EuroCableNET Co-Sponsors Announce Exhibit Details at Broadband World Forum Europe
Louisville, Colorado and Brussels, Belgium, September 26, 2006—Ten companies participating in the EuroCableNET pavilion will be demonstrating elements of the broadband triple play as part of the 2006 Broadband World Forum Europe conference and exhibition to be held 9-12 October in Paris at the CNIT La Défense.
EuroCableNET is co-sponsored by CableLabs® and EuroCableLabs. This year's technology showcase will include data transmissions of pre-DOCSIS 3.0 speeds of at least 160 Mbps downstream transmission over the [Euro]DOCSIS high-speed data platform, as well as Internet Protocol video (IPTV) multicast of live video over a DOCSIS' cable network. The demonstration also will include advanced technology in the area of Voice over IP.
The companies participating in EuroCableNET 2006 and details of their exhibits follow:
- ARRIS will demonstrate its FlexPath™ channel-bonding capability available on the Cadant® C4® CMTS with a practical example of a multiple-computer household in which several applications require significant upstream bandwidth between multiple sources and multiple destinations. Up to 160 Mbps can be delivered downstream. The return path will have throughputs of up to 120 Mbps upstream.
- CableMatrix will demonstrate its ODSP™ policy management platform, which can be run as a PacketCable™ Multimedia-qualified policy server and/or a PacketCable Multimedia Web Service application manager and session controller. The demo also will include the company's complementary PacketCable Multimedia-based XAM™ multimedia session controller and Smart Agent application enablers. Visitors to the demo will view two attractive multimedia applications: video streaming, and the dynamic, application- and user-specific management of upstream bandwidth. The latter application enables dynamic quality of service for the Slingbox—a consumer electronics product that allows consumers to watch their living room TV programming from virtually anywhere.
- Gallery-IP Telephony will demonstrate its smooth migration strategy from PacketCable 1.x deployments, which are built in a PSTN philosophy to PacketCable 2.0 ALL IP deployments. The migration strategy is based on Gallery-IP Telephony's CAssiopeia Suite of switching products. Gallery also will demonstrate how CAssiopeia simplifies the introduction of new services into existing pre IMS VoIP networks.
- JacobsRimell will demonstrate multi-service management and customer care focused through a single, centralized operator information architecture that allows the following key functions to be performed: customer identity-based voice, television and HSD provisioning from one platform.
- Motorola will demonstrate a channel bonding implementation that bonds together four downstream channels to deliver more than 120 Mbps of downstream DOCSIS® data services from the Motorola BSR 64000 cable modem termination system (CMTS) to a Motorola cable modem. When deployed, it will provide up to four times the downstream capacity as defined in the DOCSIS 2.0 specification. This additional downstream bandwidth enables operators to provide cost-effective advanced multimedia services without requiring operators to upgrade the hybrid fiber coax (HFC) network.
- NETGEAR, Inc., will showcase a variety of DOCSIS and EuroDOCSIS products including cable modems, wireless cable modem gateways, embedded multimedia terminal adapters, and integrated access devices which combine into a single box, a cable modem, wireless router, and E-MTA. In addition, NETGEAR will demonstrate technology based on DOCSIS 3.0, PacketCable™ 2.0, and fixed mobile convergence.
- Nominum, Neustar, and Nortel will demonstrate a fully integrated solution based on Nominum's ENUM-based IP-Application Routing Directory, NeuStar's SIP-IX data services, and Nortel softswitches. The solution provides optimization of VoIP call routing management, and enables the establishment of call paths across VoIP peering networks. The exhibit also will include an IP-Application Routing Directory, a SIP-IX data service suite and a PacketCable softswitch that optimizes call routing and establishes the foundation of a migration path from VoIP to IMS networks.
- OpVista will demonstrate its next generation optical networking technology that provides ultimate scalability up to 1.6T without infrastructure changes for dispersion compensation or regeneration. Combining the technologies of ultra-dense wave division multiplexing (U-DWDM), scalable-reconfigurable optical add/drop multiplexing (S-ROADM), and switched ring architecture (SRA), the OpVista2000 provides operators with the flexibility, scalability, and availability to upgrade their network.
- Strategy & Technology Ltd./UniSoft will demonstrate technology that provides a multi-user environment for developing and testing OCAP™ and MHP applications. It plays out an MPEG-2 transport stream containing four services containing carousels and A/V. Each service may have an OCAP/MHP application signaled in it. Features include: Application play-out, four services and four DSM-CC object carousels with bandwidth allocation, application configuration, with QAM output. UniSoft will also show an MHP/OCAP application validator (XAV) and an MHP/OCAP signing tool (SFG).
- VectorMAX will demonstrate TVAnywhere, which provides a robust, scalable 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 to set top and mobile handset devices, TVAnywhere integrates with existing provisioning and billing systems.
EuroCableLabs is the technical center of excellence for the European cable industry. EuroCableLabs' core activities are research on emerging technologies, developing standards for cable technology, and certifying vendor equipment. EuroCableLabs is a member organisation including all the leading cable operators in Europe, servicing TV, broadband Internet, and telephony services. The European cable industry services more than 64 million customers. EuroCableLabs Associate Supporters include vendors to the cable industry. EuroCableLabs has offices in Brussels (Belgium) and Braunschweig (Germany), and is part of Cable Europe, the European Cable Communications Association. More information about EuroCableLabs is available at www.eurocablelabs.com.
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