Terayon Enhances Open Access Support on its Second Generation Broadband Access Platform

Enhanced Functionality Introduced With Latest CableLabs Qualified System



Apr 02, 2001, 01:00 ET from Terayon Communication Systems, Inc.

    SANTA CLARA, Calif., April 2 /PRNewswire/ -- Terayon Communication
 Systems, Inc. (Nasdaq: TERN) today announced that its BE 2000 System, a second
 generation broadband access system, has enhanced its support of "Open Access"
 to now offer additional ways for cable television operators to give  their
 cable modem subscribers a choice of Internet Service Providers (ISPs).  The BE
 2000 System is based on the DOCSIS (Data Over Cable Service Interface
 Specification) cable modem standard and was re-qualified last week to meet the
 standard by CableLabs, the cable television industry's technology center.
     As local governments increasingly require cable operators worldwide to
 open their networks to third-party ISPs to promote competition for broadband
 services, Open Access has become necessary for broadband access systems.
     "Open Access is a real issue for cable operators and broadening our
 support of it in our BE 2000 System is the latest example of Terayon's ongoing
 commitment to providing flexible solutions for cable operators' broadband
 service needs," said Elisa Camahort, director of product marketing for
 Terayon's cable data headend solutions.  "Ongoing development of the BE 2000
 System ensures it remains a state-of-the-art solution, with continued and
 steady introductions of new features and capabilities."
     The BE 2000 System cable modem termination system (CMTS), which controls
 subscribers' cable modems, is integrated with a sophisticated router/switch
 and can support a variety of approaches to enabling Open Access.  The BE 2000
 System provides extensive support of standards-based and scalable VLANs, which
 can ease the operator's IP management as the number of subscribers and
 providers to those subscribers grow.  In addition, the BE 2000 System's highly
 granular traffic accounting capabilities allows the operator and third party
 providers to guarantee service level agreements (SLAs).  The latest
 enhancement introduces complete support of Dynamic Host Configuration Protocol
 (DHCP) Option 82 specifications, which emulates "Caller ID" functionality to
 establish and control direct association between a modem and its destination
 service provider.
     By combining a CMTS with a high-performance IP switch/router, the BE 2000
 System is a true second generation broadband access system capable of
 providing high-speed Internet access and other broadband services.
     The BE 2000 System offers many significant design features and benefits
 unavailable in first generation cable access products.  These second
 generation features include:
 
     -- Hardware-based routing replacing software-based architectures to
        greatly increase and maintain system performance.  This occurs as the
        number of subscribers increase and complex routing protocols and packet
        filtering rules are applied;
     -- Using redundant components and achieving NEBS (Network Equipment
        Building Systems) certification to ensure carrier-class reliability;
     -- The ability to monitor and account for subscriber traffic.  This allows
        cable operators to offer and guarantee service level agreements (SLAs);
     -- A rack-space efficient CMTS solution with hardware-based routing
        capabilities to maximize features and performance; as well as efficient
        use of a cable operator's headend space; and
     -- A variety of Wide Area Network (WAN) connectivity options, including
        Gigabit Ethernet, ATM OC-3c, ATM OC-12c and Packet-Over-SONET (POS).
 
     Terayon's BE 2000 System is comprised of two modular and scalable chassis-
 based systems.  The BE 2000 is an eight-slot chassis and the BE 2800 is a
 16-slot chassis.  Cable operators can customize the configuration of each
 chassis by adding a variety of LAN/WAN interface line cards.  This provides
 exceptional IP backbone connectivity options and flexibility for the delivery
 of future broadband services.
 
     About Terayon
     Terayon Communication Systems provides innovative broadband systems and
 solutions for the delivery of advanced, carrier-class voice, data and video
 services that are deployed by the world's leading cable, telco and satellite
 network operators and carriers.   Terayon, headquartered in Santa Clara,
 California, has sales and support offices worldwide, and is traded on the
 Nasdaq under the symbol TERN.  Terayon can be found on the web at
 www.terayon.com .
 
     "Safe Harbor" Statements under the Private Securities Litigation Reform
 Act of 1995:
     Except for the historical information contained herein, this news release
 contains forward-looking statements, estimates, and assumptions by the Company
 and other parties that involve risks and uncertainties, including the
 Company's ability to gain new business, the acceptance of the Company's new
 products in the market, the expansion of operations by the Company's customers
 and the deployment of the Company's products in specific markets, as well as
 the other risks detailed from time to time in the Company's filings with the
 SEC.
 
     Note:  Terayon, the Terayon logo, TeraPro, TeraLink, and TeraComm are
 registered trademarks of Terayon Communication Systems, Inc.  TeraView and
 CherryPicker are trademarks of Terayon Communication Systems, Inc.  All other
 trademarks are property of their respective owners.
 
 

SOURCE Terayon Communication Systems, Inc.
    SANTA CLARA, Calif., April 2 /PRNewswire/ -- Terayon Communication
 Systems, Inc. (Nasdaq: TERN) today announced that its BE 2000 System, a second
 generation broadband access system, has enhanced its support of "Open Access"
 to now offer additional ways for cable television operators to give  their
 cable modem subscribers a choice of Internet Service Providers (ISPs).  The BE
 2000 System is based on the DOCSIS (Data Over Cable Service Interface
 Specification) cable modem standard and was re-qualified last week to meet the
 standard by CableLabs, the cable television industry's technology center.
     As local governments increasingly require cable operators worldwide to
 open their networks to third-party ISPs to promote competition for broadband
 services, Open Access has become necessary for broadband access systems.
     "Open Access is a real issue for cable operators and broadening our
 support of it in our BE 2000 System is the latest example of Terayon's ongoing
 commitment to providing flexible solutions for cable operators' broadband
 service needs," said Elisa Camahort, director of product marketing for
 Terayon's cable data headend solutions.  "Ongoing development of the BE 2000
 System ensures it remains a state-of-the-art solution, with continued and
 steady introductions of new features and capabilities."
     The BE 2000 System cable modem termination system (CMTS), which controls
 subscribers' cable modems, is integrated with a sophisticated router/switch
 and can support a variety of approaches to enabling Open Access.  The BE 2000
 System provides extensive support of standards-based and scalable VLANs, which
 can ease the operator's IP management as the number of subscribers and
 providers to those subscribers grow.  In addition, the BE 2000 System's highly
 granular traffic accounting capabilities allows the operator and third party
 providers to guarantee service level agreements (SLAs).  The latest
 enhancement introduces complete support of Dynamic Host Configuration Protocol
 (DHCP) Option 82 specifications, which emulates "Caller ID" functionality to
 establish and control direct association between a modem and its destination
 service provider.
     By combining a CMTS with a high-performance IP switch/router, the BE 2000
 System is a true second generation broadband access system capable of
 providing high-speed Internet access and other broadband services.
     The BE 2000 System offers many significant design features and benefits
 unavailable in first generation cable access products.  These second
 generation features include:
 
     -- Hardware-based routing replacing software-based architectures to
        greatly increase and maintain system performance.  This occurs as the
        number of subscribers increase and complex routing protocols and packet
        filtering rules are applied;
     -- Using redundant components and achieving NEBS (Network Equipment
        Building Systems) certification to ensure carrier-class reliability;
     -- The ability to monitor and account for subscriber traffic.  This allows
        cable operators to offer and guarantee service level agreements (SLAs);
     -- A rack-space efficient CMTS solution with hardware-based routing
        capabilities to maximize features and performance; as well as efficient
        use of a cable operator's headend space; and
     -- A variety of Wide Area Network (WAN) connectivity options, including
        Gigabit Ethernet, ATM OC-3c, ATM OC-12c and Packet-Over-SONET (POS).
 
     Terayon's BE 2000 System is comprised of two modular and scalable chassis-
 based systems.  The BE 2000 is an eight-slot chassis and the BE 2800 is a
 16-slot chassis.  Cable operators can customize the configuration of each
 chassis by adding a variety of LAN/WAN interface line cards.  This provides
 exceptional IP backbone connectivity options and flexibility for the delivery
 of future broadband services.
 
     About Terayon
     Terayon Communication Systems provides innovative broadband systems and
 solutions for the delivery of advanced, carrier-class voice, data and video
 services that are deployed by the world's leading cable, telco and satellite
 network operators and carriers.   Terayon, headquartered in Santa Clara,
 California, has sales and support offices worldwide, and is traded on the
 Nasdaq under the symbol TERN.  Terayon can be found on the web at
 www.terayon.com .
 
     "Safe Harbor" Statements under the Private Securities Litigation Reform
 Act of 1995:
     Except for the historical information contained herein, this news release
 contains forward-looking statements, estimates, and assumptions by the Company
 and other parties that involve risks and uncertainties, including the
 Company's ability to gain new business, the acceptance of the Company's new
 products in the market, the expansion of operations by the Company's customers
 and the deployment of the Company's products in specific markets, as well as
 the other risks detailed from time to time in the Company's filings with the
 SEC.
 
     Note:  Terayon, the Terayon logo, TeraPro, TeraLink, and TeraComm are
 registered trademarks of Terayon Communication Systems, Inc.  TeraView and
 CherryPicker are trademarks of Terayon Communication Systems, Inc.  All other
 trademarks are property of their respective owners.
 
 SOURCE  Terayon Communication Systems, Inc.