MRG Report Ranks Vendors

NEC Electronics America Inc., Tut Systems Inc., Entone Technologies Inc., Motorola Inc., Thomson Consumer Electronics/Thales Broadcast & Multimedia S.A. and Viaccess Inc. topped the list of vendors in a new survey conducted by Multimedia Research Group Inc.

MRG ranked vendors by subscriber counts and channels support by their products.

NEC topped the access-systems category, followed by ECI Telecom Ltd. Tut was first in headends, followed by SkyStream Networks Inc. Entone and Alcatel were Nos. 1 and 2 in servers, while Motorola and Kreatel Communications AB took the top two spots in set-tops. In middleware, Thomson/Thales took first, followed by Orca Interactive, and Widevine Technologies Inc. followed Viaccess in the TV-content-protection-systems category.