SAN FRANCISCO, Oct. 10, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- TelcoTV, the largest conference and expo focused on video broadband network service providers in the U.S., today announced the finalists for the fourth annual TelcoTV Vision Awards. The 2012 finalists are among the industry's leading video service providers, technology manufacturers and equipment vendors and all have demonstrated outstanding innovation and leadership since last year's TelcoTV event. The TelcoTV Conference and Expo will take place from October 24 to 26 at the Las Vegas Hotel in Nevada. For more information visit http://www.telcotvonline.com.
TelcoTV Vision Awards are conferred for excellence in each category and determined by a distinguished panel of industry executives and analysts. Winners will be announced during keynote sessions at the TelcoTV Conference and Expo. The finalists in each category are:
Best Innovation for Service Assurance
- Alcatel-Lucent, Motive Video Analytics
- IneoQuest Technologies, iVMS 5
- WITBE, Multiscreen Quality Manager
Best Innovation in Broadband Access Networks
- Alcatel-Lucent S.A., VDSL2 Vectoring
- ADTRAN, Inc., Optical Networking Edge (ONE)
- Calix Networks, Inc., Calix 836GE Residential Services Gateway
Best Innovation in Consumer Viewing Experiences and Interactivity
- AT&T Corporation, U-verse Easy Remote
- Digitalsmiths, Seamless Discovery
- Saskatchewan Telecommunications, Impress by Gravity R&D
Best Innovation in Content Management Systems
- aioTV inc., aioTV
- Televue Corporation, TelVue Connect
- thePlatform, mpx Essentials
Best Innovation in Customer Premises Equipment
- ADB, ADB-2721W
- Entone, Inc., Kamai Hybrid Media Hub
- SeaChange International, Inc., SeaChange Nuleus Soft Box Gateway
Best Innovation in Digital Rights Management and Conditional Access Systems
- Motorola Mobility, Inc., Motorola Medios: SecureMedia® Encryptonite ONE™ HLS+
- NAGRA KUDELSKI, NAGRA PRM
- NDS, VideoGuard Connect™
Best Innovation in Middleware
- ADB, Epicentro® Software Platform
- Minerva Networks, Inc., iTVFusion 5.4
- NAGRA KUDELSKI, NAGRA MediaLive
Best Innovation in Video Processing
- Envivio, Inc., Muse Live on HP Blade Servers
- Harmonic, Inc., ProStream® 1000 with ACE® Multiscreen Transcoder
- Motorola Mobility, Inc., Modular Uplink System 3.5 with Perceptual Video Processor
The TelcoTV 2012 Vision Awards will also be honoring Innovative Service Providers with two separate awards in this category. In addition, all finalists who are exhibitors at TelcoTV will be eligible for the special TelcoTV Best in Show Award, which will be voted on by conference attendees.
Now in its 11th year, the annual TelcoTV event is produced by UBM TechWeb in collaboration with NTCA (National Telecommunications Cooperative Association). TelcoTV provides an opportunity for operators large and small as well as the equipment, services, and content vendors that serve them, to connect and discuss the latest business, technologies, trends and regulatory insights. For more information visit http://www.telcotvonline.com.
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TelcoTV is the industry's largest conference and expo focused on broadband network service providers. Hosted by UBM TechWeb in partnership with NTCA (National Telecommunications Cooperative Association) and Light Reading (part of the Light Reading Communications Network), this annual event provides rural broadband network service providers across the U.S. with fast, actionable strategies to enhance the monetization of their investments in the face of increasing competition and decreasing government support. Now in its 11th year, TelcoTV is an increasingly popular forum for network operators and builders, equipment vendors and content providers to connect with their peers and share best practices. The event is hosted and led by the industry's recognized experts delivering the latest critical business, technology and regulatory insights, along with opportunities to grow business and partnerships. TelcoTV 2012 sponsors include Calix, Adtran, CHR Solutions, Alcatel-Lucent, and Cisco.
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