DSP Group announces integration of CAT-iq with Intel Puma 6 chip for cable


DECT and VoIP chipset maker DSP Gropu announced its DECT/Cat-iq 2.0 System on a Chip (SOC) can be integrated into home cable gateways using the Intel Puma 6 SoC.

The DSP Group DCX81 DECT/CAT-iq 2.0 SoC provides HD voice via G.722 and CAT-iq DECT wireless plus DECT ULE support for home automation/monitoring support.  […]

Media5 and DSP Group announce HD voice enabled E-DVA on Intel Puma 6 chip


Media5 and DSP Group have announced the integration of its products to provide an HD voice enabled E-DVA (Embedded Digital Voice Adaptor) for the Intel Puma 6 SoC (System on Chip) found in cable modem boxes.

The solution includes the M5T E-DVA SDK with DSP Group’s DCX81 SoC.  The combination provides a “comprehensive HD […]

The Cable Show 2012: Why HD voice on cable is not simple


While nobody wants to talk about it on the record, turning up HD voice for residential customers over the existing cable infrastructure is not simple. Issue stem from legacy equipment in existing networks, compatibility issues between IP phones and even between manufacturer implementations using the same chipset.

The biggest issue is working with […]

Comcast enables SMS text messaging – CAT-iq and HD voice to follow soon?


Comcast has been busy this week with new voice services. The company has enabled unlimited free text messaging on its customers’ home phone numbers.   Currently supported via web portal, iThings app, and Android app, the new service may hint at the forthcoming arrival of CAT-iq 2.0 devices and HD voice. Or not.

When […]

CableLabs announces PeerConnect Registry–2 years after going into operation


Two years after starting operations, CableLabs has officially announced the PeerConnect registry, a service to facility end-to-end IP communications.  The service provides a telephony number translation service for IP, enabling cable companies to distribute numbers and other IP session routing information to enable direct IP voice, video, SMS, and other SIP-based communications forms. Comcast, […]

Big River Telephone announcing wholesale HD voice services at cable show


Missouri-based Big River Telephone Company (www.bigrivertelephone.com) is rolling out its HD voice service for its wholesale partners next week at The Independent Show, a summit of independent cable operators from around the country.

HD voice service is now available to all current and future Big River Telephone wholesale partners when HD Voice-supported equipment is […]

Motorola cable–Yes we use Intel Puma 5 chipset. No, nobody’s asking for HD voice


One of the loose ends from The Cable Show (#cable11) last month was if Motorola was going to support the software upgrade for HD voice in its set top boxes, like Arris and SMC.

A Motorola spokesperson said the company’s set top boxes did use the Intel/TI Puma 5 chipset, but there have […]

The Cable Show 2011/#cable11–SMC details analog/G.722 HD voice solution for cable boxes


Arris won’t be the only cable box manufacturer offering HD voice via a software upgrade to existing hardware.  SMC Networks offered more details on how the solution is built around the Intel Puma 5 family of chips.

SMC VP of Engineering Pete Quigley said Intel had recently sent out a software update for the […]

The Cable Show 2011/#cable11–Arris says 15 million HD voice capable endpoints deployed


Chicago, IL – Arris has over 15 million HD voice-capable cable endpoints deployed, according to a senior executive for the company.  The catch is that the interface is analog-based.

Arris Senior Vice President Derek Elder said the company had embedded hardware in its line of EMTAs and other devices some time ago to support […]

@Cableshow tweets about HD voice exhibits at The Cable Show 2011


According to the Twitter representative (tweeting? Tweeter?) of The Cable Show (2011.thecableshow.com), Metaswitch Networks and CableNET – the technology showcase area for CableLabs – will both be featuring HD voice.

@Cableshow sent the following tweet in response to a @DougonIPComm message earlier in the day wondering if cable execs would be talking about HD […]