CableNET® 2001 Brings The Western Show Two Exhibits—Showcasing Broadband�s Widest Array of Technology Offerings
New CableNET® Interactive™ will Demo Full Spectrum of Interactive Technology & Services
Louisville, Colorado, October 8, 2001—CableNET®, for eight years the centerpiece of The Western Show�s broadband technology exhibits, evolves to a new level this year by spinning off a CableNET® Interactive™ display—offering a hands-on experience with several of the most exciting interactive services that are now, or are soon to be, available.
The theme of this year�s original CableNET® exhibit is Broadband Evolution. In addition to the largest and most accessible display of cable broadband products that will soon be available to cable consumers, this year�s display will showcase how evolving broadband technology has moved to more business-to-business solutions that can keep cable services competitive. These demonstrations will include ways of improving billing and administrative functions important to the bottom line.
The CableNET® exhibits will be a featured part of The Western Show 2001 at the new Anaheim Convention Center, November 27 to November 30, 2001. Co-sponsored by the California Cable Television Association (CCTA) and Cable Television Laboratories (CableLabs®), CableNET is an educational forum demonstrating the potential of the cable industry�s broadband network—and the expanding number of video, telecommunications, and entertainment applications it will deliver to cable customers.
�CableNET continues to serve as a demonstrable vehicle to chart where the cable industry - as the front runner in the delivery of innovative broadband services - is headed," said Dr. Richard R. Green, President and CEO of CableLabs. �It remains a must-see, and also an exclusive technology showcase viewable only at The Western Show," he added.
This year, about 60 companies will exhibit at CableNET and the new, exhibit-within-an-exhibit, CableNET Interactive. Together, they will demonstrate the growing number of broadband consumer products and services:
- CableNET 2001 will be replete with interoperable advanced high-speed cable modems capable of delivering tiered data services, digital set-top boxes for delivering advanced digital video services, and IP voice communications services that will expand the information and entertainment choices available to - and desired by - consumers. Companies in CableNET Broadband Evolution will include Broadcom, Cisco Systems, and Ericsson.
- CableNET Interactive will show the many sides to broadband interactivity, including enhanced TV, hyper-video, personal video interactive applications, 3D gaming, home wireless solutions, streaming video, messaging solutions, and online voting. Companies in the Interactive area will include Microsoft, Motorola, nCUBE, OpenTV, and Sun Microsystems.
�The addition of CableNET Interactive adds a whole new dimension to our show," said Spencer Kaitz, President of CCTA. �It will not only allow attendees to experience the cutting-edge interactive applications we�ve been hearing so much about—but it will provide a good match for our Show�s Interactive Kick-Off, where many of the most influential broadband gurus will be discussing the impact of these products and services on our industry."
The entire CableNET® 2001 exhibit will cover about 10,000 square feet, where about 70 display areas will be showcasing and demonstrating the service delivery options of the companies participating in this year's event. More information on the exhibit can be found at: www.cablenet.org.
CableLabs manages key cable industry research and development projects - such as OpenCable™, PacketCable™, 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 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.
The CCTA, which produces the Western Show each year, is the nation's largest state cable association with over 700 member companies providing services to more than 6.8 million cable television households in California. For more information on The Western Show go to: www.calcable.org.
About CableLabs: Cable Television Laboratories (www.cablelabs.com) was founded in 1988 by members of the cable television industry. A non-profit research and development consortium, CableLabs delivers innovations that enable cable operators to be the providers of choice in their markets. Cable operators from around the world are members. CableLabs maintains web sites at www.cablelabs.com; www.packetcable.com; www.cablemodem.com; www.cablenet.org, and www.opencable.com.
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