The Innovation Showcase at CableLabs’ Conferences presents live demonstrations of working technologies, enabling developers to deliver compact and persuasive presentations of products and services enabled by cable’s broadband networks. The watchword here is “demonstration”. We’re looking for new, real products, platforms and innovations — not just PowerPoint® slides on a screen. It’s about bringing your gear, your technology and your people to the stage to show cable industry technology leaders what you’ve developed — and to convince them why it matters.
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Artveoli Air Panels are the first devices that make fresh air indoors. Smart and connected with a modern art design, the devices remove excess buildup of Carbon Dioxide (CO2) and convert it into fresh Oxygen (O2), improving indoor air quality in homes, offices, schools, hospitals and other closed environments.
Best New Product
Capriza mobile-enables your core applications to make it easy to do business inside and outside your organization. Capriza’s enterprise mobility platform empowers IT and business units to mobile-enable critical business workflows in a matter of days without any coding, APIs or integration. Capriza disrupts the speed and economics of the enterprise mobility journey by extending the capabilities of existing applications from SAP, Oracle, Salesforce as well as custom-built solutions in a simple and useable way, onto any smartphone or tablet.
Cassia is working with smart medical equipment manufacturers and service providers to build remote patient monitoring solutions using Cassia's Bluetooth routers and multiple smart Bluetooth low energy medical devices. The Cassia Bluetooth router collects the vital sign data from the Bluetooth medical devices connected to the Cassia router and forwards them securely to the service providers cloud server and enables remote patient monitoring in real-time. The Cassia solution allows the data to be viewed by the service provider from any browser.
CloudCoffer protects against zero-day hacking by employing the most scale-able and advanced artificial intelligence-based network protection system. We anticipate threats and block them before they are even released. Like we did with Wannacry and many others.
On stage we will demonstrate how by simply loading a software, multiple Wi-Fi devices from different vendors can start cooperating with each other to optimize the network performance. The demo will show how routers will choose a different channel to reduce interference levels between each other.
Nikola Labs demonstration shows wireless power transfer over distances up to 30 feet (10 meter). It has two components, a transmitter tower and receiver card. The transmitter sends a 2.4 GHz radio signal, a portion of which is captured on the antenna built into the receiver card. Proprietary circuitry on the card efficiently converts the received radio frequency (RF) energy into direct current (DC) power, which is used to illuminate the blinking LED lights.
Nuro Technologies has developed a robust sensing framework to continuously track and interpret a variety of conditions around the home without relying on cameras or other invasive technologies. These capabilities allow Nuro to gather much deeper insights about what's happening in the home, so providers of home automation, security, or control can deliver services that are uniquely tailored to each customer. The first product to incorporate these capabilities is the Nuro Smart Dimmer Switch.
PopChest is reimagining video distribution by creating a blockchain-based platform with no ads or subscriptions. We see ad-free, no commitment viewing as the logical progression of the ala carte trend. Our system uses micropayments so fans can directly support the content creators they love. But, micropayments can also work in the other direction. Users that positively contribute to PopChest by uploading great video, curating quality content, or devoting spare computing resources can now share in the value they're creating by receiving a native blockchain reward, POP Tokens.
XOGO (Bansen Labs)
Best New Product
It’s all about inclusion: Xogo is connecting all people with disabilities to all technology. It is the first universal adapter allowing anyone to play their favorite games using accessible input devices instead of standard game controllers.
Smart devices, services, and applications that work on your behalf. Sentiance adapts and conforms to your needs, intent, and real-time context.
A leading provider of analyzers for standard and proprietary communication protocols and of monitoring and analysis solutions of remote networks such as those used in the Internet of Things (IOT) last-mile connection path.
Filtrie is an up-and-coming technology company based in Salt Lake City, Utah that is transforming the TV and video advertising world. It replaces those annoying, inappropriate, and offensive TV ads with ones that conform to the customer's values, interests, and lifestyles.
Virtual Power Systems, Inc. (VPS) is transforming how data centers provision, manage, and utilize power capacity. Their mission is to enable data center operators to double power and server utilization, slash costs, and improve reliability.
Telestax develops middleware that enables enterprises, software developers, telecoms and service providers to quickly develop and deploy collaboration solutions. This company unleashes real-time communications based on Open Source and Open Standards.
Gryphon is a secure WiFi router using AI based learning to make the Internet a safer place for our kids and all our connected devices. It comes with an app for real time management of all your connected devices and allows you to collaborate with other parents on website approval ratings.
Sedona delivers multi-layer, multi-vendor network control platform: doubling WAN capacity with optically-aware IP routing and IP-informed optical switching.
Kwikbit is the world’s first gigabit wireless network as a service. As the next generation needs WiFi for data, voice and video streaming – the demands for fixed access or indoor locations is growing astronomically.
Vayyar Imaging Ltd.
Best New Product
Trinity Mobile Networks
Best New Product
mimik software platform turns every digital device into a micro server node, capable of device discovery, content indexing, media conditioning, and streaming. The software has a small memory footprint and can be ported on cable STBs to provide mimik'™s advanced features, which enable rich media discovery, access, and sharing experiences. Every device with mimik application (smartphones, PCs, tablets, game consoles, NAS devices, etc.) becomes a micro service node that can quickly and seamlessly create a virtual cloud, which enables seamless, fast, secure, and personalized cross-device sharing, access, and control.
CCS Metnet is the world’s first self-organizing small cell microwave backhaul. It’s the only solution that meets all key requirements for high capacity and low latency, reliability, rapid deployment and low-cost operation in a small, low-impact design. Self-organizing, self-healing links automatically reconfigure themselves to optimise performance across a resilient, multipoint-to-multipoint topology.
Get GPS Inside by enabling indoor mobile location with iPosi. Embedded GPS/GNSS for in-building Small Cell synchronization, mobile and cell location, and 3GHz Shared Spectrum indoor containment-loss. This paves the way for new high capacity shared-spectrum networks.
Kaybus addresses the problem of searching, browsing and discovering knowledge and information in corporations. Kaybus makes relevant personalized enterprise information available to the corporate employee to help them be much more effective at their job. For the company, the product offers efficiencies and business expense savings. Most solutions out there simply focus on portals and searching - that is just not enough. Kaybus provides an enterprise class solution that exists with a corporate infrastructure and ecosystem.
LISNR is an entirely new way to connect devices by simply using sound. Our SmartTones are inaudible, living just above human hearing level. And while we can't hear them - our mobile devices can. SmartTones are used to generate second screen experiences, proximity marketing human hearing level. And while we can't hear them - our mobile devices can. SmartTones are used to generate second screen experiences, proximity marketing messages, broadcast analytics and to connect devices.
Movius offers the only OTT service that provides a ubiquitous mobility strategy for the MSO and a complete BYOD strategy for the Business or Enterprise. This is done without compromising quality of service (QoS) by dynamically handing-off calls between any type of network. In addition, the split billing solution enables businesses and enterprises to separate work-personal consumption in real-time for voice/text/data. Finally, the solution can operate on any existing phone/SIM/carrier allowing the MSO to serve Business or Enterprise employees in any country without having to be concerned with the underlying carrier. The cloud-based service has very low insertion cost.
How can you turn viewers into engaged fans while building additional revenue streams? This presentation is all about Clubs - the dynamic and interactive version of channels and the future of television. We´ll be taking a look at Clubs and the powerful OZ API which turns linear into VOD, with an excellent support for Live streaming. The showcase marks OZ´s release of the Live Streaming feature and focuses on the real-time economy.
PixelPin wants to eradicate passwords with the best UX. PixelPin aim to address the limitations of current authentication solutions through the development of secure single sign-on solution that eliminates traditional alphanumeric password (can also be used as part of a multi-factor approach). The concept instead is a patented picture-based approach with users choosing a personal image (e.g. a holiday photo) and a four pass-point sequence which, based on successful user feedback have shown to be easier to learn, quicker to enter & less likely to be forgotten, protecting against common hacking techniques such as dictionary attacks, social engineering, phishing & keylogging.
Demonstrating how to define application perimeters for critical corporate services and applications that cannot be bypassed, detect and mitigate breaches, deny lateral expansion and data exfiltration while eliminating threats from compromised hardware and low-level attacks such as insecure supply-chains, malware, and rootkits. The key applications this is designed to address are Diameter networks, OSS/BSS provisioning systems, x86/virtual components of M-CMTS, and customer billing systems. Raised $30M from GV and Cisco Investments 3/15/16 View Presentation
Storj offers decentralized cloud storage. Demonstrating a mock up hyper local CDN, whereby content is stored and distributed from the last mile, thereby reducing backbone load and data offloaded to peered networks.
Best New Product
Veniam is building the Internet of Moving Things. They turn vehicles into WiFi hotspots and offer full-stack solutions to:
•build city-scale vehicular networks that expand wireless coverage
•collect terabytes of data in urban environments
•deliver robust wireless networks for ports and container terminals
Explored the feasibility and performance of 50+ Gbps DOCSIS: Increasing Bitrate Performance and Lifespans of Cable Networks using Extended-Spectrum DOCSIS in Fiber-To-The-Tap (FTTT) Architectures.
Cirrent lets Wi-Fi products connect with zero user intervention - the products just connect to the internet, immediately and securely, out of the box.
Cloudwear demonstrated how its unique new service will help cable operators protect customers (and the country) against cyberattacks and hackers, while simultaneously creating a new revenue category for cable operators.
InterfereX demonstrated their “Radio Optimization for Wi-Fi : Leveraging the cloud to maximize user experience".
PrecisionHawk presented the value proposition of integrating unmanned aerial systems (UAS) and advanced data analysis tools into traditional business operational workflows.
Revolar demonstrated an innovation in wearables. Unlike wearables that track your steps or sleep, Revolar's only job is to help keep you safe. If you are ever in danger, simply press the button on your Revolar device and an Emergency Alert message with your location information will be sent to your loved ones.
SimplyCalled showed how they make painful phone calls to Customer Service simple. Simple for the Caller. Simple for the Call Center. All via "Voice with Visuals" on smartphones.
Best New Product
Voice spam (robocalls, telemarketers) are increasing at an alarming rate. Twenty three percent of all calls in the U.S. are spam. Not only are these calls annoying, but they are also used to perpetrate scams on the elderly, disabled, and people with financial difficulties. In addition, voice spam causes major customer support issues for the cable industry. Until Nomorobo, there has been no solution to this problem.
Bay Dynamics demonstrated the limits of human interpretation and its impacts on security and risk management and how User Behavior Analytics provide an efficient approach that not only scales security operations, but also reduces the overall workload by changing the focus from events to users.
Hi WiFi is the world’s first and only home security solution that leverages consumers’ existing Wi-Fi network and Wi-Fi-enabled devices to deliver a cost-effective, sophisticated home security solution. Unlike other complicated and expensive sensor-based solutions, Hi WiFi requires nothing more than a free app download (or in the case of MSOs, a firmware update) in order for consumers to immediately install a home security system that uses the Wi-Fi network to
Greenlee’s distributed client-side solution characterizes the Wi-Fi environment in a home environment allowing a technician to assess the performance of Wi-Fi devices before finishing an install or maintenance visit. This reduces Wi-Fi related customer calls and truck rolls.
MAUI is a cloud-based Wi-Fi analytics platform, enabling service providers to deliver real-time, automated Wi-Fi monitoring, optimization, and self-healing to their customers around the clock to offer the best Wi-Fi experience. Using Wi-Fi performance data collected for the entire cable operator Wi-Fi footprint, MAUI's cloud-based analytics engine can predict and prevent potential issues before a customer service call is initiated.
With multi-screen interfaces, Vigour helps media companies create groundbreaking video interfaces. Vigour is dedicated to serving a new generation of viewers that require their favorite video services to go from "any device/anywhere” to "any combination of devices”. Users want to be in full control of their media experience, using existing smart devices to seamlessly adapt to any given context of use. Acquired by 24i March 2018. View Presentation
WhoKnows is the first smart enterprise network that helps organizations finally understand who knows what and who knows who. WhoKnows automatically builds expertise profiles and relationships for everyone in your company based on how they work online today. Then, WhoKnows can contextually recommend the best colleague to help while you're working in any web app, search engine, or CRM.
ZeroFOX, The Social Risk Management Company, is pioneering security technology that enables organizations to monitor and prevent social media-based cyber attacks, conduct proactive attack reconnaissance and safeguard their social assets. ZeroFOX Enterprise represents an evolution in security technology, custom engineered to identify both behavioral and technical threat indicators across cyber security’s newest and most dangerous threat vector: Social Media. Secured $27M funding in B Round led by Highland Capital Partners 12/3/15 . View Presentation
Best New Product
Avegant demonstrated their Glyph product, which is bringing the next generation of wearable displays to the consumer market. Combining a unique flip-down form factor, super sharp imagery, and premium noise-cancelling audio, the Glyph provides users with a premium multimedia experience through it's simple HDMI input, which allows it's users to display anything in their content library. Secured $24M in Series B funding led by Chinese mobile Internet company Hangzhou Liaison Interactive Information Technology Co. Ltd. 8/21/15
Best New Product
Gainspeed unvieled the industry’s first and only Virtual CCAP and how it enables cable operators to migrate to an All-IP network, satisfy escalating bandwidth demand, and easily introduce new revenue-generating services, while reducing capital and operating expenses in the process. An impressive, complete and compact hardware rack was on stage and running. Nokia announces it is buying Gainspeed 6/10/16. View Presentation
Bounce.io showed the audiance a new way to experience bounce error messages. bounce.io takes what was once considered digital exhaust and turns it into a great user experience, recurring revenue, and security data to protect your network. Bounce.io takes bounces from trash to digital treasure.
CapMedia's radical new product enables the next generation of Public Wi-Fi services. Wi-Fi has become an expected service in many locations including coffee bars, train stations and airports. The accepted consensus is that people will not pay for Public Wi-Fi access, which leaves Wi-Fi Operators with a difficult commercial challenge that CapMedia solves.
Immersive Media demonstrated and highlighted the benefits of using its immersive video platform to create, publish and distribute interactive 360˚ experiences to any device in real-time or on demand.
NewAer demonstrated their software based evolution of Location Based Services (LBS) called a proximity platform. Built for Android, iPhone, OSX and Windows, it enables each to execute actions based upon the presence of other wireless devices nearby.
RelationDesk.com is a next generation tool to manage all customer service on Facebook & Twitter. It allows service representatives to see all conversations from your Facebook and Twitter and facilitates answering the questions using social media.
The Cable Industry is evolving rapidly to compete with new entrants in the video advertising space like YouTube & AOL. Cable companies need to sell more ads faster, more efficiently and at lower costs. Viddyad is a cloud based video ad creation and distribution platform that enables local businesses or cable companies to self- create professional ads online in minutes. Viddyad represents a natural technological progression and a faster way to build ad revenues for Cable Companies globally.
Best New Product
New smart LED projector Screeneo’s incredible flexibility can bring big-screen entertainment to any room in the house, with wireless access to any content coming from the home network.
aioTV can be described as an OTT middleware platform that provides an easy, comprehensive way to aggregate multi-channel, streaming internet and VOD content into a unified, branded experience on TV and across connected devices.
Arrayent’s Virtualization Technology and the cloud enable a Smart Home experience comprised of the branded and differentiated products most desired by the consumer.
CiiNOW is a cloud gaming solution that provides all the needed pieces to provide a complete end-to-end gaming solution.
ElasticBox is pioneering a simplified, modular, service-based application development structure, where fully configured components of an application architecture are encapsulated as “Boxes” and made available as service. Acquired by CenturyLink June 2016.
DeepField demonstrated DeepField’s Cloud Intelligence product which provides unprecedented Business Intelligence into MSO networks.
Plexxi demonstrated a high-capacity data center fabric capable of dynamic tuning to deliver against specific application SLAs. $35M round of financing completed, led by a new investor with participation from existing investors Lightspeed Venture, Matrix Partners and North Bridge Venture 9/14/15
Metrological showcased the Metrological Application Framework. The Metrological Application Framework provides a comprehensive solution for application service deployment.
TVBeat presented their live dashboard and demonstrated how TV analytics may provide significant benefits to the Cable industry.
Best New Product
YOUi Labs FLIPtv is an immersive SmartTV experience that tackles today’s TV and media content management challenges. FLIPtv utilizes a UI that enables full body gesturing for a range of TV operations, changing the relationship between tablet and TV. Closed $15M round of growth capital led by Kayne Parnters 9/14/15
Adant Technologies, Inc. develops and markets smart antenna systems that provide significantly superior performance in Wi-Fi devices due to its patented adaptive beamshaping antenna technology.
Benu Networks provides industry leading platform and cloud solutions to enable MSOs to deploy Next Generation Broadband Services targeted toward massive proliferation of Wi-Fi enabled devices. Benu’s MEG™ platform combined with its cloud based DME™ application provides an ultra scale WLAN Access Gateway (WAG) function for Cable Wi-Fi networks. $26.6M Investment from Spark, Comcast, Sutter Hill 9/10/13
ESRI delivers the ArcGIS Platform that helps you seize the power of location to transform your company’s raw data into actionable intelligence. The ability to collect data from multiple sources and geo-enable it allows you to transform the data into visual layers.
iStream Planet Aventus offers a scalable, reliable, and flexible solution to content owners, aggregators, and distributors. Built from the ground up for the cloud, Aventus utilizes virtual machines for every step in the live video workflow, including scheduling, quality control, media processing, content protection, and publishing to any number of designated publishing locations, with telemetry that provides real-time insights across the workflow.
KAAZING provides the leading enterprise web and mobile communication platform for live data delivery and is author of the universally adopted HTML5 WebSocket standard. The company’s high-performance web communication platform is essential for web and mobile solutions that require secure, reliable, massively scalable, and instant full-duplex data delivery.
Muzzley is a software company with all the engineering power concentrated in creating technologies for developers/manufacturers and service providers. As a technology, Muzzley is a middleware in the cloud that pairs people with machines/software, and was engineered from the beginning with people in mind.
Seyyer is a video advertising company with an Artificial Intelligence (A.I.) platform that develops dynamic, human avatar models that are capable of instantly and flawlessly converting written text into engaging videos.
Best New Product
The Altia Systems camera enables the PanaCast Experience which is a fully immersive panoramic cloud based audio/video collaboration service, giving remote participants the visual perspective and control of being there. PanaCast is a new camera technology that combines patented hardware, state-of-the-art algorithms and software in one device to enable you to experience a panoramic-HD video stream with a 200° field of view. The advanced design and functionality of the PanaCast Camera from the optics, video capture and transport codes to client devices, is the first in the market to provide a full panoramic view.
ARM and FXI demonstrated the FXI Cotton Candy USB to HDMI stick running the DLNA CVP2 HTML5 RUI jointly developed by ARM, FXI and CableLabs. The demo showcased how a CE device utilizing the very same chipset used in the ultra-popular mobile phones such as Samsung Galaxy S II and Samsung Galaxy Note and shipped over 30M units can be used for Pay-TV applications. The FXI Cotton Candy is running on Linux/Ubuntu OS with a Webkit-based QT browser running the HTML5 RUI reference implementation. The demo featured User Interfaces and video content from several different operators from around the world. These operators are: Cox, BesTV, Orange, Sky, all running on the exact same reference implementation without any operator specific modifications to the platform.
Cyan is a global vendor of software-defined network (SDN) solutions for service providers, cable operators, and private networks. Cyan’s demonstration highlighted how cable operators can leverage SDN and packet-optical transport to deliver more compelling and innovative business services as well as to design, build and operate more efficient multi-layer networks.
Fastback Networks is a venture-funded company based in San Jose, California. Our core mission is to deliver solutions for small cell backhaul. Our products fuse high-performance data networking with advanced radio technology to achieve technical and economic breakthroughs, eliminating connectivity limitations for all types of cable operator services.
The Fastback product portfolio is built on an ANY Line of Sight (ALOS) high-capacity, high performance radio link. With unprecedented throughput - 500Mbps with less than 500 microseconds latency - and the ability to sustain a wireless connection across a wide variety of installations, the IBR delivers fiber equivalent service assurance to any customer site.
$15M Investments from Foundation Cap, Granite Ventures and Juniper Network May 2013.
Machine Perception Technologies, Inc. is the leader in the field of machine perception for automated facial behavior analysis. The company demonstrated the next generation of facial expression recognition technology of FACET ™, which is scheduled for launch spring 2014. FACET ™ is a software development kit for fully automatic, real-time facial expression analysis of images and video. FACET ™ provides capability to track the emotional responses of viewers as content is displayed from cable television and other digital media. This system eases the reliance on rating surveys for assessment of audience response to content. FACET ™ lays the foundation for a new relationship between MSOs and content providers, where the MSOs provide important data back to the content providers.
MPS Broadband Americas is a digital media technology company offering solutions designed to optimize the management and delivery of streaming video. MPS showcased two of its core services related to live and linear video broadcasting and distribution. The first service, Peer2View, is a distribution technology for video streaming of live events and linear TV over the Internet and within private networks. A software based solution, Peer2View facilitates the delivery of live and linear adaptive bit rate video using secure and dynamically created peer networks . Working in conjunction with a CDN or origin server, Peer2View keeps traffic as local as possible and reduces the core network load by up to twenty times over the Internet and up to one hundred times in private networks.
Qwilt presented a radical new content delivery solution which establishes a unified content delivery architecture that creates a direct integration between carrier-grade transparent caching and video delivery products and commercial CDN services. The solution integrates Qwilt’s intelligent, unified online video delivery nodes which reside deep in the cable data network. Cable operators are now able to optimize their networks and dramatically improve subscriber QoE by delivering video from the subscriber edge, while monetizing this function by using a CDN as the billing mechanism and commercial front-end for the online content providers.
RainStor provides a Big Data database that efficiently stores and manages volumes of structured and semi-structured data that is fully accessible for ongoing query and analysis to meet the business requirements of fast query and analysis. RainStor stores the data in the most efficient and cost-effective way compared to traditional relational or data warehouse approaches with patented data compression, yielding 90% storage and hardware savings.
Web and mobile are rapidly adopting semantic technologies that deliver highly intuitive, natural and intelligent experiences for search, discovery and navigation. Veveo has built similar semantic technologies backed by more than 38 patents and almost 70 filed applications that have been fine tuned and tailored to the television experience. Already having deployed its core search and recommendation solutions on more than 55 million televisions by leading PayTV providers in the US and Canada, Veveo is now expanding its capabilities for cable operators that surpass even what is available on web and mobile. Acquired by Rovi, February 2014
Best New Product
IMJ Corporation provides a very unique and cost effective set-top box on a USB stick-like size, fully enabled to deliver IP video over wireless and HDMI to TV subscribers. This breakthrough solution is a Linux-based HDMI Television “stick” the size of a USB flash drive that delivers IP video and supports a variety of applications. Power is provided by the USB port on a television. Various smartphones can be used as a remote control, providing the subscriber with a familiar GUI environment. Connection to OTT services is enabled by a built-in Wi-Fi connection. Video is delivered to the television by HDMI.
Alcatel-Lucent demonstrated its lightRadio™ MetroCell solution. Using Wi-Fi access, a variety of backhaul options, and common cellular technologies employed by prospective mobile network operator partners, this solution allows cable operators to extend broadband coverage beyond the home while supporting a variety of mobile service offerings.
ARRIS demonstrated a new cloud-based ad delivery system that leverages current Traffic and Billing Systems. The ARRIS Ad Decision Service uses SCTE130 to communicate with the ARRIS ad decision
manager and media services platform.
Guavus is a leader in the big data analytic application space. The company’s Reflex™ platform and applications for cable analytics mine operational data from core cable network services (voice, video, data) and various internal and third-party business and operational systems to deliver a holistic view of the Network, Application, Device, and Subscriber dimensions. Guavus’s applications correlate massive volumes of usage and catalog data to deliver up-to-the-minute insights using streaming analytics. Streams are fused and then mined leveraging network traffic structural analysis, statistical analysis, behavioral patterns and clustering, trending, outliers, anomalies, and forecasting techniques.
i4Vu provides a client-server platform and technologies which enable operators to provide a unique video discovery and consumption experience on any IP-connected device. The i4Vu Client Application allows users to select a live video playlist from a palette of all available live, linear, on-demand, and online programs. i4Vu MultiView™ technology delivers the user’s individualized selections in a live mosaic presentation, customized for the specific device form factor and resolution. All secondary video selections are live, and may either be scrolled for browsing, or dragged and dropped in the primary viewing area to activate the i4Vu FastChannel™ instant program selection. A full-featured “trick mode” is available for the primary program, and programs retain their temporal position as they are moved between primary and secondary viewing modes.
Kwarter provides broadcasters with turnkey second screen solutions that engage viewers, enhance messaging, and retain audiences. Kwarter demonstrated how their platform blends social, game, and reward layers to create a truly unique second screen experience for sports fans. Kwarter’s second screen platform is a comprehensive solution for cable operators, broadcasters, and anyone interested in extending content to the second screen. Their team not only builds the application, they provide full-service administration of your system that’s flexible in both scale and schedule. $4M investment, Deutsche Telekom (T-Venture), Kinetic, Jan. 2013.
Lyrical Labs Encoding technology compresses video files by an average gain of 50%, over market leaders producing standards compliant H.264 bitstreams of equal or superior quality to the original files. This breakthrough reduction in bandwidth is achieved via next-generation IP and is available as a cloud-based encoding service or an on-premises appliance. Lyrical Labs supports the full range of profiles for H.264: Baseline, Main, and High. Lyrical Labs Encoding Service is fully scalable and is capable of encoding hundreds of video clips per minute on demand. The IP is applicable to other modern video codecs and Lyrical Labs encoding service will be extending its offerings to include superior versions of VP8 and H.265 encoding.
Multiple Services are delivered by our next generation DOCSIS® 3.0, 24x8 based complete connected home solution. The objective of the demonstration was to deliver multiple services within the home. The solution demonstrated high speed Wi-Fi data and secure video distribution within the home using DTCP/IP and DLNA. In this solution we also demonstrated our latest Android-based STB and HTML5-based thin client.
SeaChange’s In-Home software team demonstrated the new headless hybrid-gateway configuration for simultaneous IP and QAM video delivery throughout the home. SeaChange and its VividLogic subsidiary are developing the Nucleus software stack for the RDK community which runs on production X1 configuration headed hybrid-gateways along with headless hybrid gateways. The demonstration showed multi-stream transcoding for whole-home DVR, and linear video distribution via DLNA to multiple screens throughout the home including Smart TVs and Game Consoles (In-Home Clients expected to be Samsung TVs, PS3, and IP STB).
SnappyTV, the leader in live, cloud-based video management solutions for a social world, delivers a robust suite of editing, publishing and distribution tools that allow organizations of all sizes to easily and effectively manage real-time video content to drive social engagement. With a range of multi-level product offerings, SnappyTV revolutionizes the way that companies and users can use and share rich online video content by making it faster, simpler and available anywhere from any Internet device. SnappyTV’s solutions empower companies to create new opportunities for audience and customer engagement, increase tune-in and reduce costs by streamlining internal workflow processes.
Receives seed funding February. 2013.
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Screen Sync TV is a full-featured two-screen companion platform that was judged “Best in Show” in the second screen category at CES 2012 by ABI Research. Screen Sync TV, a product of San Francisco-based Coincident, Inc., allows for close synchronization of tablet content to broadcast or on-demand linear television content. In addition, Screen Sync TV allows for social check-ins, commenting and gamification features, as well as interactive companion ads.
ConteXtream is delivering the industry’s first cloud-based network virtualization framework for carriers. ConteXtream’s Software-Defined Networking (SDN) products help cable operators create a single logical system distributed across many servers and physical locations. Thus, cable companies can now take advantage of cloud economics as they evolve network and service infrastructure from monolithic custom-made physical appliances to distributed software on commodity hardware. We demonstrated how Wi-Fi Service Gateway (or any access gateway) that is typically deployed as a physical appliance can be virtualized, distributed, and scaled, using our unique cloud technology.
The company’s newest solution, Seamless Discovery, has revolutionized the ease and speed with which viewers can find personally relevant, engaging content across all of their connected devices and sources of entertainment. By leveraging Seamless Discovery to provide personalized, integrated viewing experiences to their customers, MSOs can reclaim, repurpose, and better monetize viewer engagement.
With multiscreen video delivery on the rise, service providers are challenged to deploy cost-effective and scalable solutions for video delivery to a wide range of devices. High-performance systems from Elemental offer unmatched flexibility, density, and quality—key components of a reliable streaming solution for current and future applications. Amazon announced it is purchasing Elemental 9/4/15.
Joyent believes that applications are the new content. And, that the really interesting apps are real-time. As more and more consumers and workers interact with mobile devices at play and work, the demand for fast, scalable, resilient infrastructure to power applications becomes more critical than ever. Joyent demonstrated three real-time applications that illustrate the power of the Joyent Cloud, a development language and framework called Node.js. Node.js helps operators and businesses overcome scalability challenges via its asynchronous, non-blocking, event-driven I/O model for scripting highly concurrent programs. Samsung agrees to buy Joyent 6/15/16
M-GO, a subsidiary of Technicolor and a partnership with DreamWorks Animation, offers Operator, OTT and media aggregation services. M-GO demonstrated its next generation application. Some of M-GO’s key features include a deep and broad VOD catalog, multi-device content access, second-screen viewing and synchronization, business-rules-driven advanced search-and-discovery, dynamic personalization options including recommendations, and advanced analytics. M-GO is a customizable platform that provides Operators with compelling options to increase subscriber satisfaction, improve ARPU, and better manage costs.
Myriad Alien Vue is a new platform delivering Android apps and services to cable TV. It enables a full range of Android applications to be run on cable set-top boxes, including social networks and games, by leveraging the power of the Android developer community. Applications designed for GoogleTV and those written in HTML5 run without modification on the platform. Alien Vue also provides a full multi-screen ecosystem. It includes provisioning and management of applications through a white label, operator branded application store and offers seamless integration with other screens through Myriad's Connect and Share DLNA solution
Thuuz alerts sports enthusiasts to the most exciting sporting events as they’re happening, so you never miss the action. We’ll even tell you where to tune in to these games. Just click on a game to go straight to the right TV channel or online source. Don’t have time to watch the game? No problem. Subscribers with integrated DVRs can click to record a live or upcoming sporting event straight from their Thuuz app.
Liberty Global and Itochu invest $4.2M September 2012.
Internet apps and games on the cable provider’s Smart set top box requires a new, hybrid controller. Similar to the Smart Phone’s touch screen, uWand brings a touch screen experience to Smart TVs. As a hybrid controller it maintains the core, recreational, passive TV experience while enabling new Smart TV use cases such as gaming, browsing online video and other content. Service operators, application developers and content owners can design user experiences with the power of gesture control, 3D navigation and direct cursor control. The uWand technology is more effective for navigating complex user interfaces and TV games which results in increased revenue. Our extensive consumer studies show a 27% ARPU increase compared to traditional remote controls.
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Metaswitch Networks demonstrated the latest additions to its portfolio at the CableLabs Summer Conference with Thrutu and the CommPortal Communicator; both designed to enhance the voice call experience across business, residential and mobile customers. Thrutu, is a unique in-call content sharing application. Utilizing cloud-based servers and available to iPhone and Android phones, Thrutu promotes longer call times and a richer experience by creating an environment for single-click, impulsive sharing, seamlessly integrated with the call-in-progress screen. The demonstration showcased a call between two smartphones and the various content-sharing capabilities of Thrutu, along with revenue-generating opportunities for cable operators as they integrate mobile commerce features with businesses into the application.
Headend Supervisory System of IP Clients for Robust and Efficient Delivery of Streamed Content. ARRIS demonstrated the benefits of improved user Quality of Experience (QoE), through optimized usage of HFC Bandwidth by means of adding a centralized controller for monitoring and supervising IP Video streams in the on-net IP Video network.
Clearleap’s cloud-based content management and distribution platform provides operators, IPTV providers, and programmers with an efficient, cost-effective delivery of video to multiple platforms. With Clearleap’s Stream On Demand solution, operators can stream video over existing broadband networks to connected devices, tablets, set-tops, and TVs. Bandwidth is intelligently managed to allow access to large libraries of content while delivering video with improved quality. Our solution includes all the necessary billing integration and authentication, enabling a complete, end-to-end solution
without dependencies on legacy video infrastructure.
CTERA’s Cloud Attached Storage solution makes use of customer-premises devices to provide storage and backup services, which are seamlessly integrated with cloud storage services to provide an additional layer of data protection, disaster recovery, remote access and file sharing capabilities. This hybrid local and cloud solution is highly cost-effective, making it suitable for small businesses, SOHO users and consumers. CTERA demonstrated both the customer experience and operator/service provider view. It also showed an embedded CPE solution, the first of its kind that runs as a CTERA virtual machine on a cable modem/gateway.
Dyyno OTT Solution enables MSOs to monetize content distributed over-the-top (OTT) with its game changing cloud-based online video platform. In a nutshell, Dyyno’s OTT platform enables MSOs to increase ARPU and create new revenue streams by bringing brand new content from across the world to subscribers, delivering MSO’s content to hundreds of millions of OTT consumers globally, and enhancing the user experience & engagement with social content creation and discovery, using its patented encoding technology while keeping the distribution costs low with its patented video distribution.
FourthWall has enhanced the targeting capabilities of the Ad Widgets® interactive TV advertising solution with a feature called addressable versioning, which we are pleased to demonstrate as part of the Innovation Showcase. In this demonstration, a single bound EBIF application delivers four different RFI offers from the same spot based on targeting criteria selected in the Ad Widgets® Manager. The unique aspect of addressable versioning is that it requires no prior targeting information delivery to the set-top box. Rather, the targeting data is embedded in the application and triggered by set-top box identifiers (MAC address, zone, zip code).
Ignite Solutions demonstrated its technology solutions that allow interactive TV applications (EBIF applications) for legacy devices to be delivered with the same look and feel and functionality to next generation devices based on web technologies. Ignite’s SPARX RT solution allows operators to deploy IPTV and web-based architectures targeted at multiple devices such as web, tablet and mobile devices with the full interactivity support that the broadcast programs contain. In addition to extending the reach of existing interactive content to multiple devices, this solution leverages existing signaling but can deliver alternate content for multi-device synchronized viewing.
Manilla is an online service that allows you to manage all of your household and financial accounts, travel rewards programs, and subscriptions in one secure place — for free. Manilla provides a secure, free online service to consolidate a household’s most important business relationships: from banking and credit cards, to utilities and travel rewards programs, to insurance and subscriptions.
Tely Labs’ telyHD STB turns a standard HD television into a two-way communications and entertainment center. From HD Skype video calling to web browsing, to Android apps for social networking to games, to delivering a world of OTT services, telyHD can be customized to suit your user’s preferences. telyHD, which runs on Android, can take full advantage of the apps written by the large community of Android app developers. Under the hood is a powerful dual-core ARM CPU with on-board video codec for 720p live video encode+decode and a GPU for console quality graphics. telyHD also has an on-board HD camera and microphone array for high fidelity video and audio. telyHD also includes hardware Adobe Flash acceleration, enabling a rich, immersive user experience with the capability of full 1080p HD video decoding. Update: Comcast Ventures and Rogers Venture Partners invest $15M Septmeber 2012.
From the student’s tablet to the trading floor, ViVu is a pioneer in the delivery of HD-quality video content to some of today's most popular devices through its patented MXTP™ technologies. Thanks to the scalability, security and extensibility of its solutions, ViVu has established itself as a technology leader in enterprise-class videoconferencing. ViVu is shaping the future of video collaboration with bold, new applications that enable nearly all video screens with Internet access. Enabling users to collaborate, notwithstanding location allows them to make timely contributions and better decisions. Vivu showed how disparate platforms can promote collaboration in an efficient, economical, and effective way. By utilizing pervasive and powerful networking services, users can virtually be part of the process from any location. Update: Acquired by Polycom October 2011.
TVPlus (Spot411) - Best New Product
Belair Networks - Best New Product - Acquired by Ericsson April 2012
VQLink Widevine Technologies -
Acquired by Google December 2010
iLoop Mobile -
Merger with Lenco Mobile November 2011
IP Gallery Jinni - Best New Product
Primesense - Best New Product TandbergTV -
Acquired by Ericsson in 2007
BigBand Networks -
Acquired by Arris September 2011
$24M Series E Round September 2012
Ortiva Wireless -
Acquired by Allot May 2012
Acquired by RGB June 2010
Verisimo Network - Best New Product
Aster Data -
Acquired by Teradata March 2011
IPO June 2010
Silicon Image - Best New Product
Acquired by Semantec March 2010
Acquired by Saisel Networks December 2010.
Ditech Networks -
Acquired by Nuance September 2012
Ruckus Wireless - Best New Product
Acquired by Motorola December 2010
Harmonic - Best New Product
Nortel Networks Inc. (USA)
Pure Networks -
Acquired by CiSumo July 2008
Sereniti , Inc.
Acquired by Broadsoft October 2010.
Acquired by Allot September 2012
Simple Star - Best New Product -
Acquired by Sonic Solutions April 2008