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Cable Technology Feature Article

May 17, 2010

enableTV Releases DV-TIDE 2.1, a PC-Based Headend Solution

By Carolyn J Dawson, TMCnet Contributor

enableTV, Inc., recently announced the release of DV-TIDE 2.1, which supports host control over multiple DV-TIDE systems with a combined channel map. Also, it supports the delivery of bound and unbound ETV/EBIF and OCAP/tru2way applications. DV-TIDE offers testing in a situation identical to a cable plant without a headend at a much lower cost.

Now the 2.1 version is able to support real-time carouselled EBIF application insertion into transport streams and can be extended up to 32 QAM channels. In addition, the delivery of bound applications, unbound applications, SI data including channel maps, XAIT, and VOD requests and control including RTSP and ISA are supported by DV-TIDE.

DV-TIDE, a PC-based headend solution is meant to be used in facilities with no headends, facilities with headends that require local configuration capabilities, and demonstrations without access to headends. The DV-TIDE gives a cost-effective solution which offers headend functionality to assist development teams, testing groups, and tradeshow demonstrations. It is quickly configurable and is able to easily target individual test points for defect isolation.

"enableTV is supporting remote testing of EBIF applications in our test lab today," said Walden Miller, Vice President of Services at enableTV. "With the delivery of carouselled EBIF applications, DV-TIDE becomes an easy choice to test these applications. This is a significant step in providing application testing without headends."

Apart from its test products, enableTV also provides a full range of EBIF and OCAP test facilities with Motorola and Cisco (News - Alert) headends, more than 10,000 fully automatic OCAP-specific and platform performance tests, remote testing, and tru2way pre-certification services.

enableTV, Inc., is a well known provider of interactive television technology and professional services solutions. These services are offered to network operators, consumer electronics manufacturers and content providers in order to speed up the time of deployment. Across multiple networks to multiple devices, the company has deep knowledge and vast experience in the development, testing, and integration of interactive technology within legacy, ETV/EBIF, OCAP/tru2way environments. enableTV is headquartered in Boulder, Colo., and has its offices in Portland, Ore.

Carolyn John is a Contributor to TMCnet. To read more of her articles, please columnist page.

Edited by Marisa Torrieri