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On Demand: DOCSIS 3.1 checklist

June 13, 2014 | by CED Magazine | Comments

While full-scale DOCSIS 3.1 implementations may not occur for another few years, cable operators are currently preparing their networks. In this free, live, Google Hangout, which is sponsored by VeEX, and hosted by CED, attendees will learn about how cable operators and vendors are gearing up for 3.1 rollouts. Panelists include: Cox’s Jeff Finkelstein, The Volpe Firm’s Brady Volpe, and VeEX CEO Cyrille Morelle.

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Napco Security: Live From the Show

May 19, 2014 8:29 pm | by CED | Comments

Dave Sheffey vice president of sales at Napco Security Technologies discusses how broadband-based security systems are available not just for the residential market, but also for the commercial market. Napco Security provides systems that cover both fire and intrusion.

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NCTA: Live From the Show

May 19, 2014 8:12 pm | by CED | Comments

Mark Bell, the NCTA's vice president of industry affairs, introduces the film challenge hosted by The Cable Show, along with an overview of some of the other events and demonstrations the NCTA hosted at Imagine Park, including a display of Things being hooked up to the Internet of Things, and presentations of other new technologies and services.

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CED Demystifying Technology: Netflix and Network Neutrality

April 4, 2014 11:45 am | by Brian Santo | Comments

CED Editor-in-Chief Brian Santo looks at the Netflix and Comcast relationship, and examines why network neutrality rules apply, but not the way some people might think they do.  Along the way, Vint and Tim help invent the Internet, the big kids on the block form a gang, and nobody's drawing skills improve. 

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Demystifying Technology: Stream Management and Policy Enforcement in Multiscreen Delivery

March 4, 2014 7:04 pm | by CED | Comments

CED editor-in-chief Brian Santo discusses the lack of control features for congestion management, quality of service, rate-shaping and other considerations in multi-screen delivery. In this episode, we discuss how session delivery management systems enable service providers to collect metrics on the session, and then control the delivery process -- including rights policies, quality, and the delivery of ads.

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Demystifying Technology: Packaging & Repackaging in Multi-screen Delivery

November 29, 2013 12:59 pm | by Brian Santo | Comments

CED editor-in-chief Brian Santo discusses a means of alleviating the pressure on storage resources and on network capacity when it comes to delivering multi-screen video. Operators can package video into a limited number of mezzanine files, which can then be repackaged in a manner appropriate for the particular viewing device and the network conditions at the time the video is requested.

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Product Showcase: VeEX | Business Services Solutions

November 20, 2013 1:24 pm | by CED | Comments

VeEX products helps cable operators ensure service reliability and verify SLA compliance with their business services. The company's tools cover access, Metro, core, and transport testing. A single system, VeEX's handy and versatile CX350, can be used in installation, service verification, and network maintenance.

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Product Showcase: VeEX | MSO Solutions

November 20, 2013 1:01 pm | Comments

VeEX is now a multinational test & measurement corporation with operations in every major market. The company's product portfolio includes comprehensive test and monitoring solutions that cover the entire cable plant from headend to home. And with the recent acquisition of Sunrise Telecom, VeEX has expanded its scope with an array of products used in the telecom market.

Live From the Show: SCTE

November 1, 2013 3:50 pm | by CED | Comments

CED's Stewart Schley talks with SCTE CEO Mark Dzuban about the cable industry's activities in power generation and disaster preparedness. Now that the cable industry has become a critical participant in disaster response, it has taken its mission of disaster preparation to a new level, including working through the SCTE to develop plans, tools, and technologies for energy generation and energy efficiency.

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Live From the Show: SeaChange International

October 31, 2013 8:56 pm | by CED | Comments

SeaChange VP of Strategic Marketing Alan Hoff explains how the new Cloud Adrenalin product is particularly appropriate for smaller companies looking to fend off over-the-top competition with a multi-screen product they can deploy quickly and economically.

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Live From the Show: Ciena

October 31, 2013 8:43 pm | by CED | Comments

Ciena just completed a field trial with Comcast, in which it carried live traffic on a 16 QAM channel at 1 terabit per second (Tbps), transmitting data on a 1,000-kilometer path from Virginia to North Carolina, without having to regenerate the signal.

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Live From the Show: RGB Networks

October 31, 2013 8:21 pm | by CED | Comments

RGB Networks introduced a new service that enables its customers to develop and implement their own cloud-based services, relying on RGB expertise gained from providing products that include cloud-based nDVR and cloud-based multi-screen digital ad insertion.

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Live From the Show: All Systems Broadband

October 31, 2013 7:58 pm | by CED | Comments

All Systems Broadband COO Sean Fernandez talks with Stewart Schley about his company's transformation over the last few years to develop fiber optic component expertise. The company now has a broad product line, including a set of passive components, that can be installed in a modular fashion, and designed to be small in order to fit into increasingly crowded headends and cabinets.

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Live From the Show: VeEX

October 31, 2013 4:40 pm | by CED | Comments

VeEX president Cyrille Morelle speaks with Stewart Schley about his company's recent acquisition of Sunrise Telecom, and the introduction of a set of new products, including an OTDR that moves VeEX into the optical market.  Filmed at Cable-Tec Expo.

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Live From The Show: DOCSIS 3.1 Symposium highlights

October 22, 2013 9:32 am | by CED | Comments

On Monday, CableLabs, the SCTE, and several of the MSOs helping to lead the development of DOCSIS 3.1 conducted a symposium on the nearly-finished specification. These are some of the key moments from the day-long event, with Jeff Finkelstein of Cox, Howard Pfeffer of Time Warner Cable, and Daniel Howard of the SCTE.

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Live From the Show: CableLabs' Schmitt on DOCSIS 3.1

October 22, 2013 9:04 am | by CED | Comments

CableLabs' Matthew Schmitt provides a status update on the DOCSIS 3.1 specification, what's in the spec, and the benefits that will accrue to cable operators as they phase in the next generation of IP-based broadband technology. Live from Cable-Tec Expo.

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