BigBand pitches IP system for cable

Switched digital video vendor BigBand Networks has suggested that cable TV operators can save money by delivering video through an IP-based system that offloads video traffic from traditional DOCSIS-based cable modem termination systems. The company said its vIP PASS system is better suited for video than the current generation of DOCSIS 3.0 modems, which are better suited for Internet data and voice traffic. The solution could allow cable TV firms to deliver IPTV and video to a wide variety of devices, while also supporting ad insertion and other IPTV capabilities. Multichannel News reports that vendors such as Motorola and Harmonic have taken similar approaches.

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