Five companies — Alcatel-Lucent, Aurora Networks, Metaswitch Networks, NDS and RGB Networks — will demonstrate their approaches to provide cablecos and content providers with new solutions for managing and delivering content and services across multiple devices as they compete in the annual Technology Challenge next month at the SCTE Canadian Summit 2012 in Toronto.

The Technology Challenge will follow keynote remarks from Mike LaJoie, executive vice president/CTO at Time Warner Cable and chairman of the SCTE Board of Directors, Here’s what the contenders plan to present:

>> Alcatel-Lucent will show how its Motive Home Network Management and Support Solution can provide cable operators and their subscribers with enhanced visibility and control of the multi-user, multi-device, content-rich home — enhancing customer experience, improving call center efficiency, and helping cablecos deliver differentiated, higher-quality services and support to consumers.

>> Aurora Networks will demonstrate how its node-based “Remote QAM” module can deliver any mix of services — including broadcast, narrowcast, cable, IPTV and DOCSISÒ — in the same QAM channel, enabling operators to dynamically tailor services to local demands.

>>Metaswitch will show how its mobile content-sharing solutions can enable the accelerated deployment of an expanded array of communications services that can differentiate operators’ service bundles in a competitive environment.

>>NDS will showcase its VideoGuard Connect Digital Rights Management (DRM)-based solution for multi-platform pay-TV that provides content and service protection within a single, unified system designed to support multiple DRMs.

>> RGB Networks will demonstrate how its just-in-time packaging (JITP) feature increases adaptive streaming capabilities for VOD and nPVR by allowing operators to store a single “mezzanine” format of content and to deliver that content to any device only when requested by the client.

Using mobile text messaging, attendees can vote for one of the five solutions as the “Technology Most Likely to Succeed;” the winner will be announced during lunch on March 27.

SCTE Canadian Summit 2012 is scheduled for March 27-28.  Both the Canadian Summit and a companion event, a pre-conference Wireless Symposium on March 26, will be held at the Toronto Congress Centre. CT Reports will be on site for both events.

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