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Cable Technology Feature Article

June 15, 2011

ARRIS to Display C4 CMTS with 24 Upstream Module

By Raju Shanbhag, TMCnet Contributor

ARRIS has announced that the company will be displaying its new C4 CMTS 24U Cable Access Module (CAM) at an upcoming event.

Allowing cable providers to deploy faster services, including DOCSIS 3.0 upstream channel bonding, with less capital expense, the 24U CAM doubles the C4 CMTS’ previous upstream density.  Allowing operators to use more spectrum for future services, and extending upstream HFC capability, the 24U CAM supports from 5-42, to 5-65 and 5-85MHz for upstream services. Offering investment protection for all C4 CMTS customers, the 24U CAM is fully supported using today’s high-performance C4 control complex and other chassis components.

“The new 24U CAM allows operators to double their upstream bandwidth without the need for a chassis replacement, thus continuing the ARRIS commitment to customer investment protection,” noted Todd Kessler, ARRIS’ VP of Product Management.  “We have architected the C4 CMTS to provide the flexibility to match each operator’s specific bandwidth delivery needs with variable upstream and downstream sparing group sizes while continuing to offer full-scale throughput support for both IPv4 and IPv6 traffic.”

ARRIS continues providing industry-leading ‘hitless’ RF sparing fully integrated into the C4 chassis precluding the need for external wiring or added components, with the 24U CAM. The C4 CMTS now delivers true high-availability with density equal to or greater than any competitive CMTS offering available, and total cost of ownership equal to or lower than other competitive solutions as it is coupled with the recently introduced XD CAM double density downstream module.

The company recently announced the launch of its Whole Home Solution Media Gateway in conjunction with BendBroadband (News - Alert), an Oregon-based MSO. The ARRIS Whole Home solution incorporates the ARRIS Media Gateway which acts as a perfectly integrated multi-services platform that equips the entire home as well as each of the television-connected ARRIS Media Players with converged multimedia entertainment. The Whole Home Solution with its centralized gateway provides an assortment of multimedia amusement services.

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Raju Shanbhag is a contributing editor for TMCnet. To read more of Raju’s articles, please visit his columnist page.

Edited by Jennifer Russell