During informal polling of attendees at CableLabs Winter Conference, tvplus.com was named the best new idea most likely to succeed in the cable market place. The company, formerly known as Spot411, displayed audio recognition technology to allow any Internet-enabled device with a microphone to automatically identify a television program or movie that is currently on TV.

The technology demonstration was part of the Innovation Showcase segment of the winter conference in which 11 companies each had 10 minute to explain their innovative solutions and then demonstrate the technology.

Other participants were Alcatel-Lucent, BigBand Networks, Cisco, Gracenote, Motorola, RGB, RightScale, Sandvine, Technicolor, and VideoSurf.  Key trends of this year’s showcase were technologies to search video content, cloud computing and IP migration strategies.

Another highlight was Cisco showing a demo of downstream broadband speeds above 1.5 gbps using DOCSIS 3.0.

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