SMC Networks (www.smc.com) today announced it will unveil the latest additions to its widely deployed Cable modem and gateway family at SCTE Cable-Tec Expo® held in the Pennsylvania Convention Center, in Philadelphia, PA June 24-27 in Booth 803. The new models are consistent with SMC’s strategy for unique features and best in class performance: the SMCD3CM DOCSIS® 3.0-based Cable Modem for residential High-Speed Broadband Access, the SMCD3BCM Business-Class DOCSIS 3.0-based Cable Modem for SOHO/SMB High-Speed Broadband Access and the SMC8014-TES DOCSIS 2.0 L2TPv3 Cable Modem Gateway.
“SCTE Cable-Tec is a perfect venue for SMC to demonstrate and connect with MSO partners looking for new and innovative ways to differentiate their data service offering against their competitors both in the residential and SMB/Enterprise segment.” said Todd Babic, SMC Networks Vice President of Sales, Broadband Business Development for North America. “Our modems and gateways enable cable
providers to deliver services that are reliable and feature-rich as they are affordable and scaleable.”
The SMCD3CM DOCSIS 3.0-based Cable Modem provides high-speed data distribution via a Gigabit Ethernet port to optimize speed and bandwidth for both residential and SOHO users. DOCSIS 3.0 certified, the SMCD3CM takes advantage of the advanced technology of DOCSIS 3.0 with asymmetrical connections for performance, operating on as many as four downstream and four upstream bonded channels for extremely high performance and throughput. It also supports IPV4 and IPV6, and is backward-compatible with DOCSIS 1.0, 1.1 and 2.0 for flexibility.
The SMCD3BCM DOCSIS 3.0-based Cable Modem for High-Speed Broadband Networking builds on the features of the SMCD3CM, adding more features that address the SOHO/SMB customer profile, including support for ripv1/2 for static IPs . The commercial-focused SMCD3G gateway adds further robust features, including static IP, firewall, NAT, VPN termination and a full-featured CLI. Easy installation software with LEDs and GUI troubleshooting, CLI and remote management for advanced troubleshooting, and an architecture designed to allow remote software/firmware upgrades—without hardware changes—make all three of the new SMC Broadband solutions as easy for MSOs to manage as it is for their clients.
The SMC8014-TES is a standards based solution giving MSOs the needed flexibility to support multi-vendor L2TPv3 compliant enterprise concentrators. This commercial-focused gateway supports multiple VPN scenarios including branch offices, teleworkers, cellular backhauls, SOHO/peer-to-peer mesh networks, and enterprises where the SMC8014-TES is installed at multiple sites and connects to a hosted VPN concentrator, enabling MSOs to deliver Ethernet over DOCSIS services to their business customers. SMC has joined the Metro Ethernet Forum and will deliver high reliability solutions that meet all applicable standards while adding enhanced capabilities to help the MSOs differentiate their service offering and compete effectively.
About SMC Networks Broadband Development Group
SMC Networks, Inc. has been a leader in the field of standards-based networking for more than twenty years. Its Broadband Development Group focuses that experience and talent on the needs of the Broadband MSO market. Already an approved cable gateway vendor to eight of the top ten MSOs in the United States, SMC’s success in today’s highly-competitive cable CPE market is based upon its focus on customer partnership and on product development that meets partner-customers’ specific needs rather than delivering products driven by retail forces.
The cable/broadband provision business is a service business, and the best way to deliver service is to work with specialist partners who share the same commitment. As a result of its strong, talented development teams and customer focus, SMC developed a business model that enables it to offer niche products with a richness of features and value-adds for specific cable submarkets—products that deliver new revenue streams and stymie churn—without requiring huge volume buys. And it doesn’t stop at the buy. SMC provides end-to-end support, including customized installation training guides, onsite train-the-trainer, 24x7 support, buffer inventory and dedicated Sales Engineers. Most importantly, SMC products are guaranteed to be as affordable as they are robust and fully supported. For more information about SMC Networks Broadband Development Group, contact SMC Networks at 800-SMC4YOU.
DOCSIS is a trademark of Cable Television Laboratories, Inc.