CableNET® '04 Lists Nearly 50 Participants; VoIP and OCAP™ Are Among Highlights of Exhibit at The National Show
Louisville, Colorado, March 22, 2004—CableNET®, the broadband industry�s premiere technology showcase, has announced its list of about 50 broadband demonstrations in this year�s exhibit. CableNET is co-sponsored by CableLabs® and the National Cable & Telecommunications Association (NCTA) and will be among the highlights at the annual NCTA Convention and International Exhibition to be held in New Orleans May 2-5.
Now in its 12th year, CableNET magnifies the true value of broadband services by once again offering a hands-on experience with many of the most exciting technologies that cable operators may provide in the next several years. Overall, the content, services, and applications demonstrated are expected to improve the lives of cable customers.
Designed as an educational forum, CableNET enables attendees to see and discuss new technologies such as interactive services and Voice over Internet Protocol (VoIP) with experts from supplying companies. Among the highlights of this year�s CableNET are Advanced Digital Broadcast showing an end-to-end OpenCable™ Application Platform (OCAP™) system, several demonstrations of interactive applications by the American Film Institute and its development partners; and displays of advanced VoIP calling features.
The 10,000-square-foot CableNET® exhibit will feature technology demonstrations by companies from a wide variety of industries supporting the cable industry, including services and applications that cable companies will deliver to their customers via cable's hybrid fiber/coax (HFC) telecommunications networks.
In addition, Go2BroadbandSM, in conjunction with the Cable & Telecommunications Association for Marketing (CTAM), will be demonstrating the �Only Cable Can� consumer website used to support the cable industry�s latest service offerings.
�CableNET�s showcase of new and innovative cable technology is a great addition to The National Show. It will highlight the tremendous potential of broadband, made possible in part by the industry�s $85 billion investment in rebuilding and upgrading cable�s technical infrastructure,� said Robert Sachs, President & CEO, NCTA.
�CableNET continues to provide a unique environment in which to understand the industry's technology—and service—future,� said Dr. Richard R. Green, CableLabs President and CEO. �This year�s version will be the most advanced yet in terms of displaying cutting-edge, forward technologies which serve to underscore cable's competitive lead in the broadband industry.�
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The list of demonstrations and brief descriptions follows:
Advanced Digital Broadcast will exhibit the i-Can set-top box equipped with OCAP™-based middleware. The platform is a digital receiver that enables interactive applications such as enhanced program guide (EPG), video-on-demand (VOD), and games.
ADC will demonstrate hitless carrier-class cable modem termination system (CMTS) software upgrades, utilizing the Cuda™ 12000's unique radio frequency N+1 redundancy architecture, high-density DOCSIS®-based module and FastFlow® Broadband Provisioning Manager.
Alopa will display its Alopa MetaServ™ suite of products and Security Server offerings. The Alopa KDC, recently remodeled, also adds load balancing and failover features for improved configuration and usage.
The American Film Institute's Enhanced Television Workshop will show content ideas for advanced television ranging from personalized financial information on Bloomberg Television to card collecting and trading games on the Disney Channel.
ATI Technologies Inc. will exhibit a full system solution based on OpenCable™ specifications, which incorporates a single-chip solution using XILLEON™ 210VC. The solution is designed to minimize overall system cost and to maximize performance.
BigBand Networks will show broadcast and on-demand platform capabilities for standard and high-definition video, including: encoding, grooming with RateShaping, ad insertion, gigabit Ethernet transport, service redundancy, and edge modulation.
Camiant will demonstrate a PacketCable™ Multimedia-based policy server platform. The server platform provides differentiated quality-of-service (QoS), and enables provision of applications via a high-speed data (HSD) network.
Cidco Communications will demonstrate DOCSIS®-based cable modems and a wireless device that promotes the integration of traditional landline (or voice-over-IP) and wireless telephone services from any home phone.
CloudShield Technologies will display network-based denial-of-service (DoS) attack mitigation from worm infection, ping floods, and SPAM relaying. The demonstration will notify the network operations center (NOC) on detection and immediately and automatically mitigate the problem.
Core Networks will demonstrate its next generation Operations Support System applications, including provisioning, network/service assurance, and home networking solutions. Core Networks' next generation software platform provides the scalability and extensibility necessary to ensure advanced feature support and compatibility.
Datria will show Ticket Management™ 2.0, a voice-enabled application that allows field service technicians to use only a voice and a phone to talk to your company�s backend systems and vice-versa. Ticket Management provides a low-cost method to collect real-time data from your field organization.
Deloitte�s Customer Retention for Broadband solution incorporates a multi-channel architecture, agent desktop, and self-service Web site designed to manage customer lifetime value, to predict and to manage churn, and to make it easier for customers to buy services.
DigiSoft.tv will demonstrate its DigiHost Application Management Platform with application and content scheduled playout, real-time transactional processing for secure payment, messaging, application and audience metering plus interactive advertising and financial management. This end-to-end OCAP™-based Turnkey Laboratory is an open system managed using DigiHost.
Ellacoya Networks will exhibit the use of its system as a PacketCable™-based Multimedia (PCMM) Application Server and Policy Server to extend application awareness to a DOCSIS®-based network using the PCMM standard.
Entropic's chipset enables a multimedia in-home network and a backbone for wireless, distributing multiple and simultaneous high-definition and personal video recorder (PVR) video streams, gaming, audio, voice-over IP (VoIP), and data over the existing in-home coax environment.
Espial will demonstrate the Espial Escape presentation engine running as an OCAP™-based Xlet on a set-top box. The technology enables services such as enhanced program guide, photo viewer, messaging, games, e-mail, and walled-garden content.
Go2BroadbandSM, a service of CableLabs®, provides an Internet-based electronic commerce tool to assist affiliated computer manufacturers, retail partners, and content providers in selling cable services.
ICTV's HeadendWare® is a centralized platform that enables cable operators to deliver two-way extended digital video services, such as multiplayer games, video-on-demand (VOD) menuing, local news and information, customer self-provisioning and more, to digital set-top boxes.
Juniper Network�s E-Series Routers and SDX-300, in conjunction with Microsoft's or RealNetworks' media server platforms, offer an integrated, intelligent content services infrastructure across server/client and network domains. The solution enables a dynamic, content-driven performance upgrade without subscriber/provider intervention.
Liberate will exhibit its Java™-based software which runs multiple services-enhanced program guide (EPG), video-on-demand (VOD), personal video recorder (PVR), and high-definition television (HDTV)-on multiple set-top boxes. By supporting services that run on both legacy and OCAP™ set-top boxes, Liberate delivers an 'on-ramp' to OCAP.
Mentis Broadband Solutions will demonstrate its Real-Time Response platform, which automates the sale and fulfillment of cable services via the Web, digital set-top boxes, retail channels, and wireless devices.
Microsoft will show its Foundation Edition, Version 1.5, which is software that enables new services and adds value to digital cable offerings. Included in this release is support for the Motorola 6200 series, including high definition and personal video recording.
Motorola will demonstrate PacketCable™ Multimedia-based, video telephony with a cable modem termination system (CMTS), applications manager, policy server, and videophone. The CMTS will enable a video call with signaling and quality-of-service (QoS).
Motorola will exhibit its Broadband Media Center (BMC) with integrated high-definition television (HDTV) decoder, dual-tuner digital video recorder (DVR), and DVD player. The BMC 9022D supports multiple rooms with a BMCx to extend all the media center functionality to other TVs in the home.
Motorola will display its SmartStream Device Manager, which supports remote access, configuration, and monitoring of Motorola digital headend equipment via a Web-based interface.
MyDTV will show its personalized navigation system. The system is powered by metadata and has TV search capabilities enabling cable operators to reduce churn and push advanced services as video-on-demand (VOD), high-definition television (HDTV), and premium channels.
Navic Networks will demonstrate several interactive television applications that leverage its N-Band Streamer media delivery system.
NDS Americas will display its Core™ Middleware and customized enhanced program guide (EPG), its VideoGuard® conditional access system, and its Value@TV™ interactive infrastructure using a DOCSIS®-based set-top box.
Netgear provides networking solutions including CableHome™-certified gateways, along with wireless, powerline, and media adapters for distributing data, audio, photos, and video throughout the home.
NetGen Video will show a standards-based, codec-agnostic video communications software providing video chat and video instant messaging that is capable on applications including PCs, set-tops boxes, and wireless devices.
Nortel Networks will exhibit new technologies designed to extend the reach of the cable operator's broadband services to business customers.
Nuera's BTX PacketCable™-qualified media gateway will be used to demonstrate off-net telephone calls.
Osmosys S.A. will exhibit an OCAP™-based playout system and multiple set-top boxes running its OCAP-based middleware enabling applications, tools, and services.
P-Cube will show how its application and subscriber-aware Service Control solution optimizes dynamic traffic such as peer-to-peer, ensuring cable operators can tie service costs to service revenue and provide a more consistent broadband experience for subscribers while enabling a more diversified portfolio of value-added tiered services such as gaming, music and video.
Pioneer will demonstrate its Voyager 4000 OCAP™ set-top box running Pioneer's Passport enhanced program guide (EPG) written completely in Java™, and designed to comply with OCAP.
Primal Solutions, Inc. provides an integrated mediation and rating solution called Connect IXC that enables broadband service providers to generate revenue for voice-over-Internet Protocol (VoIP) services with minimal capital expense.
Sandvine will exhibit network equipment that helps broadband service providers take control of peer-to-peer (P2P) traffic, stop the proliferation of destructive worm code, and achieve new operational efficiencies.
Sigma Systems will demonstrate its Sigma Advanced Diagnostics Manager™, which enables customer service representatives to automatically diagnose and troubleshoot customer reported problems for video, high-speed data (HSD), and voice telephony services.
Silicon Image, founder of the High-Definition Multimedia Interface (HDMI), will demonstrate premium high-definition television (HDTV) programs carried from a cable set-top box to an HDTV showing HDMI's uncompressed digital audio/video quality and single-cable simplicity.
SkyStream Networks will show Internet Protocol (IP) video delivery of statistical multiplexes over gigabyte Ethernet to edge devices. The technology also encodes real-time standard definition of MPEG-4 part 10 advanced video coding (AVC) for delivery to a set-top box.
Softel-USA will exhibit the �MediaSphere TX� carousel outputting OCAP™-based applications. It will exhibit handling of both static and challenging dynamic content. The system�s Web-based configuration tools also will be shown.
Strategy and Technologies, along with partner UniSoft, will show an OCAP™-based encoding and play out system. The system builds complete OCAP-based transport streams.
Syndeo Corporation will demonstrate the multi-protocol, multi-purpose, and multi-platform capabilities of the Syion call management server.
Targusinfo provides intelligence delivered in real-time to help companies process customer and prospect transactions by linking virtually every telephone number in the U.S. with critical information including name, address, predictive buying scores, risk management, and store locator information.
Thales Broadcast & Multimedia will demonstrate its DSM-CC carousel server updating a cable set-top box software. The same server will simultaneously send OCAP™-based interactive applications to the set-top box.
Vidiom Systems will show OCAP™-based developer tools, applications, middleware, and services that support cable operator migration from existing, deployed platforms to OpenCable™-based solutions.
Wavexpress will demonstrate secure Internet Protocol (IP) multicast from the headend to the cable modem subscriber. Its technology enables the creation, publishing, delivery, and presentation of IP-based content. The media delivered includes videos, games, music, and software.
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