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Daily news and top headlines for broadband communications engineering and design professionals

BSI/Liberate join on Korean cable

March 18, 2001 7:00 pm | by Anne Kerven | Comments

Broadband Solutions Inc. plans to streamline its digital interactive services to its eight million Korean TV viewers, using a software platform from Liberate Technologies, the two companies report. The duo also agreed that BSI will use the software exclusively across Korea and that BSI will be sole provider of Liberate-based services for that market.

Downturn hits modem market

March 18, 2001 7:00 pm | by Anne Kerven | Comments

Wondering about those mergers and company closures in the modem markets? According to a study by Cahners In-Stat, the research arm of CEDaily's parent company, analog and modem shipments fell last quarter, thanks to declining consumer and OEM purchases, but revenue decreases were even more drastic as average selling prices deteriorated.

ICG drama not over yet

March 15, 2001 7:00 pm | by Karen Kessler-Tanaka | Comments

Though ICG Communications has gone through every business tragedy possible, the company is still entangled in courtroom drama. The now-broke CLEC is asking a federal bankruptcy court judge to approve a $6 million settlement in a dispute with Microsoft's MSN Internet service provider, reports WSJ.com.

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MultiPath brings new service to town

March 15, 2001 7:00 pm | by Karen Kessler-Tanaka | Comments

MultiPath Access is bringing high-speed wireless Internet access to residents in the Baltimore, Md. and Washington areas. MultiPath deploys a combination of fiber-optic and copper backbones with fixed wireless extensions to deliver signal over the last-mile to commercial and residential users. The company is targeting ISPs, CLECs and MDU owners.

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New product for the SOHO

March 15, 2001 7:00 pm | by Karen Kessler-Tanaka | Comments

Allied Telesyn has created a tool for the small-office home-office environment: the AR240E and AR250E ADSL bridge router. The two products combine connection flexibility and security for shared high-speed connections and always-on convenience. Combining the functions of an IP router and an ADSL modem into one unit makes for an efficient design with features useful for the SOHO environment.

Excellent new center for Wave7

March 15, 2001 7:00 pm | by Karen Kessler-Tanaka | Comments

Optical networking start-up Wave7 Optics has some new digs. The company is opening the ASIC/FPGA Center of Excellence in Tampa, Fla. The center is aimed at developing field programmable gate arrays (FPGA) and application specific integrated circuits (ASIC) for key components of the Wave7 Optics product suite, including IP packet engines that combine with off-the-shelf switching devices to creat...

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Agilent's Mr. Fix-it device

March 15, 2001 7:00 pm | by Karen Kessler-Tanaka | Comments

The next time your network goes out right in the middle of March Madness, you won't have to wonder just where the heck the problem is. Agilent has developed the installer's new best friend, the Fiber Break Locator, a handheld device to locate faults in fiber-optic networks. The Fiber Break Locator lets maintenance technicians view the optical distance to a break, up to 94 miles away, locate hig...

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Aliant allies with Pace

March 14, 2001 7:00 pm | by Karen Kessler-Tanaka | Comments

Canadian company Aliant Telecom has paired up with Pace Micro Technology to provide an initial 5,000 Pace DSL4000 digital home gateways for its VibeVision digital television service. Aliant Telecom's VibeVision service uses asymmetrical digital subscriber line technology (ADSL). When it is combined with Pace's DSL4000, it provides customers digital color and sound, local radio stations, Galaxy ...

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Eveo for the Web

March 14, 2001 7:00 pm | by Karen Kessler-Tanaka | Comments

Sounds like the newest Pokemon creation. Actually, Web video company Eveo is unveiling EveoPublisher, the company's latest addition to the Eveo Video Platform, an integrated tool suite for building and managing video-enabled Web sites. EveoPublisher is a scalable XML-based video publishing application that helps businesses to incorporate video into their Internet and Intranet sites.

CNBC Europe fishes out SeaChange

March 14, 2001 7:00 pm | by Karen Kessler-Tanaka | Comments

CNBC Europe has reeled in SeaChange International 's Broadcast MediaCluster video server system for its advertising and long-form video delivery. The MPEG-2 multichannel Broadcast MediaCluster is engineered for flexibility, and provides television operators with the ability to integrate solutions for archiving, automation, editing and other broadcast components.

And how does it perform in an earthquake?

March 14, 2001 7:00 pm | by Karen Kessler-Tanaka | Comments

Nearly a dozen Alpha Powernodes located about 30 miles from the epicenter of the recent Pacific Northwest earthquake survived undamaged and fully operational, according to the company. Alpha attributes the Powernodes coming through intact to the sturdy design of both its power electronics and enclosure systems.

How do customers really feel about digital TV?

March 13, 2001 7:00 pm | by Karen Kessler-Tanaka | Comments

A new survey launching this month intends to find out. Digital TV VII: A Survey Of Consumers in Digital Cable Markets, a telephone survey, is the seventh in a series produced by Horowitz Associates and S. Liebmann and Associates. It will be conducted among 800 cable subscribers in markets where digital cable service is currently being marketed.

ResiLink rides into Massachusetts

March 13, 2001 7:00 pm | by Karen Kessler-Tanaka | Comments

RCN is launching its bundled ResiLink services in Wakefield, Mass., offering subscribers a choice for their phone, cable, and high-speed Internet services. ResiLink offers various combinations of RCN phone, cable and high-speed Internet services for a flat rate. These services are delivered over RCN's Megaband Network.

New networking router available

March 13, 2001 7:00 pm | by Karen Kessler-Tanaka | Comments

Linksys, a broadband, wireless and networking hardware provider, says its HomeLink Phoneline 10M Cable/DSL Router is now available. According to the company, this is the first-of-its-kind solution and allows Ethernet-based computers and HomePNA certified phone-based computers and devices to network with each other as if on the same network.

NEC and Thomson combining plasma display businesses

March 13, 2001 7:00 pm | by Karen Kessler-Tanaka | Comments

NEC Corporation and Thomson Multimedia intend to combine each company's plasma display technologies. The plasma displays consist of display panes, modules and monitors. The companies are pinning their plans of an equal worldwide research and development, sales and manufacturing joint venture on a memo of understanding.

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