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NCTA Clears Up Set-Top Box Energy Reports

June 19, 2014

By, CableLabs Staff – Set-top Box Energy Consumption Recently a lot of waves were made when the L.A. Times published an article claiming that cable TV boxes have become the second-biggest energy using appliance in consumers’ homes. Unfortunately, there were several inaccuracies in the article, including statements made about the Industry Agreement for Ongoing Improvement to the Energy […]

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Why It’s Time to Pay Attention to Facial Recognition

June 17, 2014

By Garey Hassler, Lead Engineer, CableLabs – “Face” It, We Like Being “Recognized” As consumers, we love to be pampered. We enjoy feeling special and unique. This is especially true when we are spending our time and money on services. Recognition by a waitress or waiter at our favorite restaurant not only increases our loyalty […]

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How DOCSIS 3.1 Reduces Latency with Active Queue Management

June 6, 2014

  By Greg White, Principal Architect, CableLabs – At CableLabs we sometimes think big picture, like unifying the worldwide PON standards, and sometimes we focus on little things that have big impacts. In the world of cable modems a lot has been said about the ever-increasing demand for bandwidth, the rock-solid historical trend where broadband […]

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Video Coding Platforms: Then, Now, and On the Horizon

June 5, 2014

By Greg Rutz, Lead Architect, CableLabs – Up until a few years ago, the encoder/transcoder market was dominated by systems based on ASIC (Application Specific Integrated Circuit) architectures that provided excellent performance with minimal power consumption.  These audio/video compression workhorses have allowed cable operators to provide more and more high-quality video to their customers in […]

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What We Can Learn From Lean Startup Business Models

May 22, 2014

by Ken Fricklas, CableLabs – CableLabs sponsored Boulder Startup Week this year, and with that in mind we thought we’d take a look at a startup approach that could have value for business of all sizes and in all stages. Ken Fricklas, who has extensive startup experience, provides his take below: What is Lean and […]

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Will Wi-Fi Have to Share the Waves?

May 21, 2014

By Ian MacMillan, CableLabs – A New Competitor? Wi-Fi is alive and well and will be with us for a long time to come.  But for the first time since it became the dominant wireless access technology, there is a potential competitor on the horizon. Few technologies today are as key to how we communicate […]

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Proactive Network Maintenance (PNM): Smarter Technology for Smarter Maintenance

May 19, 2014

  By Tom Williams, CableLabs – We have always wanted more information about our world: Where is our next meal coming from; what’s the weather like; are my kids OK; did my team win?  Past information delivery systems, such as the telegraph, the telephone, and broadcast television, have all been supplemented with the Internet.  At […]

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Breaking Free From “Legacy Limitations”

May 15, 2014

By Julie Rachel, CableLabs – Cable service providers are now launching many new great products and services to meet the needs of consumers and businesses.  Successful new product launches will require agile platforms and processes that align with the trajectory of new product introductions. Order Experience is one place where new capabilities that provide visual […]

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