New Cable-Tec Expo Exhibits Key on ‘Innovation’

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SCTE/ISBE will bring a new twist to its annual tech-fest this month with two new features – the Innovation Theater and Innovation Avenue – that will focus on trends such as high dynamic range, DOCSIS 3.1 and energy management.

Both are slated for the show floor at Cable-Tec Expo 2016, set for Sept. 26-29 in Philadelphia.

SCTE said the Innovation area will be opened at 1 p.m. on Tuesday, Sept. 27, by SCTE/ISBE president and CEO Mark Dzuban and Shaw Communications EVP and CTO Zoran Stakic, who is serving as program chair of Expo 2016.

Per SCTE, here’s what’s on tap:

--A kick-off presentation debuting SCTE/ISBE’s new expert development system, which combines the latest developments in cognitive science with SCTE/ISBE’s technical expertise, unparalleled industry relationships, and deep community of experts to create a learning environment that generates measureable results for the industry;

--A panel of technology experts who will address new developments in video resolution, including ideation around the future of television, the proven value of 4K HDR in the wake of the 2016 Olympic Games, solutions that enable delivery of HDR content, and the ability of operators to operationalize and deploy HDR;

--Exhibits showcasing how cable system operators can reduce unnecessary power consumption in the headend and can reduce networks’ reliance on the traditional power grid, in conjunction with the principles of SCTE/ISBE’s APSIS™ standard (SCTE/ISBE 216);

--Presentations on how programmable silicon, Software Defined Networking (SDN), and Network Functions Virtualization (NFV) can open networks, accelerate new service delivery, reduce costs, and increase customer responsiveness and satisfaction; and

--Sessions that will address the challenges cable operators have within the access network, and the opportunities for traditional wireline, wireless, and next-generation solutions.