Cedar Point Teams with Industry Leaders for ServiceClass Partner Program Supporting Simplified End-to-End Cable Telephony Solutions.Business Editors/Hi-Tech Writers
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SAN ANTONIO--(BUSINESS WIRE)--June 5, 2002
Cedar Point Cedar Point is a 364 acre (1.5 km²) amusement park located in Sandusky, Ohio, U.S. on a narrow peninsula jutting into Lake Erie. It is one of the world's largest amusement parks (by ride count) with 69 rides and currently holds the world record for most roller coasters with 17, one Communications, Inc., a leader in packet-based voice switching development for the cable industry, announced today the creation of its ServiceClass(TM) Partners Program that will enable the cost-effective deployment of simplified, end-to-end cable telephony See cable telephone. solutions.
The program will combine the attributes of Cedar Point's SAFARI C(Cubed)(TM) Media Switching System, the first totally integrated Carrier Class Cable (C "Cubed") telephony solution designed exclusively for cable system operators, with the strengths of respected cable industry leaders for the end to end capabilities required to develop and easily deploy comprehensive, high quality, standards-compliant voice service offerings.
Charter companies participating in Cedar Point's ServiceClass Partner Program are the following: ADC (1) See A/D converter.
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Cedar Point Communications will demonstrate SAFARI C(Cubed) at Booth #7004/7006 at the SCTE Cable-Tec Expo, June 5-7 in San Antonio San Antonio (săn ăntō`nēō, əntōn`), city (1990 pop. 935,933), seat of Bexar co., S central Tex., at the source of the San Antonio River; inc. 1837. , TX, and also will demonstrate interoperability with the ADC Cuda(TM) 12000 IP Access Switch (Booth #251) and the Cadant C4(TM) 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. (Booth #2116).
"The voice `Holy Grail' for the cable industry is a reliable, uncomplicated, cost effective system that easily scales to enable the global rollout of telephony services," said Richard (Rex) Rexroat, senior vice president of engineering of Liberty International. "Cedar Point's logical approach - first by significantly reducing the complexity by integrating all of the voice switching elements into one single chassis, and also by consolidating the expertise necessary to deploy and manage solutions - is a positive step toward that goal."
"In any corporate partnership, it is important to align your company with those who can support your business objectives," said Roy Tartaglia, Chairman and CEO (1) (Chief Executive Officer) The highest individual in command of an organization. Typically the president of the company, the CEO reports to the Chairman of the Board. Lambert Communications Group. "Through its development of SAFARI C(Cubed) as a cable-specific product, Cedar Point has established itself as an innovator that can help our company achieve its own goals of advancing the widespread rollout of cable telephony."
"The winners in the broadband telephony See VoIP. arena will be those vendors that can provide the reliable solutions that meet the varying needs of all cable system operators," said Dave Spear, executive vice president, strategy and market development for Cedar Point Communications. "The objective of this program is to provide our customers with the full range of products and services they need to tap into the lucrative voice revenue stream, beginning with SAFARI C(Cubed). We are excited about the level of enthusiasm, and caliber of the charter members that are joining us in the pursuit of end to end integrated solutions that will help accelerate the roll-out of voice over cable."
SAFARI C(Cubed), the only commercially-viable carrier-class solution for the entire cable industry, uses a unique set of PacketClass(TM) technologies to combine key high quality attributes of today's Class 5 voice switches with the elements in distributed VoIP networks in a single CableLabs(R) PacketCable(TM) based chassis.
SAFARI C(Cubed) provides superior performance and reliability, significantly reducing capital expenditures, system integration and operations costs for cable operators offering telephony services.
The new technology entered initial trial with Comcast Corporation in November, 2001, and will begin field trials this summer. MetroCast Cablevision serves 90,000 homes in Belmont and Rochester, NH and Sanford, ME.
About Cedar Point Communications
Cedar Point Communications is creating and commercializing SAFARI C(Cubed)(TM) Media Switching System, an entirely new category of PacketCable(TM) based voice switching equipment tailored exclusively to the broadband cable operator's telephony and broadband media needs.
SAFARI C(Cubed) is a totally integrated Carrier Class Cable (C "Cubed")) telephony solution that is a cost-efficient, less complex alternative to current circuit switched and distributed softswitching cable telephony options. The company was founded by telephony and data veterans, and has assembled an advisory board of cable and broadband communications experts.
Cedar Point has received $19 million in funding from Charles River Charles River
River, eastern Massachusetts, U.S. The longest river wholly in the state, it flows into Boston Bay after a course of about 80 mi (130 km). Navigable for about 7 mi (11 km), its estuary separates the cities of Boston and Cambridge. Ventures, Battery Ventures, Ascent Venture Partners and other investors. The company is based in Derry, N.H. For more information, please visit www.cedarpointcom.com.
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