ARRIS has scored a deal to outfit the 2,881-room Gaylord Opryland Resort & Convention Center and the 300-room Radisson Hotel at Opryland with high-speed data access.
The sites will use ARRIS' CXM Broadband suite, which is specifically designed to address the hospitality and multiple dwelling unit (MDU) marketplace. ARRIS' CXM BG30X gateways and SD30X SandDollar modems will tap into the sites' existing coax-based networks.
Copyright 2005 Gannett Company, Inc. USA TODAYAugust 23, 2005, Tuesday, FIRST EDITIONBy Leslie CauleyFrom Lexis Nexis
NEW YORK -- One little-noticed provision of the 1992 Cable Act could give the Federal Communications Commission the power to compel cities to let the regional Bells compete head-on with cable TV operators. And to do so quickly -- no foot-dragging allowed.
Akimbo plays ball
Stepping away from the niche and a bit closer to the mainstream, Akimbo Systems has inked a deal to offer a range of condensed games and highlights from Major League Baseball.
The agreement, made with MLB Advanced Media (MLBAM), gives Akimbo the ability to provide the content in the "early morning" the day after the games. Akimbo will also archive games of note, including perfect games, playoff games and World Series games.
Broadstream, a turnkey IPTV outsourcer that provides headend, transport and middleware services and support, said it will deliver more than 200 channels to Emergica via its satellite-based IPTV Connect content distribution platform.
Entone names cable sales chief
Video-on-demand and IPTV gateway supplier Entone Technologies has hired Jeff Pierce to head up the company's cable sales in North America.
Pierce most recently served as sales director at N2 Broadband (now part of Tandberg Television), where he added MSOs such as Cox Communications, Charter Communications and Adelphia Communications to N2's client list. He has also held sales and engineering posts at Motorola Inc., Scientific-Atlanta and Skylink America.
Texas Instruments chips in Wideband, cellular support
Texas Instruments has introduced a new cable chipset that incorporates cellular codecs and a "Wideband" reference design based on the forthcoming DOCSIS 3.0 specification
CableLabs OKs eight in wave 37
CableLabs handed out passing grades to eight products following certification wave 37.
Backward compatible with HomePlug 1.0, the AV platform is designed to send multimedia streams, including VoIP and high-definition video, over home networks. It contains an advanced physical layer and a MAC layer that supports scheduled access (TDMA), quality of service guarantees and contention access capabilities.