Companies at ITU-T SG 9 List Details of Emerging Broadband Home Exhibits
Louisville, Colorado, September 25, 2006—Seventeen demonstrations of emerging broadband services for consumers will be on display October 2 and 3 in Tokyo as part of a related meeting of top telecommunications executives. The meetings and exhibit are being organized by the International Telecommunications Union Study Group 9 which is responsible for establishing standards for cable television and other cable telecommunication services. The exhibit, at the Keio Plaza Hotel, will be attended by world leaders in broadband and also will be open to the public on October 3.
Technologies represented include OpenCable™ Application Platform (OCAP™)-enabled interactive video; voice and video over Internet Protocol; high-speed pre-DOCSIS® 3.0 Internet access; home networking of video and data; service management for a cable quad-play (video, wireless, voice and data); multiple advanced video applications; and a high-speed broadband download video service.
SG 9 will be holding meetings to consider ITU-T Recommendations for approval, as well as working upon additional new ones for future approval, the week of October 2–6 also at the Keio Plaza Hotel. Examples of these are IPCablecom 2.0, DOCSIS 3.0, advanced set-top box for the reception of cable television and other services, and other Internet Protocol services. The demonstrations, separated from the location of the SG 9 meeting will be conducted from 4:00 pm to 8:00 pm local time on October 2 and from 9:00 am to 5:00 pm on October 3. There is no charge to attend the exhibit which will be open to the Japanese technical public.
Following is a list of the participating 17 companies from around the world that will be part of the demonstration with an emphasis on technologies that support emerging services in consumers' households:
- Alticast will demonstrate OpenCable Application Platform (OCAP)-based applications running on its AltiCaptor-OCAP middleware solution supporting OCAP I16 and OCAP-DVR I02 specifications. Alticast also will show several devices embedded with the Alticast OCAP middleware for the Korean and North American cable industries including the Pace Micro “Tahoe” HD-DVR set-top box, the Broadcom 7401 DVR reference design, the Humax OC-2500 SD set-top box, and the Samsung SMT-3000C HD set-top box.
- ARRIS International Japan intends to demonstrate the Cadant® C4™ CMTS platform enabled with FlexPath™ technology that provides a pre-DOCSIS3.0 solution. This solution provides data throughput at speeds up to 140 Mbps over a 4-channel bonded DS when connected to the ARRIS WBM650C wideband cable modem. ARRIS also will demonstrate the Keystone™ D5™ DMTS, a digital multimedia termination system.
- Arroyo Video Solutions (now Cisco Systems) will demonstrate its platform#39;s capabilities to cache broadcast content in real time and to deliver it for time-shifted viewing under subscriber control, enabling applications such as network PVR. This demonstration features Arroyo's latency reduction technology, which allows video to be ingested, personalized, and streamed over IP networks within 300 ms of the originating broadcast.
- BigBand Networks is demonstrating downstream channel bonding on its modular cable modem termination system (M-CMTS), based on DOCSIS 3.0, enabling cable operators to offer subscribers broadband speeds in excess of 100 Mbps. The BigBand demonstration uses a cable modem from NETGEAR that references a chip design from Broadcom. Additionally, BigBand Networks is highlighting the ability of its M-CMTS to provide more than 25 Mbps rates to DOCSIS 2.0 modems.
- Brix Networks will be exhibiting end-to-end service assurance for triple-play applications like VoIP, video, and data services across cable networks, using BrixWorx correlation and reporting engine, along with next-generation probes, or verifiers, to measure and collect IP service quality metrics from the network core to the customer premise.
- Digital Keystone is showing its OCUR (Open Cable Unidirectional Receiver) device. OCUR leverages CableCARD™ and DRM technologies to allow digital cable content (low- and high-value) to be viewed and recorded on a Windows Media Center PC. OCUR enables the cable industry, content providers, and the PC industry to come together for the first time. OCUR is based on the DRI (Digital Receiver Interface) specification, published by CableLabs and adopted by Microsoft with complete native OS support. Digital Keystone is also showing its test and certification tools, including Murano (OCUR test), HPNX Pro (Host test), and QPNX (Host manufacturing test).
- Entropic's c.LINK technology allows high-speed data transmission throughout the home by leveraging the existing coax cable infrastructure to distribute digital multimedia content such as video without requiring changes to the existing home wiring. c.LINK can be applied to a peer-to-peer topology to enable the sharing of multimedia content within a home and the delivery of fiber-quality broadband access to a multi-tenant or multi-dwelling unit (MxU), at speeds up to 270 Mbps.
- Gallery IP Telephony, Inc. will exhibit how cable operators can continue to roll-out services in PacketCable™ 1.x environment while enabling a smooth migration from single-switch-based solutions to a network-based architecture in all-IP environments. Gallery's technology can help simplify mass deployments of large scale networks and allow operators to combine PacketCable 2.0-based advanced features and services in order to keep ahead of the competition.
- Hitron Technologies Inc. (Taiwan) will demonstrate embedded DOCSIS in the area of home entertainment such as set-top box and home media center. It also will demonstrate the next generation home networking device that we envision has the capability to provide triple-play, incorporating with different home networking technologies including Ethernet, wireless LAN and home-plug.
- Integra5 will demonstrate the capabilities of its i5 Converged Service Delivery Platform (i5 C-SDP), which integrates voice, video, data and mobile content into cross-platform services. The C-SDP delivers these services to multiple IP devices—including legacy set-top boxes—and enables end-users to personalize their experience across all devices. Showing features from Integra5's pre-integrated i-Communicate and i-Inform application suites, attendees will see converged services in action as they are happening in today's hybrid cable and telecom networks, including TV/PC Caller ID, personalized newsfeeds, Internet content alerts to TV's, click-to call, CRM messaging, and TV voicemail.
- Jupiter Telecommunications Co., Ltd. (J:COM) is exhibiting VOD service with encryption and high-definition technology.
- KDDI Labs will demonstrate a nonstop IP-HDTV Multicast System. The Nonstop IP-HDTV Multicast System provides nonstop features on the HDTV broadcasting services over IP networks. KDDI's proprietary technique realizes an IP-multicast restoration without any packet losses, even if an IP router failure occurs.
- NDS will demonstrate OpenCable compliant CableCARD security modules in conjunction with NDS VideoGuard® conditional access as they have been deployed by several leading Korean MSOs. In addition, NDS will demonstrate the NDS XTV™ integrated DVR for cable. XTV integrated DVR provides the convenience of time shifted viewing for viewers and significant advantages for the operator because it is fully integrated with the other TV services.
- NEC Corporation will demonstrate a cable VoIP System. A live exhibition of voice communication using Dynamic QoS that co-works with SIP signaling messages will be demonstrated. The system can inter-operate between products in compliance with ITU-T Recommendations J.122 and J.122 Annex J. A public notification system using J.122 cable modem also will be displayed.
- PerfTech will demonstrate a product named Bulletin System that inserts messaging and/or advertising directly onto the screens of Internet browsing subscribers in both wired and Wi-Fi environments. The message insertion is controlled by the Internet provider, is totally independent of any website the subscriber is browsing, and requires no cookies or client-based software. The application runs on PerfTech's proprietary, plug-and-play hardware platform. This technology serves as an interactive component for new, network-based, revenue-generating applications and transforms the provider's traditional role as an anonymous transport operator to one of a personalized service provider.
- Sigma Systems will demonstrate automated order management and service provisioning for Triple Play VoIP, HSD/ISP and video services for IP broadband service providers. The demonstration will include an automated OSS solution to create, launch and provision converged services such as voice, messaging, advanced communications and premium content across both mobile and broadband networks. Quad Play solutions including mobile communications services will also be available for demonstration along with an overview of Sigma's “All Play” solutions for the next-generation of IMS and converged communications services.
- VectorMAX demonstration is TVAnywhere™ which provides a robust, scaleable software-based carrier-class solution for the IP-based multicast delivery of live video over DOCSIS networks. Delivering live video to PC and Mac computers, as well as set-top and mobile handset devices, TVAnywhere™ integrates with existing provisioning and billing systems.
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