February 12, 2013
Products & Services...
— IMS and cloud developer Genband today launched NUViA, a secure multimedia cloud offering for service providers and channel partners, allowing them to brand unified communications (UC) and Rich Communications Suite (RCS) Service apps to the enterprise and consumer markets. The NUViA UC as a Service (UCaaS) suite includes HD voice, video, multimedia messaging, mobility, conferencing, Web collaboration, desktop clients, and fixed and mobile convergence. The NUViA RCS offering lets wireless operators market enhanced RCS multimedia communications services. NUViA also supports a “build, transfer, own” model, giving customers the option of building out their own cloud infrastructures.
— Iceni, called by developer Neul Ltd. “the world’s first TV white space transceiver chip,” can tune across the UHF TV white-space spectrum (470 MHz – 790 MHz). Iceni offers adaptive digital-modulation schemes and error-correction methods that can be selected according to the trade-off between data rate and range required for a given application; encryption mechanisms that help ensure secure data transfer over the air; and memory-mapped parallel bus interface and discrete interrupt lines that can be used for waking external application processors like an ARM M3 when they receive a relevant frame. Iceni samples are available today to select partners for testing and app development.
— The Optelian MPX-9110 flexible 100G platform can be configured as a muxponder or a transponder, and the company says it can aggregate and transport any mix of 10 Gb/s, 40 Gb/s and 100 Gb/s services over a 100G OTN DWDM wavelength. When used in place of 10 Gb/s wavelengths, the MPX-9110 reportedly provides a ten-fold increase in capacity per wavelength, allowing for new services and providing 40G and 100G over existing infrastructure engineered to support 10 Gb/s connections.
— A Miami-based joint venture between ABC and Univision – launching in 2H13 and dubbed Fusion – is a news-and-lifestyle network targeting U.S. Hispanics. Programming will focus on the economy, entertainment, music, food, immigration, pop culture, education, politics, health and wellness, and more. Cablevision, Charter, Cox, AT&T U-verse and Google Fiber already are content partners. According to ABC/Univision, Hispanics represent 16 percent of the total U.S. population, a number projected to nearly double to 30 percent by 2050.