Monthly Archives: November 2007

IP Based TV Systems

STRATACACHE Announces ActiVia for Media IPTV Edition at the 2007 TelcoTV Conference and ExpoNovember 19, 2007

At the TelcoTV Exhibition in Atlanta, Georgia, STRATACACHE announced the debut of its new ActiVia for Media IPTV edition. The show, themed IPTV Beyond the Box, was held in Atlanta from October 23-26, 2007 at the Georgia World Congress Center.

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Digital Broadcasting Sync Source

Symmetricom Announces Digital Broadcasting Sync SourceNovember 14, 2007

Symmetricom, Inc. today announced the 4370A DVB Sync Source, a high performance, flexible and highly reliable timing system designed for Single Frequency Network (SFN) synchronization for Digital Video Broadcasting (DVB) and Digital Audio Broadcasting (DAB) applications.

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Optical Networking

ADVA Optical Networkings FSP 3000 Positions Cross Telephone For Profitable Growth In Business, Residential And Wholesale ServicesNovember 14, 2007

ADVA Optical Networking today announced Cross Telephone Company has deployed the Fiber Service Platform (FSP) 3000RE to modernize its network backbone for profitable growth in services to business and residential users, as well as other service providers.

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IPTV Modem

Globecomm Systems Awarded $9.9 Million U.S. Government Contract to Develop Next Generation IP Modem with ViaSatNovember 12, 2007

Globecomm Systems Inc. today announced that the Company has been awarded a contract from the U.S. Army’s Communications – Electronic Life Cycle Management Command under the PEO EIS PM DCATS WWSS Program to provide the JIPM.

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The end of Murdoch’s Era and the Dawn of the new IPTV producers’ time

Why do we need a gatekeeper when the content providers can sell direct to consumers without paying the carriers a fee?
Or, to be more precise, just paying for the bandwidth they consume?
What happens when the content providers figure this out or when new entrants realize they no longer need to pay for access to customers by paying equity to the carriers?

What happens if people realize that they don’t need to pay high fees for services they can create themselves or buy in a competitive marketplace?
Word Processing went through this long ago and we now accept email. VoIP is coming to the force. Video is just another format — not at all special.
The price of IPTV will be the price of producing a video or paying the copyrights for it and the bandwidth condumed to broadcast it.
That is the main difference with the classical TV, but it is not little.
I you do not have to pay a fequencty, all the expensive hardware to broadcast,
The governments are seeking money to pay for old expensive technologies, but it won’t be for long (I honestly DO NOT PITY THEM).

The DRM issue is no different whether you send the bits broadcasting them in the air or IP (as it is increasing the norm within the networks). The decoding is still done by a device at the edge be it a Set Top Box or another device.

It looks like a few understood the power of the new way of transmission.
And the few who understood are strangely quiet, as if they didn’t want the news spread…
So, broadcasters of the future, this is your present!

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