Harmonic: started test run of its CableOS System.


Harmonic has launched its new CableOS system, a software-based CCAP technology. The CableOS system is said to enable the migration of cable access networks to gigabit capacity. It can resolve space and power constraints in the headend and hub. It is also designed for the fast deployment of IP-based data, video and voice services.

According to Harmonic, a single CableOS, 1RU COTS Intel processor-based servers, can support tens of gigs of capacity and multiple service groups than traditional hardware CMTS implementations, allowing cable operators to cut space and power by 75 percent in a centralized CCAP deployment, or…..

Telos Alliance: Starts TV Group.


A familiar name to radio industry vets is Telos and the subsequent Telos Alliance. The merger with Linear Acoustic years ago put the company into the TV equipment business.

The recent acquisition of Minnetonka Audio has added to that market. In response the Telos Alliance is forming the “TV Solutions Group.”

A release explained, “The TV Solutions Group will provide solutions that aid broadcasters in the transition to the latest TV industry technology. The AES67 AoIP standard, for example, is a key strategic focus for the new group”

The release added that the group will focus on products “utilizing both file-based and real-time processing and management … Customers can expect new products that are highly scalable and easy to integrate, as well as expanded access to product support services and technical materials.”

Telos Alliance CEO Frank Foti said…

Imagine: Showcasing new IOX Storage at IBC-2016.


Imagine Communications is showcasing its new IOX Storage unit at the IBC 2016 show. The Versio IOX Storage and Telurio IOX Storage systems are designed to shape and configure storage resources for the needs of operation in the workflow, including production, play out and distribution.

Both the Versio and Telurio IOX units have an architecture that enables application-specific performance tuning. Version IOX is specifically designed for the play out and channel-creation requirements of broadcast and production facilities, and provides shareable and scale able storage, as well as digital asset protection. The Versio is configured to extend an existing Storage Area Network environment, but can evolve into a multi-use Network Attached Storage appliance.

Additional features include support for both Ethernet and Fibre Channel client connections; 10s of gigabits-per-second of assured streaming bandwidth; compatibility with Imagine’s Nexio Farad storage system; can be added to existing installations; and….

GatesAir: unveils new IP Air-cooled transmitters.


GatesAir’s has announced a range of transmitters with native IP capability, the Maxiva UAXTE. These new air-cooled UHF transmitters offer instant adaptability and improved flexibility to industry DTV standards that benefit from IP networking and connectivity. It also features software-defined modulation for migration to future digital TV standards, including ATSC 3.0.

The Maxiva UAXTE integrates GatesAir’s latest modulator from the Maxiva XTE exciter into its architecture. This eliminates the need to retrofit previous generations of Maxiva transmitters with additional gear for network connectivity. The XTE modulator integration also increases digital signal processing capability using CPU processing technology based on Advanced RISC Machines and FGPAs. Ultimately, this provides improved over-the-air reception for DTV consumers……

NewTek: introduced TalkShow, VS4000.


The NewTek TalkShow VS 4000 multi-channel video calling system is now available for shipping. Able to work with both SDI and IP workflows, the TalkShow VS 4000 is designed for conducting multiple live, production-ready Skype video calls simultaneously.

The TalkShow VS 4000 is a 1RU rack mountable hardware unit with four-in, four-out I/O for integration into SDI workflows and IP video workflows through NewTek’s Network Device Interface technology. The unit features standalone call control and production control interfaces for independent call management and technical configuration. Behind-the-scenes video, audio, communication and….

Clear-Com: acquires Trilogy Communications.


Clear-Com, a subsidiary of HM Electronics, has completed its acquisition of the intercom and master reference generator provider Trilogy Communications. Clear-Com will incorporate Trilogy’s intercom product lines, which include Gemini, Messenger, Mentor and Mercury, into the Clear-Com portfolio.

“Their specialized matrix solutions perfectly complement Clear-Com’s highly-programmable and scalable digital matrix portfolio, increasing each team’s capabilities to meet the ever-growing and vastly-diverse communication needs across the markets we serve,” said Bob Boster, president of Clear-Com, about Trilogy.

The U.K.-based Trilogy will continue to operate as a wholly-owned subsidiary of Clear-Com from….