Pace, Ucentric Team Up


Hoping to goose the home-networking space, Pace Micro Technology Americas and
Ucentric Systems are combining forces to jointly market their respective set-top
box and home-networking software.

Pace will integrate its digital home-gateway technology and Ucentric's
media-distribution software, which will enable such services as video-on-demand,
personal video recorders, multispeaker digital music, shared Internet access and
wired and wireless home networks.

Pace has sold advanced set-tops to Comcast Corp. and Time Warner Cable.

Ucentric will display its wares in Pace's booth at the National Show next
week. Ucentric has been in trials with four North American cable operators, the
company said.