Multiscreen technology dominates CableLabs Winter Conference

Several cable vendors took the wraps off of new multiscreen technology products at the CableLabs Winter Conference, which kicked off Sunday in Orlando, Fla.

Broadcom said its new BCM7576 software-on-a-chip solution can allow cable operators to deliver up to four simultaneous programs from digital terminal adapters by directly digitizing the entire 1 GHz cable spectrum. The company said it can replace multiple tuners with a single full-band capture tuner.

Synacor said it is also demonstrating new TV Everywhere technology at the CableLabs conference, including Social Login. The product could give cable MSOs the option of allowing subscribers to use social accounts such as Facebook, Twitter or Google to access TV Everywhere content, Synacor said.

Minerva Networks said it is demonstrating its iTVFusion platform, which can integrate QAM, IP multicast and adaptive bitrate streaming content tos set-tops and consumer electronic devices both inside and outside the home of subscribers.

And Verimatrix said it is demonstrating its Video Content Authority System (VCAS) at the conference, which will show how cable operators can protect subscription video content that is delivered to both advanced set-tops and consumer electronics devices.

The CableLabs Winter Conference runs through Wednesday.

For more:
- see the Broadcom release
- see the Synacor release
- see the Minerva release
- see the Verimatrix release

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