Now that we've got a sizable pool of CableLabs-approved Docsis 3.0 gear, it's high time we provided an updated list of vendors and models that have made it through with passing grades so far. Also, Texas Instruments Inc. (NYSE: TXN) confirmed today that its chipsets are powering the just-certified cable modems.
Table 1: Docsis 3.0-certified cable modems
|Vendor||Product||Certification Wave approved|
|Arris||Touchstone 702G Embedded Multimedia Terminal Adapter||58|
|Source: The companies and CableLabs.|
Table 2: Docsis 3.0-qualified Cable Modem Termination Systems (CMTSs)
|Vendor||Product||Wave qualified||Highest level of 3.0 qualification achieved|
|Casa Systems||C2200 CMTS*||58||Full|
|Casa Systems||C3200 CMTS||58||Full|
|* The C2200 CMTS won Silver qualification in Wave 56. |
Source: The companies and CableLabs.
While vendors are no doubt delighted about getting their modems 3.0-certified for interoperability and retail distribution, cable operators will certainly be pleased to see that two embedded multimedia terminal adapters (E-MTAs), which also support VOIP services, made the grade as well. On that count, Motorola Inc. (NYSE: MOT)'s two-line SBV6220 made it through, as did the Arris Group Inc. (Nasdaq: ARRS) Touchstone 702G (See Arris E-MTA Gets 3.0 Stamp.)
— Jeff Baumgartner, Site Editor, Cable Digital News