Pace Develops OCAP-Based DVR System

Pace Micro Technology has crafted a digital video recorder (DVR) system based on CableLabs' OpenCable Application Platform (OCAP) middleware. The set-top box vendor plans to demonstrate the system at next week's SCTE Cable-Tec Expo in Denver.

Alan Breznick, Cable/Video Practice Leader, Light Reading

June 14, 2006

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Pace Develops OCAP-Based DVR System

Pace Micro Technology has crafted a digital video recorder (DVR) system based on CableLabs' OpenCable Application Platform (OCAP) middleware.

Pace says the new DVR system complies with the OCAP DVR tech specification that CableLabs recently drafted. The set-top box vendor plans to demonstrate the system at next week's SCTE Cable-Tec Expo in Denver.

Alticast, an OCAP middleware supplier, teamed with Pace to develop the DVR system for the manufacturer's digital cable set-tops. The Pace boxes feature Alticast's OCAP solution, AltiCaptor OCAP 1.0.

Pace says it will use the new CableLabs spec in all current and future OCAP-based DVR set-tops, starting with its flagship Tahoe TDC775. The Tahoe box is a digital set-top with dual tuners that supports DVR and high-definition service.

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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