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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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CableLabs in the News: Week of May 30

May 30, 2014

Here’s what we’ve been up to and what others have had to say about us this week. Article: Wi-Fi, Once a Lifeline for Mobile Carriers, Is Now a Threat CableLabs’ own Rob Alderfer was quoted in this insightful article from Bloomberg BNA. The article looks at how a new technology may emerge somewhere in between carrier wireless […]

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CableLabs in the News: Week of May 23

May 27, 2014

How was your holiday weekend? Take a look at what we were up to before the break. Blog: Proactive Network Maintenance (PNM) The picture on your TV doesn’t look right. You call the cable company, they send a technician, only to eventually find that it’s a problem in the network affecting multiple subscribers.  The process […]

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What We Can Learn From Lean Startup Business Models

May 22, 2014

by Ken Fricklas, CableLabs – CableLabs sponsored Boulder Startup Week this year, and with that in mind we thought we’d take a look at a startup approach that could have value for business of all sizes and in all stages. Ken Fricklas, who has extensive startup experience, provides his take below: What is Lean and […]

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Will Wi-Fi Have to Share the Waves?

May 21, 2014

By Ian MacMillan, CableLabs – A New Competitor? Wi-Fi is alive and well and will be with us for a long time to come.  But for the first time since it became the dominant wireless access technology, there is a potential competitor on the horizon. Few technologies today are as key to how we communicate […]

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Proactive Network Maintenance (PNM): Smarter Technology for Smarter Maintenance

May 19, 2014

  By Tom Williams, CableLabs – We have always wanted more information about our world: Where is our next meal coming from; what’s the weather like; are my kids OK; did my team win?  Past information delivery systems, such as the telegraph, the telephone, and broadcast television, have all been supplemented with the Internet.  At […]

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CableLabs in the News: Week of May 16

May 16, 2014

It snowed for those of in the Louisville office, but that didn’t stop us from being busy and excited for spring. Here’s what we were up to this week: CableLabs Working On Information Models for Industry CableLabs CTO Ralph Brown has been busy!  Last week he was featured in CSI Magazine, and this week it’s […]

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Breaking Free From “Legacy Limitations”

May 15, 2014

By Julie Rachel, CableLabs – Cable service providers are now launching many new great products and services to meet the needs of consumers and businesses.  Successful new product launches will require agile platforms and processes that align with the trajectory of new product introductions. Order Experience is one place where new capabilities that provide visual […]

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