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.

Read More

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

Read More

Exploring SCTE ISBE’s VirtuLearn Ax4

By Reni Gorman – With this feedback in mind we took a critical look at our learning programs. They really were very rich and thorough — should we cut away at the depth that explains the hows and whys? If we do keep the depth we have to make it easier to learn from by making it engaging and interactive, and we have to make sure we also teach how to apply what they’ve learned on the job, and keep from forgetting important technical details that often cause problems downstream.

Read More

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.

Read More

EPON — An All Fiber Access Network

By Steven Harris – The focus of the rest of the article is how Ethernet is transforming the access network providing our cable subscribers connectivity via a passive optical network (PON) that uses IEEE Ethernet frames. PONs that use the Ethernet protocol are called Ethernet passive optical networks or EPONs.

Read More