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WiFi Bonding Demonstrates Gigabit+ Speeds

With all the hype this week surrounding new smartphones, smart watches and a new payment approach from a company named after a fruit, it is easy to overlook the significance of the addition of 802.11 AC wireless to its smartphones. PC Magazine didn’t miss this subtlety, however, as seen in its article, 5 ways 802.11 […]

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Network ViodiTV ViodiTV @ The Cable Show

Building Blocks – Adding Value to the Internet of Things

Cable companies as value-add providers of data from the disparate Internet of Things is on display in the above CableLabs’ demonstration at The Cable Show 2014. Clarke Stevens explains the prototype they created that allows consumers to view the location of public transit buses on an app; an app that can live on multiple devices, including […]

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Smart Home Technology ViodiTV @ The Cable Show

Lights, Set-Top, Action

What happens when you mix a home lighting system with a set-top box? Clark Stevens of CableLabs demonstrates this unlikely convergence of the so-called Internet of Things and how CableLabs envisions being able to help cable operators create applications that marry these two disparate “things” into a better experience for the consumer (e.g. viewer hits […]

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The Golden Age of Local TV Advertising

We are going through a a golden age; a renaissance; of TV programming,” said Mark Lieberman president and CEO of Viamedia. “It is the best platform; the most engaging platform for advertisers to get across their message.” He was referring to the value of television for advertisers. In the above video interview, Lieberman discusses how Viamedia and its division, […]

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Innovation of Things at the 2014 Cable Show

“Everybody’s looking to innovate,” said Matt Polka of the American Cable Association. Polka explains that innovation surrounding the cable broadband ecosystem was one of the themes of the 2014 Cable Show. He stresses that innovation is an important element to giving consumers’ what they want; whether that is new ways of viewing content or apps […]

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The Service Provider Transformation to Software Provider – Highlights of the 2013 Cable Show

Service providers of all types are transforming from physical infrastructure companies to software companies, and cable operators are no different. This is the sense one was left with at the 2013 Cable Show. This three-day event, held in Washington D.C., provided operators and its association the opportunity to showcase this transformation from pipe providers to […]

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Regulatory ViodiTV ViodiTV @ The Cable Show

From Video to Broadband – Regulations Need to Catch Up

“Our members are moving from being cable video companies to broadband Internet companies,” said Matt Polka president and CEO of the American Cable Association (ACA). He was reflecting upon the how the business has shifted from video to broadband-centric services. His concern is that ACA members also need to have access to the same technology, […]

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User Interface ViodiTV ViodiTV @ The Cable Show

The Voice Remote Control – A Trojan Horse in the Living Room

The voice-enabled remote control may become one of those 10 year+ overnight successes. The definition of success may be the question, as adding this piece of hardware as part of the user interface ecosystem may have far-reaching impacts beyond the obvious benefit of finding better content and finding it faster. In the above video, filmed […]

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