CableNET® 2000 RFP Issued
Louisville, Colorado, April 19, 2000—Cable Television Laboratories, Inc. (CableLabs®)and the California Cable Television Association (CCTA) have issued the request for proposal (RFP) for the CableNET®2000 exhibit and demonstration to be held November 29-December 1, 2000 as part of The Western Show at the Los Angeles Convention Center.
The RFP is available at www.cablenet.org. Completed proposals are due back to CableLabs by May 26, 2000.
"If you have cutting-edge technology affecting the cable industry, CableNET has proven to be a great place to unveil those new products or services," said Dr. Richard R. Green, president and CEO of CableLabs.
CableNET is a demonstration of the applications, services, hardware and software that cable operators may soon deploy—usually within 18 months of the exhibit. The selection of services and applications being sought is limitless, bounded only by the ability of the service and/or application to work on a cable system or in homes as an extension of cable-delivered services.
CableNET�s goals remain to: (1) focus on consumer benefits by emphasizing technology as an enabling tool. The power of the cable broadband pipe will have prominent display; (2) demonstrate innovation, from educational advances to aiding the hearing or sight impaired; and (3) demonstrate the public benefits of new services—to public officials, the media, the financial community, and others interested in the future of telecommunications.
This year�s CableNET co-sponsors will continue to innovate with booth design and layout. They anticipate building virtual living areas, in order to show the maturity of some of the interoperable technology initiatives that CableLabs and the cable industry are pursuing. There also will be a technology incubator area that will showcase new products, ideas and concepts. And, this year there will be a section of the cable headend or network operations center dedicated to racked exhibits of the hardware and software cable operators would use to provide enhanced services to their subscribers.
The CCTA, which produces The Western Show each year, is the nation's largest state cable association with over 350 member companies providing services to more than 6.8 million cable television households in California. Information on the Show can be accessed through www.calcable.org.
About CableLabs: Cable Television Laboratories (www.cablelabs.com) was founded in 1988 by members of the cable television industry. A non-profit research and development consortium, CableLabs delivers innovations that enable cable operators to be the providers of choice in their markets. Cable operators from around the world are members. CableLabs maintains web sites at www.cablelabs.com; www.packetcable.com; www.cablemodem.com; www.cablenet.org, and www.opencable.com.
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