VOD Vendors Land Deals


Sorrento Networks said Cox Communications Inc. is using its gigabit-Ethernet
and dense-wave-division-multiplexing technology in the company's video-on-demand
rollout in Las Vegas.

The vendor said Cox is using the company's "GigaMux DWDM" and "JumpStar CWDM"

Sorrento said its DWDM architecture provides operators a "pay-as-you-grow"

Cox intends to use the technology for Internet-protocol-based video and data.
"Our requirement was to transport a variety of residential and commercial
services all over the Las Vegas valley, including numerous services to popular
hotels," senior systems engineer Scott Pollock said in a prepared statement.

Elsewhere, Everstream Inc. announced that four markets in Time Warner Cable's
national division will use its "S4 Operational Intelligence"
performance-analysis system for VOD deployment.

The software is designed to help operators optimize and solve problems in
their VOD service.