Pace @ Anga: Convergence is key for cable

Tuesday, May 27th, 2008 
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COLOGNE, Germany — Stand C67, ANGA Cable — Pace plc (LSE:PIC), the leading independent developer of digital TV technologies for the global payTV industry, is demonstrating the latest products that address the growing industry need for converging technologies and services at Anga Cable (May 27-29, 2008) in Cologne.

DOCSIS 3.0

To compete effectively with satellite operators and the increasing number of telcos entering the video space, cable operators need to offer their customers a full suite of services in parallel to linear broadcast TV. To do this, they need DOCSIS 3.0 technology, which uses channel bonding to make the most effective use of the bandwidth available to them.

Pace is showing its DOCSIS 3.0 eMTA (the CIC7800N) at the show. The CIC7800N DOCSIS 3.0 eMTA provides cable operators with the ability to launch a rich triple-play service to customers via broadband internet with downstream speeds of up to 210Mbps and upstream speeds of up to 110Mbps.

EXTENDING OPERATOR REACH

Operators looking to extend their triple-play offering to residents in multidwelling units (MDUs) can see the latest version of the Pace MultiDweller, which converts existing coax infrastructure in buildings into high-speed triple-play bi-directional networks, without the need for any modification or additional cabling.

HIGH DEFINITION

Pace is also showing its most recent developments in high definition personal video recorder (HD PVR) technology, including the TDS850NV for Viasat.

The TDS850NV is Paces first HD PVR for Europe and was chosen as the launch product by Viasat for its HD PVR service across the Nordic countries. The TDS850NV is a twin tuner HD PVR, which combines H.264 compression with DVB-S2 demodulation and comes with NDS middleware and content security.

Pace can be found on stand C67.

[On the 19th May 2008 Pace Micro Technology plc changed its name to Pace plc]