CableNET® Once Again Brings New Technology to the Western Show
Louisville, Colorado, October 14, 2003—CableNET®, the broadband industry�s premiere technology showcase, has announced its list of about 45 broadband demonstrations in this year�s exhibit, including 14 in its interactive centerpiece. The exhibit is part of The Western Show at the Anaheim Convention Center December 2-5.
Now in its 11th year, CableNET magnifies the true value of broadband services by once again offering a hands-on experience with many of the most exciting interactive services now available.
Among the demonstrations are more than a dozen exhibits of interactive technology, including an end-to-end display of OpenCable™ Application Platform (OCAP™) technology from Advanced Digital Broadcast, Inc. Other highlights include a whole house video and multimedia distribution system from Entropic Communications and a PacketCable™-qualified call management server from Syndeo Corp. In addition, Go2BroadbandSM, in conjunction with the Cable & Telecommunications Association for Marketing (CTAM), will be demonstrating the consumer website used to support the cable industry�s latest service offerings.
The theme of this year�s original CableNET exhibit is Imagine That, and it will include displays of true broadband services and examples of how the evolving broadband technology has expanded to include more business-to-business solutions that keep cable services innovative and competitive. The entire CableNET® �03 exhibit will cover about 10,000 square feet on the Anaheim Convention Center show floor.
�This year�s CableNET continues our tradition of having a powerful demonstration of cable�s broadband might at The Western Show,� said Dr. Richard R. Green, CableLabs President and CEO. �We have worked hard to make this year�s demonstration the best ever.�
The CableNET exhibits have been co-sponsored by the California Cable & Telecommunications Association (CCTA) and Cable Television Laboratories (CableLabs®) as educational forums. They demonstrate the potential of the cable industry�s hybrid fiber/coaxial systems, and the expanding number of video, telecommunications, and entertainment applications such systems will deliver to cable customers. For additional information on CableNET go to www.cablenet.org. In 2004, CableNET will move to the National Show, to be held in early May in New Orleans.
�CableNET continues to provide this industry with a great vehicle for displaying what kinds of broadband services may be sent to consumers over cable�s broadband network,� said Spencer Kaitz, president, CCTA. �It�s an important forum that was launched at our show and which has greatly assisted companies, careers and products over the past decade. I am looking forward with great anticipation to seeing what new products and services this years� participants in CableNET are bringing to our industry.�
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About CCTA and The Western Show
The California Cable & Telecommunications Association, which produces The Western Show, is the nation's largest state cable association with over 370 member companies providing services to more than 6.8 million cable television households in California. The Western Show runs December 2-5, 2003 at the Anaheim Convention Center in Anaheim, California. Information on the Western Show can be accessed through www.thewesternshow.com.
Descriptions of the CableNET®�03 demonstrations follow:
Advanced Digital Broadcast, Inc. will show an end-to-end system based on OCAP™ specifications that demonstrates video-on-demand (VOD) and enhanced programming guide (EPG) applications working with ADB�s digital set-top box.
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® 2.0-based module and FastFlow® Broadband Provisioning Manager.
Arbor Networks' technology protects organizations from zero-day security threats like Distributed Denial of Service (DDoS) attacks and worms, and operational vulnerabilities like peering/transit issues and routing instability, across the entire network.
ATI Technologies will demonstrate a full system solution based on OpenCable™ specifications, which incorporates a two-chip solution of NXT 2003 and XILLEON 225. The solution is designed to minimize overall system cost and to maximize performance.
Auspice�s TLX platform rapidly deploys custom-built, real-time operations automation solutions for proactive health management, outage detection, root-cause analysis, bandwidth utilization and trouble ticketing of broadband multi-services.
Ceon Corporation will display end-to-end provisioning of a multimedia terminal adapter (MTA) based on PacketCable™ specifications, using the Ceon Integration and Provisioning suite (IPS). Ceon IPS includes order management, workflow, and service activation.
Convergys will exhibit its total partner management and content settlement solution that automates the management of the number of content partners, agreements, revenue management, and invoices.
Core Networks will show CoreMeter, which is designed to cater to multiple system operator's (MSO's) complex networks, unique operational processes, and methodologies to maximize network reliability and customer satisfaction.
Datria will demonstrate Ticket Management™ 2.0, a voice-enabled application that allows field service technicians to use only a voice and a phone to talk to back-end systems. This application provides a low-cost method to collect real-time data from field organizations.
Deloitte Consulting/Sun Microsystems� solution is designed to help broadband service providers improve customers� experience and increase average margin per-subscriber—impacting customer lifetime value, sales, service, and enterprise contact center.
Ellacoya Networks Inc. will demonstrate how its Internet Protocol (IP) Service Control system can be used to gain visibility into network traffic and subscriber behaviors, control bandwidth-abusing subscribers and applications, and launch new IP services.
Entropic Communications� chip set enables video in-home networks, which provide multiple and simultaneous high-definition and personal video recorder (PVR) video streams, gaming, and data over the existing in-home coax environment, between multiple clients and servers.
Exavio, Inc. will exhibit its ExaVault Media Storage System, which provides scalable digital storage for streaming media applications.
Gallery IP Telephony, Inc. will show a Cassiopeia telephony softswitch and multimedia-enabling platform, a suite of software products with a network-based architecture that provide reliability and scalability for large cable operator networks.
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 will exhibit HeadendWare, a centralized platform that leverages processing power at the headend, supporting television-based applications, including: games, customer support, video-on-demand menuing, and local news and information.
IP Unity will show the Harmony6000 Media Server solution, which provides a turnkey platform for enhanced services including voice mail, unified messaging, conferencing, prepaid services, and privacy screening.
Juniper Networks will demonstrate how its multi-media service delivery system, based on PacketCable™ 2.0 specifications, enables cable operators to tailor broadband services to the needs of each subscriber and to the economics of their own networks.
Lemur Networks, Inc. will show a Web self-service, voice-over-Internet Protocol (VoIP) provisioning and management system based on PacketCable™ 1.0 specifications.
Lucent Technologies will exhibit the iGEN™ cable application, which integrates the roles of a call management server (CMS), an application server, a media gateway and controller, and a signaling gateway.
Microsoft Corporation will demonstrate its Foundation Edition software for digital cable. Foundation Edition provides a channel-surfing experience, which includes a guide with integrated video-on-demand (VOD) and managed content services.
Motorola's DCT6208 digital set top integrates high-definition television (HDTV), digital video recording (DVR), and advanced interactive features. It is a part of Motorola's connected home portfolio for operators, distributors and retailers.
Navic Networks� N-Band Streamer media delivery system is a platform for creating and deploying full-screen, interactive channel applications for operators and advertisers.
nCUBE Corporation will exhibit server and software solutions that scale for high-definition video-on-demand (VOD). It also will show a digital program insertion (DPI) platform, which supports both analog and digital cable networks.
Nortel Networks will demonstrate wireless technologies designed to assist cable operators in the delivery of voice and data services.
Nuera Communications, Inc. will show the Nuera BTX media gateway, which secures off-net voice calls. The PacketCable™ security suite, including Internet Protocol Security Standard (IPSEC), Advanced Encryption Standard (AES), and Multilinear Modular Hash (MMH) authentication will be shown.
OKTV, Inc. will exhibit OurKidsTV service, an independent parental management system that enables parents with digital cable to limit children�s viewing to developmentally appropriate programming.
Primal Solution�s integrated mediation and rating solution,Connect IXC, enables broadband service providers to generate revenue for voice-over-Internet Protocol (VoIP) services with minimal capital expense.
Pronto Networks will demonstrate its Wi-Fi Service Delivery Platform, a modular, scalable, and interoperable Operations Support System (OSS) for cost-effectively provisioning, deploying and managing large-scale, public wireless local area networks (WLANs).
RealNetworks, Inc. will show its Helix DRM, a digital rights management solution that supports Internet-based, as well as standards-based, media formats.
Sandvine Incorporated helps broadband service providers to deepen subscriber relationships and to manage the growing burden of peer-to-peer (P2P) file-sharing traffic.
Siemens Network Convergence will demonstrate video telephony applications between Session Initiated Protocol (SIP)-based endpoints and inter-working between SIP endpoints and Network-based Call Signaling (NCS)-based endpoints.
Syndeo Corporation will exhibit the Syion Call Management Server�s video telephony capabilities. The call management server is based on PacketCable™ 1.0 specifications.
Telcordia Technologies will show a self-service manager that simplifies and automates the configuration of home gateways based on CableHome™ 1.0 specifications, and will demonstrate the Telcordia™ Call Agent, a softswitch based on PacketCable™ 1.1 specifications.
Thales Broadcast & Multimedia will demonstrate a set-top box software download mechanism based on the OpenCable™ common download specification. Thales CORAL DSM-CC carousel server also will send interactive applications.
Toshiba America Information Systems—Digital Solutions Division�s PCX4500g is an 802.11g, CableHome™ 1.1 and DOCSIS® 2.0-based device. This wireless cable modem router features Texas Instruments� chipset technology and TurboDOX™ bandwidth acceleration, along with Jungo�s OpenRG™ software.
Vidiom Systems Corporation will demonstrate OCAP™ developer tools, applications, middleware, and services that support multiple system operator (MSO) migration from existing platforms to OpenCable™ solutions.