The Cisco uBR10012, which is qualified for PacketCable™ 1.0, DOCSIS® 1.1, and Euro-DOCSIS 1.1, is built to meet the current and future needs of cable operators. Based on Cisco IOS® Software and featuring full Layer 3 routing capabilities, the Cisco uBR10012 offers advanced networking and routing options. Beginning in Cisco IOS Software Release 12.3(13)BC, the product supports PacketCable Multimedia (PCMM), enabling cable operators to deploy unique, next-generation multimedia services such as voice over IP (VoIP), video telephony, and broadband online gaming. With Cisco IOS Software Release 12.3(13)BC or greater, operators can optimize network utilization in real time for prioritized and aggregated resource demands from all PCMM applications and enhance the broadband subscriber experience by prioritizing or reserving bandwidth for latency-sensitive and feature-rich services. The CMTS fulfills service flow requests and now supports admission control-real-time decision making on a service-by-service request prior to committing CMTS or CMTS-controlled resources. Operators can establish policies for how resources are allocated among multiple services and can set thresholds for dealing with demand spikes.
The product also supports the CableLabs® OpenCable DOCSIS Set-Top Gateway (DSG) specification. DSG enables cable operators to transport upstream and downstream video traffic directly through the CMTS instead of through a proprietary, standalone video infrastructure. Incorporating out-of-band (OOB) messaging in DOCSIS digitally modulated carriers, cable operators can consolidate cable modem and set-top box (STB) data traffic on a shared DOCSIS channel. Features such as admission control and advanced traffic engineering, as well as advanced-mode DSG on their cable IP networks, help cable operators converge voice, video, and data traffic on their cable IP networks. Furthermore, Cisco Systems® is a leader in CMTS lawful intercept enablement. Cisco IOS Software Release 12.3(13)BC introduces Service-Independent Intercept (SII) support on the Cisco uBR10012. SII support assists operators in meeting the needs of law enforcement.