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ET Bestows Innovation Awards

NEW ORLEANS -Three SCTE members came away from this year's Conference on Emerging Technology with more than a bevy of information and knowledge: They also took home hefty chunks of Steuben crystal.

This year's awards and respective winners were:

  • Polaris Award (for fiber-optics innovation):
    Glyndell Moore, manager of video and RF for BellSouth Entertainment. Moore, a former ADC Telecommunications Inc. executive, won the award based in part on his work pertaining to the development and installation of a fiber-to-the-set system in South Florida. Moore is the ninth SCTE member to receive the Polaris Award.
  • IDEA (Innovation in Deployment of Emerging Applications) Award: Randy Goehler, engineering manager for Cox Communications Inc. of San Diego. Goehler has been a "driving force" behind the MSO's deployment of cable-based switched telephony, spectrum allocation and planning. This year marked the first for the IDEA award.
  • Star of Integrity (advanced networks):
    David Pangrac, chief technical officer for Advent Networks Inc. Pangrac, a former Time Warner Cable technologist, helped spearhead Advent's "Ultraband" platform, an infrastructure that delivers dedicated throughputs of 40 megabits per second. Overbuilder UtiliCorp Communications Services already has agreed to test the proprietary platform. 2001 marked the Star of Integrity's inaugural year.

The Emerging Technology Awards are sponsored in part by Multichannel News'
"Inside Broadband."