The Harris CTAS helps to expedite this process by providing access to last mile local loops where access would otherwise not be available.
CTAS is used downstream of the DSLAM to provide access to the lines, while Harris Remote Test Units (RTUs) are used to perform testing.
CTAS provides carriers with access to last mile local loops for DSL pre-qualification and troubleshooting in cases where access would otherwise not be available.
Multiple CTAS units can be combined to provide easy scalability for up to 10,000 loops.
Initially, CTAS will offer availabilities to national advertisers in clusters that will include sports, news, information and entertainment programming, allowing sponsors to target specific demographic profiles, achieving maximum reach with very little duplication.
DIRECTV's growth as a major program supplier, coupled with the reputation and capabilities of CTAS, is a nice fit and represents the beginning of what we believe will become a long and mutually rewarding relationship.
We have been impressed with the management at both CTAS
and ESI, and we expect continued growth when these businesses are combined with Raytheon E-Systems.
The software will be shipped to CTAS
during PTC's current fiscal quarter (ending April 1, 1995).