Monday, August 1, 2005

Cable One Deploys BigBand

Cable One, one of the ten largest U.S. cable operators, has selected BigBand Networks' BMR (Broadband Multimedia-Service Router) to manage digital television offerings. BMR platforms are being deployed at 42 Cable One systems to control channel line-up, video quality and bandwidth efficiency of SDTV and HDTV programs. Financial terms were not disclosed.

The BigBand BMR can access programming from multiple sources and extend control to operators over channel line-ups. RateShaping bit rate adaptation manages bandwidth efficiency and video quality of each program. Cable One is utilizing PSIP table regeneration to make available program-relevant data, such as descriptive information, closed captioning and parental control. The BMR platform is upgradeable, to avail future, related solutions. Examples include Gigabit Ethernet transport of programs between facilities, insertion of local digital advertising, and switched broadcast, which can radically expand offerings by providing programs in dynamic response to subscriber viewing.

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