At Communicasia, content security provider Conax launched its entry-level security solution, Contego Lite. Based on the company’s flagship product, Contego, the “Lite” security platform is intended for smaller operations and also medium/large operations that do not require all the features … Continue reading
AFL is launching the Noyes VOA6-SM Variable Optical Attenuator. Designed for optical link activation, the VOA6-SM allows the user to “dial in” attenuation values to confirm optical link budgets and operating margins or to determine the optical padding value required … Continue reading
Multicom announced that Greg Smith has joined the company in the position of advanced application developer in the Multicom Development Labs group. He will be responsible for developing software and product applications at Multicom as well as for Mconnect, an … Continue reading
Though HTTP adaptive streaming was originally devised for over-the-top (OTT) applications, it could end up transforming video delivery as the cable operators now know it. Indeed, it could become the dominant mode of video delivery in the network, according to panelists on a Cable Show panel entitled Managing QoE in a Changing Video Environment.
“It is difficult to say how long it will be until the world flips upside down, but in three to five years, a lot of video consumed will be delivered [via adaptive streaming], even over a managed network,” Michael Adams, vice president of software strategy for Ericsson Television, told BTR prior to the session.Continue reading
The Cable Center‘s board of directors has elected Jerald L. Kent, president and CEO of Cequel III, as its new chairman. Kent assumed his role after Michael Willner, the immediate past chairman, officially passed the gavel at The Cable Center’s … Continue reading
Sigma Designs‘ Ultra-Thin Reference Platform for set-top-boxes is designed to be self-installable, without a power cord; it plugs directly into AC power outlets and uses Sigma’s HomePlug AV with ClearPath for networking over the home’s electrical wiring. It decodes multiple … Continue reading
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The Cable Show last week in Chicago proved what had been apparent for the weeks and months before it happened: Vendors and operators are to a great degree fully engaged in the intense, exhilarating — and inevitable — voyage into the new world of three-screen and IP-based video.Continue reading
With the release of an updated technical report Tuesday, CableLabs put an end to the next gen acronym wars by dubbing the new and future architecture the Converged Cable Access Platform (CCAP).
It blends together key requirements from the Converged Multiservice Access Platform (CMAP) and the Converged Edge Services Access Router (CESAR) camps, which, while not diametrically opposed, had slightly differing takes on points such as service group size and whether encryption should be integrated or stand alone.Continue reading
EchoStar Technologies announced the launch of three HD set-top boxes specifically designed to enable mid-sized and independent cable operators to economically leverage their interactive advantage in delivering enhanced video. EchoStar’s HC-620DRS, HC-410D and HX-410 set-tops come with IP-based content management … Continue reading
Motorola Mobility is engaging with Time Warner Cable to develop a video gateway platform capable of delivering an advanced consumer in-home entertainment experience. Motorola’s DCX3600M Video Gateway includes built-in transcoding capabilities allowing it to take QAM MPEG-2 services and transcode … Continue reading
BigBand Networks introduced an enhanced IP video delivery solution that now supports on-demand programming and back-office connectivity, in addition to linear TV. The solution was demonstrated in BigBand’s booth at the Cable Show. Featuring BigBand’s vIP PASS integrated with Clearleap‘s … Continue reading