WhyFi

By The Phantom – Standards bodies anticipate needs and develop standards, and nobody comes to the party. That’s one of the hazards of standards development. Standards are almost always developed by volunteers from companies who are interested in products based on the standard, and those companies spend a lot of money on top engineers working on the standard

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Innovation Began and Still Begins Here

By Mark Duzban – For the nearly half a century that SCTE — now SCTE•ISBE — has been a part of the cable ecosystem, we’ve been helping the snowballs of cable innovation roll downhill. As the industry’s applied science arm, we’ve been working hard to help the cable industry workforce be better, smarter and — of course — faster when it comes to bringing new services to consumers.

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Defining Innovation

By Cathy Wilson – Are you ready for the educational workshops, the newest tech innovations, and networking to the nth degree. The future depends on what you do today” so get ready to join over 10,000 broadband professionals in our industry’s most energizing technology event a/k/a SCTE·ISBE Cable-Tec Expo, on October 17-20th in Denver, Colorado

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To Boldly Go Where Cable Has Not Gone Before – Virtual CMTS/CCAP

By Brady S. Volpe – I will cover the concept of virtual CMTS/CCAP, how it pertains to DOCSIS and why this is a disruptive technology in our industry. My name is not Morpheus and I’m not asking you to choose between a blue or red pill here, but let me start off by saying I started out as a hardware guy in the business

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Product and Technology Innovation

By Chris Bastian – The Fall Technical Forum at SCTE•ISBE Cable-Tec Expo 2017 promises to be the technical exchange event of the year. We are very excited to team with CableLabs and NCTA — The Internet & Television Association — to plan and offer this event. Planning started early for this forum: Back in March the Expo program committee, comprising more than 20 executives

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Art and Innovation

By Jeff Finkelstein – In my last article, I discussed briefly the concept of corporate anti-bodies that try to shut down attempts to advance technology which may solve problems that do not exist yet. If we relied solely on those individuals to make the decisions, it is unlikely things would have moved at the incredible rate of change we have seen in many industries, including ours

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Broadband Gets Its Citizenship

By Stewart Schley – Behind the pop-culture embrace of Citizen’s Band (CB) Radio during the 1970s was a concept of miniaturization: Enthusiasts were enthralled over the ability to transform radio broadcasting from a medium for the masses to a smaller field of play where individualism was the rule and where relatively few individuals might be listening at any time.

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Reflections on Automation in Testing

By Ray Thomas – As test equipment has gotten “smarter” through the addition of automated measurement routines, does the flip side of the coin mean that techs’ understanding of basic electronics theory is being negatively affected? An executive at a large search engine company has speculated in public that the ability to search online for easy answers to life’s questions was dumbing people down.

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