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Cisco Advances the Connected Life at Home at the Cable Show '09: Accelerating Service Providers' Transition to Experience Providers with Cable Medianet Technologies

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April 1, 2009

Highlights / Key Facts:

  • Today Cisco announced activities planned for the National Cable & Telecommunications Association's (NCTA) "The Cable Show '09", including product demonstrations that highlight how Cisco is helping its cable service provider customers implement medianet technologies that will transform consumer video experiences for the Connected Life at Home.
  • Cisco will be demonstrating new technologies and solutions that will enable Internet Protocol (IP) networks to become the platform for a new generation of video and rich media applications and services. This new class of technologies is designed to enable advanced communications, collaboration and entertainment experiences through video- and rich media-optimized service provider, business, and home networks, known as "medianets."
  • Cisco will be demonstrating high-definition whole home DVR and whole home video/media sharing virtualization, and portability using the tru2way software platform on Cisco's new next-generation tru2way set-tops at its Executive Suite #4137. Cisco's whole home video/media sharing, virtualization, and portability demonstration also will be on display in Broadband Nation, a "Main Street America"-themed technology showcase highlighting the advanced services and consumer benefits associated with cable's broadband telecommunications platform.
  • Today, Cisco made the following announcements in support of its medianet initiatives for cable operators:
  • Cisco will feature speakers at both The Cable Show '09 and the SCTE Conference on Emerging Technologies this week including:
  • NCTA Technical Papers: Wednesday, April 1, 2009

    SCTE Conference on Emerging Technologies: Friday, April 3, 2009

    • Session: Intelligent Capacity Planning and Management in the Downstream
      Alon Bernstein, Principal Engineer, Cisco
    • Session: Maximizing Upstream Capacity
      Alon Bernstein, Principal Engineer, Cisco
    • Session: The Path to the IP Future
      Xiaomei Liu, Technical Leader, Cisco
      S.V. Vasudevan, Director, Cable Video Architectures, Cisco
      Sangeeta Ramakrishnan, Video Architect, Cisco, Cable Modem Termination System Business Unit
    • Session: Scaling the Network Infrastructure
      Moderator: John T. Chapman, Cisco Fellow & Chief Architect, Access and Transport Technology Group
      Pawel Sowinski, Software Architect, Cisco, Cable Modem Termination System Business Unit

  • Cisco and Communications Technology magazine are co-sponsoring a Technical Breakfast on Friday, April 3, 2009
  • 'Managing Transformation in Video Technologies and Consumer Experiences'

    Featured panelists include:

    • Jeff Chen, Senior Vice President, Advanced Technology, Bright House Networks
    • John Civiletto, Executive Director, Core Video Engineering, Cox Communications
    • David Kline, Chief Information Officer, Discovery Communications
    • Chuck Pagano, Executive Vice President, Technology, ESPN
    • Jeff Seebeck, Vice President, Product Strategy and Development, Cisco
    • Phil Won, Senior Director, Product Management, Time Warner Cable

  • Cisco is a co-sponsor and participant of the 'Battle of the Bands', NCTA's competition to raise funds for City Year and Washington, DC schools.
  • Press release:

Tags / Keywords:

Cisco, consumer, Connected Life, DOCSIS, DVR, IP NGN, medianet, medianet technologies, technology, video

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Supporting Quote:

  • "Cisco is working closely in partnership and collaboration with our service provider customers to help them monetize the Connected Life, while helping to protect the investment they already have in their IP NGN architecture," said Tony Bates, senior vice president and general manager, Cisco Service Provider Group. "We understand our customers' IP and video networks, and we are helping them make decisions every day around the specific medianet technologies and network architectures that can best support their business goals. The value of medianet is it can evolve the network over time to support consumer demand for rich, multimedia experiences across multiple devices to deliver the Connected Life experience."

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