Motorola Enables Personalized Media Experiences by Doubling Top-Tier Internet Speeds for Armstrong

Armstrong vows to stay ahead of the competition by deploying the TX32 Decoupled Downstream Module for faster broadband speeds and DOCSIS(R) 3.0-enabled services

Jan 13, 2010, 08:00 ET from Motorola, Inc.

HORSHAM, Pa., Jan. 13 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- Motorola, Inc. (NYSE: MOT) today announced that Armstrong Cable is deploying the Motorola BSR 64000 TX32 Decoupled Downstream Module across its broadband network.  Armstrong, with cable systems in Kentucky, Maryland, New York, Pennsylvania, Ohio, and West Virginia is leveraging Motorola's high-density downstream solution to stay head of increased broadband competition within its serving areas.

Increased demand for bandwidth is prompting cable operators to seek cost-effective technologies that will deliver a substantial boost to downstream Internet speeds. By adding high-density and redundant TX32 modules directly into the Motorola BSR 64000, Armstrong can cost-effectively deliver an additional 64 QAM channels out of an existing chassis.  The benefits to Armstrong are the quadrupling of downstream capacity and channel bonding services all while utilizing existing hardware investments.

"We have been working with Motorola's TX32 solution for several months with great success," said Michael Giobbi, chief technology officer, Armstrong.  "The Motorola TX32 enables us to rapidly deploy downstream channel bonding services, but also increases network efficiency by dynamically balancing traffic across TX32 and existing DOCSIS 2.0 2:8 CMTS modules.  We are now in a position to offer higher–tiered broadband services while dramatically reducing our cost of deployment."

"Armstrong serves as a great example of how Motorola customers are benefiting from the combination of our high-density downstream and DOCSIS 3.0 solutions that are cost-conscious and easy to deploy," said Joe Cozzolino, senior vice president, Motorola Home & Networks Mobility. "By transitioning to a DOCSIS 3.0 downstream channel bonding environment, Armstrong is leveraging our unique ability to enable a seamless migration to a high-capacity DOCSIS 3.0 network and our commitment to protect their existing investment while lowering overall cost of deploying additional capacity into their network."

As the highest-density, integrated downstream technology on the market, the Motorola TX32 supports 32 QAM channels in a single slot within the Motorola BSR 64000 CMTS/edge router. The solution enables cable operators to deliver significantly increased bandwidth to new DOCSIS/EuroDOCSIS® 3.0 cable modems such as Motorola's SURFboard® SB6120 and SBV6220, while preserving operator investment in legacy DOCSIS/EuroDOCSIS 1.x and 2.0 cable modems.  

The Motorola BSR 64000 TX32 Decoupled Downstream Module is a DOCSIS 3.0-qualified product. Click here for more information on Motorola's DOCSIS 3.0 ultra-broadband products. For updates visit and follow us on Twitter at

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