A special seminar delving into the planning, deployment and benefits of Distributed Access Architectures (DAA) is slated to take place at the SCTE/ISBE Cable-Tec Expo this fall.
Happening the morning of the event’s opening day (Oct. 22), the DAA pre-conference session is free to all Full Conference attendees.
Following up to last year’s Remote PHY seminar, the event will focus on the ability of DAAs and the Headend Rearchitected as a Datacenter (HERD) to drive cost efficiencies, faster time to market and increased customer satisfaction as cable access networks continue to evolve. It will also include presentations on the role of Remote MAC PHY and the Flexible MAC Architecture.
“Distributed Access Architectures are dramatically transforming the way services are delivered over cable networks,” said Jeff Finkelstein, Executive Director of Advanced Technology for Cox. “As operators seek new ways to meet customers’ need for cleaner, faster bandwidth, the industry is finding an increasing number of ways to move network functionality closer to the consumer and to provide a path for future growth using new physical and MAC layer technologies.”
Other topics on the schedule include Full Duplex DOCSIS, Extended Spectrum DOCSIS and the initiatives behind a Generic Access Platform.
“Last year’s Remote PHY event required two overflow rooms and still had a standing-room only crowd, so we’re not surprised that seats are moving quickly for DAA,” said Chris Bastian, VP of Engineering and CTO for SCTE•ISBE, in a statement. “We’re looking forward to satisfying the tremendous interest in this topic and have received outstanding tremendous support from our partners at CableLabs and the other members of the committee to ensure that this event optimizes value for attendees.”
Presenters scheduled for the seminar include technologists from Cox Communications, Comcast, Denmark’s Stofa, Arris, Casa Systems, Harmonic, Intel, MaxLinear, Nokia and Vecima Networks.
The Cable-Tec Expo will take place from Oct. 22 through Oct. 25 in Atlanta.