Pace picks up the CableCARD pace
Pace said it has built CableCARD versions of its dual-tuner Tahoe HD DVR, Vegas SD DVR, and its newest family member, the Miami HD.
The Miami model (DC757X HD) can be deployed as a standalone non-DVR HD box. DVR capabilities can be added, however, via the set-top's external Serial-ATA hard disk drive port. The model also supports out-of-band signaling and DOCSIS Set-top Gateway (DSG) signaling.
Pace is introducing the models this week at the CableLabs Winter Conference, which runs March 4-7 at the Hyatt Regency in Denver.
Although several downloadable conditional access system (DCAS) initiatives are underway, most operators are expected to comply with the July 2007 integration ban using set-tops with CableCARDs.