January Meeting Report

February 11, 2012
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Cable Labs Presentation and Tour

Date: Wednesday, January 18, 2012
Time: 6:00PM Refreshments, 6:30PM Meeting/Tour
Location: Cable Labs, 858 Coal Creek Circle, Louisville, CO 80027
Topic: Tour of Facility and Talk on Current Research at Cable Labs

SMPTE Rocky Mountain Section and SBE Chapter 48 met at Cable Television Laboratories, Inc. in Louisville, Colorado onJanuary 18, 2012. There were 35 attendees for the CableLabs presentation and tour.

Chris Lammers, Mark Guzinski, Kari Hiatt and Tina Tindall, were our hosts from the Labs.  Chris Lammers presented an overview of the Cable Labs organization, mission and technology activities.  Notable activities include the DOCSIS cable modem standards, SMARTLife (security, monitoring and automation) and IPv6 transition support. Current video work includes efforts with respect to tru2way™ middleware, Online Content Access (use cases, technical requirements, protocols and architecture to allow digital video subscribers online access to their subscription programming content) and home networking. Business extensions to PacketCable™ include defining communication interface requirements for business telephone features and enterprise IP-PBX interconnection over broadband networks.

 The tour of the Lab’s faculties’ by Mark Guzinski took the group through labs and facilities used for certification, qualification, and verification testing as well as for product development by various providers of products and services for the cable industry. 

Thanks to the CableLabs staff for their hospitality and a very informative meeting at and about this world class high technology facility.

photos by Tom Goldberg

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