a prepared

ADC said the Cuda 1000 is compatible with ADC's larger 'Cuda 12000' platform.
It offers one downstream channel and either four to six upstream channels, plus
four 10/100 BaseT Ethernet ports for multiple IP-network connections.

The Cuda 1000 also includes ADC's 'SpectraFlow' quality-of-service
architecture, which gives operators the ability to offer tiered-bandwidth

ADC said the Cuda 1000 supports the Data Over Cable Service Interface
Specification 1.1 and EuroDOCSIS standards and features multiple dedicated
processors for wire-speed packet and protocol processing.

The vendor added that because the Cuda 1000 integrates both an edge router
and upconverter, operators save money and headend rack space.