Cisco to Power CableLabs IP Video Lab

March 3, 2014
Cisco (NASDAQ:CSCO) is providing CableLabs with core infrastructure and Videoscape components for...
Cisco (NASDAQ:CSCO) is providing CableLabs with core infrastructure and Videoscape components for a new IPTV Innovations Lab in Louisville, CO, designed to provide cable operator members with a location for IP video testing. The new IPTV Innovations Lab is intended to help service providers further develop and explore the business advantages for IP video and experiment with multiscreen and cloud-enabled user experiences.

  • Cisco will provide CableLabs with the core IP infrastructure for the all-IP solutions testing at the facility, including routing equipment, switching, CMTS, RF Gateway-10 (RFGW-10) universal edge QAM, unified computing systems, storage networks, and a variety of Videoscape components.
  • CableLabs operates a high-capacity multi-gigabyte pipe between its Louisville, CO, and Sunnyvale, CA, locations to extend the capabilities of the IPTV Innovations Lab and share VPN capabilities. CableLabs will establish a proof of concept to support this and other R&D projects at both locations.
  • CableLabs plans to use the new lab's capabilities to test multi-vendor integration between components of an all-IP infrastructure, test CableLabs specifications in a controlled multi-vendor environment, and test the reliability and efficiency of all-IP video delivery under varying impairments.
  • Additional CableLabs initiatives include the support of client-side application development on an all-IP platform and the creation of specifications to facilitate the migration of MSOs to all-IP.

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