Today, Communications Technology magazine, a leader in technical broadband B2B reporting, announces the finalists in its “CT Platinum Awards” program, recognizing excellence in technology and marketing.

Applicants representing operators and vendors submitted their products and services in categories ranging from “Coaxial Distribution System & Equipment” to “Integrated Marketing.” The finalists are:

>> Coaxial Distribution System & Equipment: Alpha Technologies
>> Fiber-Optic Distribution System & Equipment: Zhone Technologies, Infinera
>> Cloud Software for Providers: Motorola, Telvue Corporation
>> Energy-Saving (Green) Technology: CommScope, Alpha Technologies
>> RF/HFC Technology: TriQuint Semiconductor Inc., Aurora Networks
>> Residential Set-Tops & Gateways: Arris, Espial Group
>> Test Equipment: Tektronix, Ixia, Noyes, Sunrise Telecom
>> BSS/OSS Deployment: Incognito, StepOne, Sigma Systems, TOA Technologies
>> Wireless and Wi-Fi Product/Service: Comtrend, TriQuint Semiconductor Inc., Actiontec Electronics, Symmetricom
>> Network Policy-Control Solution: Comptel Corp.
>> Digital Head-End Equipment: CommScope, Motorola, Harmonic Inc., Blonder Tongue
>> Digital Rights Management, Conditional Access & Authentication: Verimatrix, NDS, Motorola
>> Data Communications Equipment Or Service: Edgeware, ASSIA Inc., Comtrend
>> Internet-Connected TV/Smart TV Solution: Rovi, Espial Group, MobiTV
>> Home Networking/Automation Technology: Comtrend, Motorola
>> Video Advertising Campaign:
Time Warner Cable, McKinsey Development
>> Integrated Marketing: ESPN, FearNet
>> 4G Networking Equipment: Actiontec, Metaswitch Networks
>> Multiscreen Video Solution or Deployment (fixed): Motorola Mobility, Harmonic Inc., Elemental Technologies, Verimatrix
>> Multiscreen Video Solution or Deployment (mobile): Dialogic, SeaChange International

Winners will be revealed Oct. 17 during a special awards breakfast at the Rosen Plaza Hotel in Orlando, concurrent with the SCTE Cable-Tec Expo, set for Oct. 16-19 at the Orange County Convention Center. There also will be some surprise awards, which will be announced soon. To register for the breakfast, click here.

“It was gratifying to see the increase in applications along with the sophistication of the products and services offered into this year’s mix,” commented Editor Debra Baker. “There were so many qualified submissions, proving that the broadband marketplace is alive, well and growing at Internet speed.”

Added Debbie Vodenos, publisher of Communications Technology and sister publication CableFAX at Access Intelligence, “We applaud all who entered this year’s competition, which included several new categories to reflect fast-moving changes and innovation in broadband technology. This is an exciting time to be in the business.”

For more information regarding Communications Technology’s “Platinum Awards” program and the awards breakfast, contact Shannon Nelligan, marketing manager, at 301/354-1619 or

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