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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The Discovery of ‘Dzubanium’

By Mark Duzban – As for Dzubanium, it was “discovered” when my father was working on backpack communications for the space program. While experimenting with a new sheet metal alloy as a lightweight, conductive platform, he found that gravitational properties would change based on the “Hall Effect” testing they conducted for electrical conductivity and magnetic properties.

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“Life is Like a Box of Chocolates”

By By Mark L. Dzuban – It should come as no surprise to any of you that I try to plan for all eventualities. Whether it’s backups in case of grid or home systems failures or development of multiple strategies to ensure that SCTE/ISBE’s objectives are fulfilled, I pride myself in ensuring that no contingency is uncovered. After all, when you plan well, what can possibly go wrong?

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