Arris Group Inc. said it's offering MSOs a new Data Over Cable Service Interface Specification 2.0 cable-access module that operators will be able to plug into existing Arris "Cadant C4" cable-modem-termination systems to deploy DOCSIS 2.0 services.
Arris plans to submit the module as part of Cable Television Laboratories Inc. certification wave 28, which will occur in the first quarter of 2004.
Arris said the high-density module and supporting software allows for a simple field upgrade. Each module supports two downstream channels and 12 upstream channels with DOCSIS 2.0 features. The new module also supports Arris’ "FlexCAM" technology, the company said.
Arris said it has concluded several agreements with new and existing customers to use the new modules for DOCSIS 2.0 upgrades.