Many of the billing platforms currently used by smaller operators are not equipped to manage the complexity associated with product catalogs for commercial accounts, according to Cycle30, the billing services company spun out of GCI several years back.
Avvasi has introduced a new system network operators can use to actively adjust the quality of video – per subscriber and per device. While the system could be used by any broadband provider, Avvasi’s new product (like its previous products) are aimed at LTE network operators.
Version 4.2 of Imagine’s ICE Video Platform aims to increase service resiliency with input source redundancy based on PID loss, service degradation and continuity count errors. It also provides a full mesh output for ensuring no one physical point of failure within the platform.
A new version of the company’s network management software is designed specifically to support Metro Ethernet services, aiming to simplify and accelerate Ethernet service provisioning, traffic engineering and service assurance.
Concurrent has modified its video system so that it will now be able to deliver content directly to Smart TVs. The company expanded the software for its MediaHawk platform to enable the delivery of on-demand content to Internet-connected devices.
The latest version of Fujitsu’s Packet Optical Networking Platform (Packet ONP) is designed to make mobile backhaul easier with the integration of 10G SONET and Ethernet. Version 9.1 of Fujitsu’s FlashWave 4100 ES integrates 10 Gbps-capable OC-192 network access.
Trilithic introduced new HTTP delivery capabilities for sending both EAS and IPAWS/CAP messages over IP, Active Broadband announced enhancements to its software that improve operator visibility into IPDR data, and Edgeware and Skytide announced a joint solution that enables real-time QoE analytics in large-scale multi-screen environments.
Aspera and Vidispine have integrated their respective products to create a system to rapidly create, transfer, manage, store and process audio-visual content. There are bottlenecks inherent in legacy systems used to create, transfer, manage, store and process audio-visual content, the two companies explained.
Active Broadband Networks has extended the capabilities of its operational support systems (OSSs), originally aimed at the cable industry, to also support DSL networks. The company’s Dynamic Broadband Service Manager (DBSM) is now supporting DSL networks.
Motorola Mobility is introducing what it claims is the first 3 gigapixel adaptive bit rate (ABR) transcoder. The Motorola GT-3’s ability to process 3 billion pixels of video content per second is equivalent to nearly 50 full-resolution HD programs, the company said.
Arris’ new E6000 Converged Edge Router (CER) leverages the company’s experience with its C4 line of CMTSs. Like the C4 CMTS, the E6000 supports a fully redundant design with no single point of failure, hitless fail-over and hot-swapping of cards, and field deployment-ready IPv6.
Western Digital subsidiary WD has introduced a Wi-Fi range extender, a small box designed to forward Wi-Fi signals into wireless dead spots in home installation. The My Net Wi-Fi Range Extender is a dual-band device with a 3 x 3 multiple input, multiple output (MIMO) antenna array design.
Expresse Wi-Fi can diagnose Wi-Fi problems, isolate their sources (Wi-Fi versus the DSL, cable, or fiber access link), and resolve Wi-Fi problems remotely and in real time. That includes real-time analysis of home Wi-Fi performance, including calculations of throughput, latency, and connectivity.
Linksys has hit the market with a new router that incorporates the latest Wi-Fi flavor, 802.11ac, which can reach gigabit data transfer rates. Cisco said the Linksys Smart Wi-Fi Router AC 1750 HD Video Pro, announced earlier this year, was now available through retail and online stores in the U.S. The new router complements the company’s previously announced Universal Media Connector.
At a CableLabs interop last month, advanced advertising vendor BlackArrow demonstrated technology that was designed to bridge the gap between traditional linear TV ad sales and ad executions delivered over IP platforms across multiple devices. BlackArrow previewed a new set of services and interfaces.