News Release

Cisco Unveils Universal Edge QAM Solution

Enables Maximum Spectrum Efficiency and Rapid Expansion of Video On-Demand, Switched Digital Video and High-Speed Data Services
Jun 13, 2007

SAN JOSE, Calif., - June 13, 2007 - Cisco today announced the first of a new Cisco® RF Gateway (RFGW) Series of Universal Edge QAM (U-EQAM) products, providing cable operators an unprecedented level of performance, functionality, reliability and choice as they deploy expanded video on demand (VOD), switched digital video (SDV) and high-speed data (HSD) services, and deliver the Connected Life to their subscribers.

"The new Cisco RF Gateway Series combines the best of Cisco's IP and DOCSIS technology leadership and Scientific Atlanta's video delivery leadership," said Dean Rockwell, vice president and general manager, Digital Media Networks at Scientific Atlanta, a Cisco company. "The Cisco RF Gateway Series extends our fourth-generation of QAM technology with Switched Digital Video support, higher density, improved reliability, 1GHz RF output and DOCSIS® 3.0/M-CMTSTM capability."

The Cisco RF Gateway Series products are fully integrated and tested as part of the Scientific Atlanta® Digital Broadband Delivery System (DBDS) and the Cisco Modular CMTS (M-CMTS) solution, thereby accelerating the deployment and easing the management of digital video and DOCSIS services. The Cisco RF Gateway Series helps enable the converged next generation cable access network by offering comprehensive video and DOCSIS functions in a single U-EQAM platform.

The Cisco RF Gateway 1, the first product offering from the Cisco RF Gateway Series, delivers up to 48 QAM channels in a compact 1RU chassis with redundancy options to expand system availability. Frequency agile up to 1 GHz, the modular design supports eight QAM channels per field-replaceable RF module, with four QAM channels per RF output port, to provide flexibility for expanding digital video and DOCSIS networks in small or large increments. View the Cisco RF Gateway 1 here.

The Cisco RF Gateway 1 will be on display at the Cisco booth 865, SCTE Cable-Tec EXPO 2007, June 20-22 at the Orange County Convention Center.

To arrange an interview or booth visit with Cisco and Scientific Atlanta executives at SCTE Cable-Tec EXPO, contact Kevin Petschow at or Sara Stutzenstein at