Comcast, Time Warner, Liberty Global to Provide Updates on RDK at OCT. 21 Special Session at SCTE Cable-Tec Expo 2013
(Targeted News Service Via Acquire Media NewsEdge) EXTON, Pa., Oct. 8 -- The Society of Cable Telecommunications Engineers issued the following news release:
An all-star cast of technology experts from the leading direct video service providers in the world will discuss the latest developments in cable's Reference Design Kit (RDK) venture on Monday, Oct. 21 at SCTE Cable-Tec Expo 2013 in Atlanta.
The session, entitled "All Things RDK," will address details, progress and the roadmap of the RDK program. Among the topics to be discussed will be the fundamental principles of RDK; steps to deployment; lessons learned from initial RDK work; and the potential of RDK to support a variety of use cases. The 75-minute session is slated to begin at 2:45 p.m.
* Steve Heeb, president and general manager, RDK Management, LLC;
* Steve Reynolds, senior vice president, premises technology, Comcast;
* Bill Warga, vice president, technology, Liberty Global; and
* Matthew Zalesko, senior vice president/technology, Time Warner Cable.
Leslie Ellis, technology columnist for Multichannel News and president of Ellis Edits, will moderate the session.
The Reference Design Kit (RDK) is a pre-integrated software bundle developed and licensed to create a common framework for powering IP or hybrid set-top boxes (STBs) and gateway devices for CE manufacturers, SoC vendors, and other software developers, system integrators and TV service providers. The RDK was developed to accelerate the deployment of next-generation video services and prevent software fragmentation by providing speed-to-market, collaboration and standardization. Supported by more than 100 licensees, RDK Management, LLC was formed as a joint venture between Comcast Cable and Time Warner Cable to administer the RDK. More information is available at http://www.rdkcentral.com.
SCTE Cable-Tec Expo 2013 is set for Monday through Thursday, Oct. 21-24. Two pre-conference symposia, one called "DOCSIS 3.1 Engineering" and another entitled "Creating the Cable Generalist," will be held on Monday, Oct. 21. SCTE Cable-Tec Expo and the symposia will take place at the Georgia World Congress Center in Atlanta. Discounted pre-registration for both SCTE Cable-Tec Expo and the symposia is available through today, Oct. 8, at http://expo.scte.org.
The Oct. 22 Opening General Session will include a keynote conversation between NCTA President & CEO Michael Powell and Kevin Hart, executive vice president and CTO of Cox Communications and chairman of the SCTE Cable-Tec Expo Program Committee, as well as two thought-leadership panels. Pat Esser, president of Cox Communications, will moderate a C-Suite panel featuring Dave Watson, executive vice president and CEO of Comcast, and Bob Stanzione, chairman and CEO of ARRIS; and John Schanz, chief network officer and executive vice president of Comcast, will moderate a network operations panel featuring: Yvette Kanouff, executive vice president, corporate engineering and technology, Cablevision Systems Corporation; Guy McCormick, vice president, engineering, Cox Communications; Matthew Stanek, senior vice president of core, regional, metro and network operations, Time Warner Cable; and Marwan Fawaz, partner with Sarepta Advisors.
SCTE Cable-Tec Expo is the leading venue for helping the cable telecommunications industry and its workforce to reduce costs, deploy new services and increase customer satisfaction. SCTE Cable-Tec Expo 2013 will offer a wide variety of learning events and demonstrations, as well as peer-to-peer interaction and networking.
Expo will feature thought leaders confronting technical challenges facing the industry; hundreds of hands-on, technology-centric exhibits; an extensive menu of robust and relevant technical workshops; the International Cable-Tec Games; the IP Challenge highlighting expertise in IP networking and engineering; and other events.
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