Motorola Inc. Broadband Communications Sector has introduced its HFC Manager Element Management System, a software application that enables broadband network operators to remotely monitor and configure the network. Its scalable architecture supports from one user and one device to many users and thousands of devices.
Much of what will be on display at the CableNET pavilion within BroadbandPlus this year will be all about cable telephony and next-generation packet voice. But the next generation even beyond that will seemingly also be on display as well, as InnoMedia will be showing off a multimedia terminal adapter that also serves as a videophone.
Com21 Inc. has added two new DOCSIS 2.0 modems to its DOXport line of products — the DOXport 1110XB2 and the DOXport 1112XB2. The DOXport 1110XB2 modem comes equipped with additional features that support the requirements for synchronous-code division multiple access (S-CDMA) and advanced time division multiple access (A-TDMA) upstream modes of DOCSIS 2.
The rights Starz Encore Group negotiated with its studio partners in 1999 might start to pay some dividends in the spring of 2003 when the premium programmer and RealNetworks Inc. bow a subscription video-on-demand service targeted to consumers with broadband connections. The service, offered through the RealOne subscription platform, will offer the same movie titles that the programmer offers ...
VOD systems manufacturer Concurrent Computer Corp. and Scientific-Atlanta are working together to test the interoperability of S-A's Prisma gigabit Ethernet optical transport technology and Concurrent's MediaHawk Video Server. These tests conclude that the optical transport system and iMux IP-to-ASI gateway can successfully operate with the video server, which will help operators lower the cost...
Manticom Networks has joined the video-on-demand transport fray with a Gigabit Ethernet-based product designed to push the economic needle below $35 per-provisioned subscriber. Manticom's "Scorpion" product suite implements a distributed, Layer 2, Ethernet switching architecture, delivering backbone capacity that scales from 2.
The way Advent Networks and BroadQ see it, Sony Corp.'s Playstation 2 can be used for more than just fun and games. In addition to playing the latest gaming titles, the most popular gaming consoles on Earth can also be leveraged by cable operators as media gateways capable of delivering video-on-demand via codecs such as MPEG-2, MPEG-4 and DivX.
Broadcom is bringing VoIP to the POTS world with the unveiling of the IC maker's BroadVoice VoIP telephony solution, a modular two-line telephony platform that can deliver high-quality voice over standard POTS-based CPE. Potentially, it's a way for DSL and cable service providers to offer their subscribers a "better than" existing telephone service to their customers, while using much less band...
As the momentum gains for on-demand content beyond first-run movies, operator VOD packages could soon add more local content like sports and news to the mix with a new product launched today from N2 Broadband. N2's Xport allows operators to encode, package and play local programming through traditional VOD infrastructures.
Though traditionally a player in digital set top boxes, Pioneer Electronics has joined the crowd in developing a next-generation integrated modem and router gateways device. They're unveiling the BTM-850W Wireless Gateway Modem at the BroadbandPlus show this year-a device that combines a DOCSIS 1.1 cable modem (pending certification), a router-gateway with four-port Ethernet switch, and an 802.
Mag Rack, Rainbow Media Holdings ' budding video-on-demand service, has signed an agreement with LodgeNet Entertainment Corp., the world's largest provider of interactive TV services to hotels. A sample of Mag Rack's special interest programming is now available to more than 230,000 guest rooms in nearly 1,200 hotels nationwide, including The Ritz-Carlton, Radisson Hotels & Resorts, Starwoo...
Motorola Broadband has unveiled the SURFboard SB5100, a cable modem based on CableLabs' advanced DOCSIS 2.0 specification. Powered by silicon from Broadcom Corp., the SB5100 incorporates the advanced physical layer schemes required under the upstream-widening DOCSIS 2.0 specification: A-TDMA and S-CDMA.
Mediacom Communications Corp. said it is deploying BigBand Networks Inc. 's Broadband Multimedia-Service-Router (BMR) for digital broadcast services in two states. Specifically, Mediacom, which serves about 1.6 million basic cable subs, is using the gear and BigBand's grooming application to gain more control of its digital programming line-ups in eight sites in Georgia and Illinois.
Over the years, broadband gear provider C-COR.net has been growing a tidy operations management software business through a series of acquisitions, and today announced a multi-year contract with Insight Communications for its Mobile Workforce Manager software platform. Insight said it will use C-COR's MWM system in its Lexington and Louisville, Ky.
nCUBE Corp. has inked a multi-million dollar contract with Adlink, the Los Angeles Digital Cable Interconnect, to deploy the vendor's Digital Ad Insertion system. Adlink is currently expanding its digital ad insertion capability with the goal of making the Los Angeles interconnect the first fully Digital Program Insertion (DPI) capable system in the nation.