SCTE Touts Standards Progress

The Society of Cable Telecommunications Engineers (SCTE) said it has made progress in the creation of standards and best practices for energy management and network operations, and will offer three standards sessions at Cable-Tec Expo 2014, set to run September 22-25 in Denver.

On the standards progress end, SCTE said it has issued three new documents—Product Environmental Requirements for Cable Telecommunications Facilities–Test Methods (SCTE 203); FCC Proof-of-Performance Checklist for Analog and Digital Signals (SCTE 204); and Outside Plant Power Recommended Preventive Maintenance Schedule (SCTE 205)— for free at

SCTE said it’s also preparing other energy and business continuity recommended practices documents for final approval in the coming months.

The Society will also host three 90-minute standards sessions on Wednesday, Sept. 24 at Cable Tec Expo:

-11 a.m.: Outlining the SCTE Standards Program and discussing projects related to HFC Readiness for DOCSIS 3.1, High-Efficiency Video Coding (HEVC) and Adaptive Transport Streaming and MPEG;

-1 p.m.: An “Energy 2020” session that will outline the product requirements and standards needed for cable’s next generation of energy-efficient networks and equipment;

-4 p.m.: A Network Operations session that will discuss FCC Proof-of-Performance, LTE Interference and Power System Reliability.