EXTON, Pa. -- The Society of Cable Telecommunications Engineers (SCTE) and its global arm, the International Society of Broadband Experts (ISBE), today announced that they have been awarded for the first time a United States patent, which is for SCTE•ISBE’s breakthrough technology innovation in the area of transactional energy management.
U.S. Patent No. 10,139,845, “System and Method for Energy Consumption Management in Broadband Telecommunications Networks via Adaptive Power Management,” provides a framework for aligning network energy consumption with network usage. This alignment is a key principle of SCTE 216 2015, Adaptive Power System Interface Specification (APSIS™), which was developed in conjunction with SCTE•ISBE’s Energy 2020® program.
The award is for the first in a series of patent applications that have been submitted by SCTE•ISBE to ensure technology development that is aligned with the needs of the industry. SCTE•ISBE patent applications are intended to leverage input from operator and vendor members to ensure the broadest applicability within the operator and vendor communities.
While Patent No. 10,139,845 addresses more than 20 ways in which it can support Adaptive Power Management, there are four points that are central to achieving the goals of the APSIS standard, namely the ability of the system to control energy consumption in the network: