Equipment Vendors Show Off at CableLabs Confab

Equipment Vendors Show Off at CableLabs Confab

Alan Breznick, Cable/Video Practice Leader, Light Reading

August 16, 2005

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Equipment Vendors Show Off at CableLabs Confab

With the Western Show now history, more and more tech vendors are seizing the opportunity to demonstrate their wares at CableLabs' annual summer conference. Scores of equipment and software firms are using this week's closed-door confab in Keystone, CO to unveil new products to CableLabs' MSO members. The lineup ranges from Broadbus Technologies to BigBand Networks to Sandvine Inc. to Broadcom Corp. For instance, Broadbus is introducing its new video-on-demand (VOD) software. Known as "Content Commander 2.0," it's designed to help cable operators store local news programs for later on-demand showing. To cite another example, BigBand Networks is demonstrating its modular cable modem termination system (CMTS) functionality. The company is trying to show how its Cuda CMTS and Broadband Multimedia-Service Edge (BME) platforms can jointly deliver broadband services to DOCSIS cable modems.

About the Author(s)

Alan Breznick

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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