Cable Technology Feature Article
February 05, 2009
Vecima to Supply TerraceQAM to U.S. Cable MSO
By Anil Sharma, TMCnet Contributor
Vecima Networks Inc., a provider of equipment that supports broadband access to cable, wireless and telephony networks, reportedly has signed a multi-year agreement to supply TerraceQAM products to a U.S.-based cable multiple system operator.
Company officials said that TerraceQAM is designed to provide cable system operators with technology delivering both High Definition and Standard Definition digital video streams in a secure format, connecting directly to newer flat panel TVs, eliminating the need for an additional Digital Set Top Box.
Vecima (News - Alert) said that this new technology is highly desired by the hospitality industry, hospitals, schools, universities and other institutions because it streamlines infrastructure requirements and reduces costs.
“Signing this agreement for the TerraceQAM product provides further evidence of the lead role Vecima is playing as networks transition to all-digital service,” said Dr. Surinder Kumar (News - Alert), Vecima’s chief executive and chairman.
Kumar said that TerraceQAM allows operators to use their networks to take full advantage of the capabilities of next-generation HDTVs providing an improved end-user experience.
“As we continue to execute on our strategy to exploit opportunities supporting Cable MSO’s transition to all-digital networks and the provision of new and enhanced HDTV services, we would expect to obtain a sizeable portion of this market over the mid-term,” Kumar said.
Vecima designs, manufactures and sells products that enable broadband access to cable, wireless and telephony networks. Its hardware products incorporate original embedded software to meet the complex requirements of next-generation, high-speed digital networks.
Service providers use Vecima’s solutions to deliver services to a converging worldwide broadband market, including what are commonly known as “triple play” (voice, video and data) and “quadruple play” (voice, video, data and wireless) services.
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Anil Sharma is a contributing editor for TMCnet. To read more of Anil’s articles, please visit his columnist page.
Edited by Michael Dinan