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Actiontec expands IPTV-capable CPE offerings

Posted: 24 Jan 2007 ?? ?Print Version ?Bookmark and Share

Keywords:IPTV? Wi-Fi? HDTV? Actiontec? gateways?

Actiontec Electronics has expanded its line of IPTV-capable consumer premises equipment (CPE) for service providers of all sizes and infrastructures. The company now offers a full range of CPE products to support carriers' triple-play initiatives, claiming to be the first vendor to support every major WAN and LAN distribution standard.

Legacy support
These latest offerings include ADSL+, ADSL2+, bonded and VDSL gateways that can manage traffic loads ranging from 24Mbps to 100Mbps, support legacy telco delivery mechanisms as well as new fiber-to-the-curb/VDSL-to-the-house scenarios, and provide room-to-room content distribution with a choice of MoCA, HomePlug AV or HPNA3 networking in addition to Ethernet and Wi-Fi connectivity. These features, along with bandwidth prioritization and TR-069 remote management capabilities, enable efficient handling of both standard and HDTV programming.

The 54Mbps Wireless DSL Gateway (GT724WG) is designed for smaller providers who want to offer IPTV without upgrading their infrastructure. This ADSL2+ modem has a 24Mbps downstream throughput capacity as well as the ability to ensure QoS in each STB in the house via support for multiple Permanent Virtual Circuits (PVCs). The size of the pipe allows the unit to process several standard TV streams, or one highly compressed HDTV and one standard stream, plus data and voice. The PVC support enables providers to create a separate path to each set-top in order to protect the traffic being routed to each TV. Wireless 802.11b/g and four-port Ethernet connections are standard. Built-in HomePlug AV or HPNA3 connectivity for content distribution over the home's electrical wiring or copper phone lines is optional.

48Mbps throughput
Wireless Dual DSL Gateway (BA214WG) or the ADSL2+ bonded broadband home router integrates two Actiontec ADSL2+ modems to deliver 48Mbps of throughput downstream and 4Mbps upstreamenough for several HDTV and standard TV streamswithout requiring DSLAM equipment at the central office or copper cabling in the subscriber's home. The unit also features built-in MoCA LAN capabilities for in-home distribution of HDTV and other content over existing coaxial cables; the option to add Actiontec HomePlug AV or HPNA3 adapters if either of these networking methods is preferred; and a high-end CPU capable of handling multiple high-throughput media streams simultaneously. Wireless 802.11b/g and four-port Ethernet connections are standard.

Wireless VDSL Gateway (KI414WG or VI414WG) offers a throughput speeds of up to 100Mbps both downstream and upstream. This high-end gateway is designed for ultrabroadband VDSL2 delivery to multiple dwelling units or to single-family homes in environments where providers are laying fiber to the curb with VDSL to the house. It is available with either an Ikanos (KI414WG) or Infineon (VI414WG) chipset to accommodate different telco preferences, has the same high-end CPU and MoCA/HomePlug AV/HPNA3 capabilities as the ADSL2+ bonded unit and can support three HDTV and two standard TV streams. Wireless 802.11b/g and four-port Ethernet connections are standard.

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