Casa Unveils New Cable Edge Platform at IBC; Wideband DOCSIS CMTS Delivers unprecedented bandwidth flexibility

This week at IBC, Casa Systems, Inc. will introduce the latest addition to the Casa C2000 product series, the Casa C2200 Cable Modem Termination System (CMTS). The C2200 is the industry's most compact, cost effective CMTS device for delivering bandwidth-intensive broadband services today, and integrated service offerings (data, voice, video) tomorrow.

The wideband DOCSIS optimized Casa C2200 architecture offers cable operators unprecedented bandwidth flexibility with independent CMTS downstream modules and upstream modules. Capable of supporting channel bonding up to 16 downstream channels and up to eight upstream channels, the C2200 provides the industry's highest peak bandwidth per user and highest density of both downstream and upstream channels in a 1RU form factor. With the standards-based DOCSIS 3.0 implementation, the C2200 has interoperated with a range of cable modems that support channel bonding. At IBC, Casa will showcase channel bonding capability with total throughput of over 100Mbps in conjunction with NETGEAR's channel bonding cable modem (model CM232).

Casa will also debut its C2150 Downstream Digital Cable Termination System, a multi-purpose cost effective "edge-QAM" platform that allows cable operators to deliver both video-over-IP services and MPEG video services simultaneously. Designed to meet the multichannel DOCSIS RF interface specification (DOCSIS DRFI), it offers the best RF performance and most cost competitive advantage in the industry today. By supporting dynamic bandwidth resource allocation and multicasting according to user demand, C2150 is also an ideal platform for switched digital video.

Founded by broadband network veteran Jerry Guo, Casa Systems is transforming the economics of provisioning bandwidth to deliver cost effective new digital television and data services. Unlike any predecessor on the market, Casa's C2000 product series of network edge devices significantly increases the capacity and lowers the per-stream and per-channel cost of video-on-demand (VOD), ad insertion, broadcast channel management, and broadband data services.

"Our C2000 platform has a highly flexible, future-proof architecture that radically reduces the cost of running a wide range of broadband video and data services," said Jerry Guo, president and CEO, Casa Systems. "With the extremely high peak bandwidth capability provided by the C2200 CMTS today, cable operators can be assured that they will have the tools to compete with Fiber-to-the-Home in the future without the need for a forklift upgrade at the headend. Furthermore, they can change the downstream to upstream ratio according to bandwidth usage patterns by reconfiguring the CMTS."

The C2200 allows cable operators to provision high-bandwidth IP services like interactive gaming and video-over-IP, while integrated MPEG video processing provides flexible support for digital television, video-on-demand and interactive services in a single platform. The C2200 is slated to ship in early 2007.

The C2200 Cable Modem Terminations System's key functions include:

-- Channel bonding, maximizing bandwidth for cable operators with DOCSIS 3.0 standards-based implementation to support a multi-vendor environment

-- Flexible downstream/upstream ratio, providing up to 48 downstream channels or 24 upstream channels per 1RU chassis. Customers can choose the upstream and downstream ratio independently based on the application bandwidth requirements

-- Integrated CMTS & Video QAM - DOCSIS traffic and MPEG/DVB video traffic can be carried over the same platform

IBC Conference & Expo debut

Available now, Casa will showcase the C2150 Digital Downstream Cable Termination System. It provides cable operators with a cost-effective, future-proof network edge device. This platform is compatible with modular CMTS edge-QAM, and DOCSIS multichannel RF specifications. Integrated with MPEG video processing capability, the C2150 provides cable operators with the flexibility to offer switched digital video, VOD, nPVR, and interactive television services on the same platform.

The C2150 Downstream Digital Cable Termination System's key functions include:

-- Cost effective hybrid QAM, MPEG video traffic and DOCSIS IP traffic can share the same RF channel

-- Exceptional Performance - Designed to meet the DOCSIS DRFI performance specification for multi-channel QAMs

-- Integrated MPEG processing, provides video grooming, PID filtering and PCR reconditioning

-- Standard based Session and resource management, supporting multiple edge resource allocation and session management protocols for switched digital video, network PVR and VOD

Casa products are backed by SeaChange International's (Nasdaq: SEAC) worldwide service organization of video experts. SeaChange maintains exclusive distribution rights to all Casa Systems products in North America and currently markets, sells and supports the entire product line globally.

About Casa Systems, Inc.

Casa Systems, Inc. is a privately held company based in Andover, Mass., with 70 employees worldwide. Casa Systems offers a new category of network edge devices based on disruptive technologies to target the growing market opportunity in interactive digital video and broadband IP services. Casa Systems' innovation completely changes the economics of provisioning new services. The reduction in initial capital expenditures and savings on ongoing operational expenditures enabled by Casa products provides the best path for operators to roll out new digital services. Visit www.casa-systems.com.

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