New Gear Debuts at Cable-Tec Expo

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San Antonio -- C-COR Inc.’s nCUBE division debuted its new “n5” server, which allows operators to scale random-access-memory video buffering and disk storage, at the Society of Cable Telecommunications Engineers’ Cable-Tec Expo 2005 here this week.

The company said the server supports an array of disk storage, RAM buffering and streaming-bandwidth configurations. It will be able to handle advanced compression schemes, like H. 264, and it is supported by nCUBE’s “nABLE” software platform.

SeaChange International Inc. was showing its “Recording System 2.5,” which allows MSOs to offer broadcast programs with on-demand control while they are being aired. This would allow subscribers to begin watching the 11 p.m. newscast at 11:01 p.m., for example.

And EGT released “Encore,” its second-generation MPEG-2 (Moving Picture Expert Group) video-processing platform.

The company said operators can improve their bandwidth efficiency by 25%, accelerating digital simulcast, while taking up less rack space. Encore offers four channels in a one-rack configuration, with full digital-ad-insertion capabilities.