SCTE ET Kicks Off

The Society of Cable Telecommunications Engineers opened its Emerging Technologies conference in Tampa, Fla., Tuesday, with several equipment vendors making new product announcements on the eve of the show.

Motorola Inc. announced its purchase of Broadband Innovations Inc., a maker of radio-frequency equipment. The price was not disclosed.

Scientific-Atlanta Inc. debuted its “GainMaker” scalable node “GS7000” for its 1-gigahertz platform.

Harmonic Inc. released the “ProStream 8000,” an MPEG-in/MPEG-out video-mosaic solution that enables multichannel viewing and program navigation.

And General Bandwidth announced that its “G6 Universal Media Gateway” has been purchased by IP Telesis.