Terayon ‘Flexes’ Its Muscle


Terayon Communication Systems Inc. Tuesday revealed details of its patent-pending "FlexCMTS" architecture.

FlexCMTS is designed to simplify and optimize management of cable-broadband providers' network resources, allowing cable operators to begin engineering their networks at the traffic level instead of the port level, which lowers their capital and operating expenses.

The technology will be activated through a software upgrade initially on the vendor’s "BW 3500" cable-modem-termination system. The BW 3500 is the only Data Over Cable Service Interface Specification 2.0-qualified CMTS.

Using actual traffic models of major cable operators, Terayon estimated that any BW 3500 using the FlexCMTS architecture could reduce an operator's capital expenditures by 35%-65% in the first year.