Cisco and Scientific Atlanta @ ANGA Cable 2007
Cisco(R) (NASDAQ: CSCO), together with Scientific Atlanta(R) and Linksys(R), offers unique capabilities and innovative end-to-end solutions to help video operators and service providers bring "The Connected Life" to consumers, whether at home or at work.
The Cisco and Scientific Atlanta stand at ANGA Cable 2007 (H.2 in Hall 10.2) will provide insights into the latest technology developments to support on-demand, personalised Video 2.0 services, such as advanced video coding (AVC), pre-standard Data over Cable Service Interface Specification 3.0 (DOCSIS 3.0) channel bonding, next-generation set-tops and content distribution systems.
Extreme Video Quality at Low Bit Rates
The Scientific Atlanta(R) D9054(TM) Advanced Video Coding (AVC) encoder delivers the latest compression technology to video operators and service providers, provides bandwidth maximization technology for advanced services, and accelerates the ability to launch new or expanded services, such as high-definition broadcast and video on demand. The encoder´s powerful, single-slice encoding architecture, designed to deliver superior performance at bandwidth-saving bit rates for years to come, is widely deployed around the world.
IPTV from Start to Finish
Cisco IP Next-Generation Networks (IP NGNs) provide the network intelligence designed to deliver a reliable and scalable Video 2.0 experience from carrier routing systems and Carrier Ethernet solutions optimised for high-quality video transport, content-delivery systems that support both broadcast and on-demand services, high-definition and standard-definition encoders available today over content aggregators and transraters, to a comprehensive line of IP set-tops supporting both MPEG-2 and MPEG-4 and a wide range of DRM systems.
Video on Demand, Anytime, Anywhere, Any Device
Cisco recently launched a significant enhancement to its Content Delivery System (CDS), adding Internet streaming-media capabilities that allow service providers to offer an ever-expanding scope of online content to help meet their customers´ expectations of accessing any content, anywhere, anytime and on any device. The enhanced Cisco CDS offers much more than other video-on-demand and streaming systems. The Cisco CDS Internet Streaming solution incorporates applications for delivering video to digital televisions and set-top boxes as well as delivering video, voice, music and data to a wide range of IP devices such as personal computers, Wi-Fi-connected mobile phones and personal digital assistants.
Flexible, Powerful Digital Content Management
Scientific Atlanta´s Digital Content Manager (DCM) delivers game-changing, massive video processing horsepower for SD and HD programming, plus the versatility to deliver seamless regional digital program insertion (DPI) and local ad insertion. The DCM´s "SuperCrypt" network and content security solution delivers session-based scrambling to protect valuable content and can be located in either the modulation site or locally in the main headend.
Cisco Modular CMTS and pre-standard DOCSIS 3.0
Operators can maximise their infrastructure capacity, dramatically increase broadband access speeds and re-establish their competitive advantage using a modular cable modem termination systems (M-CMTS) architecture. This includes the ability to support downstream channel bonding based on pre-standard DOCSIS 3.0 specifications within the existing Cisco uBR10012 Universal Broadband Router platform and the capability to enable backward compatibility for existing DOCSIS modems through the support of DOCSIS 1.x and DOCSIS 3.0 bonded channels. The solution features the Cisco uBR10000 series CMTS, Scientific Atlanta Edge QAMs, and Scientific Atlanta and Linksys cable modems.
Next-Generation Analog Optics and HFC Network Components
In the HFC/Access area Cisco and Scientific Atlanta will highlight solutions to help operators boost network performance. Visitors will see a live demonstration of Scientific Atlanta´s HPNA-based Ethernet-over-Coax (EoC) solution. EoC can help MSOs improve the return path signal quality in troublesome areas, such as large multiple dwelling units (MDU) buildings, by simply separating the CATV and the coaxial in-house distribution network in the return path frequency range. This prevents the coaxial in-house network´s noise and ingress from entering the CATV plant. Also on display will be the new Compact Micro Amplifier which has been especially designed to bring broadband interactive services to small and mid-size MDUs, as well as the latest updates to the Prisma II(TM) analogue optic transport platform with focus on solutions for video overlay in fiber-to-the-home (FTTH) networks.
Voice, Data and Wireless Solutions
The Scientific Atlanta EPC2505(TM) downstream channel bonding cable modem provides a throughput of more than 100+ megabits per second, and the EPC2434(TM) wireless home gateway with embedded multimedia terminal adapter (eMTA) combines a cable modem, two-line VoIP terminal adapter, router and wireless access point in a single device.
Complete DVR Experience
The Explorer(R) 8455DVB high-definition video recorder allows viewers to time-shift television and watch what they want when it is convenient, enabling service providers to generate more revenue. Scientific Atlanta´s extensive DVR experience and new interactive 8455DVB HD DVR with optional IP multi-Room capability takes advantage of the bandwidth maximization and video storage benefits of MPEG-4 part 10/H.264 compression for high-definition television and personal video recorder services. Additionally, three video tuners in the set-top will allow customers to record three shows simultaneously. Leading third-party middleware and conditional access solutions are also supported.
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