SCTE adopts energy-management standards

The Society of Cable & Telecommunications Engineers (SCTE) on Tuesday announced adoption of two industry standards aimed at reducing energy consumption at cable headends and other facilities. Its SCTE 184 standard covers best-practices for constructing new facilities to fire, safety and security issues. The group said its SCTE 186 standard is designed to reduce operational expenses by establishing recommended operating temperature (21°-70° C) and humidity humidity (45%-95%) benchmarks. "By establishing standards that can reduce consumption in critical facilities, we're laying the foundation for real, immediate returns for the industry as well as more comprehensive energy approaches in the near future," Time Warner Cable VP (NYSE: TWC) and SCTE Sustainability Management Committee chairman Dan Cooper said in a statement. Read more