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CableLabs in the News: Week of June 20

June 20, 2014

Things are heating up as the official start of summer is this weekend. Here’s what we’ve been up to this week in the midst of the warm weather: Internet Traffic Congestion Real, but Sporadic Ike Elliot, Senior Vice President of Strategy at CableLabs, was quoted in an article from CIO about a recent study on Internet traffic […]

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NCTA Clears Up Set-Top Box Energy Reports

June 19, 2014

By, CableLabs Staff – Set-top Box Energy Consumption Recently a lot of waves were made when the L.A. Times published an article claiming that cable TV boxes have become the second-biggest energy using appliance in consumers’ homes. Unfortunately, there were several inaccuracies in the article, including statements made about the Industry Agreement for Ongoing Improvement to the Energy […]

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Why It’s Time to Pay Attention to Facial Recognition

June 17, 2014

By Garey Hassler, Lead Engineer, CableLabs – “Face” It, We Like Being “Recognized” As consumers, we love to be pampered. We enjoy feeling special and unique. This is especially true when we are spending our time and money on services. Recognition by a waitress or waiter at our favorite restaurant not only increases our loyalty […]

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CableLabs in the News: Week of June 13

June 13, 2014

We’re not spooked by Friday the 13th! Here’s what we we’ve been up to this week. Blog: Active Queue Management A little bit of latency can translate into a lot of headaches for customers and service providers alike. It’s a big enough deal that DOCSIS 3.1 will include guidelines for reducing latency with a technology […]

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World Cup 2014: Why Cable is the Best Way to Watch

June 12, 2014

By James Kerley, CableLabs – Perform a quick online search for this year’s World Cup, and you’ll be greeted with a multitude of articles offering you countless ways to watch all the games online: For free! Cord cutters are dancing in the streets now that they’ll be able to watch every game, never missing their […]

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CableLabs in the News: Week of June 6

June 6, 2014

It’s been a busy week here at CableLabs, with lots of news coming out and a lot going on as temperatures warm up.  So let’s get right to it! Alcatel-Lucent Gets OK For DOCSIS-Flavored EPON Gear Multichannel News reported on Alcatel-Lucent’s qualification for DOCSIS Provisioning of EPON 1.0 through CableLabs. Not only that, they also quoted […]

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How DOCSIS 3.1 Reduces Latency with Active Queue Management

June 6, 2014

  By Greg White, Principal Architect, CableLabs – At CableLabs we sometimes think big picture, like unifying the worldwide PON standards, and sometimes we focus on little things that have big impacts. In the world of cable modems a lot has been said about the ever-increasing demand for bandwidth, the rock-solid historical trend where broadband […]

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Video Coding Platforms: Then, Now, and On the Horizon

June 5, 2014

By Greg Rutz, Lead Architect, CableLabs – Up until a few years ago, the encoder/transcoder market was dominated by systems based on ASIC (Application Specific Integrated Circuit) architectures that provided excellent performance with minimal power consumption.  These audio/video compression workhorses have allowed cable operators to provide more and more high-quality video to their customers in […]

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