Harmonic Inc., OpenTV Corp., Tektronix Inc. and Concurrent Computer Corp. all
used the opening of the International Broadcasting Conference in Amsterdam, the
Netherlands, to introduce new products to the international cable market.
Harmonic -- which introduced its now widely deployed 'Narrowcast Services
Gateway' two years ago at the IBC confab -- said its 'MediaNode MN20'
multiplexer and broadcast-network gateway now supports gigabit Ethernet
Harmonic also said Telewest Communications plc has installed its 'MetroLink'
dense-wave-division-multiplexing transmission system in southwest England. The
company said it's the first deployment of 100-gigahertz DWDM in the U.K. cable
OpenTV announced an integration deal with JacobsRimell for its back-office
online customer-provisioning, self-activation and service-assurance
OpenTV's middleware will be tied to JacobsRimell's 'APS' service-management
product to provision interactive services. It would allow cable companies to
provision interactive-TV service to individual people and/or individual TV sets
inside a home.
Tektronix introduced the 'MTM400' Moving Picture Expert Group
transport-stream monitor for cable operators to monitor video transmissions,
And Concurrent said NDS Group plc's 'VideoGuard' content-protection system
has been integrated with Concurrent's 'MediaHawk' video-server product