Friday, February 06, 2009

CNN streams P2P video for inauguration.

LCD's : there are some side effects

Source: hardware.slashdot.or...

Thursday, February 05, 2009

MetaSolv - operations support system (OSS) for next-generation communications service providers.

In plain english MetaSolv makes telco billing and tracking software. They are using for Cable TV too and Video On Demand.

MetaSolv, Inc. (NASDAQ: MSLV), a global leader in service fulfillment operations support system (OSS) solutions for next-generation communications service providers, has announced that Oracle Corporation (NASDAQ: ORCL) has agreed to acquire MetaSolv through a cash merger for $4.10 per share, or approximately $219.2 million. The agreement is subject to stockholder and regulatory approval and is expected to close in late 2006 or early 2007.

Oracle has acquired MetaSolv, recognized leader in service fulfillment operations support system (OSS) solutions for next-generation communications service providers.

The acquisition further extends Oracle's leadership in the communications industry and creates an end-to-end packaged software suite for key communications industry processes, including Business Support Systems (BSS), Operational Support Systems (OSS), Service Delivery Platform (SDP) and enterprise applications.

Telenet Deploys MetaSolv for Digital TV Activation

8:47 pm - May 16th, 2006

MetaSolv Software, Inc., a leader in comprehensive operations support system solutions for next-generation communications service providers, today announced that Telenet has successfully deployed MetaSolv ™s convergent service activation platform for Digital TV services. Telenet is the largest provider of broadband cable services in Belgium “ including cable television, high speed internet and telephony services “ with over 1.8 million subscribers.

Telenet ™s converged services require a converged cross-domain activation platform - a single order of complex services can trigger activation and configuration requirements in multiple domains, including POTS, VoIP, Digital TV, and DSL-Broadband, all of which are supported by MetaSolv ™s activation solution. (more…)

Monday, February 02, 2009

Azzurro Systems Integration Wins Time Warner Cable Buffalo Contract for Advanced Studio Automation

Azzurro Systems Integration Wins Time Warner Cable Buffalo Contract for Advanced Studio Automation

New York, NY, February 2, 2009 – Azzurro Systems Integration, a unit of Azzurro HD, announced today that Time Warner Cable Buffalo has awarded it a contract for development of an automated television production facility creating a new paradigm in local TV news. Known for pushing the boundaries of technology, Time Warner Cable will debut in early 2009 a new 24-hour local news channel made possible by advances in studio automation never before available in a market of this size.
The television production facility will be equipped with a one-camera studio capable of hosting two talent positions, plus a newsroom area for six reporters, two producers and two Final Cut Pro edit workstations. The reporter stations will be capable of P2 ingest and desktop editing using the Dalet Editing application. The master control room will feature a large 65” LCD monitor fed from an Evertz VIP processor.
Steve Paulus, Regional Vice President of Time Warner Cable’s News Division, stated "We are very excited to bring local news to the Buffalo area by creating a new paradigm in news production. We spent considerable time researching vendors and partners for this new opportunity and we are confident that the channel will be well received. ASI has helped us define the requirements and has been very instrumental in providing the intellectual property required when putting together a project like this in a record breaking time."
About Azzurro Systems Integration
Azzurro Systems Integration (ASI) is a full service systems design and integration company that is a unit of Azzurro HD, . ASI addresses the technical needs of the television industry and offers comprehensive solutions, including consulting, engineering, design, documentation, project management, equipment procurement, custom fabrication, system integration, project commissioning, training, and after-installation support.
Azzurro HD operates the Meet Me Point for Digital: the first all-digital, HD-enabled aggregation and switching facility for television content in the USA. Located at the AT&T Building at 32 Avenue of the Americas in New York City, the Azzurro HD facility provides all-digital transport and switching using state-of-the-art equipment, with a clear forward path to serve the growing need for uncompressed HDTV transport. The company also provisions fiber for first-mile and last-mile connections, satellite uplinks for program distribution and both software and storage for secure digital archiving of tape libraries.

ASI is headquartered at 100 Stonehurst Ct., Northvale, NJ 07647. For more information, visit or contact Bill Cordo, Senior Sales Director, at 201-767-0850 or


San Ramon, Calif., February 3, 2009 - Silicon Image, Inc. (NASDAQ: SIMG), a leader in semiconductors and intellectual property for the secure distribution, presentation and storage of high-definition content, has joined MoCA (R) as a Contributor level member.

Contributor members participate in the development of the specification, have voting rights and are encouraged to participate in the various work groups and committees.

"We are very pleased to join MoCA and are looking forward to working with the alliance to promote high-definition (HD) and high-fidelity media streaming on multiple screens throughout the home," said Rob Tobias, director of product marketing at Silicon Image, Inc. "MoCA is very complementary to Silicon Image's recently introduced LiquidHD suite of protocols as it supports whole home entertainment networking."

"Silicon Image's focus has been on connecting high definition devices and their creative accomplishments have inspired the industry," said Charles Cerino, president of MoCA. "We are very pleased to have them join and we know that their contribution will be invaluable and vital to MoCA's march toward worldwide adoption."

Rob Gelphman
Chair, MWG,

About Silicon Image, Inc.
Silicon Image, Inc. is a leading provider of semiconductor and intellectual property products for the secure distribution, presentation and storage of high-definition content. With a rich history of technology innovation that includes creating industry standards such as DVI and HDMI, the company's solutions facilitate the use of digital content amongst consumer electronics, personal computer (PC) and storage devices, with the goal to securely deliver digital content anytime, anywhere and on any device. Founded in 1995, the company is headquartered in Sunnyvale, California, with regional engineering and sales offices in China, Germany, Japan, Korea, Taiwan and the United Kingdom. For more information, please visit <>

About MoCA
The Multimedia over Coax Alliance (MoCA (R) is an open, industry driven initiative promoting distribution of digital video and entertainment through existing coaxial cable in the home. MoCA technology provides the backbone for whole home entertainment networks of multiple wired and wireless products. Visit for more information. MoCA's new video-based web site addressing consumers is

Silicon Image and LiquidHD are trademarks, registered trademarks or service marks of Silicon Image, Inc. in the United States and/or other countries. HDMI is a trademark or registered trademark of HDMI Licensing, LLC in the United States and/or other countries. MoCA is a registered trademark of the Multimedia over Coax Alliance. All other trademarks and registered trademarks are the property of their respective owners in the Unites States and/or other countries.

Thank you,
R. Silverstein