The awards honor the work of customers of Bentley Systems.
In the case of Comcast, the operator was recognized for an on-budget network initiative in New England that began in 1994 and was completed in 2003. The project encompassed 27,535 miles of network that was upgraded to 750 MHz or higher.
One of Bentley’s roles in the project was the production and dissemination of information to construction crews and project coordinators. On average, the design team was able to produce 45,000 to 60,000 map prints per month.
* Verizon FiOS to carry Rainbow channels, sports networks
Apparently even the most bitter competition has its limits. Verizon signed a multi-year agreement for rights to broadcast sports and entertainment programming from Cablevision’s Rainbow Media Holdings operation through its FiOS TV service. The deal includes distribution rights for MSG Network, FSN New York, FSN New England and for FSN New England’s high-definition programming. Verizon will also carry Rainbow’s national networks, AMC, WE tv, IFC and fuse, along with its original on-demand networks, Mag Rack and sportskool.
* MTV to broadcast concert series in HD
To drum up a promotional buzz for its high-definition channel, MTV Networks will premiere a new concert every week on MHD through the end of the year, in addition to its regular HD programming from MTV, VH1 and CMT. Concert artists will include Reba McEntire, Lindsey Buckingham, Snoop Dogg, Lynyrd Skynyrd, and Snow Patrol with Jet. MHD is already in half of the U.S. homes that have high-definition capability and is distributed through deals with Cox Cable, Charter, Comcast, Insight and Verizon FiOS.
* OpVista Appoints CFO
Intelligent optical networking company OpVista has appointed Dale R. Lindly as senior vice president and chief financial officer. Lindly previously served as senior vice president and chief accounting officer at MagnaChip Semiconductor.
* RGB looks east and west with new sales VPs
RGB Networks added a pair of sales specialists to its management team. Nick Hutton, a 17-year veteran of the Asia Pacific telecom market, joins RGB as vice president of sales overseeing the Asia Pacific region. Hutton joins RGB from Alcatel, where he served as chief marketing officer for Asia Pacific.
Sarah Hackforth, a 15-year cable veteran, was hired to be vice president of sales for Europe, the Middle East and Africa (EMEA). She joins RGB from Entone (now part of Harmonic), where she served as vice president of sales and operations for EMEA.
A note in this space Wednesday incorrectly stated that Everstream plans to hire 65 to 70 employees within the next month.
Correctly, the company plans to make those hires during the next six months. A corrected version has been posted.