Sign Up Today for the SCTE Business Services Symposium Registration is under way for this hot-topic event slated for Tuesday to Wednesday, Oct. 17-18, in Chicago. Take in four information-packed tech sessions and sponsor demos on Tuesday followed by two workshop periods the next morning. Sponsored by Accenture, Arcwave, Arris, BelAir Networks, Cisco Systems, CommScope, Communications Technologymagazine, Motorola, Narad Networks, Nortel, Tellabs, Vyyo, and World Wide Packets. Get details/register today—space is limited! Be the First to Achieve SCTE’s Newest Certification! The new SCTE professional credential—Digital Video Engineering Professional (DVEP)—certifies knowledge in the engineering aspects of digital video systems as deployed in the cable telecommunications industry. For program details and to enroll in the SCTE DVEP certification program or any of SCTE’s six other certification programs, visit the Certification section of the SCTE website. Catch SCTE Live Learning in September "Seamless Mobility" is the next SCTE Live Learning subject, set for Wednesday, Sept. 20, at 2 p.m. Eastern time. Free to SCTE members. Registration is required, and "seats" are limited. SCTE Live Learning is sponsored by Cisco Systems, Fujitsu, Motorola, and Scientific Atlanta, a Cisco Company. Archived recordings include responses to questions that were posed during the original presentation. Commercial Services, OCAP, Optical Transport, PacketCable, and Wireless Technology are among the choices of archived topics. Archives are for SCTE members only, and at no cost. Choose a topic to watch at your convenience and register for next month’s event. http://www.scte.org/content/index.cfm?pID=940 Purchase Video & Media Servers: Technology and Applications, Second Edition by Karl Paulsen (TR102) An excellent, practical guide, this text provides a technical understanding of professional digital video recording systems. For anyone with a technical understanding of video, it contains answers to many of the questions that surround tapeless, digital disk and server-based video distribution. Updated to address the universal shift toward the use of servers for the storage and delivery of video media, this book covers such issues as digital TV broadcasting, the acceptance of compressed digital video and storage, video-on- demand, media asset management, facility automation, and streamed media for Internet, intranet, and interactive television applications. Available for purchase in the SCTE Bookstore. Retail Price: $61; SCTE Member Price: $55. http://www.scte.org/devams/cgi- bin/msascartlist.dll/ProductInfo?productcd=TR102

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