Press Release Summary:
DOCSISÂ®-based HyFi(TM) 1100 enables Cable Operators to leverage existing Hybrid Fiber Coax network to provide broadband wireless services for city-wide Hotzone and Municipal Wi-Fi applications. When deployed in concert with CASA software, network of installed HyFi 1100s will be able to be auto-discovered, remotely configured, and centrally managed. Solution supports up to 4 independent IEEE 802.11 a/b/g radios, each supporting various wireless, networking, and security parameters.
Original Press Release:
Tollgrade Introduces DOCSIS®-Based Broadband Wireless Access Point at Cable-Tec EXPO 2007
PITTSBURGH, June 13 -- Tollgrade Communications, Inc. (NASDAQ:TLGD), a leading supplier of network service assurance products for the cable and telecom industries, announced today the introduction of its most recent product development, the company's DOCSIS(R)-based broadband wireless access point, the HyFi(TM)1100. The HyFi 1100 is an economical solution that is intended to enable Cable Operators to leverage their existing Hybrid Fiber Coax (HFC) network to provide broadband wireless services for city-wide Hotzone and Municipal Wi-Fi applications. The HyFi 1100 will be featured at Booth 356 at SCTE Cable-Tec EXPO 2007, being held next week in Orlando, Florida.
"With well over one million test and measurement products deployed across cable systems around the world, Tollgrade has built a strong reputation for providing cost-effective, reliable solutions for the challenging HFC environment", stated Mark Peterson, Tollgrade's President and Chief Executive Officer. "We are excited to apply this expertise to enable cable operators to rapidly deploy, provision and maintain broadband wireless services that leverage their existing HFC access network."
When deployed in concert with Tollgrade's Consolidated Access Server Application (CASA) software, a network of installed HyFi 1100s will be able to be auto-discovered, remotely configured, and centrally managed for the following primary applications:
Roaming Broadband Access for existing cable modem subscribers, enabling MSOs to increase broadband revenues while positioning themselves against competitive broadband service providers.
Public Hotspot Access within outdoor community spaces, providing incremental sources of revenue and increasing goodwill within the community.
Secured mobile technician network access, reducing expenses through improved productivity and reduced wireless fees. This application is also designed to increase MSO revenues by offering service contracts to other mobile workforces (realtors, municipal employees, etc.)
The HyFi 1100 is designed to support up to four independent IEEE 802.11 a/b/g radios within a single enclosure. Each radio is designed to be configurable to support a variety of wireless, networking and security parameters. Tollgrade's CASA will also serve as a centralized platform for RADIUS Proxy support and custom web page hosting for various Wi-Fi Hotspot applications.
The HyFi 1100 is expected to be available for beta trials in the third quarter of 2007, with general availability in the fourth quarter 2007.
Tollgrade Communications, Inc. is a leading provider of network service assurance products and services for centralized test systems around the world. Tollgrade designs, engineers, markets and supports centralized test systems, test access and status monitoring products, and next generation network assurance technologies for the broadband marketplace. Tollgrade's customers range from the top RBOCs (Regional Bell Operating Companies) and Cable providers, to numerous independent telecom, cable and broadband providers around the world. Tollgrade's network testing, measurement and monitoring solutions support the infrastructure of cable and telecom companies offering current and emerging triple play services. Tollgrade, headquartered near Pittsburgh in Cheswick, Pa., and its products and customer reach span over 300 million embedded access lines, more than any other test and measurement supplier. For more information, visit Tollgrade's web site at http://www.tollgrade.com/
(TM)HyFi is a trademark of Tollgrade Communications, Inc.
(R)DOCSIS is a registered trademark of Cable Television Laboratories, Inc.
CONTACT: Bob Butter, Corporate Communications of Tollgrade Communications, Inc., Office, +1-412-820-1347, or Cell, +1-412-736-6186, email@example.com