Aurora Networks Launches Industry-first 5–85 MHz Upgradable Node Solution

Products exemplify company’s leading industry role in the evolution of cable

SANTA CLARA, CA – October 14, 2013 – Aurora Networks, Inc., the number one optical access solution provider for cable operators, will debut a fully upgradeable 5–85 MHz return path solution at SCTE Cable-Tec Expo taking place from October 22–24 at the Georgia World Congress Center in Atlanta. Featuring Aurora Networks’ 102–1002 MHz downstream-capable nodes coupled with its Universal Digital Return™ technology, it is the only solution on the market that can be purchased and seamlessly upgraded from 5–42 MHz to 5–85 MHz in the return path.

Driven by the needs of today’s high-demand services like data and video conferencing, operators continue to face the looming pressure to provide customers with increased upstream bandwidth capacity. With advances like DOCSIS® 3.0 and the preparations for DOCSIS 3.1, the industry is projecting that operators will soon expand their return path from today’s standard, 5–42 MHz, to 5–85 MHz. Paving the way with another innovation to add to its long list of industry-first solutions, Aurora Networks is leading the evolution for more bandwidth in the upstream by doubling today’s standard with its new solution.

The solution consists of Aurora Networks’ NC4000 and NC2000 nodes that support a 5–85 MHz return path. Moreover, for the first time with Aurora Networks’ Universal Digital Return solution, DT4250N, an operator can purchase 5–42 MHz technology today and then upgrade an entire node to 5–85 MHz tomorrow, with the return path transmitter requiring only the push of a button.

To learn more about Aurora Networks’ 5–85 MHz solution at SCTE Cable-Tec Expo, visit them at booth #1944.

What Aurora Networks Says

“With new standards quickly approaching, the time is now for operators to seamlessly evolve their networks to support existing and future capacity demands,” said John Dahlquist, vice president, marketing, Aurora Networks. “This new solution is a demonstration of Aurora Networks’ dedication to drive innovation for cable operators and provide them with the right solution for their targeted problem serving areas.”

About Aurora Networks

As the number one optical access solution provider for cable operators, Aurora Networks is dedicated to the evolution of the broadband industry by providing optimized solutions that enable operators to accommodate ever-growing capacity needs. Along with its superior customer service and support, Aurora Networks is delivering innovation for the future. To learn more about Aurora Networks’ core solutions, please call 408-235-7000 or visit www.aurora.com.

Aurora Networks and the Aurora Networks logo are registered trademarks and Universal Digital Return is a trademark of Aurora Networks, Inc. in the United States and other countries. DOCSIS is a mark of Cable Television Laboratories. Other marks are the property of their respective owners and are used here only for identification purposes.

Aurora Networks to Announce New Products at SCTE Cable-Tec Expo

Products exemplify company’s leading industry role in the evolution of cable

SANTA CLARA, CA – October 8, 2013 –Aurora Networks, Inc., the number one optical access solution provider for cable operators, will showcase new products that continue defining the evolutionary path from HFC to Fiber Deep to fiber-to-the-premises (FTTP) at this year’s SCTE Cable-Tec Expo taking place from October 22-24 at the Georgia World Congress Center in Atlanta. The show will also serve as the largest unveiling of the newly integrated Harmonic optical transmission equipment that was acquired earlier this year.

Aurora Networks’ solutions enable operators to create optical transport infrastructures and access networks that evolve with residential and commercial deployments. The new technologies that will be unveiled at the show will deliver the capacity, flexibility and services needed to not only meet customer expectations for today, but also for the future. This enables operators to gradually adapt their networks to capitalize on new opportunities, while reducing capital costs and operational overhead.

In addition, Shridhar Kulkarni, product manager, access network solutions, Aurora Networks, will present a paper, “SDN (Software Defined Networking) for Cable Access Networks,” in the IP Networking track on Monday, October 21 from 1:15 p.m. to 2:30 p.m. and Thursday, October 24 from 4:00 p.m. to 5:15 p.m.

Aurora Networks will display its products at booth #1944. Leading experts from the company will be on-site to discuss industry trends and answer questions on solutions and technologies.

What Aurora Networks Says

“Aurora Networks continues to be at the forefront of the cable industry’s evolution by creating long-term strategic growth opportunities, such as the acquisition of the Harmonic optical transmission equipment business,” said John Dahlquist, vice president of marketing, Aurora Networks. ”We are eager to showcase not only the technologies we offer, but the support that we have dedicated to enable cable operators to stay competitive in today’s rapidly changing market.”

Aurora Networks Solutions at the SCTE Cable-Tec Expo

  • Truly Universal Digital Return™ – With the industry’s first 5 to 85 (100) MHz software-upgradeable platform, Aurora Networks will dedicate an entire display to its truly Universal Digital Return Platform. Operators will learn how they can continue with 5 to 42 MHz today and then, with just a press of a button, have a digital return system which will support higher splits and different operating configurations.
  • Smart Node Solutions – Featuring Aurora Networks’ entire line of nodes, now including the PWRBlazer™ series. The depth and breadth of the smart node solutions lead the industry, emphasizing Aurora Networks’ multiple platforms to support multiple applications.
  • High-density Transmitter Solutions – Resulting in reduced power consumption and rack space requirements for customers. applications.
  • OBI-free™ RFoG Solutions – The industry’s only standards-based solution that solves the acknowledged issue of optical beat interference. This is the only solution today which supports the seamless transition to a PON deployment by complying with the SCTE RFoG standards; ensuring the longevity of the architecture and maximizing a cable operator’s return-on-investment.
  • Distributed Broadband Access Architecture – Featuring the industry’s first Node QAM technology, this architecture extends the digital headend domain out to the fiber node. It is capable of delivering any mix of services- broadcast, narrowcast, cable IPTV, and DOCSIS®, even in the same QAM channel. This capability enables operators to tailor service migration and growth to local needs and specifications.applications.
  • Advanced DPoE™ Solution – Showcasing Aurora Networks’ DPoE solution, seamless and cost-effective PON provisioning.
  • Unified PON Access Technology – Combining Aurora Networks’ EPON, GPON and Node PON™ solutions; the complete package, from headend to subscriber including EMS live to show operators the value of this comprehensive platform.

About Aurora Networks

As the number one optical access solution provider for cable operators, Aurora Networks is dedicated to the evolution of the broadband industry by providing optimized solutions that enable operators to accommodate ever-growing capacity needs. Along with its superior customer service and support, Aurora Networks is delivering innovation for the future. To learn more about Aurora Networks’ core solutions, please call 408-235-7000 or visit www.aurora.com.

Aurora Networks and the Aurora Networks logo are registered trademarks and PWRBlazer, Node PON, Universal Digital Return, OBI-free, VHub and Opti-Trace are trademarks of Aurora Networks, Inc. in the United States and other countries. DOCSIS and DPoE are marks of Cable Television Laboratories. Other marks are the property of their respective owners and are used here only for identification purposes.

 

Net Insight Honored by Broadband Technology Reports? 2013 Diamond Technology Reviews

Nimbra VA 210 solution receives special “Honorable Mention” and scores high with judges 

Stockholm, Sweden – Net Insight, a leading developer of efficient and scalable transport solutions for media, IP and broadcast networks, today announces that its Nimbra VA 210 has received a special “Honorable Mention” as a product that shows a unique usefulness and purpose, or technological advance, and has been awarded a score of 3.5 in Broadband Technology Reports‘ prestigious 2013 Diamond Technology Reviews.

The Nimbra VA 210 expands network footprints to offer media operators the opportunity to address markets that previously have been out of their reach, due to costs related to first-mile connectivity, enabling new channels for specialized content to be transported to users and subscribers in a profitable way. It also enables fast deployment and quicker time to market by utilizing Internet access instead of dedicated connections, and provides a new way to quickly deploy network redundancy, providing back up and disaster recovery for satellite services.

“In a record-breaking year for product submissions and a blue-ribbon panel of judges who expected to see viable, adoptable solutions, Net Insight’s Nimbra VA 210 made an impression. With so many video transport methodologies and products available to the operator community, both MSO and independent, the Nimbra VA 210 seems to have found acceptance and recognition as a viable video transport solution,” said Tim Hermes, Publisher and Founder of Broadband Technology Report.

Net Insight’s unique solution offers an industry-leading combination of content-aware Forward Error Correction (FEC) and selective retransmission over best effort IP networks. By incorporating content-aware FEC, which reduces effective packet loss and selective retransmission of unrecoverable data loss, coupled with clock synchronization, the Nimbra VA 210 can provide the reliable QoS layer that customers desire to confidently ingest content over unmanaged IP networks.

“We are proud to receive an Honorable Mention for our Nimbra VA 210 solution and it is fantastic to receive such a great score in the Diamond Technology Review. A number of our customers are already seeing what can be achieved by using best-effort IP networks to transport video content in such a cost effective and efficient way, without losing the quality expected by paying subscribers,” said Per Lindgren, CTO and SVP Business Development at Net Insight.

For further information, please contact:

Per Lindgren, CTO and SVP Business Development of Net Insight, +46 8 685 04 00, per.lindgren@netinsight.net

About Net Insight

Net Insight delivers the world’s most efficient and scalable transport solution for Broadcast and IP Media, Digital Terrestrial TV, Mobile TV and IPTV/CATV networks.

Net Insight products truly deliver 100 percent Quality of Service with three times improvement in utilization of bandwidth for a converged transport infrastructure. Net Insight’s NimbraTM platform is the industry solution for video, voice and data, reducing operational costs by 50 per cent and enhancing competitiveness in delivery of existing and new media services.

More than 175 world class customers run mission critical video services over Net Insight products in over 60 countries. Net Insight is quoted on the NASDAQ OMX, Stockholm.

For more information, visit 
www.netinsight.net

About Broadband Technology Report

Broadband Technology Report (BTR), celebrating its 9th anniversary in 2013, is the cable and telecom industry’s premier source for product and technology news, and is the most successful and fastest growing online outlet for product information and deployments; reviews and rankings; technology expertise; and buyer/seller facilitation. BTR’s portfolio includes online, print and video assets, all designed to help network operators build, upgrade and maintain high-performance communications networks. BTR, backed by more than 70 years of combined industry experience, delivers its email, online, print and video production services to more than 19,500 subscribers. If you are interested in subscribing, consult http://btreport.net. BTR is owned by PennWell Corporation.

About the Diamond Technology Review program

The BTR Diamond Technology Reviews (“the Diamonds”) is a renowned industry program – now in its ninth year – that was developed to recognize some of the top products and solutions available to the cable industry as determined by a stellar panel of cable telecommunications engineering experts. Engineering executives from Bright House, Buckeye, Comcast, MediaComm, Rogers, Suddenlink, and Time Warner Cable were among the third-party judges for the 2013 Diamonds. Every year, BTR invites vendors to submit written information about products/solutions that have been released or upgraded since the previous year’s SCTE Cable-Tec Expo (October 2012). Criteria used in the Diamonds rankings include, first and foremost, unique technology or application thereof, innovation, ease of use, efficiency, reliability and contribution to profitability.

For more information, visit 
www.btreport.net/

Personal Printing 3.0: Radically Lower Printing Costs with No Adverse Effects

Cortado’s pull printing solution reduces waste of toner and paper using existing hardware

(DENVER, 26 September 2013) Cortado, maker of the leading virtual printing solution 
ThinPrint, has released a new version of its pull printing solution, Personal Printing. Personal Printing 3.0 comes with many innovations like an iPhone/iPad client to release the print job, as well as an improved print job viewer, and it enables companies to significantly lower their monthly printing costs.

“Page volumes: Implementing pull printing typically helps reduce office page volumes by at least 10%; percentages vary by organization, and some organizations report dramatically more.” – Gartner research note (Cost-Cutting Initiatives for Office Printing, S. McNee et al, July 2013).

Cortado offers an especially easy and quickly implemented pull printing method with its solution Personal Printing. With Personal Printing, the user uses his BlackBerry, Android, or now iPhone or iPad to release the print job at the printer of their choice. Since the printout must be released directly at the printer, only those documents that are really necessary are printed. Thus, paper and toner usage drops.

In addition, Personal Printing works with any printer from any manufacturer. Thus, the implementation of pull printing can be started immediately and without any follow-up costs. And costly maintenance contracts for special printers also are unnecessary.

The new print Job Viewer in Personal Printing enables the sorting of print jobs by importance. The user can delete print jobs no longer needed and use their mobile device to select which print jobs they want to release.

The costs for administration and support associated with printing are also lowered. Since all Personal Printing print jobs are gathered into one single printer queue, driver problems and queue assignment disappear, and the administrative time and effort decreases. The print dialog box, which appears identically to all users, reduces the number of cost-intensive help desk calls. If a printer fails, another one can be utilized immediately. Costly maintenance contracts with short reaction times become unnecessary.

“With Personal Printing 3.0, companies can reduce their printing costs quickly and easily – thanks to our user-based licensing model, it pays off in the first year for companies of all sizes,” says Carsten Mickeleit, CEO of Cortado AG. “We are the only provider whose solution is completely independent of specific manufacturers’ hardware, combined with our years of know-how in mobility and mobile printing.”

Personal Printing 3.0, an on-premise solution, is now available as a user-based license for just $1.53 per user, per month. A free demo version, links to app stores, and more information about the product are available on the new Personal Printing website: www.personal-printing.com

For companies that would like to use other authentication methods, such as smartcards, Cortado offers joint solutions with strategic partners.

This press release and photo are available online and ready to download: www.cortado.com/press

About Cortado

Cortado – formerly ThinPrint – has delivered solutions for the modern working world since 1999. Enterprise mobility, printing, virtualization and BYOD are the main focus of the company. Cortado combines innovative devices such as smartphones and tablets with the customary requirements of office work, in teams and beyond space and system boundaries.

Easy for users, innovative, reliable, and with a high return on investment. These are the distinguishing features of Cortado products. No other company focuses so much on the issue of consumerization. By constantly evaluating feedback from users of its free cloud services available in all major app stores, Cortado continuously improves its products. These foundations allow Cortado to optimally implement an enterprise mobility strategy for businesses of all sizes.

Cortado established itself internationally with ThinPrint, the leading printer virtualization technology, which is used in 116 countries by thousands of companies. Even the biggest customers of Citrix XenApp and Microsoft Remote Desktop Services rely on ThinPrint. Via a long-term OEM partnership, VMware integrates ThinPrint technology.

The advantages of printer virtualization will only increase, also for cloud providers and in networks with physical desktops. Results are significant cost savings, immensely reduced helpdesk requests and noticeably more satisfied employees.

Over 18,000 enterprise customers with 5 up to 150,000 employees, as well as hundreds of thousands of individual users worldwide rely on Cortado solutions. As an internationally operating company, and founder of the Cloud Printing Alliance, Cortado employs over 220 highly skilled employees at its headquarters in Berlin, Germany and in its branch offices in the United States, the UK, Australia, France and Japan. Cortado was a winner of the 2013 Great Place to Work® competition and is named as one of the “Best Employers in Berlin-Brandenburg 2013”.

Elauwit Deploys Optical LAN To Keep Up with College Students’ Bandwidth Needs

Tellabs Optical LAN trumps copper-based LAN to meet students’ growing bandwidth demands today and for decades to come

Naperville, Ill. – Elauwit, a leading campus housing service provider, is deploying Tellabs’ Optical LAN (local area network) to deliver RF video and ultra-high-speed Internet to college students in 8 student housing projects across 8 states.

“College students expect great broadband data service, particularly in student housing. Tellabs’ Optical LAN enables us to deliver the bandwidth students need today and tomorrow, simplify our LAN deployments and lower overall LAN costs,” said Taylor Jones, CTO at Elauwit.  “Tellabs Optical LAN, coupled with CORE Telecom’s complementary solutions, provides Elauwit much better value for money, compared with conventional, copper-based LANs.”

College Students Challenge Local Area Networks with Their Demands

Because college students use many different devices to stream HD video and data, their bandwidth demands pose a major challenge for LANs. A recent study by Pew Internet found that more than 9 out of 10 college students are using broadband data services. More than 8 out of 10 students rely on multiple devices, connecting via cell phones, laptops and iPods.

“To help college students succeed, ultra-high-speed data services are key. But traditional copper-based LANs can’t keep up with growth in students’ bandwidth demands,” said Tom Ruvarac, Tellabs director-product management. “That’s why Tellabs provides a future-proof Optical LAN solution that can easily scale up to handle traffic needs for decades to come.”

Tellabs Optical LAN is purpose-built for high-capacity, high-performance LANs such as student housing networks. It simplifies the underlying network infrastructure and operations, getting the LAN’s job done with fewer network elements by using passive optical networking technology. Tellabs Optical LAN can save up to 70% of the total cost of ownership, 80% of power requirements and 90% of space needs, compared with a copper-based LAN.

System Integrator CORE Telecom Orchestrates Optical LAN Deployments

To ensure smooth deployments for Elauwit, trusted Tellabs partner, CORE Telecom Systems, coordinated all support and logistics for the Optical LANs. CORE’s expertise with complementary solutions, from fiber cable and connection to video and power, proved to be invaluable in providing Elauwit with an end to end network solution.

“Our Elauwit deployments highlight the value that CORE Telecom adds to each LAN we deploy,” said Lyle Frank, national sales director at CORE Telecom. “By enabling video and Wi-Fi services through Tellabs’ Optical LAN, we helped Elauwit to reach its goal of meeting the college students’ increasing network demands today and well into the future.”

Trade Show – Tellabs and CORE Telecom will discuss the Elauwit deployments at the NMHC Student Housing Conference & Exposition, Sept. 30 through Oct. 2 in New Orleans, at CORE Telecom’s booth #304.

About Tellabs

Tellabs innovations advance smart networks and help our customers succeed. That’s why 40 of the Fortune 100 companies and 80% of the world’s top communications service providers choose our mobile backhaul, packet optical, business and services solutions and applications. We help them get ahead by adding revenue, reducing expenses and optimizing networks.

Tellabs (Nasdaq: TLAB) is part of the Ocean Tomo 300® Patent Index and several corporate responsibility indexes including the Maplecroft Climate Innovation Index, FTSE4Good and eight FTSE KLD indexes. http://www.tellabs.com

About CORE

CORE Telecom Systems, Inc. is an integrated supplier of new and re-used equipment and support services to the telecommunications industry.  We offer superior value with world-class customer service across a wide variety of solutions from broadband switching, access and optical transport to power, batteries and customized cabinetry, including fiber cable, connection and associated tools.  CORE is an authorized distributor for industry leading manufacturers, including Tellabs, Eltek, M2FX (fiber cable/duct), Clearfield (fiber connection), and many other complementary solutions.  CORE Telecom Systems- “Vision, Value, Integrity”  http://www.coretelecom.net/

About Elauwit Networks

Elauwit {el•ah•wit} is a forward-focused technology company and provider of bulk telecommunication services to multi-dwelling housing developments. Elauwit is based in Charleston, SC, and for more than a decade has consistently provided reliable, state-of-the-art video, data, and voice products to hundreds of properties. For more information about Elauwit, please visit http://elauwit.com/

Aurora Networks to Showcase Latest Solutions at FTTH Conference & Expo

Featured technologies highlight how company has evolved the delivery of optical IP Ethernet-based services

SANTA CLARA, CA – September 23, 2013 – Aurora Networks, Inc., the number one optical access solution provider for cable operators, today announced it will showcase its industry-leading products and technologies that are defining the evolution to broadband at the 2013 FTTH Conference & Expo, taking place September 30-October 2 in Tampa, Florida. Aurora Networks’ innovative product lines provide operators with a direct pathway to deliver fiber transported high-speed data for commercial and residential services.

In line with the company’s dedication to designing, engineering, and commercializing fiber-to-the-premises (FTTP) solutions that enable standards-based delivery of services to residential homes and businesses, Aurora Networks will display its unified PON portfolio along with its RFoG and RFPON solutions at the show. This includes demonstrations of products and solutions that enable operators to not only optimize their current networks, but also prepare for the future.

Aurora Networks will display its industry-changing FTTP product line at booth #618. Leading experts from the company will be on-site to discuss industry trends and answer questions on solutions and technologies.

In addition, Brian Lane, product line manager, access networks solutions, Aurora Networks, will deliver a presentation in the session titled, “Fiber to the Home Deployments: Optimizing FTTX Networks with Performance Management,” on Monday, September 30, from 9:45 a.m. to 10:30 a.m. (EDT) in rooms 15/16.

What Aurora Networks Says

“The technologies that we are demonstrating at the FTTH Conference & Expo showcase our dedication to the evolution of today’s providers into successful broadband operators,” said John Dahlquist, vice president, marketing, Aurora Networks. “Innovations such as our PON portfolio and OBI-free™ RFoG and RFPON solutions exemplify our ability to develop quality technologies to not only fit operators’ current needs, but optimize their networks to evolve to match tomorrow’s capacity requirements.”

Aurora Networks’ Solutions at FTTH Conference & Expo

 

  • Unified PON Portfolio – Aurora Networks’ PON portfolio enables broadband operators to cost-effectively deliver all optical IP Ethernet-based services to the home or commercial customer. The extensive PON portfolio includes Node PON™, Trident7® platforms and Element Management System, and a comprehensive selection of Optical Network Terminals (ONTs). Aurora Networks will also demonstrate its latest Trident7 Optical Line Terminal (OLT) blade, T7-PIM-8802, which offers twice the port density of previous Trident7 OLT blades. Operators, armed with these technologies, have a comprehensive, end-to-end IP networking solution.
  • RFoG and RFPON Solutions – Aurora Networks’ RFoG and RFPON (RFoG plus PON) solutions support both direct-fed and distributed RFoG architectures. Aurora Networks’ portfolio includes the RFoG customer premises equipment (CPE) product range along with its VHub™ and PON technology. At the show, Aurora Networks will highlight its latest Node PON unit, GE4404 and optical beat interference (OBI)-free RFoG ONU, the industry’s first and only standards-compliant OBI-free RFoG solution. With these solutions, Aurora Networks enables the most cost-effective way for operators to deliver services over fiber.

About Aurora Networks

As the number one optical access solution provider for cable operators, Aurora Networks is dedicated to the evolution of the broadband industry by providing optimized solutions that enable operators to accommodate ever-growing capacity needs. Along with its superior customer service and support, Aurora Networks is delivering innovation for the future. To learn more about Aurora Networks’ core solutions, please call 408-235-7000 or visit www.aurora.com.

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Aurora Networks, the Aurora Networks logo and Trident7 are registered and Node PON, OBI-free and VHub are trademarks of Aurora Networks, Inc., in the United States and other countries. Other marks are the property of their respective owners and are used here only for identification purposes. 

Aurora Networks to Showcase Latest Solutions at FTTH Conference & Expo

Featured technologies highlight how company has evolved the delivery of optical IP Ethernet-based services

SANTA CLARA,CA – September 23, 2013 – Aurora Networks, Inc., the number one optical access solution provider for cable operators, today announced it will showcase its industry-leading products and technologies that are defining the evolution to broadband at the 2013 FTTH Conference & Expo, taking place September 30-October 2 in Tampa, Florida. Aurora Networks’ innovative product lines provide operators with a direct pathway to deliver fiber transported high-speed data for commercial and residential services.

In line with the company’s dedication to designing, engineering, and commercializing fiber-to-the-premises (FTTP) solutions that enable standards-based delivery of services to residential homes and businesses, Aurora Networks will display its unified PON portfolio along with its RFoG and RFPON solutions at the show. This includes demonstrations of products and solutions that enable operators to not only optimize their current networks, but also prepare for the future.

Aurora Networks will display its industry-changing FTTP product line at booth #618. Leading experts from the company will be on-site to discuss industry trends and answer questions on solutions and technologies.

In addition, Brian Lane, product line manager, access networks solutions, Aurora Networks, will deliver a presentation in the session titled, “Fiber to the Home Deployments: Optimizing FTTX Networks with Performance Management,” on Monday, September 30, from 9:45 a.m. to 10:30 a.m. (EDT) in rooms 15/16.

What Aurora Networks Says

“The technologies that we are demonstrating at the FTTH Conference & Expo showcase our dedication to the evolution of today’s providers into successful broadband operators,” said John Dahlquist, vice president, marketing, Aurora Networks. “Innovations such as our PON portfolio and OBI-free™ RFoG and RFPON solutions exemplify our ability to develop quality technologies to not only fit operators’ current needs, but optimize their networks to evolve to match tomorrow’s capacity requirements.”

Aurora Networks’ Solutions at FTTH Conference & Expo

  • Unified PON Portfolio – Aurora Networks’ PON portfolio enables broadband operators to cost-effectively deliver all optical IP Ethernet-based services to the home or commercial customer. The extensive PON portfolio includes Node PON(tm), Trident7(r) platforms and Element Management System, and a comprehensive selection of Optical Network Terminals (ONTs). Aurora Networks will also demonstrate its latest Trident7 Optical Line Terminal (OLT) blade, T7-PIM-8802, which offers twice the port density of previous Trident7 OLT blades. Operators, armed with these technologies, have a comprehensive, end-to-end IP networking solution.
  • RFoG and RFPON Solutions – Aurora Networks’ RFoG and RFPON (RFoG plus PON) solutions support both direct-fed and distributed RFoG architectures. Aurora Networks’ portfolio includes the RFoG customer premises equipment (CPE) product range along with its VHub(tm) and PON technology. At the show, Aurora Networks will highlight its latest Node PON unit, GE4404 and optical beat interference (OBI)-free RFoG ONU, the industry’s first and only standards-compliant OBI-free RFoG solution. With these solutions, Aurora Networks enables the most cost-effective way for operators to deliver services over fiber.

About Aurora Networks

As the number one optical access solution provider for cable operators, Aurora Networks is dedicated to the evolution of the broadband industry by providing optimized solutions that enable operators to accommodate ever-growing capacity needs. Along with its superior customer service and support, Aurora Networks is delivering innovation for the future. To learn more about Aurora Networks’ core solutions, please call 408-235-7000 or visit www.aurora.com.

Aurora Networks, the Aurora Networks logo and Trident7 are registered and Node PON, OBI-free and VHub are trademarks of Aurora Networks, Inc., in the United States and other countries. Other marks are the property of their respective owners and are used here only for identification purposes.

 

Mosaik Solutions Helps People Stay Connected with CellMaps Mobile Coverage App for iOS

App allows consumers to compare major carriers’ network coverage to make informed decisions about their mobile lives

MEMPHIS, Tenn. – Aug. 20, 2013 – Mosaik Solutions, the global source for geospatial network intelligence, today announces the launch of CellMaps Mobile Coverage app for iOS. The app delivers industry-trusted mobile network coverage information enabling consumers to compare options so they can stay connected in today’s mobile world, whether at home or on the go.

Already available to Android devices on Google Play, CellMaps Mobile Coverage app allows people to quickly map network coverage by operator and technology on smartphones and tablets.  By leveraging Mosaik’s mapping capabilities, users can view and compare 2G, 3G, 4G, 4G LTE and roaming network coverage for AT&T, Sprint, T-Mobile and Verizon Wireless in the United States.

Key capabilities of Mosaik’s CellMaps Mobile Coverage app include:

  • Access to up-to-date network coverage maps for AT&T, Sprint, T-Mobile and Verizon Wireless down to the street level
  • The ability to see where coverage is available by operator and by technology
  • ‘Check Coverage’ at a specific address or the device’s location to determine which technologies (2G, 3G, 4G, 4G LTE and roaming) are available
  • Ongoing streamed news coverage and insights from the mobile industry to learn about the wireless industry and to stay current on industry changes that might impact you

To arm users with the best intelligence available, the app’s network coverage data is frequently updated.  Unlike similar apps, there is no need to download a new version to get the most up-to-date coverage patterns. Mosaik’s API automatically delivers coverage updates with no action required by the user.

“Mosaik has dedicated 25 years to addressing the wireless industry’s needs by providing not only the industry’s best network intelligence, but continuously improving and expanding the software platforms we support,” said Bryan Darr, CEO of Mosaik Solutions. “By extending CellMaps Mobile Coverage to iOS, enhancing the quality of content, and optimizing the user experience, consumers now have even more information available to make decisions impacting their mobile lives.”

The CellMaps Mobile Coverage app is an extension of Mosaik’s CellMaps desktop service, a customizable online mapping solution that provides interactive, global coverage maps on a website. In addition to the consumer app, Mosaik develops mobile app versions of its CellMaps service for enterprise customers.

Trusted as an unbiased source for industry decision makers and housing the largest, most comprehensive and current mobile coverage database in the world, Mosaik’s data is the global standard for network coverage information. The company has a history of supporting the marketing efforts of many of the largest operators, retailers and MVNOs, while also developing business intelligence solutions for strategic planners, regulators and investors across the network ecosystem.

CellMaps Mobile Coverage for iOS is available for $1.99 at the Apple App Store  at https://itunes.apple.com/us/app/cellmaps-mobile-coverage/id680827520?mt=8

About Mosaik Solutions

Mosaik Solutions builds world-class desktop and mobile applications backed by comprehensive wireless network intelligence. As an agile team of researchers, creatives and mapping experts, we help clients attract and retain more customers with tailored marketing solutions. We also empower better strategic and tactical decisions with accurate datasets, flexible software and responsive professional services. For more information, visit www.mosaik.com.

Belgacom Successfully Expands Multiscreen and IPTV Service Offerings with Edgeware’s Distributed Video Delivery Solution

Edgeware’s solution delivers superior scalability for live and advanced nPVR services to all screens 

AMSTERDAM – September 14, 2013 – (IBC stand 14.C10)  Edgeware, the technology leader in distributed video delivery, today announces that Belgium’s largest telecommunications operator, Belgacom, has selected Edgeware’s Distributed Video Delivery Network (D-VDN) solution to deliver its “TV Partout/TV Overal” multiscreen service. Edgeware’s solution plays a key role in delivering scalability for both live TV and advanced network services.

The explosive growth of video traffic caused by the increasing popularity of over-the-top (OTT) video, multiscreen services and connected TVs have created inherent challenges for service providers, specifically in quality of experience (QoE) and scalability. Edgeware’s D-VDN is a highly optimized IP video delivery solution that directly addresses this issue. Deployed last summer alongside its existing nPVR system based on Edgeware’s IPTV technology, Belgacom has already seen extensive results. Belgacom TV now boasts a subscriber base of 1.4 million, and the TV Partout app has a growing success amongst IPTV customers.

Edgeware’s solution gives Belgacom’s subscribers access to 55 channels at home or on the go, supporting a range of devices including connected TVs, PCs/Macs, iOS and Android devices. In addition, customers can use the TV Partout app to access the full Belgacom TV Electronic Program Guide (EPG) and schedule recordings on their nPVR service.

“Scalability was the key reason we selected Edgeware´s multiscreen solution,” said a spokesperson for Belgacom. “Edgeware allowed us to rapidly scale, adding streaming licenses and successfully delivering live events with an uptake of 5-6 times the normal peak. In addition, the way the engineering team quickly solved technical issues for live services has further strengthened our confidence in Edgeware.”

“We are pleased to enable Belgacom to continuously invest in new and innovative services based on our video distribution infrastructure for both IPTV and multiscreen,” said Joachim Roos, CEO of Edgeware. “Edgeware’s architecture allows operators such as Belgacom the flexibility to quickly scale and increase breadth of service with the highest quality of experience.”

IBC show attendees can see Edgeware’s latest D-VDN solutions for
network operators, in addition to a new solution to address the needs of broadcasters and over-the-top (OTT) providers for scalable multiscreen services at Hall 14, stand C10.

About Edgeware

Edgeware is the technology leader in distributed video delivery networks, designed to allow operators to monetize video services such as video on demand (VOD), time shift TV and network Personal Video Recorder (nPVR), as well as offering wholesale Content Delivery Networking (CDN) management services. Edgeware provides the video delivery systems needed to offer video services across managed and unmanaged networks, with the ability to reach any screen, at any time, with any content. Edgeware is headquartered in Stockholm, Sweden, with a U.S. office in Boxborough, Massachusetts.

For more information, please visit www.edgeware.tv.

About Belgacom

Belgacom is the leading operator in Belgium, active on the Belgian and international market. It has vast experience with a variety of customer groups: residential, professional, corporate and institutional. Thanks to its constant innovation, Belgacom has developed a comprehensive range of products and solutions for fixed and mobile networks, going from telephony, internet, digital television, ICT and networking.

The Enterprise Business Unit of the Belgacom Group has built up vast experience with a varied group of professional customers. As a customer, you can benefit from our many investments in development, our high-level expertise in ICT and connectivity, and numerous solutions set up to meet your needs: Enterprise Network Solutions like LAN, WLAN, WAN, Enterprise Datacenter and Cloud SolutionsDescription: http://images.intellitxt.com/ast/adTypes/icon1.png, Enterprise Security Solutions, Enterprise IP-Telephony and Unified Collaboration Solutions, Enterprise Applications Solutions, and Enterprise Mobility Solutions.

Belgacom helps you by offering strategic and technical consultancy services, integrating all ICT aspects into these. In addition, we ensure the continuous improvement of your ICT tools and maintain or manage your whole infrastructure. With these managed services we also ensure an efficient and effective improvement of your operations. Belgacom takes care of all aspects to set up a secure and integrated ICT environment for her customers: consultancy, implementation, validation, support during installation, and project management. Belgacom is also a leader among ICT training providers in the Benelux offering a full range of ICT courses. Belgacom’s goal is to create ICT solution that will help customers reach their company objectives and to make them more sustainable today, and in the future. For more info on the Belgacom Group, visit: www.belgacom.com.

For press, public relations & photography at Edgeware please contact:

Maria Leding, Senior Marketing Manager
Tel +46 70 358 0751
maria.leding@edgeware.tv

Heather Smith
VisiTech PR
+1 (303) 752-3552 x224
EW@visitechpr.com

SeaWell Networks and Civolution Announce Joint Multiscreen Security Solution

New solution features per-session watermarking, improving multiscreen and OTT video security for cable and IPTV service providers

AMSTERDAM – September 13, 2013 – IBC, stand #14.182 and stand #2.A41 – SeaWell Networks, a leader in multiscreen video delivery solutions, today announces a joint multiscreen security solution with Civolution, the leading provider of technology and solutions for identifying, managing and monetizing content. The collaboration enhances SeaWell’s multiscreen security framework by adding scalable, per-session watermarking for multiscreen and over-the top (OTT) services.

Piracy and illicit re-streaming of service providers’ linear and on-demand (VOD) content over the Internet is a major challenge for the television industry, especially regarding live sporting and other high-demand events. Answering the demand for advanced security, the joint solution combines the edge-based, per-session encryption capability of SeaWell’s Spectrum™ Session Delivery Controller with Civolution’s NexGuard forensic watermarking technology. As a result, operators can detect the watermark to identify the source of content theft, and then take action on an individual user basis.

The joint solution identifies each streaming session and creates an imperceptible, uniquely watermarked video stream at the network edge without impacting the viewer’s experience. Each stream is then repackaged for any adaptive bit rate (ABR) format, delivered to the end-user device, and encrypted and protected with DRM on a per-session basis. Through SeaWell’s dynamic manifest manipulation capability, the solution is compatible with targeted ad/alternate content insertion.

“Real-time piracy of premium content can significantly impact pay-TV service providers’ business. It limits the potential of selling high-end subscription packages, introduces a risk of subscriber churn and can lead to revenue loss, “said Jean-Michel Masson, SVP Watermarking Solutions, Civolution. “By combining Spectrum’s per-session based capabilities with Civolution’s unique stream identification, we are introducing a powerful deterrent against piracy, thereby removing this threat.”

“Civolution’s NexGuard watermarking technology has a proven track record for protecting pre-release content, digital cinema and pay-TV services,” said Brian Collie, CEO of SeaWell Networks. “Our collaboration further improves our multiscreen security framework for cable and IPTV service providers, allowing them to offer an efficient watermarking value-added service that establishes a complete chain of custody between customers and broadcast partners.”

The solution will be on display at IBC at SeaWell’s stand #14.182 in hall 14 and Civolution’s stand #2.A41 in hall 2.

About SeaWell Networks

SeaWell Networks Inc. is the leader in monetizing multiscreen TV thanks to its industry first, per-user session control solution. Spectrum™ dynamically creates and manages each adaptive bitrate video session, enabling delivery to any device or protocol and giving pay TV providers unprecedented network-side control over targeted ad insertion, policy management, blackout, QoE, and encryption. For more information visit http://www.seawellnetworks.com/.

About Civolution

Civolution (www.civolution.com) is the leading provider of technology and solutions to identify, manage and monetize media content. The company offers an extensive portfolio of cutting edge digital watermarking and fingerprinting based applications for media interaction (accurate and real-time video synchronization for 2nd screen and smart TVs), media intelligence (audience measurement and media monitoring for television, radio and internet) and media protection (content filtering and forensic marking of media assets in pre-release, digital cinema, payTV and online). Follow us on Twitter: @Civolution.