Certification Flood at CableLabs


Cable Television Laboratories Inc. has certified a batch of new products across its PacketCable, Data Over Cable Service Interface Specification 2.0 and CableHome certification waves.

The organization awarded PacketCable-qualified status to Cisco Systems Inc.’s media-gateway controller and to call-management servers from Cedar Point Communications Inc., Cisco and Telcordia Technologies Inc. Scientific-Atlanta Inc. received certification for its embedded multimedia-terminal adapter.

Cable operators now have enough components certified in the end-to-end Internet-protocol-telephony chain to launch the service.

In certification wave 27, CableLabs approved DOCSIS 2.0 modems from Cablerex Inc., Cisco-Linksys and Terayon Communication Systems Inc., while recertifying modems from Motorola Inc., S-A, Thomson Consumer Electronics, Toshiba America Consumer Products and ZyXEL Communications Corp. CableLabs said 42 DOCSIS 2.0 modems have now been certified.

Cisco's cable-modem-termination system also received 1.1 certification.

In CableHome 1.0, Motorola's home-networking-gateway product was certified and Ambit Microsystems Corp., Netgear and S-A gateways were recertified.