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BigBand to showcase digital video networking at IBC

Tue, 09/01/2009 - 8:10am
Mike Robuck

BigBand Networks will be showcasing three key video delivery platforms at next week’s IBC show in Amsterdam.

The demonstrations includeBigBand’s IP video delivery suite, vIP Pass; its network-based media processing platform, the BigBand MSP2000; and its converged video delivery platform, Converged Video Exchange, or CVEx. All three of the platforms will be making their debuts at IBC, which starts Sept. 10 and runs through Sept. 15.

“We are looking forward to using our appearance at IBC to showcase our next-generation video product lines to telcos and other service providers across the EMEA region,” said Rick Ford, vice president of international sales at BigBand. “Video is increasingly becoming a core component of our customers’ product suites.”

The BigBand said its MSP2000 was designed to be a future-proof platform, which can help broadband service providers, including telcos, transition from a broadcast video distribution model to the comparatively cost-effective personalized video delivery of a range of services such as IPTV, addressable advertising and higher-quality multichannel HD.

At IBC, BigBand will demonstrate a range of capabilities delivered by the BigBand MSP2000, including the ability to splice and insert ads directly into encrypted video streams, time-shifted TV and fast channel change.

BigBand will also be showcasing its IP video delivery product suite for the cable industry. The vIP Pass suite is designed to capitalize on existing infrastructure and deliver a smart three-screen IPTV solution via DOCSIS 3.0 modems.

vIP Pass "wraps" video in DOCSIS to deliver quality video streams to IP-enabled cable modems without incurring the overhead of a cable modem termination system (CMTS) expansion. The live demonstration will show how service providers can deliver video to the “three screens" consumers want most – TVs, PCs and mobile devices – while saving valuable CMTS bandwidth for voice and data.

BigBand will also be unveiling its CVEx platform that was designed to provide service providers with a means to unify multicast and unicast services. BigBand said the video convergence strategy will give operators a common interface, allowing them to rapidly rollout services to traditional MPEG set-top boxes and next-generation IP devices, including PCs, TVs, and ultimately mobile devices. While maintaining quality of service, this will allow bandwidth across the networks to be pooled and reallocated dynamically as needed.

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•  Broadband Briefs for 09/01/09

 

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