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Cable Technology Feature Article

November 15, 2011

New SCTE Video Primer Features Rev2

By Raju Shanbhag, TMCnet Contributor

In its SCTE Primer Series, the Society of Cable Telecommunications Engineers (SCTE) has published a new video about Rev2, the company has announced.

Offering technical leadership for the telecommunications industry and serving its members through professional development, standards, certification and information, SCTE is a non-profit professional association. SCTE currently has nearly 14,000 members from the U.S. and 70 countries worldwide and offers a variety of programs and services for the industry’s educational benefit.  

In an unprecedented effort to help cable operators leverage financial and environmental advantages of implementing Green strategies, SCTE has started Smart Energy Management Initiative (SEMI), the company stated in a press release.

“The Risk Concentration Analysis methodology carefully classifies, scores and combines common MSO dispatch metrics such as maintenance activities, telephone calls from troubled subscribers, truck rolls to troubled subscribers, and network telemetry data,” explains Robert F. Cruickshank III, Rev2’s chief technology officer.  “By correlating the data, the methodology can tell us where there are concentrations of risk throughout the MSO’s service delivery infrastructure.”

Helping Cable MSOs identify small and intermittent outages that are typically hard to detect but can rapidly snowball into events that require costly responses from Dispatch Operations, the Primer describes an emerging methodology.  It is based in part on the SCTE white paper entitled “Drill Here,” which Cruickshank co-authored with Matt Bell, Managing Director of Teambell Consulting, the company has stated.

Recently, the company announced that it has been promoted to Technology Partner status in the McAfee (News - Alert) Security Innovation Alliance (SIA) program. McAfee works with SIA Partners to validate their integrations with McAfee products and their adherence to best practices. Rev2 joined the McAfee SIA in January 2010.

Additionally, McAfee formally recognized Rev2's RiskView Risk Concentration Analysis (RCA) application as McAfee Compatible. The RiskView application was validated for its integration with McAfee Vulnerability Manager version 7.0.

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

Edited by Jennifer Russell