IBM today unveiled a new cloud platform for consumer-electronics firms, and it also says it power the Philips smart-TV platform for Internet services in more than 30 countries in Europe as well as in Brazil and Argentina. The IBM SmartCloud Service Delivery for Electronics reportedly manages of millions of different connected consumer devices, provisions services, interfaces with third parties and acts as a collector of customer intelligence…The Los Angeles-based Digital Development Group Corp. is beta-testing its first Internet TV channel. For a trial period of 30 days, the company will make a selection of films available at no cost to testers online or via Roku. Moving forward, DigiDev says it will continue to build strategic partnerships with independent libraries; viewers will have the choice of watching content via ad-based viewing, subscription-based services, a la carte purchases and other methods. It also intends use social media to monetize its technology and to build its user base…The MSP-300 HD video and Ethernet multiplexing solution from IPITEK Inc. is designed to help operators optimize their regional/national SD/HD/3G-SDI circuits by utilizing their capacities in carrying such lower-speed video services as ASI, SD, HD, 3G video and 10 Mbit/s-1000 Mbit/s Ethernet services. In addition to supporting two-way coax video trunks, the company says the MSP-300 supports an optical fiber trunk link that lets customers switch back and forth from coax trunk to optical trunk by flipping a selection switch…The Sirius 800 family of routing switchers from Snell now includes frame synchronization on the units’ Advanced Hybrid Processing input and output cards. “This new functionality not only allows all inputs to be retimed before switching and enables operators to guarantee SMPTE-compliant switching, but also supports synchronization of incoming lines to a local studio reference,” the company adds.

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