• Michael Adams joins Tandberg Television as VP of system architecture
Tandberg Television hired industry veteran Michael Adams to be vice president of system architecture. Adams joins Tandberg TV from Terayon Communication Systems, where he served as vice president of video architecture and technology. Adams previously worked at AOL, Road Runner and Time Warner Cable, where he was involved in the Time Warner Full Service Network, Time Warner Digital Cable (Pegasus) and video-on-demand, and OpenCable.
• OpVista snags another $28M in venture funds
OpVista said it pulled in $28 million in what it expects will be its final round of venture funding. This round was led by DCM (Doll Capital Management). Previous investors Sevin Rosen Funds, Incubic and US Trust’s Excelsior Venture Partners also participated in the round. OpVista said the new funding will be used to expand its product development activities, accelerate international expansion, and broaden marketing and sales support for OpVista2000, which is deployed with Time Warner Cable, Cox Communications and other networks throughout North America.
• C-COR node delivers greater network capacity
C-COR introduced its latest 1 GHz product, the Opti Max3100 Segmentable Node. The new node extends bandwidth to 1 GHz and expands network capacity with full 2×2 forward and return path segmentation capability across a single fiber.
The Opti Max3100’s capabilities include: scalable capabilities for up to twice the capacity of initial deployment with 1×4 and 2×2, forward and return segmentation; fiber preserving upstream capabilities using CWDM return transmitters; extended bandwidth from 870 MHz to 1 GHz to increase forward capacity for HDTV, allowing a 40% increase over current HDTV channels in a given line up; status reporting and ingress management using standards-based and proprietary element management options; and optical path redundancy for telephony and data applications.
• Comcast’s Burke to keynote at CTHRA symposium
The Cable and Telecommunications Human Resources Association has lined up Comcast COO and Comcast Cable president Steve Burke to be the keynote speaker at the organization’s Achieving Excellence Symposium Series event in Philadelphia on October 18. His remarks will focus on the symposium’s theme: “Leadership’s Role in Organizational Success.”