Cable-Tec Expo To Train Spotlight On Next-Gen Digital Home


The Society of Cable Telecommunications Engineers is angling to sign up vendors to showcase their multiscreen-video wares in a special "Digital Video 2.0" exhibit area at its flagship Cable-Tec Expo 2012 in October in Orlando, Fla.

The Spotlight Pavilion will focus on technologies that provide a path to all-IP video delivery for cable operators. The exhibit is designed to address network infrastructure and operations strategies required to deliver IP video content, including such technologies as real-time content ingest, adaptive bit-rate video, transcoding and scalable video encoding technologies.

The Spotlight Pavilion also will show how new monitoring solutions and emerging SCTE standards "can help the industry to achieve high levels of video Quality of Experience (QoE)," the professional association said.

Pricing for exhibiting in the Spotlight Pavilion is $3,000 for Cable-Tec Expo partners and $3,200 for nonmembers prior to Sept. 17, after which the pricing is $3,200 and $4,000 respectively, according to SCTE.

"We envision the Spotlight Pavilion as a meeting ground where technology innovators, engineering and operations professionals and senior MSO executives can study new approaches and exchange ideas," Jim Ludington, executive vice president of Time Warner Cable's Network National Operations and chairman of the Cable-Tec Expo 2012 program committee, said in a statement.

SCTE said qualified exhibitors for "Digital Video 2.0: Serving the Modern Digital Home" will be selected from among the applicants to demonstrate a cross-section of enabling technologies. More info is available at

Cable-Tec Expo 2012 is set to run Oct. 17-19 at the Orange County Convention Center following a preconference event, the Digital Home Symposium, on Tuesday, Oct. 16. The 2012 CTAM Summit is scheduled for Oct. 14-16 at the Walt Disney World Swan and Dolphin resort.

SCTE has been considering moving Cable-Tec Expo back to sometime in the spring after shifting in 2009 to the fall to align with the industry's consolidated weeklong Cable Connection events, a change spearheaded by the NCTA.