CableLabs® Adds Visiting Engineers To Key Interoperability Project Teams
Louisville, Colorado, February 22, 2000—Cable Television Laboratories, Inc. (CableLabs®) recently added visiting engineers from Texas Instruments, Ericsson, Intel, and other companies to the core complement of staff working on CableLabs� key interoperability projects.
CableLabs has had a longstanding, highly successful program of encouraging visiting engineers to work at the labs for periods of six months to several years. The program allows engineers from participating companies to gain practical experience working on some of the key projects that will drive the cable industry�s technology implementation. The professional technical expertise of these engineers has been, and continues to be, instrumental in the development of the work undertaken by the projects to which they contribute. Companies interested in providing visiting engineers to CableLabs projects should contact the individual CableLabs project leader.
Key projects receiving engineering support are: OpenCable™, PacketCable™, and the CableLabs® Certified™ Cable Modem program. These projects seek to achieve interoperability among products from multiple suppliers.
Joining the CableLabs Certified Cable Modem project, working on DOCSIS (Data over Cable Service Interface Specification) issues, are four engineers: (1) Aryeh Elkon of Texas Instruments, focusing on test automation (ATP) work; (2) Allan Fan of Ambit Microsystems Corp., addressing DOCSIS PIC and ATP management; (3) Vincent Randall of Intel, addressing host-migrated test plans and ATP; and (4) Dan Smith of Broadband Access Systems, working on operations support services (OSS) test plans for DOCSIS 1.1.
They join the current roster of DOCSIS visiting engineers:
- Kelly Golden, Systems Engineer, of Cisco Systems, who has been assisting in the CableLabs DOCSIS 1.1 test development and interoperability program for the last two years.
- Kazuyoshi Ozawa, Director, Network Products Division, of Toshiba America Information Systems, Inc. Ozawa has been a key contributor to the DOCSIS security architecture and specifications for the last three years.
- Doug Jones of MediaOne. Doug has been a key contributor to the DOCSIS specifications, as well as leading and contributing to innovative DOCSIS programs regarding internal cards and USB cable modems, since the inception of the DOCSIS initiative three years ago.
- Pak Sirikunpaw, Senior Broadband Network Engineer, of MediaOne. He has been the primary lead for the operations support services (OSS) architecture and specification within DOCSIS for the last year.
PacketCable visiting engineers include John Hedquist of Ericsson, who will work on developing the PacketCable compliance testing program and the ongoing specification effort. Previous PacketCable visiting engineers, Stephane Proulx of Broadsoft and Don Stanwyck of Lucent, contributed significantly to the completion of the PacketCable 1.0 specifications last fall.
The OpenCable visiting engineers are Takashi Hayakawa from Sharp Laboratories and Jong-Won Lim from LG Electronics. Lim is working on the OpenCable Systems Integration team, and is currently one of the key contributors on a team creating the certification requirements for OpenCable products.
Hayakawa also is on the OpenCable Systems Integration team and has developed software for OpenCable reference devices. He also is a contributing member of the team creating the certification requirements for OpenCable products.
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