Broadband Briefs for 6/05/07
* SaskTel making time with Symmetricom
SaskTel will use Symmetricom’s time and frequency solutions for a network-wide synchronization upgrade. SaskTel will equip its offices throughout Saskatchewan to support next-generation services including IPTV, VoIP and 3G wireless. High-quality time and frequency alignment is an essential network infrastructure component that facilitates the reliable transmission of voice, video and data.
* Fast Forward finds a president
DVR technology specialist Fast Forward Video has hired Hal J. Reisiger as the company's new president and CEO. Reisiger joined Fast Forward Video from Enhanced Vision Systems, where he served as president for four years.
Fast Forward Video designs, manufactures, and markets digital video recorders, board-level solutions, and time code generator/readers for professional broadcast, presentation, industrial and military applications worldwide.
* OpenTV’s PlayJam hits Asia
OpenTV Corp. said that Astro All Asia Networks plc, a DTH satellite TV provider in Malaysia and Brunei, has launched PlayJam Games, a TV channel with interactive games supplied by OpenTV’s PlayJam.
It is the only games channel available on Astro, which broadcasts 75 channels to more than 2 million customers.
PlayJam has created more than 250 games that are delivered to more than 10 million households.
* Clearwire wireless hits Richmond
Clearwire Corp. has launched its wireless high-speed Internet service in Richmond, Va. The coverage area includes Chesterfield, Henrico, Glen Allen, Mechanicsville and Midlothian.
Clearwire is also partnering with the Children’s Museum of Richmond for the Write On! Project, a new computer-based field trip program.