XAVi’s X7823r+ Modem Offers Coax Interface for IPTV-over-Coax Distribution
LOS GATOS, Calif., March 21, 2006 — Coaxsys, the leader in IPTV and multimedia networking, and XAVi Technologies, a leading provider of ADSL CPE solutions, today announced the availability of a TVnet-integrated modem for use in home IPTV deployments. The ADSL/ADSL2+ modem (model number X7823r+) includes integrated TVnet technology and a coax interface that enable operators to leverage a premise’s existing coaxial cable to distribute IPTV throughout a subscriber’s premise.
The announcement is the first publicly disclosed integration of the industry’s #1 coax-based IPTV network, TVnet. Since introducing TVnet IPTV networking solutions for telephone companies in early 2005, Coaxsys has acquired seventy-five Telco customers. XAVi’s new modem has integrated the TVnet technology found in the IPTV 7000 product line and offers 70Mbps of minimum sustained throughput for IPTV delivery.
Jim Chen, XAVi’s USA Sales Director, noted the reasons for his company’s new product: “Integrating TVnet into a XAVi modem was a logical decision for us. Being first-to-market with an integrated TVnet networking solution will enable us to gain market share in the US. Since TVnet is the dominant market leader in IPTV networking over coax, our X7823r+ modem will enable Telcos to distribute IPTV over coax without having to add an additional piece of equipment to the equation. The X7823r+ will work with all other TVnet devices and is available today. We are also considering integrating a TVnet ASIC directly into our modem once Coaxsys makes these chips available this summer.”
“XAVi’s integration of TVnet technology is a big step for the industry,” said Scott Covey, Director of OEM Sales at Coaxsys. “While our Telco customers have been pleased with our standalone networking adapters, many have been asking for integrated solutions that reduce their overall cost and simplify the installation process. XAVi’s X7823r+ modem is the first of many upcoming integrated TVnet products. We are responding directly to requests from different OEMs and are excited about forthcoming board- and chip-level OEM products.”
The X7823r+ integrates TVnet by way of a Mini-PCI card inside of the modem’s casing. The product is plug-and-play, requiring no software or switch settings, no configuration, and no monitoring. Interested parties should contact XAVi sales directly. Both companies noted that in addition to being available for purchase today, the X7823r+ modem serves as a roadmap to other joint products once Coaxsys’ TVnet ASIC is released this summer.
Coaxsys manufactures groundbreaking, high-speed IPTV and multimedia networking solutions utilizing standard coaxial cable. The company’s line of TVnet products enables operators, service providers, and custom installation professionals to deliver and distribute voice, data, and video throughout the home, office, or MDU environment. TVnet transforms coax receptacles into a high performance multimedia network, creating new applications for digital communications and entertainment – without having to hardwire Cat-5 cable throughout the home. Coaxsys also licenses its TVnet technology to partners, such as set-top box and semiconductor companies, that wish to make their products TVnet-Ready. Coaxsys is headquartered in Los Gatos, California. For more information, visit www.coaxsys.com.
About XAVi Technologies
XAVi Technologies Corporation was established in 1997 in Taiwan and is a part of the CHICONY Electronics business group. XAVi is a leading broadband products supplier dedicated to developing, producing, and marketing xDSL customer premise equipment and Broadband Gateway products for delivering voice, video, data, and multimedia services for corporate, SME, SOHO, and residential users. XAVi aims to be the company that enables connectivity for Internet access, telecommuting, and IPTV. Headquartered in Sangchung City, Taiwan, XAVi has US offices Irvine, California. For more information, visit http://www.xavi.com.tw/Index.aspx.