The SCTE announced promotions and new responsibilities for three members of its organizational team, as well as the retention of two subject matter experts as consultants. Derek DiGiacomo, Steve Harris and Tom Russell all have been promoted to the newly … Continue reading
It’s fair to note that the latest survey of broadband speeds from RVA LLC was done on behalf of the Fiber-to-the-Home Council. It would be unwise, however, to dismiss the findings as automatically supporting an approach backed by the organization footing the bill. The more prudent approach is to take the findings seriously.Continue reading
Introducing Aria™, the innovative new hybrid QAM/IP solution from EchoStar. You get everything you’ve been asking for- and more – without having to modify your existing cable plant.
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