CableOne's Hi-Def DTA
There are millions of one-way, standard-def DTAs in the field today, but only one US MSO, CableOne , has deployed any HD-DTAs with baked-in security, and that's in just one small system in Tennessee. (See Scoop! Cable ONE Makes HD-DTA Picks .)
For now, that deployment is limited to HD-DTAs made by Digital Multimedia Technology Co. Ltd. (DMT) that use integrated security from Nagravision SA . Here's a pic of what CableOne's putting in the field:
Thanks to a new exemption that applies to all US MSOs, expect to see a wide spectrum of HD-DTA variants emerge next year from several suppliers, including Huawei Technologies Co. Ltd. , EchoStar Technologies, and Pace Micro Technology , among others.
With enough volume, unit pricing on those boxes should be poised to breach cable's desired sub-$50 barrier. (See Cable ONE Seeks $50 HD Box.)
— Jeff Baumgartner, Site Editor, Light Reading Cable