COMCAST CHOOSES ARRIS TOUCHSTONE TELEPHONY MODEM.Comcast has chosen the ARRIS ar·ris
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[Alteration of Old French areste, fishbone, spine Touchstone Telephony Modem (1) An analog modem. See modem.
(2) A device that adapts an analog phone to a cable or DSL network for voice over IP (VoIP). See analog telephone adapter.
(3) A combination analog telephone adapter and DOCSIS cable modem. See E-MTA. to deploy Voice over IP (VoIP), the ARRIS carrier grade Voice over Internet Protocol See Internet and TCP/IP.
(networking) Internet Protocol - (IP) The network layer for the TCP/IP protocol suite widely used on Ethernet networks, defined in STD 5, RFC 791. IP is a connectionless, best-effort packet switching protocol. , primary-line phone service in Philadelphia. In June of this year, Comcast announced that ARRIS would provide CMTS (Cable Modem Termination System) A computerized device that enables cable modems to send and receive packets over the Internet. It inserts IP packets from the Internet into MPEG frames and transmits them to the cable modems via an RF signal. equipment in their initial deployment of residential Voice over Internet Protocol (VoIP) phone service in the Philadelphia area. Comcast has deployed the ARRIS Cadant C4 CMTS.
"ARRIS continues to lead the industry in PacketCable supported products with CMTS and eMTAs at both ends of the access network," said Jim Lakin, president ARRIS Broadband business unit. "The selection of both the ARRIS CMTS and the Touchstone Telephony Modem ensures Comcast's phone service will be of the quality and reliability needed to compete with local carriers."
The Touchstone Telephony Modem is a compact, indoor embedded multimedia terminal adapter See ISDN terminal adapter.
terminal adapter - Terminal Adaptor (eMTA) that enables operators to deliver two lines of telephony, tiered data and other advanced Internet Protocol (IP) services with Quality of Service capabilities, improved security requirements with the addition of Baseline Privacy Plus and data fragmentation to reduce traffic latency. The Touchstone Telephony Modem is available now for installations worldwide.
With the ARRIS Cadant C4 CMTS and the Cornerstone CMTS 1500, the Touchstone Telephony Modem is an integral part of the ARRIS CompleteVoice cable telephony solution. All three products are CableLabs DOCSIS (Data Over Cable Service Interface Specification) A cable modem standard from the CableLabs research consortium (www.cablelabs.com), which provides equipment certification for interoperability. 1.1 qualified, which ensures interoperability, service quality and reliability. The ARRIS CMTS and Touchstone Telephony Modem have also been rigorously tested as part of an end-to-end telephony over IP solution that allows operators to deploy converged IP services utilizing the PacketCable standards-based deployment model.
The Touchstone multimedia terminal adapter (MTA (1) (Message Transfer Agent or Mail Transfer Agent) The store and forward part of a messaging system. See messaging system.
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1. (messaging) MTA - Message Transfer Agent. ) family delivers a wide range of highly reliable, carrier-grade, indoor and outdoor voice enabled embedded MTA devices, which are designed to operate with any DOCSIS 1.1 qualified CMTS. When combined with a complete DOCSIS/EuroDOCSIS-based carrier- grade CMTS/edge router solution, such as the DOCSIS 1.1 qualified Cadant C4 CMTS or Cornerstone CMTS 1500, the Touchstone family provides the customer premises NIU NIU Northern Illinois University
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