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June 17, 2011

Ericsson to Showcase Latest Technology at The 2011 Cable Show

By Calvin Azuri, TMCnet Contributor

Ericsson (News - Alert) will demonstrate the latest technological solutions developed to help operators better manage a growing demand from consumers for more video content across multiple devices.

The company will showcase the latest technology, and enhanced performance capabilities which make it easy for operators to optimize networks over the new multi-screen world. Using the new performance capabilities, operators will be able to develop and manage content for various devices and delivery networks. The company’s enterprise solutions additionally make it easy for service providers to offer their customers with unified communications solutions.

Ericsson nurtures a vision of the Networked Society enabled with 50 billion connected devices which incorporate the combined forces of mobility, broadband and the cloud.

In a release, Staffan Pehrson, video president and head of Solution Area TV at Ericsson said that, “The Networked Society of the future will drive huge increases in complexity for service providers, as they must respond to demand for ultimate portability, social interaction and sharing of content. Service providers will need to be highly agile in their consumer proposition and flexibility across the screens of consumption. Ericsson is responding to these challenges with a fresh portfolio of solutions across the value chain of content, networked delivery and unique consumer experience, for next-generation cable and IP-based service providers.”

Two of the popular solutions – Ericsson Media Delivery Management System and the Ericsson Multi-platform Stream Processor (News - Alert) – have been architected to help operators address the growing demand for delivering more content to consumers on multiple devices.

The Media Delivery Management System has been developed as a seamless on-demand multiscreen service delivery platform which provides scalability and flexibility for a multiscreen and socially networked future. The Ericsson Multi-Platform Stream Processor on the other hand is a high density per rack unit (RU), linear TV transcoding platform capable of supporting 24 HD or 72 SD MPEG-4 AVC or MPEG-2 services.

The company will also be demonstrating its IPTV Remote. This device makes it easy for customers to control linear TV, videos, photos and other storage media devices all through a single interface. The remote which has been designed as a touchscreen makes it easy for users to browse different media in addition to making it easy to preview and organize their playlists.

Want to learn more about the latest in communications and technology? Then be sure to attend ITEXPO West 2011, taking place Sept. 13-15, 2011, in Austin, Texas. ITEXPO (News - Alert) offers an educational program to help corporate decision makers select the right IP-based voice, video, fax and unified communications solutions to improve their operations. It's also where service providers learn how to profitably roll out the services their subscribers are clamoring for – and where resellers can learn about new growth opportunities. To register, click here.

Calvin Azuri is a contributing editor for TMCnet. To read more of Calvin’s articles, please visit his columnist page.

Edited by Jennifer Russell