Casa Systems Shrinks The CCAP

If good things indeed come in small packages, Casa Systems (booth 1739) is testing out that axiom at this week’s Cable-Tec Expo with the launch of the C40G, a compact version of its integrated converged cable access platform (CCAP) that packs in support for MPEG video, IP video and DOCSIS over a single port.

Casa, which has been gaining ground on cable access market leaders Arris and Cisco Systems, claims that the C40G supports the same functionality of its larger integrated CCAP cousin, the C100G.

According to Casa, the C40G platform utilizes all of the existing C100G CCAP modules including: the downstream module (DS8X96); switching module (SMM8X10G); and upstream modules (US16X4 & 16X8)

“With the announcement of the C40G, Casa Systems is the first vendor to provide an extremely cost effective and highly economical CCAP platform for those operators who have smaller headends,” said Jeff Heynen, principal analyst of broadband access and pay TV for Infonetics Research, in a statement.