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May 22, 2012

Casa Systems to Demo its Integrated CCAP Product at NCTA

By Meenakshi Shankar, TMCnet Contributor

Casa Systems, a company specializing in cable edge devices, launched a new downstream module that comes with Full Converged Cable Access Platform/CCAP functionality to its carrier class C10G Cable Modem Termination System /CMTS platform.

The company also unveiled its plan to demonstrate its integrated-CCAP functionality, including the delivery of MPEG video, IPTV, and DOCSIS over a single port on its DS8x96 module at NCTA (News - Alert), The Cable Show, happening from May 21-23 in Boston.

Casa Systems claims to be the first company to release a Full DOCSIS 3.0 CMTS to the market and the company proves themselves yet again by being the first company to release a Full CCAP system. 

“With our first CCAP release we have created an integrated, Full CCAP system that delivers DOCSIS, IPTV (News - Alert) and MPEG video and it is available today. Our current C10G customers can seamlessly migrate to CCAP by adding the DS8x96 module without changing any other hardware on the platform. This protects their initial investment in Casa Systems and provides additional capex and opex savings," Jerry Guo, founder and chief executive officer of Casa Systems, said in a press release.

"Our feature rich CCAP release includes key features such as; hardware redundancy; software resiliency; IPDR data collection; XML configuration; and advanced routing features such as IS-IS, OSPF, BGP for IPv6, and MPLS. It is a sophisticated product that is simple to operate," Guo added.

As indicated, the DS8x96 module delivers 96 channels per port including 32 channels of narrowcast and 64 channels of broadcast for a total of 768 channels per module. With the possibility of eleven primary DS8x96 modules and one protection module in a C10G, a combination of over 8000 narrowcast and broadcast channels can be supported in the downstream direction within the C10G.

Moreover, the new module enables MSOs to deploy DOCSIS, IPTV and MPEG video on a single chassis from day one, and greatly increases channel density over existing CMTS modules on the market.

This approach, as believed by the company, enables cable operators to cost effectively and seamlessly migrate Casa's flagship C10G to CCAP functionality.

In related news, Casa Systems announced that its C2200 and C3200 Cable Modem Termination Systems (CMTS) have been selected by OptiComm to support its rollout of Australia's first, wholesale only, HFC network delivering High Speed Data (HSD) services.

Edited by Allison Boccamazzo

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