BigBand Pumps Up Its Media Router

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Redwood City, Calif. — Big-
Band Networks released a software
upgrade for its Broadband
Multimedia Routers that allows
each to process the more
than 100 high-definition video
streams and insert ads in more
than 150 HD programs simultaneously.

The company’s Broadcast Video
Services Software 3.0 upgrade
increases the BMR’s HD
stream capacity by 140% and HD
ad splicing capacity
by 150%, according to

More than 200 service
providers worldwide
use the BMR,
including nine of
the top 10 cable operators
in the U.S.
and about 60 customers in China,
including Gehua and Jiangsu
Cable, according to BigBand.
The BMR, which provides
splicing, clamping and
rate shaping functions,
is deployed in more than
4,000 installations worldwide.