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Scientific Atlanta at NCTA: Convergence of Next-Generation Technologies Driving the Digital Lifestyle


Show demonstrations highlight how cable operators can provide seamless consumer access to video, voice and data content throughout the home, and beyond.

ATLANTA, Ga., (The 2006 National Show, Booth Nos. 3121 and 2251), April 7, 2006 - The digital universe is expanding, and in today’s “Connected Life,” consumers expect entertainment, information and communication when they want it, how they want it, and even where they want it.
At “The 2006 National Show,” Scientific Atlanta, a Cisco company, will showcase how its innovative technology helps enable cable operators to support converged video, voice and data (“triple-play”) services for a seamless consumer experience. Scientific Atlanta will highlight upcoming opportunities for cable providers, from managing set-top digital video recorder (DVR) settings via a mobile phone or laptop, to streaming stored music, photos, videos and games from a personal computer (PC) to a set-top DVR for television listening, viewing and playing, Additionally, show-goers will see the latest set-top DVR with built-in digital video disc (DVD) recorder/player, Multi-RoomTM set-top DVR, Next Generation Network Architecture Solutions and high-speed data, voice and wireless gateways, just to name a few.

Booth Demonstrations Include:

The “Connected Home” - Innovative concepts for video, voice, data and wireless services converged for a seamless consumer experience.

- Streaming Content, Plus Storage Devices - In this concept demonstration, consumers will be able to stream content via wireless gateway from their home PC or networked storage device to their Scientific Atlanta set-top DVR with DVD to play on their television (TV) and home entertainment center.

- Internet Set-top DVR Scheduling - Consumers will be able to schedule set-top DVR recordings from their PC in this concept demonstration.

- Multi-RoomTM Set-top DVR - With Scientific Atlanta’s Multi-Room set-top DVR, consumers can seamlessly access and view programs stored on their set-top DVR, in multiple rooms of the home, giving cable operators a new tier of set-top DVR service.

- Wireless Services of the Future - The innovative concept of easy consumer access to any and all content, on any device, throughout the home, and beyond.

Set-Top DVR with built-in DVD Recorder/Player, Model MCP-100TM - Cable operators can launch the next level of set-top DVR service with great in-home features and an exciting new mobility option. Boasting a dual-tuner high definition (HD)-DVR, this advanced set-top DVR burns programs stored on the hard drive onto a DVD, allowing consumers to archive their favorite shows and/or watch some of their favorite programs when they’re away from home - extending the cable operator’s brand beyond the home. Winner of the “Best of Innovations” award at the Consumer Electronics Show (CES) this year, the MCP-100 is the first to integrate the control of third-party media in a single device, launching a new wave of advanced media center capabilities for consumers.

Direct to Disc - Scientific Atlanta is taking set-top DVR with DVD development a step further with Direct to Disc. This concept demonstration will show how cable operators could one day enable consumers to purchase content (videos, soundtracks, games, etc.) through an on-demand portal and record the content to disc through the set-top DVR’s built-in DVD recorder for later playback. Cable operators will satisfy the “on-demand” and “mobility” impulses of their customers, and content owners will enjoy a new distribution avenue for popular and niche content.

Next Generation Network Architecture - NGNA initiatives give cable operators a rock-solid foundation for applications on the digital horizon. Demonstrations include: Switched Digital Video, Downloadable Conditional Access in the CableNET booth, and next generation set-tops including DSG and OpenCableTM Applications Platform (OCAP)-ready, multi-stream CableCARD-enabled, and MPEG-4 Part 10/H.264 models.

OCAP Solutions for the Evolving Network - With an eye on the future and support of interoperability of OCAP applications across cable networks, Scientific Atlanta is committed to the development of next-generation platforms. Our solutions are designed to provide new revenue-generating opportunities for operators as they expand their services, while simplifying the launch of services.

High-Speed Data, Voice and Wireless Gateways - Scientific Atlanta’s comprehensive cable modem portfolio gives cable operators the power to bring bundled services to customers for “one-stop shopping” along with enhanced applications for differentiated future voice services like CallerID and voice mail on TV.

Optimized Bandwidth - Bandwidth solutions enabling operators to add more HD and on-demand channels to the program lineup.

Real-Time Network Monitoring and Status - Enables cable operators to detect and locate high fiber coax (HFC) network outage conditions in an SA supplied broadband delivery system with no load on the network with Scientific Atlanta’s PointerTM software.

Advanced Video Compression - Enable customers to experience on-demand content with blockbuster-quality video, even at bandwidth-saving low bit rates.

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About Scientific Atlanta

Scientific Atlanta, a Cisco company, is a leading supplier of digital content contribution and distribution systems, transmission networks for broadband access to the home, digital interactive set-tops and subscriber systems designed for video, high-speed Internet and Voice over IP (VoIP) networks, and worldwide customer service and support. Scientific-Atlanta, Inc. is a wholly owned subsidiary of Cisco Systems. More information about Scientific Atlanta is available at

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