CableLabs has announced that embedded digital voice adaptors (EDVAs) from Ambit and Thomson have achieved certified status for PacketCable 2.0, a set of specifications aimed at accelerating the convergence of digital voice and multimedia services in consumers’ homes. The announcement follows a recently completed Certification Wave 65, the results of which are available at

The Ambit and Thomson EDVAs represent the first PacketCable 2.0 equipment to successfully pass through certification testing at CableLabs. The PacketCable 2.0 core service architecture is based on common standards technologies such as IP Multimedia System (IMS) and session initiation protocol (SIP).

In addition to the two EDVAs, Ambit and Thomson each achieved certification for a PacketCable 1.5 embedded multimedia terminal adapter (EMTA) that implements DOCSIS 3.0. There also were seven DOCSIS 3.0 cable modems certified from the following manufacturers: Two from Ambit, two from Cisco, and one each from Netgear, SMC, and Thomson. Two DOCSIS 2.0 cable modems were certified, one each from Cisco and Motorola.

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