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SCTE Cable-Tec Expo Focuses on APSIS, Energy 2020 Program & More

EXTON, Pa. -- Solutions that draw on the principles of the Adaptive Power Systems Interface Specification (APSIS) and deep dives into energy management success stories will be on the agenda when the Society of Cable Telecommunications Engineers (SCTE) and its global arm, the International Society of Broadband Experts (ISBE) address energy management at SCTE/ISBE Cable-Tec Expo Sept. 27-29 in Philadelphia.

During the three-day conference at the Pennsylvania Convention Center, cable system operators and technology partners will showcase new concepts for aligning power needs with service utilization, as well as other elements of SCTE/ISBE’s Energy 2020 program. Energy 2020 is an industry-wide effort that is intended to achieve double-digit reductions in power costs and consumption by the end of the decade.

The wide-ranging Energy 2020 presence at Cable-Tec Expo will include: Two exhibits on the show’s Innovation Avenue focal point – one by Technetix and another by Liberty Global and Ericsson – showcasing how cable system operators can reduce unnecessary power consumption in the headend and in the network, in conjunction with the principles of SCTE/ISBE’s APSIS standard (SCTE 216);

    A 90-minute Energy 2020 special session (Sept. 27, 11-12:30 p.m.) featuring insight from Comcast, Liberty Global and technology partners such as, Alpha Technologies, ARRIS, EnerNOC and VMware, as well as the unveiling of a new Energy Chapter Engagement Program for SCTE/ISBE chapters and an update on new energy management standards;

    An Energy 2020 Lab that will feature hands-on solutions from such vendors as EnerNOC, Villanova University’s NSF Center for Energy-Smart Electronic Systems, QuantaCool Corporation – all of which are designed to change the way facilities or networks consume power;

    Energy 2020-themed workshops that will include presentations on success stories from Charter, Comcast and Liberty Global, as well as strategies on reducing energy usage, particularly in headends, hubs and networks; and

    An Energy 2020 Tour that will showcase energy efficient products and services -- from Alpha Technologies, ARRIS, Cable Technologies International, CableLabs, Eltek, Nokia, Technetix, Tempest Telecom Solutions and WES – and will offer one lucky participant the opportunity to win the grand prize from Alpha—An Apple i-Pad Mini 4 plus a $500 Gift Card; and for their company, 10% or up to $10,000 off a 30kW PV System. (Final discount is based on system size and location, and at the discretion of Alpha.)

“Energy 2020 rapidly is bearing fruit by spawning new approaches to energy management for our industry,” said Chris Bastian, senior vice president and CTO of SCTE/ISBE. “The exhibits and discussions on the Cable-Tec Expo agenda represent next-generation thinking that will help cable to exert increased control over energy costs and consumption in the future.”

Society of Cable Telecommunications Engineers (SCTE)

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