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Linkom-PC sells Cisco uBR10012 CMTS Universal Broadband Router is a communications-grade cable modem termination system (CMTS) that helps cable operators evolve their traditional cable infrastructures to an IP next-generation network with superior reliability, performance, scale, and density.

Cisco uBR10012 Universal Broadband Router is a communications-grade cable modem termination system (CMTS) that helps cable operators evolve their traditional cable infrastructures to an IP next-generation network with superior reliability, performance, scale, and density. The Cisco uBR10012 (Figure 1) supports large-scale delivery of advanced, revenue-generating IP services for business and residential customers. The unique architecture of the Cisco uBR10012 brings unparalleled flexibility and intelligence to the cable network with consistent high performance and sophisticated routing capabilities.

Cisco uBR10012 – Next-Generation Technology Today

Cisco uBR10012, which is qualified for PacketCable  1.0, DOCSIS ® 2.0 and Euro-DOCSIS 1.1, and DOCSIS 3.0 Bronze, is built to meet the current and future needs of cable operators. Based on Cisco IOS ® Software and featuring full Layer 3 routing capabilities, the Cisco uBR10012 offers advanced networking and routing options. Beginning in Cisco IOS Software Release 12.3(13)BC, the product supports PacketCable Multimedia (PCMM), enabling cable operators to deploy unique, next-generation multimedia services such as voice over IP (VoIP), video telephony, and broadband online gaming. With Cisco IOS Software Release 12.3(13)BC or later, operators can optimize network utilization in real time for prioritized and aggregated resource demands from all PCMM applications and enhance the broadband subscriber experience by prioritizing or reserving bandwidth for latency-sensitive and feature-rich services. The CMTS fulfills service flow requests and now supports admission control – real-time decision making on a service-by-service request prior to committing CMTS or CMTS-controlled resources. Operators can establish policies for how resources are allocated among multiple services and can set thresholds for dealing with demand spikes.
The product also supports the CableLabs ® OpenCable DOCSIS Set-Top Gateway (DSG) specification. DSG enables cable operators to transport upstream and downstream video traffic directly through the CMTS instead of through a proprietary, standalone video infrastructure. Incorporating out-of-band (OOB) messaging in DOCSIS digitally modulated carriers, cable operators can consolidate cable modem and set-top box (STB) data traffic on a shared DOCSIS channel. Features such as admission control and advanced traffic engineering, as well as advanced-mode DSG on their cable IP networks, help cable operators converge voice, video, and data traffic on their cable IP networks. Furthermore, Cisco is a leader in CMTS lawful intercept enablement. Cisco IOS Software Release 12.3(13)BC introduces Service-Independent Intercept (SII) support on the Cisco uBR10012. SII support assists operators in meeting the needs of law enforcement by providing a standards-based mechanism to intercept IP and voice traffic originating from, or destined to, subscribers on their network.

Wideband Enables New IP Services

Wideband uses advanced channel-bonding technology to deliver very high-speed broadband services – and enable a new generation of bandwidth-hungry IP services such as video over DOCSIS.

In addition to increasing the bandwidth available on the downstream, Cisco wideband also reduces cost. It does this using inexpensive, field-proven edge quadrature amplitude modulation (QAM) modulators such as the Cisco RFGW-1 and RFGW-10 models in order to increase the downstream capacity of the Cisco uBR10012 and reduce RF downstream costs. This enables cable operators to use the lower edge QAM port prices and to add new downstreams without adding additional upstreams at the same time.

Each Cisco uBR10012 chassis can support up to six Cisco 1-Gbps wideband shared port adapters (SPAs) by utilizing two SPA carrier cards installed in slots 1 and 2 in the I/O portion of the chassis along with at least one PRE-4 processor. Equally important, these Wideband SPAs work in conjunction with the Cisco MC5X20H and uBR-MC20X20V Broadband Processing Engines to increase the available downstream bandwidth of the Cisco uBR10012 system.

Communications-Grade Reliability

The Cisco uBR10012 delivers extremely high availability with fully redundant components, redundant backplane connections, N+1 RF line-card redundancy, and stateful switchover support, which help ensure uninterrupted service (Figure 2). The Cisco uBR10012 can be managed remotely and features field-upgradable software and hot-swappable components.