When buying your home router have you ever stop to ask what some of the abbreviations mean? One of these is DOCSIS (Data Over Cable Service Interface Specification), which is the technology standard that helps to determine your broadband speed. As cable operators delay the role out of FTTH (Fibre To The Home) and try to get more speed out of copper wire, you will need a gateway router that support these latest standard to take advantage of the speed improvements.
Intel Corporation today announced that Intel Puma 6 is the silicon powering Comcast’s recently announced XFINITY Wireless Gateway. The Cisco-made XB3 device is a blazing-fast next-generation DOCSIS 3.0 wireless gateway that delivers data, voice, MoCA 2.0 wireline networking and dual-band wireless coverage in the home to power PCs, game consoles, tablets, smartphones and other customer owned Internet-connected devices.
Broadcom and Norton have finally released more detail about what they have been working on over the past few months. Around the middle of last year both companies announced that they are collaborating on a new security solution for the home. CE manufactures using the Broadcom’s ’s BCM4708x chipset for new 5G WiFi (802.11ac) routers can now offer additional security features. This is because The BCM4708x series now has Norton Security as part of the chip.
Service providers will welcome the news that NAGRA OpenTV 5 is supported on Set-Top Box, Gateway Platforms and other client devices. In partnership with IC manufacturer Broadcom NAGRA has developed a reference design for the NAGRA HomeCruise platform. The “off-the-shelf” solution now provides an accelerated path for service providers to get their product to market. At last month’s IBC 2012 show, NAGRA showcased the NAGRA HomeCruise microGateway, a solution that will allow service providers to extend their broadcast services in the home.
Affinegy has made a strategic move to acquire the Sagemcom’s TR-069 ACS (Auto Configuration Servers) Solutions Business. According to Affinegy the acquisition has allowed it to expand its product range with Sagemcom’s TR-069 ACS Subscriber Manager and FrontLine, which are now part of Affinegy’s Portal Platform. They have also gained more customers in Europe, Asia, Central/South America Africa and Japan.
Lantiq has introduced a new set of XWAY ARX300 device family for new ADSL2/2+ Broadband Home Gateways. The XWAY ARX300 family includes four System-on-Chip (SoC) derivatives to address different system configurations, ranging from cost-optimized fast Ethernet to feature-rich high-performance Gigabit Ethernet systems.
NetAmerica an Alliance of small telecom services providers has selected Ericsson’s 4G LTE (Long-term Evolution) Mobile Broadband Router as it choice device for providing 4G services. The solution was made possible through a technology partnership between both organization last year. The router will be marketed by NetAmerica as the Uniport Home Gateway. As a multi-access device Uniport facilitate Voice (VOIP), Data and multi-media services to households.
ZyXEL Communications today announced the launch of its Aerobeam five and eight-port gigabit Ethernet Switches (AVS105 and AVS108). The Aerobeam AVS105 and AVS108 are specifically tuned for the home audio video entertainment center, it automatically prioritizes multimedia streams to ensure the best possible performance and content quality. According to ZyXEL the Aerobeams come ready to support today's popular social networking site and on-Demand media platforms.
The Digital Home refers to a residence where different devices are connected through a computer network – it is considered a network of consumer electronics, mobile and computer devices that cooperate transparently to simplify usability in the home. The Digital Home facilitates the automatic or semi-automatic control of lighting, doors and windows, and security, surveillance systems and control of home entertainment systems. In this article we will discuss the minimum requirements for a digital home and propose how a digital home should be configured for successful operational use.
Intel, Entropic and SMC Networks announced plans to collaborate on a new generation of DOCSIS 3.0 data gateway with MoCA 2.0 for service providers. The partnership between the three businesses will leverage the power of Intel’s Puma 5 family of DOCSIS 3.0 cable modems, SMC’s expertise in producing advanced DOCSIS data gateways and Entropic’s complete MoCA 2.0 silicon and software solution.