BigBand Links with CableMatrix


BigBand Networks Inc. is teaming up with CableMatrix on a PacketCable-multimedia solution for video programming over cable available to Internet-protocol devices.

The integration involves BigBand's “Broadband Multimedia Service Router” and “Cuda” cable-modem-termination system and CableMatrix's on-demand service platform.

The integration will allow cable operators to access live or on-demand digital-video feeds via satellite terrestrial, locally encoded or server sources. Content can be modified for IP distribution with guaranteed quality of service, as per the PacketCable specification.

BigBand said the BMR performs content sourcing, bit-rate adaptation and protocol conversion, while the CableMatrix gear allocates the required PacketCable-multimedia bandwidth.