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Pace Enters VoIP Market with e-MTA
June 17, 2005
Not content to play just in the digital cable set-top market, Pace Micro Technology is entering the voice over IP (VoIP) business with its first embedded multimedia terminal adapter (e-MTA). Pace announced its plans earlier this week at the SCTE Cable-Tec Expo show in San Antonio, unveiling a prototype of its DV315 e-MTA model now under development. Pace said the new eMTA features wideband technology, low power consumption, support for multiple voice codecs and long battery life. The company expects to make the product available to cable operators by the end of the year. In other show news, Pace announced a major digital set-top deal with Videotron. Under the pact, Videotron will deploy both Pace's Indiana DC511 standard definition and its Laguna DC551HD boxes. Last month Pace inked a multi-year digital set-top deal with Comcast Corp. worth between $375 million and $550 million, mainly involving the British box maker's new, top-of-the-line Tahoe DC775 HD-DVR box.
Cable/Video Practice Leader, Light Reading
Alan Breznick is a business editor and research analyst who has tracked the cable, broadband and video markets like an over-bred bloodhound for more than 20 years.
As a senior analyst at Light Reading's research arm, Heavy Reading, for six years, Alan authored numerous reports, columns, white papers and case studies, moderated dozens of webinars, and organized and hosted more than 15 -- count 'em --regional conferences on cable, broadband and IPTV technology topics. And all this while maintaining a summer job as an ostrich wrangler.
Before that, he was the founding editor of Light Reading Cable, transforming a monthly newsletter into a daily website. Prior to joining Light Reading, Alan was a broadband analyst for Kinetic Strategies and a contributing analyst for One Touch Intelligence.
He is based in the Toronto area, though is New York born and bred. Just ask, and he will take you on a power-walking tour of Manhattan, pointing out the tourist hotspots and the places that make up his personal timeline: The bench where he smoked his first pipe; the alley where he won his first fist fight. That kind of thing.
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