CableLabs Certifies 2nd DSG Set-Top Box

CableLabs Certifies 2nd DSG Set-Top Box

Alan Breznick, Cable/Video Practice Leader, Light Reading

September 27, 2005

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CableLabs Certifies 2nd DSG Set-Top Box

Another five devices passed muster in CableLabs' latest product testing round, including only the second digital cable set-top box equipped with an embedded cable modem and DOCSIS Set-Top Gateway (DGG) functionality to gain such approval. The Pace Micro Technology set-top gained DOCSIS 2.0 certification during Certification Wave (CW) #38, which concluded late last week. Pace's TDC775D set-top thus joins Scientific-Atlanta's Explorer 8300 box, which won DSG certification with an embedded DOCSIS 1.0 modem late last year during CW #32. An Arris embedded multimedia terminal adapter (e-MTA) and a cable modem from Alpha Technologies also earned DOCSIS 2.0 certification during the latest testing round, the sixth of eight waves that will be staged this year. At the same time, a Linksys residential gateway gained CableHome 1.1 certification and a Tollgrade modem earned DOCSIS 1.1 certification. Another product testing round, which started in late August, will wrap up late next month.

About the Author(s)

Alan Breznick

Cable/Video Practice Leader, Light Reading

Alan Breznick is a business editor and research analyst who has tracked the cable, broadband and video markets like an over-bred bloodhound for more than 20 years.

As a senior analyst at Light Reading's research arm, Heavy Reading, for six years, Alan authored numerous reports, columns, white papers and case studies, moderated dozens of webinars, and organized and hosted more than 15 -- count 'em --regional conferences on cable, broadband and IPTV technology topics. And all this while maintaining a summer job as an ostrich wrangler.

Before that, he was the founding editor of Light Reading Cable, transforming a monthly newsletter into a daily website. Prior to joining Light Reading, Alan was a broadband analyst for Kinetic Strategies and a contributing analyst for One Touch Intelligence.

He is based in the Toronto area, though is New York born and bred. Just ask, and he will take you on a power-walking tour of Manhattan, pointing out the tourist hotspots and the places that make up his personal timeline: The bench where he smoked his first pipe; the alley where he won his first fist fight. That kind of thing.

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