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Daily news and top headlines for broadband communications engineering and design professionals

Talking through the walls

January 31, 2001 7:00 pm | by Karen Kessler-Tanaka | Comments

Afraid to go into Billy's room? Don't worry, Westell has created the Access HRF Home Networking wireless solution. Access HRF is a wireless solution that allows a broadband Internet connection to be shared simultaneously among multiple network users, creating a mobile networking environment. So users can tell Billy to come down to dinner, and never go near the teenage wasteland.

Old Ma Bell refrain: Reach out and touch someone

January 31, 2001 7:00 pm | by Karen Kessler-Tanaka | Comments

AT&T is paying more attention to its customers with the launch of its new program, Customer Contact Experience Initiative (CCEI). According to the company, CCEI was created based on research that shows telephone communication is a critical element in customer sales, customer satisfaction and customer retention.

Industrial Sized Wireless

January 31, 2001 7:00 pm | by Craig Kuhl, Contributing Editor | Comments

Industrial parks and office campuses are getting smarter, and commercial buildings with high-speed Internet connectivity are no longer luxuries as companies desperately seek ways to connect to their customers, the outside world and their own employees via the Internet in order to gain crucial competitive advantages.

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On the sceneat the 2001 CES Show

January 31, 2001 7:00 pm | by CED staff | Comments

Digital glitz and gadgets were the predictable trimmings at this years Consumer Electronics Show, where 1,800 exhibitors crammed 1.2 million square feet of floor space in and around the Las Vegas Convention Center. Topping the heaps of electronic gadgetry were two trendlines: Home networking, and a deepening confluence between personal computer and entertainment technologies.

State governments get inthe broadband act

January 31, 2001 7:00 pm | by Caroline G. March-Long | Comments

There are many forces driving broadband innovation and deploymentdemand for data-intensive services, high-profile mergers and acquisitions and an abundance of well-funded start-ups with pioneering technology, to name a few. And, while the industry is hoping that these and other forces provide the recipe for competitive success, there are still a couple ingredients missing: an ample supply of ex...

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Motorola'snew"strategicglue"

January 31, 2001 7:00 pm | by Karen Kessler-Tanaka | Comments

Motorola is reorganizing into two business groups to accelerate its rollout of new technology, further its global reach and work well with two other major Motorola divisions. "This organization evolution provides stronger strategic glue for our Broadband 'Triple-Play' strategy and acknowledges the expanded roles now played by Dan Moloney, Doug Means and Carl McGrath," Dave Robinson, newly appoi...

Motorola's new "strategic glue"

January 31, 2001 7:00 pm | by Karen Kessler-Tanaka | Comments

Motorola is reorganizing into two business groups to accelerate its rollout of new technology, further its global reach and work well with two other major Motorola divisions. "This organization evolution provides stronger strategic glue for our Broadband 'Triple-Play' strategy and acknowledges the expanded roles now played by Dan Moloney, Doug Means and Carl McGrath," Dave Robinson, newly appoi...

New study on BB residential growth

January 30, 2001 7:00 pm | by Karen Kessler-Tanaka | Comments

A new study, Global Broadband Multimedia Review 2000–2008, looks at how people will use broadband services in the next seven years and communicates how the technology will impact the marketplace. The 500-page study forecasts the telecommunications technology needs of households around the world receiving entertainment TV, high-speed 'Net connections and voice services.

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Lucent spins for 100

January 30, 2001 7:00 pm | by Karen Kessler-Tanaka | Comments

Despite announcing laying off as many as 10,000 employees last week, Lucent is hiring. The company believes it will employ up to 100 people at InPhase Technologies, its new spin-off company. According to Lucent, the new company will develop high-performance holographic data storage media and systems with the potential to speed the evolution of entertainment, consumer products and information te...

The ties that bind

January 30, 2001 7:00 pm | by Karen Kessler-Tanaka | Comments

AOL Time Warner and TiVo are making sure subscribers don't miss a thing. Media conglomerate AOL Time Warner is promoting TiVo to AOL Time Warner customers across all its online, print and TV media. TiVo has made a name for itself in the entertainment world with its PVR (personal video recorder) technology that records on a hard disk subscribers' favorite TV entertainment, as well as patrols cha...

Tellabs flips the softswitch

January 29, 2001 7:00 pm | by Karen Kessler-Tanaka | Comments

Tellabs is introducing its SALIX 7600 softswitch control suite, which helps carriers increase revenue by building low-cost networks that deliver innovative new services quickly. The SALIX 7600 softswitch control suite helps communications service providers turn traditional voice networks into a broadband environment that can support enhanced voice, local, long-distance, multimedia and wireless ...

Agilent sees the light in fiber-optic growth

January 29, 2001 7:00 pm | by Karen Kessler-Tanaka | Comments

Agilent is extending its fiber-optic capability by purchasing Italy-based Silicon Microsystem, a fiber-optic-technology laboratory, for approximately U.S. $55 million in cash. The purchase is part of Agilent's ongoing plan to extend its reach into fiber optics. Agilent hopes the investment in Silicon Microsystem will improve Agilent fiber-optic products' speed-to-market.

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Tellabs purchases Future Networks

January 28, 2001 7:00 pm | by Karen Kessler-Tanaka | Comments

Responding to the need for a single network to deliver multiple services, Tellabs is buying Future Networks, a developer of standards-based voice and data cable modem technology. After the purchase is complete, Tellabs will be able to provide cable operators with an end-to-end multi-services system based on Internet protocol.

Pace and Sega playing games

January 28, 2001 7:00 pm | by Karen Kessler-Tanaka | Comments

Pace Micro Technology and Sega will share their collective expertise in order to bring the world of online gaming to subscribers of cable TV and other networks. In order to fulfill the vision, Pace has integrated the Sega games platform into its digital personal video recorder (PVR) home gateway (set-top boxes), providing consumers on-demand access to hundreds of console-quality games with 3D g...

Try TriNexus' broadband set-top for an enhanced TV experience

January 28, 2001 7:00 pm | by Karen Kessler-Tanaka | Comments

For its customers' viewing pleasure, TriNexus is using Tvia's CyberPro 5055 processor in its broadband set-top box. The TriNexus set-top lets subscribers see TV programs and Internet and interactive content seamlessly displayed on their standard TVs. The TV Postman uses the TriNexus architecture for next-generation set-top boxes for network operator branded applications.

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