News Release

Cisco Systems, Scientific Atlanta and Linksys to Showcase How to "Deliver the Connected Life" at SCTE Cable-Tec Expo 2006

Cisco and Linksys in Booth No. 1045; Scientific Atlanta in Booth No. 1681
Jun 16, 2006

DENVER, SCTE Cable-Tec Expo 2006 - June 16, 2006 - Cisco Systems®, Scientific Atlanta®, a Cisco company, and Linksys®, a division of Cisco Systems, will demonstrate how cable operators or multiple service operators (MSOs) can use industry-leading products and services to deliver "The Connected Life" at the Society of Cable Telecommunications Engineers (SCTE) annual Cable-Tec Expo from June 20-23, 2006 at the Colorado Convention Center in Denver, Colo.

Enabling providers to deliver "The Connected Life," Cisco, Scientific Atlanta and Linksys are helping MSOs fulfill the preferences of today's consumers, who are accessing all types of content (voice, video, data, and music) on televisions, personal computers and mobile devices.

Cisco, Scientific Atlanta and Linksys are demonstrating their unique ability to offer the following at SCTE Cable-Tec Expo:

  • Cisco® Internet Protocol Next-Generation Network (IP NGN) architecture, an innovative, converged infrastructure that increases operators' ability to deliver innovative new services, decrease operational and capital expenditures, and enhance the customer experience;
  • New Wideband technology able to deliver up to 1 gigabit per second (Gbps) broadband speeds to consumers and businesses over existing hybrid fiber-coaxial (HFC) networks, while at the same time reducing costs through the use of a modular architecture incorporating low-cost edge quadrature amplitude modulation (QAM) devices;
  • Integrated switch routers and high-speed wide area network interface cards which greatly expand and simplify cable operators' commercial service offerings for small to medium-size businesses (SMBs) and enterprise branch offices;
  • Powerful encoding solutions to deliver high video coding/quality, even at low-bit rates, and expand the value of established infrastructures; and
  • The most comprehensive "Glass-to-Glass" solutions with world-class expertise in data, voice, video and home networking.

"Because end users want consistent experiences across services and across devices, the 'Connected Life' reflects the growing trend of many services to many screens, anytime, anywhere," said Paul Bosco, vice president of cable and video initiatives at Cisco. "Cisco, Scientific Atlanta and Linksys are focused on helping cable operators transform themselves into experience providers to make the 'Connected Life' a reality for consumers around the world."

"Cisco, Scientific Atlanta and Linksys play a critical role in helping MSOs transform their networks into next-generation platforms with seamless integration from the headend to the end user," said Dwight Duke, president of network transmissions system at Scientific Atlanta. "Cisco products are designed to work together with Scientific Atlanta and Linksys' products resulting in easy provisioning, updating, managing and supporting by the MSOs."

"To deliver the 'Connected Life' cable operators need the wide range of innovative products and technologies developed by Cisco, Scientific Atlanta and Linksys to deliver easy access to multiple forms of content, on multiple devices, inside and outside the home," said Malachy Moynihan, vice president and general manager of the home networking business unit at Linksys. "Consumers expect the network to deliver what they want, when they want, how they want, and even where they want it. All of us are focused on helping providers succeed in the midst of convergence of entertainment, information and communication services by delivering glass-to-glass solutions to better enable our provider customers to take advantage of the strong demand for the connected life."

At SCTE's 2006 Cable-Tec Expo, Cisco, Scientific Atlanta and Linksys will demonstrate a wide array of technologies, products and concepts including:

  • IP Next-Generation Networking
  • Wideband
  • Network Management
  • Fixed Mobile Convergence
  • Internet Protocol version 6
  • IP over Dense Wave Division Multiplexing
  • Home Networking
  • DOCSIS-enabled Integrated Switch Router (ISR)
  • Switched Digital Video
  • Advanced Video Compression (AVC) High Definition (HD) Encoding and Decoding
  • Content Delivery Networking
  • Dynamic Flow Control
  • Advanced Voice Solutions for small to medium-sized businesses (SMBs)
  • Digital Content Management
  • Bandwidth Enhancement, including 1GHz and Node Splitting
  • Cellular Backhaul
  • Video, Voice and Data with Mobility
  • Voice over IP (VoIP) and High-Speed Data Modems, including Wideband
  • Operations Support Systems (OSS) Solutions
  • Next Generation Set-Tops, Open Cable Platform (OCAPTM) applications and much more

  • Scientific Atlanta Executives' Speaker Information

    "Traffic Engineering Models for Capacity Expansion in Next Generation Narrowcast Services"
    Session: On Demand Technology - What Are My Customers Really Watching?
    Sandeep Vohra, Vice President Advanced Systems and Technology, Transmission Networks Systems
    Scientific Atlanta, a Cisco company
    Thursday, June 22, 8 - 9:15 a.m. (MDT)
    Friday, June 23, Noon - 1:15 p.m. (MDT)

    "Advanced Video Compression: It's Time to Get Started"
    Session: Digital Technology & Evolution - Bandwidth Enhancing Digital Technologies
    Greg Hardy, Vice President Business Development, Transmission Networks Systems
    Scientific Atlanta, a Cisco company
    Thursday, June 22, 8 - 9:15 a.m. (MDT)
    Friday, June 23, Noon - 1:15 p.m. (MDT)

    Cisco Executives' Papers to Be Presented

    "Unleashing the Speed with DOCSIS 2.0: Supporting the Burgeoning Commercial Market"
    John J. Downey, CCNA CCCS, Broadband Network Engineering, Cisco Systems
    Thursday, June 22, 9:30 - 10:45 a.m.
    Friday, June 23, 1:30 - 2:45 p.m.

    "Troubleshooting Digitally Modulated Signals With a QAM Analyzer"
    Ron Hranac, Technical Leader, Cisco Systems, Inc.
    Thursday, June 22, 8 - 9:15 a.m.
    Friday, June 23, 1:30 - 2:45 p.m.

    Get Connected as You Experience the "Connected Life"

    You can experience "The Connected Life" during in-booth demonstrations of the exciting entertainment, information and communications services MSOs can offer end users using Cisco's, Scientific Atlanta's and Linksys' innovative solutions.

    Get Connected at the SCTE Expo Evening

    Scientific Atlanta is co-sponsoring the annual SCTE "Expo Evening" on Wednesday, June 21, at the Red Rocks Park and Amphitheater.

    For more information on what Cisco, Scientific Atlanta and Linksys are demonstrating at SCTE Cable-Tec Expo 2006 in Denver, please contact those representatives listed at the top of this news release.

    About Scientific Atlanta

    Scientific Atlanta, a Cisco company, is a leading supplier of digital content contribution and distribution systems, transmission networks for broadband access to the home, digital interactive set-tops and subscriber systems designed for video, high-speed Internet and voice over IP (VoIP) networks, and worldwide customer service and support. Scientific-Atlanta, Inc. is a wholly owned subsidiary of Cisco Systems, Inc. More information about Scientific Atlanta is available at

    About Linksys

    Founded in 1988, Linksys, a division of Cisco Systems, Inc. (NASDAQ: CSCO) is the recognized leader in voice, wireless and Ethernet networking hardware for consumer, small office/home office (SOHO) and small business users. Linksys is dedicated to making networking easy and affordable for its customers, offering innovative, award-winning products that seamlessly integrate with a variety of devices and applications. Linksys provides award-winning product support to its customers. For more information, visit