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The microVB can identify itself to the DHCP server.

Bridge Technologies Enhances microVB November 21st 2017 - 01:00 PM

Network probe enhancements deliver more cost-effective customer support for network operators and shortens time-to-solution.

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Crystal Metadata Cloud

Crystal Introduces Crystal Metadata Cloud November 15th 2017 - 11:02 PM

At NAB NY, Crystal launched the Crystal Metadata Cloud. A patent-pending software technology, it will provide frame-accurate synchronization of metadata with video and audio at any point in the distribution chain from the cable headend or DTH platform to the set-top box, computer, phone or tablet.

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Traditional family viewing has been declining for years but a new wave of social TV is building up around second screens.

TV Gets Social Again with Third Generation OTT November 14th 2017 - 01:50 PM

The growth in online video consumption has been associated with a decline in traditional family viewing around the big screen but is now bringing about a new form of social TV where people congregate remotely via second screens. This is happening as OTT enters its third generation, according to Francesco Moretti, Deputy CEO at Fincons Group, an IT consultancy and systems design group headquartered in Bern, Switzerland.

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Broadcom faces strong competition from Qualcomm, Quantenna, Celeno, Intel and others in the Wi-Fi chip business.

Broadcom partners with Plume to tackle Wi-Fi interference November 7th 2017 - 09:00 AM

Fabless chip maker Broadcom has teamed up with wireless optimization specialist Plume to develop and distribute technologies for mitigating interference in unlicensed Wi-Fi spectrum. Interference remains a major cause of erratic performance and patchy coverage in wireless home networks.

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Olivier Suard of Nevion believes broadasters can learn from the experience of telcos.

Broadcasters Looking to Adopt IP Should Look to Telecos for Advice October 27th 2017 - 11:00 AM

It seems almost impossible to fathom now, but it was only fairly recently that businesses within the telecoms industry focused on one thing and one thing only: delivering telephone services for voice communication. It was this service that used to account for almost every single penny of revenue they earned (in the residential market at least), and by delivering this service they all felt as if they ‘owned the customer’. This focus on telephony can still be evidenced by simply looking at the names of several companies, including AT&T (American Telephone & Telegraph) in the US, Telefónica in Spain and NTT (Nippon Telegraph and Telephone Corporation) in Japan.

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The BBC believes it is time to boost mobile both for content creation and consumption, but admits it cannot match the big spending of Google

Broadcasters Must Embrace Mobile Strongly or Die October 13th 2017 - 01:50 PM

The biggest challenge facing broadcasters is how to embrace mobile phones at both ends of the content spectrum, for creation and viewing, rather than rushing headlong into immersive TV for the big screen.

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