PacketCable Round 2 Done


Louisville, Colo. -- Cable Television Laboratories Inc.
said 11 vendor companies successfully participated in the second round of PacketCable
interoperability testing during September.

All demonstrated equipment comprising five
multimedia-terminal adapters, five call agents, three gateways and two test-equipment
platforms developed according to the specifications of PacketCable, the initiative to
develop standards for advanced real-time multimedia services over two-way cable plant.

CableLabs said the latest tests focused on voice, fax and
modem calls over multivendor networks.