SCTE Energy Effort Goes Open Source

April 6, 2016
The SCTE is leveraging the open source community to accelerate adoption of SCTE/ISBE's Adaptive Power Systems Interface Specification ...
The SCTE is leveraging the open source community to accelerate adoption of SCTE/ISBE's Adaptive Power Systems Interface Specification (APSIS), which is intended to reduce power consumption in next-generation network equipment.

The SCTE will work within the OpenDaylight open source community to support the APSIS standard (SCTE 216 2015) by driving the development of code based on the IETF Energy Management framework. One of more than a dozen energy management standards developed in conjunction with the SCTE/ISBE Energy 2020 program, APSIS has been designed to enable cable operators to implement traffic-based energy controls that align power consumption with usage to help systems respond to national disasters and brownouts.

APSIS is intended to enable cable operators to measure and control energy consumption associated with delivery of services. The standard defines software interfaces to allow energy measurement and optimization applications to command and control devices within a service delivery pipeline.

Energy 2020 brings together cable operator and vendor expertise to create alignment on standards and operational practices, to drive design and implementation of equipment, and to create SCTE/ISBE training resources to enable workforce teams to optimize technology for maximum efficiency. Energy 2020 is targeting the following goals by the end of the decade: reduction of power consumption by 20% on a unit basis; energy cost reduction by 25% on a unit basis; reduction of grid dependency by 10%; and optimization of the technical facilities and data centers footprint by 20%.

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