Not content to play just in the digital cable set-top market, Pace Micro Technology is entering the voice over IP (VoIP) business with its first embedded multimedia terminal adapter (e-MTA). Pace announced its plans earlier this week at the SCTE Cable-Tec Expo show in San Antonio, unveiling a prototype of its DV315 e-MTA model now under development.
Pace said the new eMTA features wideband technology, low power consumption, support for multiple voice codecs and long battery life. The company expects to make the product available to cable operators by the end of the year.
In other show news, Pace announced a major digital set-top deal with Videotron. Under the pact, Videotron will deploy both Pace's Indiana DC511 standard definition and its Laguna DC551HD boxes. Last month Pace inked a multi-year digital set-top deal with Comcast Corp. worth between $375 million and $550 million, mainly involving the British box maker's new, top-of-the-line Tahoe DC775 HD-DVR box.