* BigBand, Pace demo 100-Meg downstream
BigBand Networks and Pace Micro Technology demonstrated downstream data delivery rates in excess of 100 Mbps at the IBC show in Amsterdam last week. The demo of channel bonding technology (a key element of DOCSIS 3.0) was based on BigBand’s Cuda CMTS (cable modem termination system) and a prototype Pace channel-bonded DOCSIS 3.0 cable modem.
* ‘The Fan’ nets honors
“The Fan,” Comcast Corp.’s PC-based video clips service and media player, has received a “People’s Choice Award,” beating about 60 other Internet sites and applications.
Comcast, which won the award at the annual Flashforward conference, said The Fan averages about 3 million video streams per day.
The Fan uses Flash technology and its roots are tied to thePlatform, a media publishing specialist that Comcast acquired earlier this year.
* Infinity taps Wave7 for FTTP
Infinity Communications is deploying a fiber-to-the-premises (FTTP) network in the Cayman Islands in partnership with Wave7 Optics.
The network, which uses Wave7’s Trident7 Optical Access Systems which can support EPON and GPON, will deliver triple play video, voice and data services to about 24,000 homes on Grand Cayman. Expected network completion is the end of 2008.
Infinity will tap the network to deliver services to both residential and commercial customers, including corporate and banking firms. Available data speeds will push toward 1 Gbps, the companies said.
DaVinci technology is optimized for the combination of audio, video, imaging and system control functionality for the portable media player (PMP) market. The new TI media processor combines an ARM9 processor and TI DSP, plus video/imaging co-processors.
One of Archos’ key partners is EchoStar Communications, which markets Archos players with special DRM hooks under the “PocketDISH” brand.