Sunday, April 9, 2006

Motorola Signs Set-top Deal with NCTC

The National Cable Television Cooperative (NCTC) has placed an order for all-digital, high-definition (HD) and digital video recording (DVR)-capable Motorola set-tops, in the consortium's first-ever volume set-top purchase. Financial terms were not disclosed.

NCTC is a programming and hardware buying cooperative that represents more than 1,000 independent cable operators and their 6,500 individual systems. The NCTC members serve 8 million cable subscribers.

The deal includes the Motorola DCT2500E home media network-ready core interactive set-top, the DCT6412 and DCT3412 high-definition digital video recorders, and a newly-announced Motorola DCT3080 standard-definition digital video recorder.

The Motorola DCT3080 is a standard-definition, dual-tuner digital video recorder (DVR) that can act as a hub for a whole-home media network -- moving content such as recorded shows, photos, or music to other devices in the home.

Motorola also unveiled the DCC100, a slim, small-footprint set-top with built-in Follow Me TV media networking capabilities.

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