VoIP modem

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VoIP modem

(Voice Over IP modem) A device that converts Internet-based voice service from the cable company to the user's telephones. A VoIP modem combines a DOCSIS cable modem and analog telephone adapter in one unit. Officially called an "embedded-multimedia terminal adapter" (E-MTA), the modem converts the cable company signals to packets and vice versa, and the terminal adapter converts the packets to analog voice and vice versa. The adapter also delivers dial tone and manages the call setup.

CableLabs Certification
PacketCable certification from CableLabs ensures that quality of service (QoS) and other critical telephony and real-time functions are supported for delivering multimedia over IP. See analog telephone adapter, VoIP, cable modem and DOCSIS.

VoIP and Internet Modems
The coaxial cable from the cable company is split (bottom) and wired separately into the VoIP modem and cable Internet modem. One analog phone line from the VoIP modem goes into a small PBX that also connects to three SIP lines for this small business.

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Taiwanese E-MTA Shipment Share by Business Type, 1Q 2008 - 2Q 2010
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We are honored to have again been selected by the NCTC to supply them with our video, voice and data solutions, as well as to have been designated their exclusive E-MTA provider on selected models," said ARRIS SVP Sales Tim Gropp.
ARRIS' Touchstone TM502 series is engineered to combine the latest industry silicon technology with an updated battery design to delivery the greatest value (feature-rich and cost-effective) E-MTA products available on the market today.
We have selected ARRIS E-MTA equipment as a preferred product because of the superior quality, value and service associated with their Touchstone(R) line of E-MTAs and cable modems," said Mark Bishop, NCTC Senior Vice President of Hardware, on announcing the selection.
Also included are forecasts for cable CPE with E-MTA, VoIP-enabled DSL CPE and routers, and DOCSIS standard migration.
is also an ARRIS Touchstone(R) Embedded Multimedia Terminal Adapter (E-MTA) customer and has been using Touchstone E-MTAs to provide voice service since it began offering Voice over Internet Protocol (VoIP).
ARRIS Touchstone(R) E-MTAs are consumer premises devices that deliver an Internet connection plus 1, 2, 4, 8 or 12 primary-line voice ports for residential and small-to-medium sized businesses.