News Release

Cisco to feature Communications Technology Reader's Choice Award Finalist at SCTE Cable-Tec Expo 2001

Media Advisory
May 07, 2001

May 07, 2001

What: The Cisco CVA122 Cable Voice Adapter, the only multi-protocol voice cable modem with high-performance data and voice, and a migration path to the newest industry standards, was selected as a finalist in the Communications Technology's Readers Choice Awards 2001. With its advanced voice and data routing capability, the compact CVA122 is truly an intelligent, high-value device for small or home office (SOHO) applications.

How: Nominated as the finalist in the CT Reader's Choice Award Customer Premise Equipment (CPE) category, the criteria used to select the Cisco CVA122 Cable Voice Adapter included its excellence in technological innovation, feature set, interoperability and adherence to recognized industry standards, and contribution to broadband telecommunications growth and advancement.

Prior to the introduction of the Cisco CVA122 Cable Voice Adapter, cable operators had to select less flexible platforms that were unable to adapt quickly to changing deployment strategies or voice over cable architectures. The unique design, and extensive voice and data feature set of the CVA122 IOS software-based voice platform provides true flexibility, supporting more call signaling protocols than any other voice-enabled cable modem on the market. The Cisco CVA122 supports H.323, SGCP, MCGP and PacketCable NCS, providing the flexibility and investment protection to enable profitable service deployment in today's rapidly changing market.

During the SCTE Cable-Tec Expo, Cisco will demonstrate the market leading functionality of the Cisco CVA122 Cable Voice Adapter in booth #1358 as part of its H.323 demonstration. The hands-on interactive demonstration will show how cable operators can deploy voice services today without having to make a final decision regarding which voice standard they will adopt. This provides a low risk business approach and immediate access to a new source of revenue as part of a primary- or second-line voice strategy.

As the worldwide leader in networking for the Internet, Cisco is committed to helping cable operators accelerate the deployment of new revenue generating services. In addition to its H.323 demonstration, Cisco will be featuring cable solutions for MDUs, cable network management tools as well as live presentations on Open Access, branch office VPN, VPN telecommuter and DOCSIS 1.1.

When: SCTE Cable-Tec Expo 2001, May 9-11, 2001

Where: Booth #1358 Orlando Convention Center

Award/Voting Information: The Communications Technology Readers Choice Award is the premier product awards program for cable operators that are buying, building, and maintaining broadband networks and is the most coveted and respected award presented by cable decision makers. Attendees at the SCTE Cable-Tec Expo are encouraged to vote for a product category winner by completing award ballots which will be inserted in every Communications Technology Show Daily, or drop by at the Communications Technology booth #0215 to obtain a ballot form. The product with the greatest number of nominations will be the recipient of the Readers Choice Award. Winners will be announced in the August 2001 issue of Communications Technology.

For further information, please contact PR Managers: Sharon Power at (512) 378 1093 or Adrienne Low at (408) 527 2082.