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Insights from the 50th Consumer Electronics Show #CES2017

January 11, 2017

This year’s CES was another record breaking event and was well attended by cable industry representatives. The event staff reports over 177,000 people attended to view nearly 2.5 million square feet of exhibit space. Over the next several weeks, analysts and pundits will contemplate the trends and shifts that are ongoing in the industry. In […]

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2017 Innovation Predictions

January 3, 2017

It’s that time of year for me to give my innovation predictions. My top three predictions for 2017 are: Mixed Reality IoT Security Flexible Displays Please take a look at the video where I elaborate on these three predictions. Best wishes for a great year.   —–Video Transcript It’s that time of year for me […]

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Multiple Access Point Architectures and Wi-Fi Whole Home Coverage

October 20, 2016

As mentioned in a previous blog post on AP Coordination by my colleague Neeharika Allanki, homes sizes are growing and the number of client devices in a home network are increasing exponentially.  There is a need for not only consistent performance in terms of throughput and connectivity, but also Wi-Fi coverage throughout the home.  Consumers […]

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A Look into the Near Future

August 8, 2016

CableLabs has done something surprising for an Innovation and R&D Lab. They have released a short film that provides a vision of possibilities arising from the high speed low latency networks that will connect our homes, businesses and mobile devices in the not too far distant future. Portraying a number of vignettes in the life […]

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Industry Set-Top Box Voluntary Agreement Initiative Wins Environmental Leader Top Project of the Year Award

June 28, 2016

Last week, at the 2016 Environmental Leader Conference, the Set-Top Box Voluntary Agreement (STB VA) received special recognition to reduce energy consumption related to set-top boxes in consumers’ homes.  The Environmental Leader Top Project of the Year Award is a program recognizing excellence in projects that provide companies and consumers with environmental, sustainability and energy […]

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AP Coordination in Home Networks

June 7, 2016

Multiple Access Points Can Improve Home Wi-Fi Coverage:  The Secret Sauce is AP Coordination Before we address AP Co-ordination in Home Networks, it is important to note that average home sizes have been increasing at a steady pace in the past four decades as seen from the figure below. Increasing Home Size As consumers, we […]

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Solutions for Whole Home Wi-Fi Coverage

May 12, 2016

For the majority of homeowners, a single Wi-Fi Access Point (AP) is enough to provide whole home coverage with reliable performance. However, there are homes where a single AP provides insufficient coverage or has unreliable performance in certain areas of the home. For example, as the size of the house increases (> 3000 square feet), […]

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Hello Blockchain . . . Goodbye Lawyers?

April 19, 2016

As the blockchain technology star begins to eclipse Bitcoin and the other cryptocurrencies that rely upon it, there has been an increase in research and development into using blockchain for “smart contracts.” Smart contracts are computer programs that facilitate, verify, execute, and enforce a contract. While smart contracts have existed to a limited extent for […]

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