SerComm Gets Certified

Taiwan-based SerComm becomes the eighth vendor to win CableLabs certification for a super-speedy cable modem

Jeff Baumgartner, Senior Editor

November 3, 2008

4 Min Read
SerComm Gets Certified

SerComm Corp. , a Taiwan-based supplier of consumer-side broadband gear, has been Docsis 3.0 certified by CableLabs following Wave 63, CableLabs's most recent grouping of product tests.

Postings on the CableLabs site reveal a busy round of testing that resulted primarily in a big batch of re-certifications of Docsis 3.0 standalone modems and embedded multimedia terminal adapters (E-MTAs) that obtained approvals in previous test waves.

Of the group to win the 3.0 stamp this time, only SerComm made it through with a new cable modem product. Seven other vendors -- Ambit Broadband , Arris Group Inc. (Nasdaq: ARRS) (two products), Hitron Technologies Inc. , Motorola Inc. (NYSE: MOT) (two products), Netgear Inc. (Nasdaq: NTGR), Cisco Systems Inc. (Nasdaq: CSCO) (two products), and SMC Networks Inc. -- all gathered re-certifications. So far, CableLabs has not listed any new Docsis 3.0 qualification cable modem termination systems (CMTSs) results following Wave 63.

With the latest results factored in, here's the latest list of vendors and models to win Docsis 3.0 approvals:

Table 1: Docsis 3.0-Certified Modems and E-MTAs

Vendor

Product

Certification Wave approved

Ambit

U10C035

58, 63**

Arris

Touchstone 702G Embedded Multimedia Terminal Adapter

58, 59*, 63**

Arris

WBM750A

59. 63**

Cisco

DPC3000

58, 63**

Cisco

DPQ3202

60, 63**

Hitron

BRG-35503

61, 63**

Motorola

SB6120

58, 63**

Motorola

SBV6220

58, 59*, 63**

Netgear

CMD31T

60, 63**

SerComm Corp.

FM301T

63

SMC

SMCD3CM

58, 63**





Table 2: Docsis 3.0-Qualified Cable Modem Termination Systems (CMTSs)

Vendor

Product

Wave qualified

Highest level of 3.0 qualification achieved*

Arris

C4 CMTS

56

Bronze

Casa Systems

C2200 CMTS**

58

Full

Casa Systems

C3200 CMTS

58

Full

Cisco

uBR10012

56

Bronze

Motorola

BSR64000

58

Bronze





Officials for Taipei, Taiwan-based SerComm were not immediately available Monday to discuss the newly certified product, listed as the "FM301T" on the CableLabs Docsis testing results page. The company appears to be brand new to the cable modem scene, as it has not previously obtained certification for any Docsis products.

SerComm's new modem will join a fairly broad line of IP surveillance cameras, wireless routers and access points, ADSL gateways, and HomePlug adapters. Given SerComm's home networking expertise, it's likely the vendor has developed a Docsis 3.0 modem/gateway that will be targeted to cable operators in Asia, considered a hotbed for Docsis 3.0 or "Wideband" service deployments these days. (See J:COM Does Docsis 3.0 All Over and StarHub Offers 100-Mbit/s.)

— Jeff Baumgartner, Site Editor, Cable Digital News

About the Author(s)

Jeff Baumgartner

Senior Editor, Light Reading

Jeff Baumgartner is a Senior Editor for Light Reading and is responsible for the day-to-day news coverage and analysis of the cable and video sectors. Follow him on X and LinkedIn.

Baumgartner also served as Site Editor for Light Reading Cable from 2007-2013. In between his two stints at Light Reading, he led tech coverage for Multichannel News and was a regular contributor to Broadcasting + Cable. Baumgartner was named to the 2018 class of the Cable TV Pioneers.

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