DOCSIS 2.0 Moves for Toshiba, Arris


Toshiba America Information Systems Inc. and Arris have announced the
certification and availability of respective Data Over Cable Service Interface
Specification 2.0 cable modems.

Arris said its "CM450A Touchstone" cable modem has successfully completed
field trials. The modem includes a bridge 10/100 base-T Ethernet and
universal-serial-bus data interface for home networking.

Toshiba said it was awarded DOCSIS 1.0 and 2.0 Cable Television Laboratories
Inc. certification for its "PCX2600" data-only cable modem and
DOCSIS-certification status for its "PCX4500" wireless-cable-modem router in
CableLabs certification wave 25.

The PCX2600 uses both advanced time-division multiple-access and synchronous
code-division multiple-access protocols.