Western Show's CableNET® Lists About 20 Demos for its 2001 Interactive Showcase
74 Demonstrations Overall for CableNET '01's Broadband Evolution
Louisville, Colorado, November 7, 2001—The broadband industry�s technology showcase, CableNET®, has announced its list of 74 demonstrations in this year�s exhibit, including 19 in its CableNET® Interactive™ centerpiece, which will appear at this year�s Western Show at the Anaheim Convention Center November 27-30.
With CableNET Interactive, this ninth annual CableNET display offers a hands-on experience with many of the most exciting interactive services now available. Really an exhibit-within-an-exhibit, CableNET Interactive will show what advanced interactive broadband services cable consumers will see in the coming months and years. One highlight of the Interactive area is a collection of manufacturers showing the European Digital Video Broadcasting middleware standard called Multimedia Home Platform (MHP). Another is Wink Communications voting system demonstration that allows voters to complete absentee ballots in a secure environment through their televisions.
The theme of this year�s original CableNET exhibit is Broadband Evolution, and it will include displays of service provisioning and examples of how evolving broadband technology has expanded to include more business-to-business solutions that keep cable services competitive. The entire CableNET® 2001 will cover about 10,000 square feet on the new Anaheim Convention Center exhibit floor.
The CableNET exhibits are co-sponsored by the California Cable Television Association (CCTA) and Cable Television Laboratories (CableLabs®) as educational forums. They demonstrate the potential of the cable industry�s hybrid fiber/coaxial systems, and the expanding number of video, telecommunications, and entertainment applications such systems will deliver to cable customers. For additional information on CableNET go to www.cablenet.org.
�The Western Show is really unique in its display of broadband technology," said Spencer Kaitz, CCTA President. �And with interactivity as one of the topics on everyone�s mind, the folks at CableLabs have helped the Show move up to the next level with a hands-on interactive CableNET exhibit."
CableLabs manages key cable industry research and development projects - such as OpenCable™, PacketCable™, CableB2B™, CableHome™, Go2BroadbandSM, and CableLabs® Certified™ cable modems—that seek to assure interoperability with future telecommunications technologies and services.
CableLabs manages these interoperability projects on behalf of its members, who are cable television system operators based in North and South America. CableLabs has undertaken these interoperability projects as a collective effort with its members and with participating vendors, many of whom will be featured at CableNET® 2001. Because of its key position in these projects, CableLabs serves as a focal point for the convergence of the cable, computer, consumer electronics, and broadcast industries.
As the nation�s largest state cable association with more than 700 member companies, CCTA provides services to more than 6.8 million cable television households in California and produces the Western Show each year for broadband industries. For more information on The Western Show (See Change!) go to: www.calcable.org.
A complete list of CableNET exhibitors follows, with brief demonstration descriptions. CableNET Interactive exhibitors are identified with an asterisk.
ADC Telecommunications, Inc. will demonstrate technology that enables an on-net phone call using an access switch/cable modem termination system (CMTS) and two Thomson multimedia media terminal adapter (MTA) devices, assisted by a provisioning manager.
Alopa Networks, Inc. will show its PacketCable™-based provisioning system through the activation of two cable modems with embedded media terminal adapters (eMTAs). The provisioned cable modems support a completed phone circuit, which enables a phone connected to each cable modem to communicate with each other.
*AT&T Headend in the Sky (HITS) utilizes existing digital cable infrastructure and middleware to deliver interactive television services, such as managed content, games, enhanced television, and stock updates, over a transponder.
BayPackets, Inc.�s technology enables the mediation and correlation of events from cable modems, cable modem termination systems, and media gateway control protocol (MGCP), which permit the generation of call detail records (CDRs) in real-time and batch mode for billing and fraud applications, via user-maintainable rules.
*Broadcom Corporation will show how chip technology enhances the delivery of advanced services over broadband. Demonstrations will include data-over-DOCSIS™, PacketCable™-based voice-over-IP, and personal video services/interactive gaming via set-top boxes.
Celox Networks will demonstrate a scalable edge aggregation and IP service switch. The switch alleviates cable network congestion and helps create network-based IP services.
ChanneLogics Inc. will exhibit a bandwidth management technology, with a Linux/Intel-based platform, that provides cable operators with features such as data collection, predictive tools, dynamic allocation of bandwidth, and reporting capabilities.
Chinook Communications Inc.�s bandwidth expansion technology utilizes data-embedding techniques. The technology enables users to add digital information (data) into an existing video channel, therefore enabling more information in the same channel.
Cirrus Logic will demonstrate high-speed wireless home networking technology capable of distributing broadband content-video, audio, voice, and data-throughout a home.
Cisco System Inc.'s PacketCable™-based provisioning server will be shown supporting eMTAs and placing on-net calls.
DST Innovis, Inc.�s completely automated, online HBO ordering system, in real-time validates and confirms the order, and immediately turns on programming.
Ellacoya Networks' technology enables on-demand, self-service, one-bill convenience and single sign-on ease for the cable end user. It also provides automated service delivery, targeted service offerings, and real-time billing for the cable operator.
ELSA Ag will demonstrate a DOCSIS™ 1.0 certified cable modem with an Ethernet or Ethernet/universal serial bus (USB) port that enables Internet connectivity via a cable network.
Emperative, Inc. will show a platform that enables automated network and service provisioning for broadband IP services. The platform allows cable operators to manage new hierarchies and tiers of service, along with providing the ability to support the allocation of IP addresses in a multiple ISP environment.
Ericsson Inc.'s technology combines the high-bandwidth of broadband cable networks with wireless Bluetooth™, making it possible to deliver high-quality voice and mobile services to personal communication tools.
*Exent Technologies will demonstrate an applications-on-demand technology that provides a secured means of streaming an executable application to authorized end users, with a standard Web browser.
Gabatan, Inc.�s demonstration provides enterprise session management software for Internet protocol-based cable services. Benefits to cable operators include subscriber reporting and traffic analysis that creates critical bandwidth efficiencies.
Global Telemann Systems, Inc.�s cable modem features an alphanumeric self-diagnostic display for remote troubleshooting and banner ad insertion capabilities.
Go2BroadbandSM, a service of CableLabs®, is the cable industry�s business tool to facilitate high-speed Internet access and other services between retailers, OEMs, and the cable industry.
*Gotuit Video Inc.�s Gotuit TV enables indexing and metadata service for PVRs. Users can navigate within a program, segment-to-segment, viewing highlights, and storing clips.
Hitron�s Technology, Inc.�s demonstration provides Internet access with cable modem technology, and routing capability. It uses a cable modem as part of a wireless area network with 10/100Mb Ethernet local area network switch connectivity.
*ICTV�s exhibit provides full-streaming audio and video capabilities to thin digital set-top boxes, using headend-centric, PC-based technology.
InnoMedia, Inc. will show a multimedia terminal adapter, which interoperates with PacketCable™-based call agents, as well as GR.303 gateways. The MTA enables calling features such as caller ID, fax transmission, three-way teleconferencing, and other CLASSSM features.
Intel Corporation will exhibit how the end user can access the Internet utilizing a customer premises equipment-controlled cable modem.
IP Unity will demonstrate a messaging and conference bridge, which is a scalable, carrier-class, modular hardware and software platform for cable companies offering telephony.
JOOHONG America, Inc. will show a DOCSIS™ 1.0 certified cable modem and a DOCSIS™ 1.1-based cable modem that are compatible with DOCSIS headend equipment, provide a media access control (MAC) hierarchy bridge function, and support standard simple network management protocol (SNMP) agents.
*Lumenati, Inc.�s and NetTV�s software and high-speed access set-top box offer media management, personal communications, and remote-like immediate play of interactive television and high-definition television through a universal media tuner/player.
LuxN will show technology that improves the reliability of cable modem, video-on-demand (VOD), and cable phone services by using its wave division multiplexing optical transport technology with built-in protocol independent bit-error performance monitoring capabilities.
Mentis Broadband�s software platform enables Web-based serviceability, order entry, and self-scheduling for high-speed data subscribers, based on real-time integration to the cable operators� billing platform.
*Microsoft Corporation�s Microsoft TV is a customizable software that provides interactive capabilities such as Internet browsing, e-mail, television chat, instant messaging, and streaming audio and video, to cable operators.
*Motorola, Inc.�s wireless Web pad enhances the television viewing experience, giving cable subscribers access to Internet-based content including programming and non-programming related Web sites.
Motorola, Inc., formerly RiverDelta Networks, will demonstrate a carrier class, integrated router/cable modem termination system (CMTS) supporting quality-of-service (QoS) and DOCSIS™ 1.1-based services.
Narad Networks, Inc.�s technology enables the end user to dynamically create, provision, and manage broadband IP services over a gigabit-switched Ethernet network on existing HFC plant.
*Navic Networks will demonstrate VOD stream switching, displaying how under-utilized VOD servers and bandwidth can be used to deliver targeted, full-motion commercials into broadcast video streams.
*nCUBE, Optibase, Scientific-Atlanta, and Starz Encore bring you Video-on-Demand (VOD), Subscription Video-on-Demand (SVOD), and Network Personal Video Recording (nPVR) in a single solution.
Net&Sys Co., Ltd. will exhibit an external DOCSIS™ 1.1-based cable modem that enables high-speed, reliable, and secure Internet access over a cable network.
Nuera Communications, Inc.�s carrier-class platform for broadband integrated voice and data services is PacketCable™-based, and it is compatible with cable telephony applications.
*OpenTV provides a complete suite of software designed to facilitate interactive television experiences.
ORiNOCO designed by AGERE SYSTEMS� BG-2000 provides secure wireless broadband Internet access and connectivity to up to ten simultaneous users throughout a home or building.
Pacific Broadband Communications, Inc�s CMTS delivers four 3.2 MHz/16 QAM channels-per-physical port (40 Mbps). Core Networks is demonstrating its CMTS manager.
P-Cube, Inc. will demonstrate the following examples of applications that can be created, provisioned, and managed by IP service engineering and can be offered through a self-provisioning portal: a bandwidth expanding application, security software, video conferencing, virus detection, and video-on-demand.
Philips will show a digital set-top box with interactive TV applications based on the DVB-MHP 1.0 standard, enabling enhanced TV, interactive sports, gaming, T-Commerce, and other applications.
*Picotent, Inc.�s Maestro™ service aggregates and distributes enhanced television program content for cable environments.
*Proxim Inc., Siemens, and Motorola, Inc. will display the HomeRF 2.0 Working Group�s vision of voice, data, and streaming media entertainment from a central residential gateway connected to a cable operator�s headend and simultaneously access the Internet at broadband speeds and real-time streaming media, such as Internet audio and multi-player gaming.
RADVISION will show business-quality video conferencing over a cable modem. A video conferencing server located behind the headend equipment provides multipoint video conferencing for residential and/or business users.
Sigma Systems� service diagnostics manager troubleshoots cable modem and CMTS service issues by querying network health, service advisory and trouble ticketing databases, and returning results that assist in trouble diagnosis.
Stargus, Inc. will demonstrate a system, which manages DOCSIS™ networks and enables the launch of advanced applications, such as VOIP, third-party access, streaming media, and tiered services.
*Sun Microsystems, Inc. will feature Java™ technology-based interactive television program content running on a set-top box with prototype OCAP™ /DVB-MHP middleware.
Syndeo Corporation�s call management server provisions on-net calls, off-net calls, and Web and Palm PDA-based capabilities.
Telcordia Technologies, Inc. will demonstrate a call agent, a server, and provisioning/interface platforms, which will be integrated with third-party vendors� technology to provide cable operators with telephony services, subscriber self-provisioning, billing capabilities, and enhanced services.
Tellabs, Inc. will demonstrate an outdoor-hardened primary line eMTA and an indoor primary line eMTA, which enable high voice quality, and are based on DOCSIS™ 1.1 and PacketCable™ 1.1 specifications.
Terayon Communications Systems will exhibit how advanced physical layer technology can be introduced into existing DOCSIS™ deployments, without disrupting service to existing DOCSIS™ customers, or negatively impacting their performance.
Texas Instruments will show a hardware and software solution with flexible residential distribution peripherals and a communications processor, which enables Internet browsing utilizing DOCSIS™ 1.1 technology.
Thomson Multimedia will demonstrate the RCA DHG450 EMTA, which will feature the DHG450 EMTA making phone calls on a network comprising a CMTS, and a full-featured softswitch, while simultaneously transporting data to a PC using the Home Phone Networking Alliance data interface.
Tiaris Inc.�s in-house transmission network permits distribution and networking of high-quality video and data content throughout the house with "no-new-wires" and without affecting cable television signals and services.
TollBridge Technologies, Inc.�s VoIP gateway enables the delivery of voice services to cable subscribers and permits interoperability with several partners.
Toshiba America Information Systems� VoIP modem offers an Ethernet/USB connection, along with two voice ports, capable of supporting two phone numbers and high-speed data connections, all in a single device.
Unisphere Networks� infrastructure products and services will allow carriers to offer voice services via a cable modem, enable subscribers to upgrade and modify personal calling services via a Web-based portal, and will provide subscribers with the ability to access video, streaming media, and content services.
*uReach Technologies will demonstrate services including messaging, notifications, call screening, personal information management, and Web-based management, using an interactive television platform. These services can be accessed from other user devices as well (e.g., phones, wireless PDAs, PCs).
*Wink Communications, Inc.�s voting system demonstration shows how registered voters can use their televisions to obtain election and ballot information, and complete their absentee ballots in a secure environment.
WiPro Technologies will demonstrate its home gateway software, which enables the delivery of value-added consumer applications.
Xanboo, Inc.�s technology enables cable broadband subscribers to remotely view and control devices in their home for Internet-based services like home security, energy management, and home automation.
The following companies are lending logistical, service and equipment support to CableNET '01:
- ADC the Broadband Company
- Arris Interactive
- Cisco Systems
- Clarent Corp.
- Gallery IPT
- GL Communications
- Lumenati, Inc.
- Motorola, Inc.
- Terayon Communications Systems
- The Cable Center
- Toshiba America Information Systems - Network Products Div.
- West Coast Optical
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