Boca Research Adds High-Speed ADSL Broadband Option to Set-Top Box Reference Design.BOCA RATON, Fla.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Oct. 11, 1999--
First to Offer ADSL See DSL.
ADSL - Asymmetric Digital Subscriber Line Technology in Set-Top Box -- Showcased at
WORLD TELECOM 99
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ADSL technology represents more than a new technology. It is a revolutionary new approach to remote access communications that uses existing infrastructure to deliver incredible new bandwidth and applications. Internet access with ADSL technology is up to 100 times faster than today's 56K analog modem technology, while still allowing use of a phone or fax machine on the same line.
Boca Research's ADSL technology is based on a flexible and powerful Texas Instruments' (TI) TNETD3000 chipset/software solution, which supports both G.lite and full-rate ADSL standard ITU (International Telecommunication Union, Geneva, Switzerland, www.itu.ch) A telecommunications standards body that is under the auspices of the United Nations. Comprising more than 185 member countries, the ITU sets standards for global telecom networks. protocols. It utilizes splitterless full-rate technology, thus eliminating the need to install an external splitter device on the phone line. The chipset uses a fully programmable DSP which means upgrading is easy; future software changes can be downloaded via the Internet. TI ADSL chipsets address both ends of the Internet access local loop which assures compatibility with the central office (CO) and as a result, proven overall interoperability.
ADSL broadband access will be included in the ST2001 set-top box reference design that is being licensed from Boca Research by Philips to be used as part of AOL TV(SM) (as announced by America Online, Inc. (NYSE:AOL) in May 1999). The ST2001 design also features National Semiconductor(R) Corporation's (NYSE:NSM) high-speed Geode(TM) GXm processor and TV Navigator(TM) software from Liberate Technologies (Nasdaq:LBRT LBRT Little Black Rubber Thingy
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"We are delighted that Boca Research, a leader in set-top box technology, has selected TI's ADSL chipset for its ST2001 set-top box," said Marc Cetto, director of marketing for TI's Broadband Access Group. "We have been working closely with Boca Research to develop and market this new ADSL solution. As a leader in providing programmable DSP-based ADSL chipset technology, TI is committed to allowing its customers to come to a single supplier for complete, field-proven solutions that answer the market's demand for increased bandwidth."
Alex S. Oprescu, Boca Research's senior vice president and general manager of Worldwide Business Development, commented "We are pleased to be working with TI, the world leader in DSPs, to extend the usability of ADSL technology. We're excited about jointly showing this new solution to communications industry leaders from across the world at this week's TELECOM 99 exhibition."
In addition to the availability of ADSL technology in set-top box reference design, Boca Research also plans to make available an internal ADSL PCI (1) (Payment Card Industry) See PCI DSS.
(2) (Peripheral Component Interconnect) The most widely used I/O bus (peripheral bus). modem for testing and evaluation. Interested ISPs (Internet service providers), telcos, and systems integrators can contact Anthony DeVito, Boca Research Product Manager, via e-mail at firstname.lastname@example.org.
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Founded in 1985, Boca Research is a leading provider of hardware and software technology. Boca Research provides communications solutions that enable data transmission, connectivity of devices, and access to applications and information via the Internet, personal computers, and/or server-based environments. The Company designs, manufactures, markets, and supports quality, innovative products that have a cost, performance, and time-to-market advantage.
Boca Research markets modems, I/O cards, and multiport products under the Boca Research brand name. The Company also markets Macintosh(R) peripherals and software under the Global Village(R) brand name, as well as thin client/server computing devices and information appliances under the BocaVision(TM) brand name.
Products are sold worldwide through original equipment manufacturers (OEMs), wholesale distributors, and/or retailers. The thin client products are sold only through value-added resellers. Boca Research is a U.S. corporation headquartered in Boca Raton, Florida Boca Raton ("bōkə rə-tōn") is a city in Palm Beach County, Florida incorporated in May 1925. As of the 2000 census, the city had a total population of 74,764; the 2006 population recorded by the U.S. Census Bureau was 86,396. with international operations and ventures worldwide.
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