NCTC Orders Motorola Set-Tops


The National Cable Television Cooperative placed an order with Motorola Inc. for digital, HDTV and digital-video-recorder set-tops.

The programming- and hardware-buying cooperative said its members -- more than 1,000 independent cable operators and their 6,500 individual systems, which serve more than 8 million subscribers -- made the purchase jointly in order to speed delivery.

Among models Motorola will supply to NCTC members: the “DCT2500E” home-media-network-ready core interactive set-top; the “DCT6412” and “DCT3412” HD DVRs; and the just-announced “DCT3080” standard-definition DVR.