CableLabs OKs PCMM Gear

Cable Television Laboratories Inc. announced certification for five PacketCable Multimedia policy servers and a PacketCable Multimedia cable-modem-termination system in certification wave 34.

Policy servers from CableMatrix, Camiant Inc., C-COR Inc., TAZZ Networks Inc. and Telcordia Technologies Inc. were approved, as well as a CMTS from Motorola Inc. CableLabs also certified six PacketCable 1.0 embedded multimedia-terminal adapters (E-MTAs -- two from Cisco Systems Inc.’s Linksys and one apiece from Ambit Microsystems Corp., Cisco’s Netgear, Terayon Communication Systems Inc. and Thomson Multimedia -- along with a PacketCable 1.0 call-management server from Sonus Networks Inc., a PacketCable 1.1 media gateway from Cisco and a PacketCable 1.0 media gateway from Nuera Communications Inc.

By defining quality of service inside PCMM, cable operators can offer enhanced multimedia services such as video communications and interactive games.