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Broadband Briefs for 11/19/08

Wed, 11/19/2008 - 7:00am

BlackArrow debuts new tools for VOD ad placements 
By Mike Robuck

BlackArrow announced a new toolset that helps content providers and distributors define and manage ad avails in and around video content.

The new toolset, which is called AdMaps, manages ad-placement opportunities for programming delivered over broadband and SCTE 130-5-compliant VOD environments.

BlackArrow said that AdMaps provides a time-saving workflow to create new advertising inventory, integrate new ad formats and update ad-sales models quickly. AdMaps works without changes to the existing infrastructure or media code player.

Exfo intros IPv6 testing capabilities for test modules
By Traci Patterson

Exfo Electro-Optical Engineering Inc. has introduced IPv6 (Internet Protocol version 6) testing capabilities for its field-portable FTB-8510B (up to 1 Gbps) and FTB-8510G (up to 10 Gbps), as well as for its laboratory IQS-8510B and IQS-8510G Packet Blazer series of test modules.

IPv6 is expected to drive new Internet applications and much larger deployments through significant improvements over IPv4.

The FTB-8510B and FTB-8510G test modules, housed inside the FTB-200 Compact Platform for field-testing applications and FTB-400 Universal Test System for advanced tasks in central offices, now support a complete test suite for deploying, maintaining and troubleshooting IPv6 services, the company said. And the IQS-8510B and IQS-8510G, hosted inside the IQS-500 and IQS-600 Integrated Qualification System, are designed for manufacturing floor and laboratory environments.

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