Advent Networks Advent’s Ultraband SR440 switch routers, Ultraband Management Console and Ultraband UAG211 Access Gateway deliver dedicated Internet protocol (IP) connections over the coax last mile. The Ultraband solution bridges the bandwidth and services gap between current cable modem and fiber offerings. It allows operators to deliver converged video, voice and data services over a single, dedicated IP connection. Arcwave Arcwave’s ARCXtend is a point-to-point wireless plant extension solution that allows cable operators to reach customers who can’t be served with traditional trenched or aerial drops. ARCXtend consists of a strand-mounted network hub and customer premises transceivers/antennas to deliver DOCSIS signals. Arris With Arris TeleWire, cable operators can build on their customer relationships with last-mile facilities into residences and SMBs (small and medium businesses). Arris also reaches the business community through the Cadant C4 cable modem termination system (CMTS). Aurora Networks Aurora’s Outdoor Wi-Fi Access Delivery System acts as a wireless drop between the hybrid fiber/coax (HFC) network and business customers to support public hot spots, virtual Ethernet links, voice over IP (VoIP), high-speed data and video conferencing. Aurora’s PG1010 Power Gateway Platform features a hardened cable modem designed to meet DOCSIS 1.1/2.0, network-powered -48 VDC power supply and power over Ethernet (PoE) output. The strand- or pedestal-mounted unit has a common RF/powering port and 10/100 Mbps auto-negotiating Ethernet port. The system is designed to comply with DOCSIS 1.1 and 2.0 and also comes in versions designed to meet Euro-DOCSIS. Arsenal Digital Solutions Arsenal’s ViaRemote offers a managed, network-based data protection service, which includes bandwidth-efficient, disk-based backup and restore utility to protect data to an off-site location over its broadband network. Customers can sweep data daily from servers, PCs and laptops—whether located in the corporate data center, a remote office or in the mobile workforce—to a secure, highly available facility. Ciena Ciena provides metro switching and transport for coax-fed aggregation of commercial services. On Ciena’s CN 4200 FlexSelect Advanced Services Platform, each port on the FlexiPort line card can be remotely programmed on demand to support nearly any transport service, including synchronous optical network/synchronous digital hierarchy (SONET/SDH), ESCON, Fibre Channel, Gigabit Ethernet (GigE), digital video and optical transport unit (OTU) services at any speed up to 10 Gbps. In addition, each port can be programmed to function as a transponder, muxponder, add/drop multiplexer (ADM), or cross-connect, which provides an additional layer of flexibility and optimization of traffic on a wavelength. Cisco Cisco’s routers, 3200 Wireless and Mobile Router, and uBR CMTSs help cable operators support multiple remote sites, including telecommuters’ homes and branch offices. With Cisco’s cable high-speed data solutions, cable operators can offer business customers an array of commercial services, including high-speed Internet access, security services such as managed firewall, and virtual private networking (VPN). CommScope CommScope’s AirBridge is a wireless system that includes an access point that attaches to the cable operator’s HFC networks—the transceiver is mounted on aerial strand—which allows cable operators to offer DOCSIS access and other services to commercial customers. C-Cor C-Cor’s PLEXiS MFX solution cost-effectively provides GigE transport scaling up to 40 dense wavelength division multiplexing (DWDM) wavelengths, enabling up to 400 Gbps on a single fiber and advanced functionality including reconfigurable optical add/drop multiplexing (ROADM), optical wavelength monitoring, channel equalization capabilities. C-COR’s XGSIM is a 10-Port GigE Service Interface Module for use in its Multi-Service Packet Switch (MPS) System. The XGSIM module gives service providers a high-density, cost-effective solution for deploying business data services with dynamic, on-demand data rates up to 1 Gbps. Harmonic Harmonic’s FLXLink 1 Gbps commercial services solution uses coarse wavelength division multiplexing (CWDM) technology to enable cable operators to transport bandwidth-intensive multimedia services for business customers. The FLXLink 100 Mbps and 1 Gbps CDWM solutions, which can coexist in a common platform, are able to transport bandwidth-intensive Ethernet/IP services, and are compatible with existing switching and router equipment at both the customer and operator premises. Juniper Networks Cable operators offering data services to the SMB market can use Juniper Networks’ Model for Integrated Network Transformation (MINT). The MINT-aligned strategy offers services such as Layer 2 multi-protocol label switching (MPLS) VPNs; Layer 3 MPLS VPNs; secure authentication, authorization and accounting (AAA); and 802.1x and Wi-Fi. Motorola Motorola’s Multi-service Enterprise Access (MEA) suite is a group of access products designed to deliver traditional TDM telephony and high-speed Ethernet data services to business customers. Motorola’s MEA product architecture supports standard Ethernet (10/100BaseT, 100BaseFX, 100BaseSX or LX) ports as well as toll quality TDM service/under interfaces, along with Stratum synchronization (T1/E1, DS3). Motorola’s VT2500 Wireless Voice Gateway allows small office users the ability to connect multiple computers, add one or two lines of VoIP and provide wireless connectivity to computers. The VT2500 supports 802.11b/g standards for wireless connectivity. Other features include advanced routing capabilities, four local area network (LAN) ports and a firewall. Narad The Narad Broadband Access Network provides 100 Mbps symmetric throughput to each of four coax trunks using switched Ethernet-over-Coax. Narad uses out-of-band frequencies to coexist with existing 860 MHz networks and will coexist with 1 GHz networks in the future. This allows cable operators to deliver commercial-grade, dedicated IP services while preserving all existing network infrastructure and services. Narad’s Ethernet switches do not touch the HFC network itself. Narad’s service delivery software platform allows cable operators to create new service offerings in real time and have these services deployed through the quality of service (QoS) engines in the Ethernet switches. Narad-enabled services are for mid-market commercial applications such as T1/T3 level services, cellular backhaul, Wi-Fi backhaul, upgrades to DOCSIS-level services, and real-time sensitive commercial voice services. Nortel Networks Nortel Networks’ CWDM products allow cable operators to serve institutions and businesses near their fiber nodes without running new fiber. The CWDM Enclosure provides virtual fiber capacity over distinct wavelengths along a single access fiber pair. It can be deployed remotely from the headend, in an outside plant location such as a power pole, or a strand mount. Nortel also has an optical Ethernet portfolio. Scientific-Atlanta Scientific-Atlanta’s BroadLAN supports HFC-based T1 and high-speed data commercial services over existing HFC networks. BroadLAN can maintain services below 18 MHz spectrum assignments and support "high-cap" symmetrical high-speed data services. S-A’s Prisma CWDM Media Converter Platform uses existing spare fibers to deliver commercial services point-to-point while the Prisma IP platform delivers TDM voice and data over a single fiber-based IP network. Riverstone Networks Riverstone’s RS metro routers are edge devices that support a wide range of technologies and services together with the flexible interworking and traffic mapping required to extend the reach of business services throughout the cable operator’s network. While providing full support for Layer 3 MPLS VPNs, Riverstone Networks has focused on Layer 2 MPLS VPNs as well. Tellabs Tellabs’ 8830 multi-service router enables converged networks onto one IP/MPLS platform for reduced costs by providing flexible, individualized services, QoS guarantees (with T-1 services) and rapid recovery in failure scenarios. Wireless Bypass Wireless Bypass manufactures wireless systems for broadband operators in both licensed and unlicensed bands. Wireless Bypass’s Wireless Line Extension technology uses existing cable infrastructure by transporting the DOCSIS channels wirelessly from the cable plant to customer sites and re-distributing to cable modems. Xtend Networks Xtend provides an open architecture, through block division multiplexing (BDM) technology, that enables the continued use of traditional, standardized DOCSIS equipment such as CMTSs and cable modems. BDM then builds on that foundation to help cable operators target individual or regional customers with extra symmetrical high-speed bandwidth that does not detract from residential services. Xtend recently introduced a DOCSIS-compatible T1 solution to target small- and medium-sized commercial businesses using existing HFC networks.

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