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The Evolving Multi-Screen Network

April 17, 2014 | by CED | Comments

Multi-screen delivery has always been an element of the TV-Everywhere strategy. Over the top content and on demand content can all be prepped ahead of time; linear, live video is a tougher nut to crack. All that video processing has be able to be done in real-time, or close to it. The equipment necessary to prep video – encoders, transcoders, video management platforms – can be almost anywhere in the network, usually depending on where the content is stored, but all capabilities need to be in the headend to distribute over the top, on demand, and linear video.

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100/40 Gigabit Ethernet

January 3, 2013 4:02 pm | by VeEx | Comments

Are you ready for 100/40 Gigabit Ethernet? This CED wallchart by VeEx displays the Physical Medium Dependent (PMD) layer, the Physical Coding Sublayer (PCS), the Physical Medium Attachment (PMA) layer, the IEEE 802.3ba standard and the big picture - 100GBase-R.


Charting a course for IP video migration

November 19, 2012 11:38 am | by CED Magazine | Comments

With video being propagated to Smart TVs, PCs, tablets and smartphones, as well as competition from over-the-top video services from the likes of Netflix, there's no question that cable operators need to transition to IP technology in order to remain competitive.


Targeted ad insertion for multi-screen

September 30, 2012 12:50 am | by CED Magazine | Comments

In the traditional cable world of analog and MPEG-2, ad insertion reaped $4 billion in revenue in 2011, but the next opportunity for cable operators and programmers is inserting ads in a multi-screen environment. On the Internet side, the Interactive Advertising Bureau reported record-breaking Internet ad revenues of $31 billion in 2011.


Multiple approaches to multi-screen

July 30, 2012 1:59 pm | by CED Magazine | Comments

Challenges remain with multi-screen. Even the most successful multi-screen efforts tend to be implemented in stages.


Frequecy allocations - 2012-2013

July 2, 2012 6:55 pm | by CED Magazine | Comments

CED's annual frequency allocations wallchart, with help from the Federal Communications Commission.


Content delivery networks

June 4, 2012 10:28 am | by CED Magazine | Comments

Providing better service was the inspiration for content delivery networks, which cache content at multiple points on the edge of the network for more efficient delivery. CDNs were immediately attractive to content aggregators.


Building blocks for CCAP

May 2, 2012 7:55 pm | by CED Magazine | Comments

The key CCAP objectives are to increase density to reduce cost, space and power; unify the functions of various access network components; and simplify engineering and operations, thereby increasing reliability.


SEMI: Energy management opportunities in cable

May 2, 2012 5:02 pm | by SCTE | Comments

The Society of Cable Telecommunications Engineers is working hard on its Smart Energy Management Initiative (SEMI) to make the cable industry more green.


Key carrier Ethernet testing and OAM standards

December 26, 2011 8:58 pm | by CED Magazine | Comments

Key carrier Ethernet testing and OAM standards: IEEE 802.1ag/ITU Y.1731 OAM, ITU Y.1564 SAM, IEEE 802.3ah EFM OAM and a network overview. Sponsored by VeEx.


Canoe Ventures’ VOD dynamic ad insertion

October 31, 2011 11:46 pm | by CED Magazine | Comments

Dynamic ad insertion (DAI) on video-on-demand (VOD) is a growing opportunity for cable operators, programmers, ad agencies and advertisers because it expands advanced advertising opportunities into non-linear viewing.


F-connector cross-reference chart - 2011

October 31, 2011 10:38 pm | by CED Magazine | Comments

The connectors listed are the manufacturer’s recommendations based on various parameters such as pull strength, aesthetics, ease of assembly, cable trim specifications, etc.


Mutliple approaches to multi-screen

September 30, 2011 8:00 pm | by CED Magazine | Comments

The commercialization of multi-screen delivery is following a common trend path.


Fiber topologies - 2011

August 31, 2011 8:00 pm | by CED Magazine | Comments

Fiber topologies 2011 - a clear conduit to future networking.


Frequecy allocations - 2011-2012

July 31, 2011 8:00 pm | by CED Magazine | Comments

CED's annual frequency allocations wallchart, with help from the Federal Communications Commission.


Metro Ethernet

May 31, 2011 8:00 pm | by Fujitsu | Comments

Fujitsu's Metro Ethernet wallchart charts a universe of opportunity.



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