Delivering on the Promise of Innovation
Demonstrating our commitment to the cable industry, Cisco Systems, Inc., has a number of labs devoted to testing cable products, solutions, and technologies.
Key labs include:
Advanced Cable Lab, San Jose, California
The Advanced Cable Lab, located at Cisco headquarters in San Jose, California, is a real-world, end-to-end cable facility that operates 24 hours a day, every day. The lab offers a complete digital and analog network video headend that generates a channel lineup including 50 analog and over 200 digital television channels. Content is distributed to many destinations by standard MPEG transport and IP Multicast. Fiber nodes transport the channel lineup from the headend to various locations on the Cisco campus, including business unit development labs, cable managers’ desktops, and the offices of Cisco senior executives such as President and CEO, John Chambers. The lab includes video switching management, OSS, signal integrity test equipment, and a DOCSIS IP infrastructure that represents a network serving 250,000 homes. A production PacketCable multimedia infrastructure with over 5000 embedded multimedia terminal adapters is available, capable of large-scale voice over IP (VoIP) testing in complex network scenarios representative of the real world. Cisco equipment includes the Cisco uBR10012 Universal Broadband Router, Cisco BTS 10200 Softswitch, Cisco 7600 and 12000 series routers, Cisco Carrier Routing System, and the Cisco ONS Family of optical network platforms.