CableNET organizers said the rebirth of the hands-on, broadband technology showcase has attracted almost 50 demonstrators so far.
CableNET, co-sponsored by CableLabs and the National Cable & Telecommunications Association (NCTA), will be held in concert with the 2004 National Cable Show, slated to kick-off May 2 in New Orleans. CableNET, entering its 12th year, previously was conducted at the now-defunct Western Cable Show.
The 2004 showcase is looking to equal if not exceed the totals generated in its final year at Western. In the weeks leading up to the final Western Show, CableNET organizers announced it had secured about 45 demonstrations.
Taking up 10,000 square feet of exhibit space, the 2004 iteration will highlight interactive services, IP telephony and the OpenCable Application Platform (OCAP), a CableLabs-specified middleware for OpenCable-based hosts and digital televisions that comply with the recently FCC-approved Plug & Play agreement. Additionally, CTAM and Go2Broadband will team on the demonstration of the "Only Cable Can" consumer Web site.
The following vendors and organizations have signed on to participate in this year's CableNET: Advanced Digital Broadcast, ADC, Alopa Networks, The American Film Institute's Enhanced Television Workshop, ATI Technologies Inc., BigBand Networks, Camiant, Cidco Communications, CloudShield Technologies, Core Networks, Datria, Deloitte, DigiSoft.tv, Ellacoya Networks, Entropic, Espial, Go2Broadband, ICTV, Juniper Networks, Liberate Technologies, Mentis Broadband Solutions, Microsoft TV, Motorola Broadband, MyDTV, Navic Networks, NDS Americas, NetGear, NetGen Video, Nortel Networks, Nuera, Osmosys S.A., P-Cube, Pioneer Electronics, Primal Solutions, Sandvine, Sigma Systems, Silicon Image, SkyStream Networks, Softel-USA, Strategy and Technologies, UniSoft, Syndeo Corp., Targusinfo, Thales Broadcast & Multimedia, Videom Systems, and Wavexpress.