Comcast introduced its Xfinity Home security and monitoring service in the San Francisco Bay Area. The MSO hopes to launch Xfinity Home in the majority of its markets by the end of 2012. (See Comcast Goes Big With Xfinity Home .)
NewTeeVee noticed that Comcast has changed some language in its Xbox 360 FAQ with respect to its usage policies. Comcast previously said that Xfinity TV streaming to the console didn't count against a customer's Internet usage cap because that content was being delivered over a private IP network rather than the public Internet. The policy hasn't changed, but the language describing it has: "The Xbox 360 running our XFINITY TV app essentially acts as an additional cable box for your existing cable service, and our data usage threshold does not apply." (See 100K Download Comcast's Xbox App and Comcast's Xbox App Raises Net Neutrality Concerns.)
RGB Networks Inc. says its TransAct Packager has added support for MPEG Dynamic Adaptive Streaming over HTTP (MPEG DASH), an emerging protocol that aims to bring uniformity to the digital containers used for adaptive streaming packets used for IP-based multiscreen video services.