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Comcast Seattle Named 'System of the Year'

Denver -- Comcast's Seattle cable division was named “System of the Year” Wednesday at the annual awards ceremonies of the Society of Cable Telecommunications Engineers here.

Comcast Seattle was honored for “hitting technical fundamentals on all cylinders,” according to Communications Technology magazine, which makes the selection each year. The system's engineers produced “textbook execution of digital-voice” services, but also rated highly on service calls, dealing with outages, subscriber growth and other measures.

Also honored at luncheon ceremonies at the SCTE's Cable-Tec Expo at the Colorado Convention Center in downtown Denver were:

• Hall of Fame: Tom Jokerst, chief technology officer, Broadbus Technologies; and Neil Phillips, president, Signal Vision.

• Excellence in Standards: Paul Woidke, vice president, Comcast Spotlight.

• Chairman's Award: SCTE Scholarship Subcommittee.

• Woman in Technology: Vicki Marts, director, video engineering, Cox Communications.

• Shapp Scholarship: Peien Vernon Liu, High Technology High School, Lincroft, N.J.

• SCTE Chapter of the Year: New England.

• SCTE Member of the Year: Roger Paul, Comcast Cable Communications.