Techies on parade: broadband enablers take over the shows – The Big Picture
When HBO confirmed in October that this year’s Western Show would be its last, it was confirming what most people already knew: The cable shows now belong to the techies.
Not long ago, the programmers ruled the big shows, throwing lavish parties, bringing celebrities to the exhibit floor and holding press conferences that attracted dozens of reporters. The parties are scaled back, the celebs are vanishing, and the Los Angeles Clippers win more times than the programmers meet the press.
What’s happened? Broadband has taken over. Much of the action is at the broadband booths, where cable operators, Silicon Valley denizens and the money people ogle the latest hardware and software — or at least try and figure it all out. To many people, all the interactive GUIs (graphic user interface.) all seem to look the same and pretty much run the same applications (e-commerce, Internet, VOD, e-mail, advertising, etc.), even as the interactive vendors explain in knowledgable but slightly superior tones how their product is the best.
This makes Cable World’s Broadband Handbook all the more indispensable this year. In years past, the trades would publish programmers handbooks — or at least guides to new, wannabe networks. Those have disappeared. Broadband is king, and since universal delivery and adoption of most of these services is still some time away, content is taking a back seat to technology and applications on the show floor. You’ll see some content at the cable networks’ booths, but QuokkaSports.com, to take one content company, is not quite ready to exhibit at a cable show.
(One note on the Handbook: Pure play broadband content companies are absent because there are so many of them.)
Yet the scores of companies that will enable these broadband services, either through encryption, billing, integration, end-to end solutions, etc., are all over the place.
My theory as to why these booths are so popular is that many attendees — the technically challenged ones — have no idea what these companies do and drop by Mindport to figure out what its trade ads really mean.
As usual, we will concede that this listing is by no means a universal one. Anyone missing can e-mail us, and we’ll include them in the Handbook’s listing on our Web site. Also, production deadlines could have led to errors in the personnel section if executives left in recent weeks. Please e-mail us with any errors of omission or fact.
Looking at the list this year compared to a year ago, several things stick out.
First, some companies have disappeared as the natural evolution of any technology takes its victims. Liberate bought Morecom, OpenTV took over Spyglass, and many other smaller companies were similarly snapped up.
Strategist Stuart Lipson notes that companies are faced with “make or buy decisions.” As the businesses get more real and players deliver broader and deeper solutions, Lipson points out, they have to either produce the product themselves or acquire companies that have that capability.
Secondly, the broadband industry is still rather unformed. “There are so many vendors in search of a business,” says Gary Arlen, head of Arlen Communications. As the downfall of the Internet stocks have shown us, a good product doesn’t necessarily mean there’s a solid business model behind it.
The demand curve for all these services is also a moving target. There is a lot of money being bet that people will click on an icon to buy Regis’ tie. Those investments are reflected in the scores of companies listed in this Handbook.
Some of the individual companies are interesting by themselves. Several years ago few people thought Wink or Worldgate would still be around fighting the big guys. Surely Microsoft should have eaten WorldGate’s lunch by now, but Hal Krisbergh is playing all his cards in order to remain a relevant player.
Wink’s interactive advertising platform won a trial in Time Warner Cable’s New York City system but you would hardly know it by the level of promotion Time Warner is doing.
Familiar names crop up in new situations. Sharon Brown, formerly at TCI, is at OpenTV. Glenn Jones is running Jones Cyber Solutions. Robert Clasen, the former Comcast executive, is fighting for ICTV. Paul Sagan, formerly of Time Warner, is running Akamai. New times, new opportunities for everyone.
And there are the middleware companies. As one executive told a Cable World reporter, if you ask 10 people the definition of middleware, you’ll get 12 answers. It,s a browser; it’s the software that sits on top of the operating system; and on and on. The definition really does depend on which company you ask, since they have different theories on the best way to bring interactivity to the TV and what the consumer really wants.
Check out the companies on our list and tell us how many definitions you hear at the show. Just keep an eye out for the programmers: They are an endangered species at these shows.
1704 Automation Parkway
San Jose, Calif. 95131
Products: HomePortal[TM] 1500 Residential Gateway,
HomePortal[TM] 100, 2Wire PC Port, 2Wire DSL
Personnel: Brian L. Hinman, President/CEO;
George W. Laplante, CFO; Roy Johnson, VP-Marketing
and Business Development; Michael Hickerson,
VP-Sales; Pasquale Romano, VP-Engineering;
Brad Kayton, VP-2Wire Online.
Additional Information: 2Wire was founded in 1998
by Brian L. Hinman and several colleagues with a
vision to deliver the full benefits of broadband connectivity
to the home.
5400 Bayfront Place
Santa Clara, Calif. 95052
Phone: 408-326-5000 Fax: 408-326-5001
Products/Services: U.S. Robotics cable modems,
cable modem termination systems, switches,
routers, cardsets, network management, IP telephony
equipment, Internet access devices, remote
access equipment, network management software,
ISDN and DSL modems.
Personnel: Eric A Benhamou, Chairman/CEO;
Bruce Claflin, President/COO.
20400 Observation Drive
Germantown, Md. 20876-4023
Products: ATE (automated test equipment), CATV,
data test, digital broadcast, fiber optics, LAN Cable,
local loop, switching, systems & software, transmission
Personnel: John Peeler, President/CEO; John
Acquisitions: Cheetah Technologies.
Additional Information: Acterna, offering a wide
range of solutions that optimize communications
systems and networks, was formed by the May 23,
2000, merger of Wavetek Wandel Goltermann and
TTC, the communications test industry’s second
and third largest companies.
Corporate Parent: Acterna (formerly Dynatech).
1270 Avenue of the Americas, Suite 2401
New York, N.Y. 10020
Products/Services: SpotOn; HyperTV.
Personnel: William Samuels, Chairman/CEO.
Recent Business Activities: Joint venture with
Liberty Media — LMC IATV.
Partner Companies: Liberty Media, Liberty Digital,
Motorola, Liberty Livewire.
12501 Whitewater Drive
Minnetonka, Minn. 55343
Products: Broadband access systems for video,
voice and data applications, including IP switches
for cable voice and data services: Homeworx telephony
transport systems for HFC plant, Homeworx
ISX Optical distribution nodes, RFWorx signal management,
fiber cable management system FiberGuide,
system integration services.
Personnel: William J. Cadogan, Chairman/President/CEO;
Robert E. Switz, SVP/CFO; Lynn J.
Davis, SVP/President-Broadband Connectivity
Group; Arun Sobti, SVP/President-Broadband
Access and Transport Group; Larry J. Ford,
SVP/President-Integrated Solutions Group.
Acquisitions: Broadband Access Systems.
16450 Via Esprillo
San Diego, Calif. 92127
Phone: 858-675-6490 Fax: 858-676-0704
Products/Services: Provides technology and service
packages to cable operators and traditional
Internet service providers. Manufacturer of set-top
boxes and cable modems.
Personnel: George Stathakis, President/CEO; Rick
LaPointe, VP/CFO; Al Pratt, VP/CTO; D. Colin Boyd,
VP-Sales & Marketing; William Kopenhaver, VP-Operations;
William Blakeley, VP-Engineering.
Partner Companies: LAPTV (programming distribution
in Latin America), Playboy TV Latin America
Channel (programming distribution), C-3D (3-D programming),
Mindport (digital migration solutions).
Deployments: Argentina, Brazil, Mexico, Colombia,
India, Israel, Philippines, China, United States.
500 Technology Square
Cambridge, Mass. 02139
U.S. Toll Free: 877-4 AKAMAI (877-425-2624)
Products: Akamai provides businesses with dependable,
high-performance delivery of streaming
media, rich Web content and Internet applications
through services that are scalable, easily implemented
and easily managed.
Personnel: George Conrades, Chairman/CEO; Paul
Sagan, President; Tom Leighton, Chief Scientist;
Daniel Lewin, CTO; Peter Danzig, VP-Technology;
Avi Freedman, VP/Chief Network Architect.
1000 Colt Road
Piano, Texas 75075
Products/Services: Manufacturer of optical fibers,
data cables, radio frequency and mobile telephony
systems, energy cables, power accessories.
Personnel: Serge Tchuruk, Chairman/CEO; Jean-Pierre
Halbron, President/CFO; Krish Prabhu, COO
and CEO-Alcatel Americas.
2380 Owen St.
Santa Clara, Calif. 95054
Products/Services: Alopa Networks provides integrated
software that accelerates the creation and
delivery of broadband services while managing the
quality of service.
Personnel: Prakash Bhalerao, President/CEO;
Vijaya Verma, VP-Engineering/Founder; Peter
Szalay, VP-Business Development.
Partner Companies: Portal Software, Oracle.
Deployments: ADC Telecommunications, Motorola.
3767 Alpha Way
Bellingham, Wash. 98226
Phone: 360-647-2360 Fax: 360-671-4936
Products/Services: Alpha Technologies is a worldleading
manufacturer of power conversion products.
Alpha’s product offering includes a complete line of
both AC & DC UPS systems, line conditioners, batteries
Personnel: Fred Kaiser, CEO/Chairman; Warren
Deployments: Power system installations worldwide.
Additional Information: Widely used in cable television,
telecommunications and data networks worldwide,
Alpha products have earned a reputation for
reliability and performance.
100 Commerce Blvd.
Quakertown, Pa. 18951-2237
Phone: 215-538-8700 Toll Free: 800-248-9004
Products: Plant equipment monitoring devices,
monitoring control units, headend monitoring devices,
network monitoring software system.
Personnel: Keith Schneck, CFO; Joe Rocci, VP-Sales
and Marketing; Mike Quelly, VP-Hardware
Systems Engineering; Roger Jack, VP-Software
Engineering; Bob Addis, Manager Applications
AML WIRELESS SYSTEMS
260 Saulteaux Crescent
Winnipeg, MB R3J 3T2 Canada
Products/Services: We offer a full line of indoor
and outdoor transmitters, repeaters, receivers and
transceivers, providing complete system solutions
for voice, video & data, in digital or analog, with
multiple frequency plans and two-way capabilities.
In our continuing commitment to the improvement
of performance and reliability of our products, AML
Wireless Systems continues to generate the most
advanced technology in the industry. Our latest
advancement is the return-path transceiver line.
With this line of equipment, we offer our customers
the ability to generate additional revenue while using
their existing equipment.
Personnel: CEO — Gary Gist, Palomar Technological
Additional Information: AML Wireless Systems
is an innovative, leading-edge supplier of RF broadband
transmission systems. Since 1969, our products
have been spanning the globe, serving more
than 60 million subscribers with reliable, high-quality
signals. From system design to equipment installation,
AML Wireless Systems has the personnel and
expertise to meet all your wireless needs. As an
innovator in the design and manufacture of wireless
transmission systems, our technology continues to
set the standards for the industry. For serviceability,
our customers recognize we are second to none,
offering 24-hour technical assistance by our experienced
11450 Technology Circle
Duluth, Ga. 30097
Phone: 678-473-2000 Fax: 678-473-8182
Products/Services: Design, engineering, manufacturing,
materials management and integration of
products for HFC networks. Partner with Nortel
Networks in Arris Interactive joint venture.
Personnel: John Egan, Chairman; Robert J. Stanzione,
Additional Information: ANTEC is a global communications
technology company specializing in the
design and engineering of hybrid fiber/coaxial (HFC)
broadband networks. It is a leading developer, manufacturer
and supplier of optical transmission, construction,
rebuild and maintenance equipment for
cable system operators.
3871 Lakefield Drive
Suwanee, Ga. 30024
Products/Services: Headend Equipment, Host
Digital Terminal, Indoor Voice Port, Multi-Line Voice
Port, Four-Line Voice Port, Two-Line Voice Port,
Universal Access Port. Subscription Services,
Methods & Procedures, Engineering Services.
Personnel: Oscar Rodriguez, COO.
Additional Information: Joint venture of Antec and
ARTEL VIDEO SYSTEMS
237 Cedar Hill St.
Marlborough, Mass. 01752
Phone: 508-303-8200 Fax: 508-303-8197
Toll Free: 800-225-0228
Products/Services: CrossStream — ATM Video Access
Multiplexer for transport of MPEG video over
ATM networks at 155 Mbps OC-3 speeds. Applications
include cable television remote headend
trunking, transport of video-on-demand services
and rich media applications. DigiLink — Single and
multi-channel baseband, DVB-ASI and QAM fiberoptic
transport of video to distances over 120 Km.
MegaWav — Dense Wavelength Division Multiplexer
(DWDM) for increasing fiber-optic bandwidth.
Personnel: Hal Charnley, President/CEO.
Recent Business Activities: Supplied the Sydney
Olympics with video transport from all sports venues
to the Olympic broadcasting center in Sydney.
Partner Companies: OEM partnership with Lucent
Technologies. Customers include all RBOCs and
many international telecom companies.
Deployments: Video transport for the Republican
National Convention and Super Bowl.
2nd Floor, No. 2, Lane 497
Hsin-Tien, Taipei 23136
Phone: 2-2218-3894 Fax: 2-2218-2845
Products/Services: Cable, ADSL and ISDN
modems, routers, videophones, VGA-to-TV box,
MagicTView interface for PCs.
Personnel: Robert Lin, President/CEO.
33 Commerce Valley Drive East
Thornhill, Ont. L3T 7N6 Canada
Phone: 905-882-2600 Fax: 905-882-2620
Products/Services: TV tuner cards, graphics accelerators,
ATV VideoWonder allows for digital VCR
functionality with PCs.
Personnel: K.Y. Ho, Chairman/CEO; Dave Orton,
AT&T HEADEND IN THE SKY
4100 East Dry Creek Road
Littleton, Colo. 60122
Products: HITS cable system receives digitally
compressed programming designed to make the
most efficient use of existing and future bandwidth.
BARCO COMMUNICATIONS SYSTEMS
3240 Town Point Drive
Kennesaw, Ga. 30144
Phone: 770-590-3600 Fax: 770-590-3610
Toll Free: 800-992-5016
Products: Cable TV headends, digital trunking,
monitoring and management, broadcast monitoring,
TV contribution, TV distribution, audio networking.
Analog & digital signal processing equipment for
HEs, MPEG-2 compression equipment for distribution,
digital transmission systems, ROSA management
system, complete headend automation,
advanced network monitoring & management.
Personnel: Danny Claeys, President.
BEFERA INTERACTIVE CABLENET
522 East Howard St.
Hibbing, Minn. 55746
Products/Services: Provides Internet connection
services for operators. Bridge Interactive TV provides
real-time two-way data and video services to
advanced digital set-tops, including VOD, video
telephony and an interactive screen guide.
Personnel: Frank C. Befera, President/CEO/
Founder; Jarel Pittman, CTO.
Additional Information: Befera Interactive Cablenet
provides complete end-to-end digital turnkey solutions
for cable systems from upgrade construction
to residential and business use of the company’s
outgoing services. Complete marketing services are
also provided to ensure successful implementation
of the cable operator’s business plan.
BEST DATA PRODUCTS
19748 Dearborn St.
Chatsworth, Calif. 91311
Phone: 818-773-9600 Fax: 818-773-9619
Products/Services: Smart One Cable Modems,
DSL modems, home networking products, Internet
access devices, remote access equipment, IP telephony
Personnel: Bruce Zaman, CEO/President; Paul
Goldberg, VP-Sales & Marketing; Mahesh Soni, Director-Broadband;
Mort Parto; Director-Engineering
Partner Companies: Equipment: Conexant (ICs),
AMD (ICs), Intel (ICs) and BroadJump. Deployment:
Cox Communications, AT&T Broadband
BLONDER TONGUE LABORATORIES
One Jake Brown Road
Old Bridge, N.J. 08857
Phone: 732-679-4000 Fax: 732-679-4353
Products/Services: Produces CATV products, including
commercial satellite IRDs, modulators, processors,
SLIU interdiction equipment, fiber optics,
microwave, DPC link and 2GHz distribution equipment,
QQQT QAM Transcoder and Commercial
Quad QPSK/QAM Transcoder headend products.
Personnel: James A Luksch, President/CEO.
BROADBAND ACCESS SYSTEMS
8 Technology Drive
Westborough, Mass. 01581
Phone: 508-366-8833 Fax: 508-836-2677
Products/Services: Broadband access systems
for video, voice and data applications, including IP
switches for cable voice and data services.
Personnel: Dave Paolino, CEO.
3550 General Atomics Court, Building 15
San Diego, Calif. 92121
Phone: 858-713-8500 Fax: 858-713-8555
Products: CATV upconverters, OmniBand[TM] Broadband
Descrambler, Benchtop Multicarrier Generator.
Personnel: Stephen U. Stuut, President/CEO.
16215 Alton Parkway, Box 57013
Irvine, Calif. 92619
Phone: 949-450-8700 Fax: 949-450-8710
Products: High-speed communications and MPEG
video/audio devices, high-speed data transmission
and media access control devices, 10/100/1000
BASE-T Ethernet transceivers and switches, 10
Mbps HPNA InsideLine technology, voice-over-IP
technology, RF CMOS tuners, receivers and MPEG
video/audio devices, broadband twisted-pair transceivers,
high-speed gigabit transceivers, CMOS RF
wireless technologies, communications processors.
Personnel: Henry T. Nicholas III, Ph.D, President/
CEO; Henry Samueli, Ph.D, CTO/VP-Research and
Development; William J. Ruehle, VP/CFO; Tim M.
Lindenfelser, VP/GM Broadband Communications
Business Unit; Martin Colombatto, VP/GM High-Speed
Networking Business Unit; Vinod K. Dham,
VP/GM Carrier Access Business Unit.
Partner Companies: Customer relationships with
3Com, Nortel-Bay, Cisco Systems, Motorola/
General Instrument and Scientific-Atlanta.
9715 Burnet Road, Building 6, Suite 500
Austin, Texas 78758
Products/Services: The Broad Jump Virtual Truck
family consists of software solutions that pre-qualify
the subscriber’s PC or Macintosh by configuring the
operating system (OS), performing connectivity tests
and providing reporting features that substantially
reduce the mean time and expense to install a new
broadband subscriber. The Virtual Truck family is
comprised of Virtual Truck Qualifier and Virtual Truck
Installer. BroadJump’s Virtual Truck Qualifier can
either be distributed via CD-ROM or Web-based
download to determine if the potential subscriber’s
PC or Macintosh meets the minimum requirements
for broadband connectivity. If the computer passes,
Virtual Truck Qualifier automatically launches the
consumer into the next step of the broadband installation
process according to the service provider’s
specific business model for broadband distribution.
If the consumer’s system does not meet the
minimum requirements, the consumer will be alerted
to the necessary changes needed to make to enable
a broadband connection. BroadJump’s Virtual
Truck Installer is customizable software that automatically
configures the subscriber’s desktop to
support broadband access. Virtual Truck Installer
tests connectivity to hardware, e-mail, news and
content delivery services. The software also captures
subscriber profile information that can be accessed
for future operational support by the access
provider. Virtual Truck Installer is used by the following
broadband access providers: Time Warner:
Deployed as Road Runner Connect; Sprint: Deployed
as part of Sprint’s FastConnect Self-Installation
Kit; AT&T Road Runner. BroadJump CorrectConnect[TM]:
BroadJump’s CorrectConnect is customizable
software that monitors, tests, repairs and
provides help functions for broadband connections
and the subscriber’s CPE. It enables providers to
reduce subscriber support calls to the help desk,
minimize the time needed to resolve the subscriber’s
technical issues, provide comprehensive reporting
and administration functionality, while increasing
subscriber satisfaction with the broadband experience.
CorrectConnect is being deployed by Road
Runner as Road Runner Medic.
Personnel: Kip McClanahan, Founding Partner/
President/CEO; Kenny Van Zant, Founding Partner/
COO; Jim Crow, Founding Partner/CTO; Adam
Chibib, Founding Partner/CFO.
Recent Business Activities: Time Warner purchases
1 million licenses of BroadJump’s Virtual
Installer, Sprint selects Broad Jump solution to offer
self-installation of residential broadband service,
Road Runner is deploying BroadJump’s CorrectConnect,
customized as Road Runner Medic.
Partner Companies: Portal Software, 3Com.
Deployments: Time Warner, AT&T Road Runner,
Road Runner, Sprint.
(formerly Broadband Access Systems)
188 Topaz St.
Milpitas, Calif. 95035
Phone: 408-719-5100 Fax: 408-262-1390
Products: DSL modem, Gateway Router and Integrated
Personnel: Patrick Ang, CEO/President; Tang Kee
Fei, CFO; Jim Lo, VP-Engineering; Joseph Choghi,
Chief Architect; Raj Johal, VP-Sales and Marketing;
John Jeng, VP-Operations.
3427 W. Lomita Blvd.
Torrance, Calif. 90505-5010
Phone: 702-363-5660 Fax: 702-363-2960
Products/Services: Point-to-Point Microwave Links
for multi-channel applications and Point-to-Multipoint
Wireless Access Systems (including LMDS,
LMCS and MMDS) at frequencies from 2 to 42 GHz.
Broadband analog and digital transmitters, receivers,
repeaters and transceivers.
Personnel: Francisco J. Bernues, President; Norman
F. Woods, VP.
Deployments: Cable AML wireless solutions are in
27 countries around the world.
Additional Information: Cable AML is a global provider
of Point-to-Point Microwave Links for multichannel
applications and Point-to-Multipoint Wireless
Access Systems (including LMDS, LMCS and
MMDS) at frequencies from 2 to 42 GHz. The company’s
products include four families of Broadband
Wireless Access Systems, as well as broadband
analog and digital transmitters, receivers, repeaters
and transceivers. Cable AML has a proven capability
of designing and implementing systems optimized to
fit local infrastructure and frequency regulations.
25 Burlington Mall Road
Burlington, Mass. 01803
Phone: 781-270-5115 Fax: 781-270-6997
Toll Free: 1-800-270-5115
Products/Services: Interactive TV software providing
customized local information channels, including
weather, sports, traffic, classifieds, entertainment
listings, schools, community, restaurants.
Personnel: Sonia Khademi, president/CEO.
35 Industrial Way
Rochester, N.H. 03867
Products/Services: Routers, switches, networking
solutions, remote access, voice-over-IP services.
Personnel: Piyush Patel, Chairman/CEO; David
Kirkpatrick, EVP-Finance; Eric Jaeger, EVP-Corporate
Additional Information: Cabletron Systems is a
holding company for Enterasys Networks, Riverstone
Networks, GlobalNetwork Technology Services
(GNTS) and Aprisma Management Technologies.
4343 Commerce Court
Lisle, Ill. 60532
Phone: 630-955-9840 Fax: 630-955-9870
Products: Carrier-class Cable Modem Termination
Personnel: Venkata C. Majeti, President/CEO;
Thomas J. Cloonan, Architect/CTO; Daniel W.
Hickey, VP-Engineering; Gregory A. Nemec, VP-Operations;
Gene Rosendale, VP-Marketing and
Additional information: The Cadant C4 CMTS is a
new architecture that uniquely combines the support
of DOCSIS 1.1 and the high-performance and
high-availability features historically found only in
true carrier systems such as Class 4 toll-switching
equipment. Cadant combined the talents and experience
of senior developers of carrier-class, terabit
IP switches and routers with pioneers in digital and
RF cable equipment to produce a new generation of
CMTS that deliver capabilities that meet or exceed
DOCSIS 1.1 requirements. The Cadant C4 CMTS
offers MSOs the ability to efficiently provide numerous
superior value-added services to subscribers.
CANAL+ US TECHNOLOGIES
20230 Stevens Creek Blvd.
Cupertino, Calif. 95014
Phone: 408-961-4000 Fax: 408-961-4001
Products/Services: Media-Guard and MediaHighway
software applications for interactive set-top boxes.
Personnel: Jean-Marie Racine, CEO.
Deployments: MediaOne, Canal Plus (France).
Partner Companies: Concurrent, Harmonic, Lysis,
Philips, SeaChange, Tandberg, Thomson Broadcast
Systems, Wink. Set-top box licensees: Anam, Asia
Digital Broadcast, ChangHong, Echostar, Grundig,
Hitachi, Humax, Italtel, JVC, Kenwood, Micronik,
Nokia, Orient Power Video, Pace, Panasonic,
Philips, Pioneer, Sagem, Samsung, Sanyo, Sony,
Tatung, Thomson Multimedia, Toshiba, TV/Com,
60 Decibel Road
State College, Pa. 16801
Phone: 814-238-2461 Fax: 814-238-4065
Products/Services: Network electronics supplier
including RF amplifiers, AM fiber optic transmission
equipment, HFC distribution products and services,
including network design, activation, optimization,
management and maintenance for video, high
speed data and telephony applications.
Personnel: David A. Woodle, President/CEO.
1873 Barber Lane
Milpitas, Calif. 95035
Phone: 408-944-6300 Fax: 408-490-8590
Products/Services: Video encoding and decoding
systems, Avia TV interactive television platform.
Personnel: Judy Armstrong, VP-Corporate Services/
CIO; Howard Bailey, CFO; Fred Brown, VP-Worldwide
Sales; Patrick Henry, VP-Marketing & Corporate Development;
Didier LeGall, CTO/VP-Research and Development;
Saeid Moshkelani, VP-Engineering & Operations;
Korhan Titizer, VP-Mixed Signal Design;
Feng-Ming Wang, VP-Home Media Division.
Partner Companies: Sony, Toshiba, General Instrument,
Philips, JVC, Panasonic, Scientific-Atlanta,
RCA, Pace, Microsoft (Windows CE set-top software),
Deployments: DirecTV, Bell Atlantic, Time Warner
Cable (New York), Kirch Group, Cable & Wireless,
Corporate Parent: Harmonic.
122 Perimeter Park Drive
Knoxville, Tenn. 37922
Phone: 865-539-5300 Fax: 865-539-3502
Products/Services: The T 6000 digital set-top box,
CTL 9500 Digital Video Server.
Personnel: Ken Van Meter, President/CEO.
Partner Companies: Encoders from InnovaCom
and Minerva Systems, digital headend equipment
from DiviCom, ATM switches from Marconi (formerly
Fore Systems), Digital studio equipment from CEI,
home energy management software through our
joint venture with Battelle Laboratories, Network
equipment from Cisco Systems.
170 W. Tasman Drive
San Jose, Calif. 95134
Phone: 408-526-4000 Fax: 408-526-4100
Products/Services: Provides Internet networking
equipment, including routers, IP switches, telco return
and VoIP gateway servers, and headend equipment
(CMTS and INA equipment) for voice-over-IP service,
provisioning middleware, netflow management solutions,
WebCache Engine, switch controllers.
Personnel: John Chambers, President/CEO;
Larry Carter, CFO; Gary Daichendt, EVP-Worldwide
Acquisitions: Vovida Networks, IPCell Technologies,
PixStream, IPmobile, NuSpeed Internet Systems,
Komodo Technology, Netiverse, HyNEX,
700 Chesapeake Drive
Redwood City, Calif. 94063
Phone: 650-306-7511 Fax: 650-306-7512
Products: Voice- and fax-over-IP solutions: Clarent
Roaming Server, Clarent Gatekeeper, Clarent Applications
Server, Clarent ThroughPacket.
Personnel: Jerry Chang, CEO/President/Co-Founder;
Mike Vargo, CTO/Co-Founder.
1375 Remington Road
Schaumburg, Ill. 60173
Products/Services: Privately held and based in
Schaumburg, Ill., ClearBand is the only technology
company using existing cable networks to deliver
branded programming to cable connected PCs.
Clearband technology does not stream video over
the Internet; Clearband technology delivers high-quality
video over private networks for exceptional
images on a PC.
Personnel: Donald F. Flynn, Chairman of the Board;
Brian J. Flynn, Co-Chairman of the Board; Patrick
Daleiden, President/CEO; Joseph Gaucher, CTO;
Joseph M. Hawayek, COO; Kirk J. Bloede, VP-Business
Partner Companies: Chello Broadband, Industree
B.V., (The Netherlands), Rogers Communications
(Canada), Ellacoya, Cisco Systems, Hewlett-Packard,
Intel, Northpoint, Sun Microsystems, Request
DSL (Australia), GE Americom, and River Delta
Deployments: Waalre, U.K.
1220 Oak Industrial Lane, Suite B
Cumming, Ga. 30041
Personnel: Jack Terry, Founder/Chairman/President/CTO;
Glen Lang, Founder/VP-Business Development;
Tom Mitchell, Founder/COO; Jeff Hales,
Founder/VP-Research & Development.
Additional Information: The low-cost way to provide
high-speed Internet access to guests and tenants
using a building’s existing coaxial TV cable.
750 Tasman Drive
Milpitas, Calif. 95035
Phone: 408-953-9100 Fax: 408-953-9299
Products/Services: Com21 manufactures DOCSIS-,
DVB- and ATM-based products.
Personnel: President/CEO — Craig Soderquist; CFO
— Dave Robertson; VP-Marketing — Lief Koepsel;
VP-North American Sales — Mike Misheff.
Recent Business Activities: Acquisition of BitCom
of Maryland and GADLine of Israel.
Partner Companies: Philips, Siemens, Tut Systems.
Deployments: Charter Communications, Cox (Las
Vegas, Chicago), AT&T Broadband, HSA, Comcast,
TimeWarner, Cablevision TCI Intl. (Argentina), NV
Enco (Netherlands), Cablecom Holding (Switzerland),
France Telecom, UPC (Europe).
325 Wood Road
Braintree, Mass. 02189
Products/Services: Complete transaction processing
network that provides polling, request for coupons
and information, sports and weather statistics and
news, purchases and more to cable subscribers.
Personnel: Matt Kay, CEO.
Investors: OpenTV, Insight Communications, Citicorp,
New England Partners, Westfield Capital, Private
Equity Finance and Sandier Capital Management.
Partner Companies: OpenTV, Scientific Atlanta,
Liberate, Insight Communications.
Deployments: Insight Communications and
Susquehanna Communications, fourth quarter 2000.
1375 Lenoir Rhyne Blvd., Box 1729
Hickory, N.C. 28603
Phone: 800-982-1708 Fax: 828-328-3400
Products/Services: Coaxial cable, fiber optic cable
and conduit for cable operators, including digital upgrade
cable, power and fiber feeders and drop cables.
Personnel: Frank Drendel, Chairman/CEO; Brian
4375 River Green Parkway
Duluth, Ga. 30096
Products/Services: High-performance computer
systems, software and servers for the digital Video-On-Demand
(VOD) marketplace. Concurrent’s VOD
solution includes the MediaHawk Video Server and
Broadband VOD BackOffice Software Suite — developed
in conjunction with partner PRASARA Technologies
— which is a comprehensive system encompassing
a broadband VOD business management
system (BMS) and network operations center
(NOC) management tools. The MediaHawk Video
Server is a high-performance, scalable digital video
server that supports MPEG2 transport streams over
QAM RF, DVB-ASI, ATM/OC3c and 100BaseT Ethernet
networks. A multiplatform solution, compatible
with virtually all deployed digital set-top boxes
worldwide, Concurrent’s VOD system offers industry-leading
performance and provides the most reliable
response time achievable in the worldwide marketplace
today. Concurrent integrates the MediaHawk
Video Server and BackOffice Software Suite with
digital headend equipment, conditional access technologies,
digital set-top boxes, electronic program
guides, VOD client software and interactive digital
applications from the industry’s leading suppliers.
Personnel: Morton Handel, Chairman of the Board;
Steve Nussrallah, CEO/President; Jack A. Bryant,
President, XSTREME Division; Daniel S. Dunleavy,
President, Real-Time Division; Del Kunert, VP-Marketing,
XSTREME Division; David S. Morales,
VP-International Sales & Operations, XSTREME
Division; David M. Nicholas, VP-Sales, XSTREME
Division; Steve Norton, EVP/CFO.
Recent Business Activities: Concurrent acquired
rival VOD provider Vivid Technology (October 1999).
This acquisition enabled Concurrent to offer customers
the broadest VOD product offering. Concurrent
is a multiplatform supplier, compatible with
Scientific-Atlanta, Motorola, Sony, Pioneer and
Pace, with BackOffice Software.
Partner Companies: Scientific-Atlanta, Motorola,
Pioneer Digital Technologies, Canal+, WorldGate,
Optibase, Alcatel, Singtel Aeradio, SAFARI Technologies,
Campus Televideo, NDS, Nagra Vision,
and TVN Entertainment.
Deployments: Time Warner Cable — Tampa Bay,
Time Warner Cable — Oceanic, Cox — San Diego,
Cox — Phoenix, Comcast (in trials). Overseas, Concurrent
operates in 32 countries worldwide, providing
sales and support from offices throughout North
America, South America, Europe, Asia and Australia.
Additional Information: The company’s XSTREME
Division is a premier supplier in the emerging digital
video server marketplace. A veteran technology
company with 33 years experience in providing mission-critical,
real-time computer solutions, Concurrent
has introduced the fault-tolerance of real-time
computers to the VOD market. This market includes
the broadband/cable, corporate training, education,
hospitality and in-flight entertainment industries.
4311 Jamboree Road, Box C
Newport Beach, Calif. 92658-8902
Phone: 949-483-4600 Fax: 949-483-4078
Products/Services: Integrated circuits for cable
modems and other broadband applications; integrated
circuits for voice over IP.
Personnel: Dwight Decker, Chairman/CEO; Balakrishnan
(“Bala”) S. Iyer, SVP/CFO; Ashwin Rangan,
SVP/CIO; Dennis E. O’Reilly, SVP/General Counsel;
Moiz Beguwala, SVP/GM-Wireless Communications
Division; F. Matthew Rhodes, SVP/GM-Personal
Computing Division; Kevin V. Strong, SVP/GM-Personal
Imaging Division; Raouf Y. Halim, SVP/GM-Network
Access Division; Daniel A. Marotta,
VP/GM-Digital Infotainment Division; James Spoto,
SVP-Platform Technologies Group.
Recent Business Activities: In January 2000, Conexant
announced the acquisition of Microcosm Communications,
based in Bristol, United Kingdom, a
leading supplier of high-speed integrated circuits for
fiber optic communications. Also in January, Conexant
announced the acquisition of the wireless
broadband business unit of Oak Technology, located
in Bristol, United Kingdom. The organization was
responsible for the algorithms, architecture and systems
engineering expertise for the world’s first single-chip
2K/8K coded orthogonal frequency-division multiplexing
(COFDM) demodulator/decoder, the OTI-7000.
In April 2000, Conexant announced an agreement
to acquire Philsar Semiconductor of Ottawa,
Ontario, Canada. Philsar is a privately held, leading
developer of RF semiconductor solutions for personal
wireless connectivity, including emerging standards
such as Bluetooth and RF components for 3G digital
cellular handsets. Also in April, Conexant announced
its acquisition of Applied Telecom of Lisle, Ill. Applied
Telecom is a leading supplier of telecommunications
software and hardware products to the industry’s top
communications equipment companies.
600 Vine St.
Cincinnati, Ohio 45202
Products/Services: Convergys’ Integrated Communications
Operations Management System
(ICOMS) incorporates the power and flexibility of our
industry-proven cable television subscriber management
system with the market-leading integrated support
of high-speed data and wireline telephony to
provide a convergent solution uniquely designed to
meet your subscriber, billing and operations management
requirements. From this robust and marketproven
combination emerges an expansive business
solution for global cable and broadband operators.
Personnel: Chairman/President/CEO: James F. Orr;
Chief Development Officer: David F. Dougherty;
President Cable/Broadband Solutions: George E.
Vonderhaar; SVP-Sales: Robert A. Lento; DirectorCable/Broadband
Marketing: Curt Champion.
Deployments: Convergys serves a broad spectrum
of communications providers, including cable TV,
broadband, direct broadcast satellite (DBS), high
speed data and cable-telephony voice operations
for both residential and business telephony. Clients
include Cox Communications, Comcast,
Time Warner and Telewest.
CORNING CABLE SYSTEMS
800 17th St., N.W.
Hickory, N.C. 28603
Products: Tip-to-tip fiber optic and copper product
solutions for customers’ cabling networks, including:
optical fiber cables for aerial, duct, buried, road,
rail, power, sewer and submarine applications; private
networks solutions that include fiber optic and
copper data cables, fiber optic connectors and
related hardware; cable hardware and equipment,
including network interface devices, test equipment,
splice equipment, cable assemblies and fiber optic
connectors; and network services that include network
design, project management, installation and
maintenance, and training programs.
Personnel: Sandy Lyons, President/CEO.
7887 E. Belleview Ave., Suite 1000
Englewood, Colo. 80111
Phone: 303-804-4000 Fax: 303-796-3961
Products/Services: Customer care, management
and billing solutions for the broadband industry.
Personnel: Chairman/CEO: Neal Hansen;
President/COO: Jack Pogge; SVP/CFO: Ed Nafus.
Partner Companies: IBM, Cisco Systems.
Deployments: AT&T BIS, Time Warner, MediaOne,
Echostar, FrontierVision, Falcon Cable, Cablevision
1376 Bordeaux Drive
Sunnyvale, Calif. 94089
Phone: 650-691-1540 Fax: 650-691-7825
Products/Services: Provider of turnkey video-on-demand
services to broadband network operators,
including content aggregation, portal solutions,
technological integration and VOD service operations
Personnel: President/CEO: Richard Hercules;
Chairman: Rajiv Jaluria; SVP-Sales: Robert Zimmerman;
VP-Product and Business Devel.: Larry
Coleman; VP-Software and Platform Devel.: Y.P.
Chen; VP-Affil. and Cons. Mktg: Cheryl Koll; VP-Corp.
Devel.: Susan Marr; VP-Content Acquisition:
Paul McKellips; VP-Prog. and New Media Devel.:
Partner Companies: Acer (set-tops), Boca Research
(set-tops), Harmonic (headends, transport),
nCube (video servers), Net For All (interactive TV services),
Oracle (database support), Uniview (set-tops),
Viagate (VDSL infrastructure). Content partners:
Thousands of hours from major Hollywood and independent
movie studios, television production companies,
television network productions and others.
Deployments: Seren Innovations (St. Cloud, Minn.;
Contra Costa County, Calif.); Knology (Panama
Phone: 800-755-4444 or 973-993-3030
Products: Voice, fax, and speech technologies,
telephone/IP network interfaces, PBX integration
products and more. Open CT server software products,
diagnostic and administration tools.
Personnel: Howard Bubb, President; Bill Warner,
EVP-Signal Computing Products; Chuck House,
EVP-Core Systems Development; Gary Marks, VP-Marketing.
Recent Business Activities: Acquisitions of Voice
Technologies Group, (VTG); Parity.
Corporate Parent: Intel.
Additional Information: Dialogic recently founded
the CT Media Value Network, a collaborative community
of companies that provide application software,
technology resources, platforms, peripherals,
services and channel delivery for CT servers based
on Dialogic CT Media server software.
12131 113th Ave. NE, Suite 203
Kirkland, Wash. 98034
Phone: 425-825-4400 Fax: 425-825-4423
Products/Services: Digeo Broadband is a Wired
World[TM] company founded in 1999 with investments
from Vulcan Ventures and Charter Communications.
Through its strategic alliance with these investors,
Digeo is dedicated to empowering the nation’s
cable operators to take the lead in interactive television
and other broadband services. Digeo’s Interactive
TV and Portal services are expected to be
available via broadband to millions of customers
through its existing arrangements with some of the
nation’s leading MSOs.
Personnel: James A. Billmaier, CEO.
Investors: Vulcan Ventures and Charter
236 West 26th St., 12W Penthouse
New York, N.Y. 10001
Phone: 212-741-6511 Fax: 212-633-7314
Products/Services: DIRECTRIX offers a number of
services, including digital video playback and uplink,
satellite space segments, digital video archiving and
trafficking, video Internet streaming, digital ad insertion
and digital archiving and distribution for VOD
Personnel: J. Roger Faherty, Chairman/CEO.
Additional Information: DIRECTRIX is a digital
video asset management company providing all the
technical services required to create, support and
deliver digital video programming and data services
from its advanced digital network facility.
800 Saginaw Drive
Redwood City, Calif. 94063
Phone: 650-779-3000 Fax: 650-779-3099
Products/Services: DIVA System Manager, a
robust software application that directs the activities
of DIVA’s Video Server, Digital Link, and your set-top
box to effect optimal performance. The DIVA System
Manager interfaces seamlessly with third party
components — billing systems, for example — to
provide a total software solution for delivery of on-demand
television services of any kind. The DIVA
Digital Link, housed in a standard CompactPCI
chassis, converts the optical output of the server to
the RF frequencies required by your cable plant. It
provides a modular and cost-effective solution to
the plant integration challenges posed by the introduction
Personnel: Hendrik A. `Henk’ Hanselaar,
11020 Sun Center Drive
Rancho Cordova, Calif. 95670
Toll Free: 877-878-2112
Products/Services: Provide innovative customer
management and open billing solutions to the global
communications and utility industries.
Personnel: Mike McGrail, President; Alan Foreman,
EVP-Operations; Mike Frampton, SVP-Worldwide
Sales; Bob McKenzie, SVP-Marketing.
Partner Companies: DIVA, Bull, AP Engines.
Corporate Parent: DST Systems.
8265 St-Michel Blvd.
Montreal, Quebec H1Z 3E4 Canada
Phone: 800-461-3344 or 514-374-6335
Products/Services: The Electroline Addressable
System offers cable operators several advantages.
Among its various capabilities, it is primarily used to
instantly connect or disconnect subscribers and to
remotely manage subscriber services. The CLEAR-Path
Ingress Management Solution has changed the
process for detecting and locating ingress. This fully
integrated technology solution continuously monitors
the return band to detect and locate ingress
within minutes. The Complete Line of Drop
Amplifiers — As the world’s first company to offer a
gallium arsenide (GaAs) drop amplifier technology
with an ultra-low 3dB noise figure, Electroline took
on a leading role from the start. Line Passives — Electroline
also manufactures a wide variety of passive
CATV devices for cable service providers, such
as splitters, multitaps, wall taps, directional couplers,
power inserters, equalizers and filters.
Personnel: John Vincent, President/CEO; Raymond
Cadieux, VP-Engineering; Paul Cyr, VP-Procurement;
Anne C. Desbiens, VP-Human Resources;
Marcel Dube, Director-Quality Assurance; Jean-Luc
Gelinas, VP-Sales; Luc Olivier, Director-Finance and
Information Systems; Michel Plouffe, VP-Marketing;
Alain Servant, VP-Production.
Recent Business Activities: Electroline and TRILITHIC
of Indianapolis formed a partnership to
develop effective technology solutions for a range of
return path management and control applications.
Partner Companies: TVC, Avantron Technologies,
Comsource Broadband Technologies, Incospec
Communications, K&D Industries, Mil-Sted.
2130 Gold St., Suite 200
San Jose, Calif. 95002
Products/Services: Building on the open standard
digital video and Internet technology, EnReach develops
a set of EnReachTV[TM] solutions to deliver
enhanced interactive television services to the
home. The company develops software and provides
technology to consumer electronics manufacturers,
cable and satellite operators, ISPs, broadband
service providers, telcos and content providers.
The product line includes EnReach TV1[TM],
EnReach TV2[TM], EnReach TV3[TM].
Personnel: Bo Wu, President/CEO; Marc E. Faerber,
VP-Finance; David Cong, VP-Product Marketing and
Business Development; Eric Li, VP-Sales; Al DiNoble,
VP-Business Development and Media.
Partner Companies: Platform: Allwell, Malata,
Chevalier, Zinwell, TCL, I.A.T. Chip Set & System:
AMD, Broadcom, IBM, LSI Logic, ESS, National
Seminconductor, LuxSonor Semiconductors,
Philips, TeraLogic, Zoran, Stream Machine, Seagate,
Quantum. Infrastructure: Infovalue. OEM Manufacturing:
Deployments: Today the EnReach TV1[TM] software
is embedded in more than 22 million VCD/SVCD/
DVD players and is the format of choice for viewing
movies at home in China and other parts of Asia.
Additional Information: EnReach Technology, a privately
held, venture capital-funded software company,
is a leading provider of the end-to-end enhanced
television software solutions for OEMs, service providers
and content providers. Building on the open
video and Internet standards, EnReach develops a
set of the EnReachTV[TM] solutions to deliver enhanced
interactive television services to the home.
EnreachTV provides the platform for EnReachTV
services such as Enhanced TV, Internet Channel,
Electronic Program Guide (EPG), Time-shifting, Web
Browsing, E-mail, and Streaming applications. The
easy deployment of services enabled by the EnReachTV
open platform and open services technology
is increasing the proliferation of interactive content
and service availability. Headquartered in Silicon
Valley, the company has offices in Beijing,
China and Toronto, Canada.
740 East Campbell Road
Richardson, Texas 75081
Products/Services: MINI-LINK[TM] BAS (Broadband
Access System), Wireless LAN, Cable Modems,
DSL Modems, DSL Infrastructure, Switches, Routers,
IP Telephony Equipment, Wireless Internet
Appliances, Bluetooth Transceivers, Mobile Phones,
Mobile Systems, GSM, TDMA, CDMA, 3G, Fixed
Wireless Broadband Access.
Personnel: Per-Arne Sandstrom, President/CEO,
Ericsson; Bjorn Krylander, VP/GM Home
Recent Business Activities: Ericsson and Microsoft
have launched Ericsson Microsoft Mobile
Venture AB. This previously announced joint company
will drive the mobile Internet by developing and
marketing mobile e-mail solutions for operators. The
first solutions will be on the market by the end of
the year. The company is part of a broader strategic
alliance between Ericsson and Microsoft. Ericsson is
working with com hem (Sweden) to deliver access
to a number of new and exciting broadband services
made possible through the use of Ericsson’s
e-service system. Ericsson and Magneti Marelli have
established a partnership to supply communication
solutions and mobile Internet applications to be
integrated into Magneti Marelli’s telematic systems.
Ericsson and Wind River Systems have agreed to
integrate Ericsson’s Bluetooth wireless technology
into Wind River’s marketshare-leading embedded
development software. Ericsson has made an investment
in Red Jade, a Palo Alto, Calif.-based
startup developing next-generation wireless entertainment
products. Another $3 million has been
added by IT Provider, a Swedish venture capital
firm, bringing the total investment to $10 million for
the new company.
Partner Companies: Microsoft, Delphi, Volvo, Norstan,
Charles Schwab, Merrill Lynch, com hem,
Corporate Parent: Telefon AB LM Ericsson,
Redwood City, Calif. 94083
Products/Services: Excite@Home is the leading
broadband online service provider. Excite@Home
provides both residential and commercial Internet
access. Through the company’s narrowband portal,
Excite, and broadband service, @Home, the company
offers consumers content and interactive services
across numerous delivery platforms.
Personnel: George Bell, Chairman/CEO; Mark
McEachen, EVP/CFO; Milo Medin, SVP/CTO; Byron
Smith, EVP-Consumer Broadband Services and
Chief Marketing Officer; Mark O’Leary, EVP-Excite
@Home Business Solutions; John O’Farrell, EVP-International;
Mark Stevens, EVP-Corporate and
Recent Business Activities: In 2000, Excite@Home
merged international operations with Chello, a
European-based high-speed access company, to
create Excite Chello, the world’s largest broadband
service provider. Also in 2000, Excite@Home acquired
Pogo.com, the leader in online games for the
Partner Companies: Excite@Home provides access
to the @Home Internet service via 15 cable
partners, including AT&T, Comcast, Cox, Rogers
Deployments: The @Home service is available in
126 markets in North America. Excite@Home has a
global footprint of 105 million homes (once the Excite
Chello deal has closed). Excite@Home has
more than 30 million cable franchise homes under
contract outside of North America (once the Excite
Chello deal has closed) and localized versions of the
Excite[SM] service in 10 leading international markets.
Additional Information: Excite@Home (Nasdaq:
ATHM) is the leading broadband online service provider,
offering residential and commercial broadband
services with a global footprint of 105 million homes
under long-term cable and DSL contract. Excite
@Home offers consumers broadband services over
cable modem, DSL and other “last-mile” connections
and businesses high-speed commercial services.
Excite@Home has more than 30 million cable
franchise homes under contract outside of North
America and localized versions of the Excite[SM] service
in 10 leading international markets.
100 Gloucester Place
London W1H 3DA England
Phone: +44 (0)20 7563 9860
Products/Services: Personalized interactive television.
Personnel: Ricky Rand, CEO/President of Technology;
Gerry McSloy, CFO.
Deployments: Ongoing technology trials in Spain
with cable operator ONO and in Ireland with telecom
Additional Information: FutureTV is a rapidly expanding
global company that has developed hardware
and software for the integrated delivery of high-quality,
on-demand video, audio, games, targeted
advertising, e-commerce and high-speed Web access
through the television. FutureTV interfaces seamlessly
with ADSL or cable networks to deliver a range of
new interactive facilities and applications. FutureTV
brings together companies across three continents.
FutureTV is privately owned and comprises: FutureTV
Technologies, FutureTV Labs, FutureTV Systems,
FutureTV (U.K.), FutureTV (Hong Kong), FutureTV
(Northern Europe), and e-media.com.
GE AMERICAN COMMUNICATIONS
Four Research Way
Princeton, N.J. 08540-6684
Phone: 877-GE-CABLE or 609-987-4319
Products/Services: GE Americom satellites provide
access to every cable system in the United States.
We provide service for cable, television receive only
(TVRO), SMATV and hotel applications. GE SATCOM
C1, C3 and C4 carry one of the finest cable
programming neighborhoods in the sky, providing
such services access to such renowned networks
as Showtime, Nickelodeon, MTV, Fox Cable Net
work, NewSport and E! Entertainment.
Personnel: Andreas Georghiou, SVP-Global Satellite
Services; Carl Capista, VP-Satellite Services — North
America; Michael Agostinelli, VP-IP Solutions;
Orlando Skelton, VP-Enterprise Solutions.
12303 Technology Blvd.
Austin, Texas 78727
Products/Services: The G6 voice-over-broadband
gateway, which packetizes and compresses circuit-switched
voice from the public switched telephone
network and delivers it over broadband data networks.
Personnel: General Bandwidth’s founders all
worked for NetSpeed, an Austin company bought
by Cisco Systems in 1998. Executives include:
Co-founder/President/CEO Brendon Mills most recently
was a national DSL sales manager for Cisco and
was director-product marketing for NetSpeed. Co-founder/CTO
Paul Carew was manager of embedded
software for Cisco and NetSpeed. Prior to that,
he was a senior software engineer at DSC. CFO
Doug Childress most recently was EVP/CFO of Tristar
Aerospace in Dallas, which is now part of
Honeywell. Like Carew, VP-engineering Keith Brewer
also has worked for Cisco, NetSpeed and DSC,
as well as Integrated Telecom and Harris. He holds
three patents in ATM switching architectures.
Recent Business Activities: General Bandwidth
will soon be releasing a new feature that will solve
an industry problem faced by service providers as
they migrate to voice-over-DSL networks and can’t
afford to abandon their legacy equipment. General
Bandwidth’s third round of funding included funding
from a leading regional bell operating company
(RBOC). This is the first time an RBOC invested in a
VoB vendor, even though venture capitalists have
invested nearly $1 billion in this industry.
Partner Companies: lAD Vendors 2Wire, Accelerated,
CarrierAccess, Cisco Systems, Efficient Networks,
Lucent Technologies, Netensity, Polycom,
and Woodwind softswitch vendors such as IPCell,
IPVerse and TTI.
Deployments: General Bandwidth is the only carrier-class
platform that enables the mass deployment
of voice-over-broadband technology. The fully
redundant voice gateway enables telecommunications
service providers to offer local voice service to
residential and business customers over emerging
broadband access networks. Shipments to leading
RBOCs will make VoB widespread in 2001.
Additional Information: General Bandwidth’s Voice
Over Broadband (VoB) approach provides multiple
independent voice lines over a single broadband
connection, allowing service providers to offer packetized
voice services over the last mile that meet
and exceed the quality and functionality of today’s
100 Independence Drive
Menlo Park, Calif. 94025
Phone: 650-566-8111 Fax: 650-566-8112
Products/Services: National and local information
and entertainment Internet network.
Personnel: H. Joseph Horowitz, Chairman/CEO;
Charles Jablonski, SVP-Network Engineering and
Partner Companies: Benchmark Electronics, GE
Americom, Granite Broadcasting, IDEO, Interlink
Communications, National TeleConsultants, Netigy,
549 Baltic Way
Sunnyvale, Calif. 94089
Phone: 408-542-2500 or 800-788-1330
Products: Transmitters, receivers, amplifiers,
switches, network management.
Personnel: Anthony J. Ley, Chairman/President/CEO.
Acquisitions: C-Cube; Divicom.
4241 Business Center Drive
Fremont, Calif. 94538
Phone: 510-979-1900 Fax: 510-979-1911
Products: Cable modems.
Personnel: David Lin, President/CEO.
4100 E. Mississippi, Suite 1100
Denver, Colo. 80222
Phone: 303-256-2000 Fax: 303-256-2050
Products/Services: High-speed Internet access
provider for cable systems.
Personnel: Daniel J. O’Brien, President/CEO;
Gregory Hodges, COO; George E. Willett, CFO;
Richard George, COO-HSA International.
Partner Companies: Broadband Solutions, Vulcan
Ventures, Cisco Systems, Com21, Microsoft.
6409 Guadalupe Mines Road
San Jose, Calif., 95120-5000
Products/Services: Equipment to provide fixed
broadband wireless Internet access: Wireless
Broadband Routers, cable modem termination systems,
Internet access devices.
Personnel: James R. Flach, Chairman of the Board;
Michael Greenbaum, President/CEO/Director; Judson
W. Goldsmith, CFO/VP-Finance; Nathan Wang,
PhD, VP-Engineering; Deborah Burton, VP-Sales
and Marketing; Rick Enns, VP/CTO; Thomas
Bissett, VP-Manufacturing and Support.
Partner Companies: Equipment: Andrew Corp.
California Amplifier, Thomcast Communications,
TSIUSA, EMCEE Broadcast Products. Deployment:
WorldCom, Sprint, Worldwide Wireless Communications,
Nucentrix Broadband Networks, Look,
Deployments: 69 commercially deployed markets
645 Almanor Ave., Suite 100
Sunnyvale, Calif. 94086
Products/Services: Delivers streaming media
through the Internet via satellite connections direct to
MaxCaster servers at cable, ISP or DSL headends.
Personnel: Peter B. Desnoes, President/CEO.
Partner Companies: Microsoft, RealNetworks,
Williams Communications, Engage, Network
New Orchard Road
Armonk, N.Y. 10504
Products/Services: Producer of software, storage
devices, servers and networking solutions.
Personnel: Chairman/CEO: Louis Gerstner.
14600 Winchester Blvd.
Los Gatos, Calif. 95032
Products/Service: Headquartered in the heart of
California’s Silicon Valley, ICTV’s new broadband digital
delivery platform provides cable operators with a
headend-based solution that enables delivery of
broadband Internet, e-mail and interactive TV applications
to any digital set-top. Using a single standard
cable channel, the ICTV system supports up to 100
simultaneous online sessions. The system does not
require any sort of middleware application in the set-top
and is compatible with all grades of MPEG-2 set-tops
from any manufacturer and is fully scalable. All
standard Internet content and applications will work
on the ICTV system — including broadband content
requiring large bandwidth or advanced plug-ins.
Personnel: Robert Clasen, Chairman/CEO of the
Board; Wes Hoffman, President/Director; Michael
Collette, SVP-Marketing; Jeff Miller, SVP-Software
Partner Companies: Investors and partners include
ACTV, Adelphia, Cox, Lauder Partners, Liberty Digital,
Motorola, OpenTV, Shaw Communications and
Additional Information: The company has 16
issued patents and 12 patents pending.
411 Waverley Oaks Road, Suite 329
Waltham, Mass. 02452
Products/Services: Content distribution & delivery
(CDD) solutions, streaming media infrastructure and
Personnel: Ian Yates, President/CEO; Robert
Cirrone, CFO; Kevin Lewis, VP-Marketing; David
Hoey, VP-Business Development; Solom Heddaya,
CTO; Peter Rood, VP-Operations; Joseph Boykin,
Recent Business Activities: Distributor agreement
with Comstor, a division of the global Westcon Group.
Partner Companies: Microsoft (technology), Nortel
Networks (reseller), EMC (reseller) and Comstor (distributor).
Deployments: Servlnt Internet Services, Space
Communications (Mitsubishi affiliate), AT&T, IntelSat,
5 Oppenheimer St.
Tamar Advanced Business Park
Rehovot 76701 Israel
Phone: 866-706-0706 or 972-8-9464845
Products/Services: UniTV, a content-aware gateway
that combines television and voice to enable
both new interactive-content services for operators
and a media-rich communications experience for
Personnel: CEO: Eyal Bartfeld; VP-R&D: Giora
2200 Mission College Blvd.
Santa Clara, Calif. 95052
Phone: 408-765-8080 Fax: 408-765-9904
Products/Services: Manufacturer of silicon chip
sets for modems and set-tops, processors, networking
equipment and home networking equipment.
Personnel: Andy Grove, Co-Founder/Chairman;
Craig Barrett, President/CEO.
1400 Market St.
Denver, Colo. 80202
Phone: 303-572-8200 Fax: 303-572-8008
Products/Services: ViziWorx iTV Studio[TM], iTV
Monito[TM], iTV Filter[TM]. Design, development and
integration of end-to-end iTV systems; content
development kit (CDK) creation; content design and
development; content integration on multiple platforms
and broadband networks; viewer interface
design, development and integration; requirements
definition and specification
Personnel: Joel Hassell, Chairman/CEO; Steve
Reynolds, CTO; Ed Knudson, SVP-Business Development;
Steve Markel, VP-Product Development;
Tom Huber, VP-Operations; Gary Rasmussen, VP-Platform
Development; Deb Schroeder, VP-Customer
Recent Business Activities: Acquired ViziWorx.
Partner Companies: Microsoft, Liberate, OpenTV,
PowerTV, WorldGate, Wink, Motorola, RespondTV,
Deployments: AT&T, MediaOne, UPC.
Corporate Parent: Intellocity.
Additional Information: Intellocity USA is a leading
provider of design, development and integration
services, focused solely on the interactive and enhanced
television market. The company designs
and builds infrastructure, content and tools for
broadband network operators, infrastructure suppliers,
content providers and advertisers seeking to
take leadership positions in the emerging interactive
and enhanced television sector. The company
remains independent of any one particular technology
so that it can deliver the optimal interactive television
solution to meet the business needs of each
customer. Intellocity’s clients include, among others,
AT&T, Hewlett-Packard, MediaOne, Microsoft/WebTV,
nCube, TNCi, Motorola, Wink, Liberate and
Food.com. Intellocity’s parent company recently
acquired Viziworx, a leading developer of Web-based,
platform-independent solutions for the
development, management and distribution of
enhanced and interactive television content.
Founded in 1999, Intellocity is a privately held
company headquartered in Denver.
35 Corporate Drive, 4th Floor
Burlington, Mass. 01803
Phone: 781-685-4933 Fax: 781-685-4501
Products/Services: CONEXON[TM] solution, a software-based
broadband interconnection platform
that links and manages customer premises equipment,
broadband content services, the communications
devices that deliver the content and operator
back-office support systems for end-to-end integration
of both standards-based and proprietary
devices and systems.
Personnel: Tom Higgins, Founder/President/CEO;
Ivan Inerfeld, Executive Chairman; Paul McBride,
SVP-Business Development; Bernd Overbeck, VP-Sales
EMEA; Richard Phelps, VP-Sales Asia & Latin
America; Johan Bergstrom, Sales Director, Nordic and
Benelux; Padraic Marten, VP; Alan Sheehan, CTO.
Recent Business Activities: Interactive Enterprise
recently entered into a business partnership with
Motorola, including an equity investment, to help
speed residential broadband technology deployments.
Partner Companies: Motorola; Nortel Networks; RiverDelta
Networks; Sun Microsystems; DST Innovis.
Deployments: NC Numericable; Cable Atlantic;
Telint Global; C-COR.net; Time Warner, Tampa, Fla.,
in conjunction with C-COR.net as part of its ISMS
Additional Information: Interactive Enterprise, founded
in 1998, is the leading global provider of broadband
provisioning and infrastructure enabling software
solutions to broadband operators worldwide.
10950 Washington Blvd.
Culver City, Calif. 90232
Products/Services: Video-on-Demand, E-Commerce,
Interactive Advertising, Interactive Television.
Personnel: Richard Baskin, Chairman; Jonathan
Taplin, President/CEO; Caroline Beck, EVP/COO;
Harvey Finkel, EVP/OFO; Mark Sonnenberg, EVP-Content
& Marketing; Steve Schein, SVP-Corporate
Development & Strategic Planning; Tim Krass, SVP-Affiliate
Sales & Marketing; Terrence Coles, SVP-Content.
Recent Business Activities: Akamai Technologies.
Partner Companies: Content: Columbia TriStar
Television, Disney Channel, Dreamworks, ESPN,
Sony Music, Twentieth Century Fox, Warner Bros.,
American Film Institute, among many others.
Technology: Seachange, Concurrent, Pace, UniView,
Akamai Technologies, Microsoft.
Deployments: Broadwing’s ZoomTown, Verizon,
several cable trials in progress.
Corporate Parent: Microsoft, Qwest, Comcast,
NBC, Intel and Sony.
150 Cambridge Park Drive
Cambridge, Mass. 02140
Products/Services: Into Networks pioneered and
developed IntoMedia — the first platform to provide
broadband subscribers with streaming software over
the Internet. The IntoMedia content delivery platform
is a true network-based interactive multimedia platform
that fully replicates the traditional PC playback
experience without over-burdening the resources of
the network or the end user. The IntoMedia platform
is designed to work over any cable data or DSL network
that consistently delivers services at data rates
of 256 Kbps or greater to each end user.
Personnel: Vincent Grosso, CEO; Meredith Flynn-Ripley,
COO; Paul Almquist, VP-Operations; Joe
Croman, VP-Engineering; Ian Edmundson, VP-Strategic
Development; Bill Holding, VP-Marketing;
John Lambros, VP-Business Development.
Recent Business Activities: Closed fourth round of
private equity financing for $41.5 million. Deploying
nationwide with Cox Communications. Deploying
nationwide with Qwest. Disney Interactive will distribute
software using Into Networks’ broadband
Partner Companies: Adelphia, Comcast, Cox
Communications, Inktomi, MediaOne, NTL, Qwest,
Road Runner, Time Warner, Disney Interactive,
Hasbro Interactive, Lotus, Mattel Interactive.
Deployments: Nationwide with: 2Wire, Cox Communications,
MediaOne, Northpoint, Qwest, Road
Runner, Time Warner. Regional with: Comcast.
1567 Centre Pointe Drive
Milpitas, Calif. 95035
Products/Services: Provide innovative RF gateway
solutions to enable broadband communications to
Personnel: Don Alfson, President/CEO; Mark
Burkett, Secretary; Richard Bay-Ramyon, VP-Sales
& Marketing; Jim Wang, VP-Development; Kang
Corporate Parent: California Eastern Laboratories.
JONES CYBER SOLUTIONS
116 Inverness Drive East
Englewood, Colo. 80112
Phone: 303 784 3600
Products/Services: Intelligent Customer Support
Systems (ICSS), Customer Care Software for convergent
Personnel: CEO — Glenn Jones; President — Steve
Gampp; CFO — Brian McDonald; CTO — Oz Leon;
VP-Development — Steve Kruse; VP-Business
Development — Del Guynes; VP-Sales — Jim Roper;
VP-Marketing — Laura Reed.
Deployments: Casema NV, Cegetel Le7, Saturn
Telstra, Austar Communications.
Corporate Parent: Jones International.
2 Circle Star Way
San Carlos, Calif. 94070-6200
Products: TV Navigator for DTV; TV Navigator for ISP.
Personnel: Mitchell E. Kertzman, President/CEO;
Coleman Sisson, COO; David A. Limp, SVP-Corporate
Development; Philip A. Vachon, SVP-Worldwide
Sales; Nancy J. Hilker, VP/CFO; Steven Weinstein,
CTO; Charlie G. Tritschler, VP-Marketing.
Additional Information: Liberate provides a comprehensive
software platform for delivering enhanced
Internet content, services and applications
to information appliances, such as television set-top
boxes, game consoles, smart phones and personal
digital assistants. Liberate’s software allows network
operators, such as telecommunications companies,
cable and satellite television operators and Internet
service providers, or ISPs, and information appliance
manufacturers to provide consumers access
to Internet-based applications and services from
anywhere at anytime.
500 Hills Drive
Bedminster, N.J. 07921
Products/Services: Satellite communications service
Personnel: Terry Hart, President; Joan Byrnes, VP-Sales
and Marketing; James Carlin, VP-Technology
and Chief Scientist; Rich Currier, VP-Service Development
and Engineering; Robert Hedinger, VP-Business
Partner Companies: Loral Skynet do Brasil,
Satmex, Europe*Star and Stellat.
Deployments: New satellites launching in 2002.
Corporate Parent: Loral Space & Communications
Broadband Subsidiaries: Loral CyberStar, a Loral
Space & Communications company, is recognized
globally as a leader in the delivery of global
IP-based broadband, infomedia and multicast communications
1551 McCarthy Blvd.
Milpitas, Calif. 95035
Phone: 800-4,33-8778 or 408-433-8000
Products: LSI Logic is the leading provider of a
highly integrated system-on-a-chip solution which
enables broadband digital transmission of voice,
video and data. LSI’s Digital TV products provide
end-to-end system solution for the most significant
broadband communication markets, including the
Direct Broadcast Satellite, Digital Terrestrial Broadcast
and Digital Cable set-top boxes. The LSI Logic
Integra Architecture[TM] is the lowest-cost, most comprehensive
solution for the set-top box. The building
blocks of this architecture are composed of demodulator,
FEC, Transport, MPEG A/V decoder, graphics,
32-bit MIPS CPU, NTSC/PAL/SECAM encoder,
Audio DACs and all the peripherals required to build
a low-cost STB. The architecture is based on open
industry standards such as MIPS, MPEG2, DVB,
MHP, JavaTV, OpenCable and TV Anytime.
Personnel: Wilfred J. Corrigan, Chairman of the
Board/CEO; John R Daane, EVP-Communications
Additional Information: As one of the world’s leading
supplier of QPSK digital satellite, COFDM digital
terrestrial, QAM digital cable front-end receivers,
along with back-end DVB transport and MPEG-2
A/V decoder, LSI provides the broadest range of
products for digital video applications.
600 Mountain Ave.
Murray Hill, N.J. 07974
Products/Services: CableConnect Solutions is an
integrated hardware, software and services package
enabling operators to deliver telephony and high-speed
data services; telephony transmission equipment,
switches, management software, bandwidth
controllers, batteries, routers, computer-telephony
integration products, billing systems, intelligent network
services, PacketStar Voice-over-IP products,
access server systems.
Personnel: Henry Schacht, Chairman/CEO.
Acquisitions: Chromatis, Ortel.
1000 FORE Drive
Warrendale, Pa. 15086-7502
Product Info: 888-404-0444
Product Fax: 724-742-7700
Products/Services: Optical Networks, Routing &
Broadband Switching, Access North America,
Access Worldwide, Network Management, Intelligent
Packet Networks, Power, PSTN-to-Packet
Solutions, Outside Plant, Test Systems, Network
Design and Planning, Network Building and Deployment,
Network Operation and Management.
Personnel: Lord Simpson, CEO.
2705 S. Industrial Highway, Suite 100
Ann Arbor, Mich. 48104-6259
Phone: 734-971-1112 Fax: 734-971-7722
99 Osgood Place, 3rd Floor
San Francisco, Calif. 94133
Phone: 415-391-9913 Fax: 415-391-9938
Products: SelectPlay, the leading broadband media
on-demand platform and service, enables real-time
instant play and secure digital downloading of top-selling
interactive multimedia content such as interactive
CD-ROM games and education to home PCs
with cable modems or DSL modems for a low
monthly subscription and individual rental. Media
Station’s SelectPlay aggregates the best CD-ROM
content, including games, kids’ entertainment,
sports, education, music and home productivity
software, delivering a proven value add for carriers’
broadband subscription generation.
Personnel: James R Maslyn, President/CEO; David
Gregory, Chairman/CCO; Allan McLennan, SVP-Strategic
Alliance Marketing; John Stinson, VP-Engineering/CTO;
Tom Halsey, VP-Sales; Cathy
Recent Business Activities: Closed a strategic investment
round with Motorola, NTT Communications,
Broadwing, Excelon Capital Partners, Toppan
Deployments: Comcast, AT&T, Time Warner Cable,
Sprint, Broadwing/Zoomtown, Qwest, Excite@Home.
39350 Civic Center Drive, Suite 200
Fremont, Calif. 94538
Products/Services: Products include MbTV
Personal TV Technology. Services include MbTV
enabled Personal TV services such as Targeted
Advertising, T-Commerce, Video-On-Demand (VOD),
Targeted T-Coupons[TM] and TV Portals.
Personnel: Manu Mehta, Founder/President/CEO;
Vallal Jothilingam, Director-Product Marketing; Ken
Klarfeld, VP-Content Services.
Recent Business Activities: Metabyte Networks
announced an agreement with Starz Encore Group
to enable greater personalization and specialized
interactive solutions for Starz Encore Services in
Partner Companies: Thomson Multimedia, Seagate
Technology, Microsoft TV, C-Cube Microsystems,
Nielsen Media Research, Starz Encore Group.
Corporate Parent: Metabyte.
Additional Information: Metabyte Networks (MNI) is
a personal TV technology and services company.
When MNI’s client technology (MbTV) is embedded in
a set-top box (STB) or a hard disk-based video
recorder, it automatically builds a profile (MbTV
Thumbprint) of the consumer’s TV watching tastes,
while providing full PVR capabilities, such as record,
pause and playback. MbTV is totally automatic and
requires no special input from the consumer other
than normal TV watching. MbTV integrates with the
existing infrastructure and is fully portable to all leading
interactive TV operating systems and middleware.
In addition, MbTV totally protects consumers’ privacy
by maintaining the vast majority of Thumbprints at
the STB. MbTV technology proVides a way to allow a
client STB to filter massive amounts of information.
Individual viewers are presented the content that
interests them instead of the general population.
MNI’s business model complements, not competes
with, the business models of cable/satellite system
operators, broadcasters, consumer electronics companies
and advertisers. MNI is an enabler of Personal
TV services such as targeted advertising/t-commerce,
video-on-demand (VOD), targeted t-coupons[TM]
and TV portals. Investors in MNI include
Thomson Consumer Electronics, a world leader in
digital consumer electronics, and Seagate, the
world’s largest manufacturer of hard disks.
100 Ebbtide Ave.
Sausalito, Calif. 94965
Products/Services: MetaTV is a global provider of
integrated broadband TV portals and services that
enable content, community and commerce. The
Company’s technology and services enable network
operators and eBusiness companies to deploy
robust iTV content, applications and portals. Meta-TV’s
Universal TV Portal Platform[TM] provides broadband
e-commerce, syndication, advertising, personalization
and content management solutions that
exploit the benefits of all major iTV set-top box
application platforms and can easily be adapted to
run on other broadband devices, such as PCs and
Internet appliances. The result is an innovative way
for customers to quickly bring to market customized,
revenue-generating TV services.
Personnel: Ranjit Sahota, CEO/Founder; Andrew
Investors: Redpoint Ventures, Rosewood Venture
Partner Companies: Liberate, Microsoft TV, E! Online,
Pittard Sullivan, iSyndicate, OpenTV, PowerTV,
WorldGate, AdForoe, Loudcloud, Exodus, BEA.
Deployments: Pegasus Communications, E! Online.
METROMEDIA FIBER NETWORK
350 Hamilton Ave.
White Plains, N.Y. 10601
Products/Services: Private optical networks,
Internet connectivity and co-location, neutral
Internet peering, managed network solutions including
Metro Gig-E Optical Network, WaveChannel
Optical Network and SONET.
Personnel: Stephen Garofalo, Chairman/CEO; Nick
Tanzi, President/COO; Dave Rand, EVP; Paul Vixie,
CTO; Gerard Benedetto, CFO; Tom Byrnes, President-Carrier
Services; Ed Forker, VP-Enterprise
Services; Daniel Doherty, Chief Security Officer.
Recent Business Activities: Major contract with
Bechtel for engineering and construction services
associated with MFN’s worldwide fiber buildout;
major stakes in TAT-14 and Japan-US Cable
Network; acquisition of MIBH in January 2000;
expansion to 67 markets worldwide (51 in North
America and 16 in Europe); $1.7 billion investment
by Bell Atlantic (now Verizon); major contracts with
SBC, Bell Atlantic, Winstar, America Online, and
Yipes; acquisition of AboveNet in June of 1999; vendor
partnerships with Cisco, Nortel and Comdisco.
One Microsoft Way
Redmond, Wash. 98052
Phone: 425-882-8080 Fax: 425-936-7329
Products/Services: Windows CE OS systems for
digital set-tops, NT server systems, streaming players
for PCs and set-tops, streaming servers. Microsoft
TV Platform includes client and server software
platform for interactive TV applications.
Personnel: Bill Gates, Chairman; Steve Ballmer,
President/CEO; Bob Herbold, EVP/COO; Jon
DeVaan, SVP-TV Service & Platform Division.
Acquisitions: Peach Networks.
2540 E. Piano Parkway, Suite 188
Piano, Texas 75054
Phone: 972-673-1600 Fax: 972-673-1602
Products/Services: Single-chip analog/digital broadband
tuners for TVs, set-tops, modems and convergence
Personnel: Douglas J. Bartek, CEO/Chairman; Martin
Englmeier, Vice Chairman/COO; James Fontaine,
15070 Avenue of Science, Suite 200
San Diego, Calif. 92128
Phone: 858-618-3500 Fax: 858-618-3550
Products/Services: Digital conditional access,
Internet security and scrambling, billing, customer
care, self-care solutions, content management,
scheduling software, asset management software,
Personnel: Jock Anderson, CEO; G.L. Wright,
Partner Companies: Barco (headend), Cisco
(CMTS, Cisco EcoSystem, Cisco CSRC), Harmonic
(headend, data services), Microsoft (OpenCable),
ASE (set-top boxes), UEC (set-top boxes), OpenTV
(middleware), Liberate (middleware), Xacct (mediation
software), SGI (VOD), Oracle (VOD), SCM
Microsystems (Point of Deployment removable
Corporate Parent: MIH Limited.
MIXED SIGNALS TECHNOLOGIES
8671 Hayden Place
Culver City, Calif. 90232
Phone: 310.838.4353 Fax: 310-838-4354
Products: Software: TV Link Creator for creating,
editing, scheduling and delivering interactive TV
links and closed captions, CCX Closed Caption
Encoding Software, SG-script Script Creation Software.
Hardware: Various encoders.
Personnel: Alex Thompson, CEO; Drake Smith, COO.
Additional Information: Mixed Signals Technologies
provides the most advanced and efficient solution
for adding interactivity to traditional television
programming and advertising. The addition of interactive
enhancements to television programming and
advertising allows viewers to purchase merchandise
or execute other electronic transactions, request
additional product and program-related information
and participate in the “viewing experience” through
contests, game playing and polls, all directly from
101 Tournament Drive
Horsham, Pa. 19044
Phone: 800-523-6678 or 215-323-1000
Satellite and Broadcast Networks
6450 Sequence Drive
San Diego, Calif. 92121
Phone: 800-225-9446 or 800-845-2748
Products: End-to-end broadband telecommunications
systems, including digital and analog programming
encryption/decryption systems and end-to-end
addressable transmission systems. SURF-board[R]
family of DOCSIS cable modems.
Personnel: Christopher B. Galvin, Chairman/CEO;
Edward Breen, EVP/President Broadband Communications
Acquisitions: General Instrument, Zenith Network
Partner Companies: Microsoft, Sony, ICTV, Wink
Communications, CableSoft, Worldgate, PreVue,
MULTICAST MEDIA NETWORK
169 Myers Corners Road
Wappingers Falls, N.Y. 12590
Products/Services: Satellite delivered end-to-end
global streaming media network; bypassing the
Internet congestion to the “edge;” near broadcast
quality audio and video; service supports all high-speed
networks; conditional access and encryption
are available; content providers can partner on a
revenue sharing basis; content can be made available
on a subscription or pay-per-view basis.
Personnel: Perwaiz Nihal, CEO; Howard Miller,
COO; Dick Clark, EVP/Chief Marketing Officer; Bob
Cacace, EVP-Business Development; Gail Fell,
Chief Strategy Officer; Mark Kornfeld, General
Counsel; Randy Tabor, SVP-Engineering.
Recent Business Activities: The company’s satellite
network is in place and broadcasting 400
streams. Content partners include Yahoo!, Bloomberg,
Capital Connections and others. Other partners
include IBM, Interpacket (which makes the
company’s services available in more than 100
countries) and Telcordia. Two trials about to be
announced on national broadband networks.
275 Grove St.
Newton, Mass. 02466
Phone: 617-614-1000 Fax: 617-614-1190
Products/Services: Navic Systems is a technology
service provider offering comprehensive device
management, targeted promotion and content distribution
services to network operators deploying
advanced digital set-top boxes.
Personnel: CEO — Chet Kanojia; COO — Cynthia
Davis; VP-Marketing — Terri Swartz; VP-Sales — Tom
Partner Companies: SeaChange International.
Additional Information: Navic Systems’ device management
services allow network operators to remotely
manage deployed appliances. The company’s targeted
promotion services enable network operators,
advertisers and content distributors to target their
offerings to users based on sophisticated anonymous
profiles. Navic’s downloadable content service provides
the gateway that allows consumers to immediately
download content, such as music, games, e-books
and application software, to be used on the
Internet appliance or a connected peripheral.
HFC (Cable) Sales, ATM and DSL Sales
1172 Century Drive
Denver, Colo. 80027
Phone: 303 218-9100 Fax: 303 218-9110
Products: MediaCUBE video servers, video server
Personnel: Michael J. Pohl, President.
265 Santa Ana Court
Sunnyvale, Calif. 94086
Phone: 408-730-0888, 800-632-1118
Products/Services: SOHOware broadband-enabled
multimedia home networking solutions
including 2Mbps FHSS/11Mbps DHSS wireless &
HomePNA 2.0 phone line networking for consumers;
Ethernet Networking; and innovative residential
Personnel: C.T. Wu, PhD., CEO.
3501 Jamboree Road, Suite 200
Newport Beach, Calif. 92660
Phone: 949-725-2500 Fax: 949-725-2505
Products/Services: Conditional access and smart
card security, and software systems for interactive
digital set-tops and home PCs.
Personnel: Dr. Abraham Peled, Executive Director/
President/CEO; Richard Medlock, CFO.
520 Broad St.
Newark, N.J. 07102
Products/Services: Voice-over-Internet Protocol
between PCs, including PC to phone, phone to
phone and IP telephony gateways. End-to-end VoIP
solution, protocol integration and value-added
enhancements for broadband service providers and
original equipment manufacturers.
Personnel: Howard S. Balter, CEO; Stephen Greenberg,
President; Cliff Sobel, Chairman.
Partner Companies: AOL, Microsoft, Yahoo,
Rhythms, Flashcom, Scientific-Atlanta, Polycom
Deployments: 50 U.S. cities and 65 countries.
Corporate Parent: IDT.
2445 Mission College Blvd.
Santa Clara, Calif. 95054-1214
Phone: 408-727-1885 Fax: 408-980-0432
Products: Netergy Advanced Telephony System
(ATS) — a complete, packet-switched communications
server solution that allows service providers to
host iPBX services for individual companies, right
from the service provider’s data center.
Personnel: Paul Voois, Chairman/CEO; Jean-Luc
Calonne, SVP-Business Operations/GM-Canadian
Operations; Jonathan Foster, SVP-Corporate Development/GM-Santa
Clara; Bryan Martin, SVP-Engineering
Operations; Cyrille Thilloy, CTO.
150 Grant Ave. #A
Palo Alto, Calif., 94306
Phone: 650-324-0818 or 877-723-2646
Products: The NeMo Cable Modem Solution is a
complete system for delivering high-speed data over
cable networks. It is composed of the NeMo cable
modem, NC Bridge and complete software operating
system. The NetHotel in-room, high-speed hotel
Internet solution is a turnkey solution that uses the
existing hotel cable television Infrastructure to provide
continuous online, fast, user-friendly and low-cost
connection to the Internet and online services,
at speeds of up to 10 Mbps in hotel rooms. Quarter-Back
is a fully integrated, DOCSIS 1.1-based headend
unit. CICM is a 2-way, DOCSIS 1.1-based cable
modem that plugs into a standard PC. The Phazer
Cable Modem is DOCSIS 1.1-based.
Personnel: Benny Gagin, CEO.
Phone: 800-361-1965, 888-831-2077
Products/Services: Physical layer switching products
for the telco and enterprise markets.
Personnel: CEO: Sylvain Abitbol; CTO: Thomas Super.
Partner Companies: Linmor, Tollgrade, Hekimian,
Promatory, Allcom (Italy), ECI Telecom.
Deployments: Newsouth Communications.
Broadband Subsidiaries: NHC Communications
NOKIA BROADBAND SYSTEMS
1310 Redwood Way, Suite 110
Petaluma, Calif. 94954
Products/Services: Digital Subscriber Line Access
Multiplexers (DSLAM). The ATM/DSL Nokia D50
DSLAM enables service providers to deliver both
voice and data to end users over ordinary copper
telephone lines. Highly scalable and flexible, the
D50 offers multiple modular remote solutions that
support both large and small-scale subscribers. The
D50e supports the ETSI and ITU-T compliant DMT
line code options.
Personnel: Jorma Ollila, Chairman/CEO; Pekka AlaPietila,
8200 Dixie Road, Suite 100
Brampton, Ontario L6T 5P6 Canada
Phone: 905-863-0000 or 800-4-NORTEL
Products/Services: Cable Telephony, Cornerstone
Cable Modem 100, Cornerstone Cable Modem 200,
Cornerstone Cable Provisioning System 2000, Cornerstone
Cable Modem Termination System 1000
(CMTS 1000), Cornerstone Cable Modem Termination
System 1500 (CMTS 1500), Cornerstone Converged
Host Terminal, Cornerstone Host Digital Terminal,
Cornerstone IP Access, Cornerstone Multi-Service
Access System, Cornerstone PacketPort,
Cornerstone Portfolio, Cornerstone Super Access,
Cornerstone Voice Portfolio, Cornerstone VoicePort,
Passport 8600 Routing Switch, Optera Packet Edge
System, IP Services, Preside.
Personnel: John Roth, CEO; Frank A. Dunn, CFO;
Richard Ricks, CIO; Charles A. Childers, CMO;
Clarence Chandran, COO; Bill Hawe, CTO.
Recent Business Activities: Joint venture with
ANTEC to form Arris.
Partner Companies: Arris.
Deployments: AT&T, Comcast, Adelphia, Cox,
Cablevision, Time Warner, UPC, Telstra.
3255-3 Scott Blvd., Suite 201
Santa Clara, Calif. 95054
Products: Cable Video-on-Demand (VOD) using
movieSTREAMS Digital Media Server. The
nSTREAMS movieSTREAMS server is a great choice
for providing distributed video on demand services
in the cable environment. This server’s small footprint
lends itself to easily fit into the existing curbside
optical node facility. Its high reliability means
there is virtually no maintenance issue. Also, its low
cost enables cable operators to deploy more servers
to cover a lot more areas with the same budget.
Cable Head End is where cable operations are performed,
with all major cable headend equipment in
this facility including management systems, repository
media server, transaction servers and billing systems.
Using cable modern technology, nSTREAMS
movieSTREAMS server, acting as a caching media
server, can easily replenish the video content from
video clips stored in the repository server, if necessary.
The end user purchase information is fed back
to the transaction server both for interactivity purposes
and for billing. The return path coming back
into the transaction server can be either RF return
through coaxial cable or telephone return through
standard PSTN telephone network. By utilizing a
small caching media server such as nSTREAMS’
movieSTREAMS server, the cable operator can offer
full video-on-demand services without having to deal
with bandwidth issues. Each optical node fans out
into roughly 500 households, which can be comfortably
served by a single movieSTREAMS server. The
contents on our server can be easily updated digitally
from the cable headend.
Personnel: Dr. Pang Ho, President/CEO.
Deployments: Hotels worldwide.
Corporate Parent: SYNNEX Information Technologies.
Additional Information: nSTREAMS Technologies
was founded in 1995. The mission of nSTREAMS
Technologies is to exploit the full potential of MPEG
technologies and to develop the digital video server
products and accompanying solutions for the
emerging media server industry. Our technologies
include a patented “System and Process for Delivering
Digital Data On-Demand.” Our open architecture
with UNIX operating system enables us to
deliver high performance, multi-stream media
servers at an affordable price. nSTREAMS Technologies
is aggressively working with our partners in
technology, in market development and in system
integration to bring this exciting new technology into
the market and to make this technology the industry
standard for video storage and delivery systems.
We have formed several relationships with the
world’s leading set-top box manufacturers for the
worldwide CATV markets and have signed distribution
agreements worldwide to meet our customers’
600 College Road East, Suite 3400
Princeton, N.J. 08540
Phone: 866-ONEPATH (toll free)
Products/Services: iPath[TM], a new broadband
access platform which delivers very high bandwidth
video, data and voice communications services to
multiple-dwelling residential subscribers.
Personnel: David S. Stehlin, President/CEO;
Howard Loboda, Founder/CTO.
Partner Companies: Customers: Bell Atlantic, Alcatel,
SBC, GTE, Direct Digital, Novus, Broadband-Now!,
Paracomm, Southern Company, Itsroe.com.
401 E. Middlefield Road
Mountain View, Calif. 94043-4005
Phone: 650-429-5500 Fax: 650-237-0808
Products/Services: Maker of software for interactive
Personnel: Jan Steenkamp, CEO; James Ackerman,
President/COO; Randy Livingston, CFO;
Vincent Dureau, CTO; Thomas R. Jackson, SVP-Worldwide
Sales; Sharon Brown, Chief Marketing
Officer; James Brown, SVP-Strategic Development;
Debbie Coutant, VP-Products Group.
Additional Information: Ownership: Mindport, Sun
Microsystems and AOL; Liberty Digital, General
Instrument, News Corp. and Time Warner.
3031 Tisch Way
Plaza West, Suite 1
San Jose, Calif., 95128
Phone: 408-260-6760 or 800-451-5101
Products: MPEG ComMotion Pro is a videostreaming
platform that encodes and transmits high-quality
MPEG streams in real time over advanced digital
networks, including IP and native ATM. MPEG
ComMotion UDP is a software platform designed
for deploying and developing MPEG-1 and MPEG-2
Personnel: Ran Eisenberg, CEO; Yehuda Elmaliach,
CTO; David Kahani, VP-R&D; Robert DeFeo,
Partner Companies: Customers and partners are
market leaders such as Cisco Systems, Fore Systems
(Marconi Communications), SeaChange International,
Gilat Satellite Networks, Deutsche Telekom,
Telecom Italia, nCube, Concurrent Computer,
Hughes Olivetti Telecom, Gilat Communications,
GTE, Oracle, SGI, AstraNet, Harmonic, IBM,
FVC.com, Matra, Teracom, PictureTel and others.
Additional Information: Optibase’s powerful server
platforms enable videostreaming over IP and ATM
networks for applications such as distance learning,
business TV and monitoring. Optibase is advancing
into the next growth phase of the broadband Internet
by developing media transmission servers, which will
enable end-to-end, constraints-free streaming of rich
media over the Internet.
OUTPUT TECHNOLOGY SOLUTIONS
1100 Investment Blvd.
El Dorado Hills, Calif. 95762-5712
Phone: 800-441-7587 Fax: 916-939-4535
Products/Services: Output Technology Solutions
(OTS), formerly International Billing Services, is the
leading provider of paper and electronic statements
and other documents to cable, broadband and
other industries that value customer communication
and service. With leading-edge technology, patented
processes and systems, and unparalleled experience,
we design, produce and deliver statements
and documents of unmatched quality and marketing
impact. OTS is the largest first-class mailer in the
United States, producing more than 150 million
documents each month. Our e-commerce division,
YourAccounts.Com, and its innovative e-bill, anywhere
suite of products provide our customers with
the option to seamlessly migrate to electronic delivery.
OTS also serves customers in the mutual fund,
brokerage, banking and utilities industries.
Personnel: Joe Lanzillotta, VP-Field Customer
Operations; Linda Cutler, Strategic Market Manager.
Recent Business Activity: OTS was formed in April
1999 as a result of the integration of International
Billing Services (IBS) and Output Technologies (OTI).
Additional Information: OTS offers its products and
services through multiple sites that are located
throughout the United States. Operations are 24
hours a day, 7 days a week. 4,000 associates in the
United States. 150 million pieces of mail processed
monthly. A dedicated e-commerce division,
YourAccounts.com. 23 patents on solutions that
advance paper and electronic statement processing.
PACE MICRO TECHNOLOGY
3701 FAU Blvd., Suite 200
Boca Raton, Fla. 33431
Products/Services: Digital set-top boxes. Pace is
actively involved in all digital platforms — satellite,
terrestrial, cable, wireless and xDSL — through
alliances with broadcasters, network operators and
technology partners in the U.K. and around the
world. Pace is the only company in the world to
have conditional access licenses with both Power-Key
and DigiCipher II to support Scientific-Atlanta
and Motorola platforms.
Personnel: Neil Gaydon, President-Pace Americas;
Andrew Wallace, SVP-Worldwide Marketing; Tim
Fern, SVP-Engineering; Andy Trott, CTO-Technology
and Strategic Development; Paul Ashmore, SVP-Sales;
Maggie Pedder, SVP-Personnel; Graham
Williams, VP-Engineering-Pace Americas; Neil
Jones, VP-New Business Development-Pace Americas;
Graham North, VP-UK and EMEA; Laurie
Knight, VP-Far East.
Recent Business Activities: Contracted to supply
10,000 high specification, ADSL-capable digital set-top
boxes to Kingston Communications for their
interactive television service. Signed a agreement
with TV Cabo to develop and supply a minimum of
55,000 digital cable gateways to be used by TV
Cabo for the launch of their interactive digital cable
service in 2001. Announced a long-term three-year
contract to supply Comcast Cable Communications,
with 350,000 digital set-top boxes for both its
Motorola- and Scientific-Atlanta-based networks.
Signed an agreement with BellSouth Entertainment
to provide digital set-top boxes for BellSouth’s entrance
into the satellite (DTH) business. Signed
Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) with Microsoft
to cooperate on the development of a wide
range of applications and enabling technologies for
the digital television market. Acquired Vegastream
for access to Voice-over-Internet Protocol (VoIP)
technology as well as to the business-to-business
Partner Companies: BellSouth Entertainment, Time
Warner Cable, Comcast Cable, Microsoft, Cisco
Systems, Broadcom, WebTV Networks, Invensys,
NDS, Liberate Technologies, Hitachi, Oracle, C-Cube,
Microsystems, BellSouth Entertainment.
Deployments: Time Warner Cable, Comcast Cable
Communications, BellSouth initial order of 200,000
over 12 months. Deployments overseas: Pace analog/digital
set-top box deployments total more than
11 million worldwide.
Additional Information: Pace is Europe’s largest
dedicated set-top box developer and third largest
worldwide. Pace is also the only set-top box developer
in the world who has deployed digital boxes
on all major platforms: cable, satellite, DSL, and digital
Products: ShowStopper[TM] Hard Disk Recorder.
Personnel: Yoshinori Kobe, Chairman/CEO.
Partner Companies: ReplayTV.
PHILIPS BROADBAND NETWORKS
100 Fairgrounds Drive
Manlius, N.Y. 13104
Phone: 315-682-9105 Fax: 315-682-2070
Products/Services: Manufacturer and supplier of
broadband cable network equipment and digital
interactive systems including set-top boxes, RF and
fiber optic transport equipment, network management
Personnel: Cor Boonstra, President/CEO; Gerald
2265 East 220th St.
Long Beach, Calif. 90810
Phone: 310-952-2111 Fax: 310-952-2990
Products/Services: Manufacturers of analog and
digital set-tops, headend controllers, encoders and
data receivers, remote controls, command stations.
Personnel: Tim Takahashi, President-Pioneer Digital
8555 Baxter Place
Burnaby, British Columbia V5A 4V7 Canada
Phone: 604-415-6000 Fax: 604-415-6200
Products/Services: PMC-Sierra’s extensive family
of broadband communication semiconductors enables
the equipment that makes up the backbone of
the Internet. PMC-Sierra develops Internet Protocol
(IP), ATM, SONET/SDH, T1/E1, T3/E3, Voice-over-Packet,
wireless infrastructure, network microprocessing
and Gigabit Ethernet solutions for wide area
network (WAN) and Internet networking equipment.
Personnel: Robert “Bob” Bailey, President/CEO/
Chairman; James Diller, Vice Chairman of the Board;
Greg Aasen, COO; John Sullivan, VP/CFO; Haresh
Patel, VP-Sales; Steve Perna, VP/GM Optical Networking
Division; Glenn Bindley, VP/GM Access
Products Division; Anders Swahn, VP/GM Carrier
Switching Division; Tom Riordan, VP/GM Microprocessor
Division; Kevin Huscroft, CTO/acting VP/GM
Wireless Products Division; Doug Brownridge, VP-Corporate
Recent Business Activities: (Note: acquisition values
are at date of announcement.) SwitchOn Networks,
($450 million, September 26, 2000 acquisition);
Quantum Effect Devices, ($2.3 billion, August
23, 2000 acquisition); Datum Telegraphic ($125 million,
June 28, 2000 acquisition); Malleable Technologies
($229 million, June 14, 2000 acquisition);
AANetcom ($890 million, March 3, 2000 acquisition);
Extreme Packet Devices, ($415 million, March 3,
2000 acquisition); Toucan Technology ($26 million,
January 20, 2000 acquisition).
Partner Companies: Customers include: Cisco
Systems, Lucent Technologies, Nortel, Alcatel,
Ericsson, NEC and smaller specialized startups
20833 Stevens Creek Blvd,, Suite 100
Cupertino, Calif. 95014
Phone: 408-777-7560 Fax: 408-777-0176
Products/Services: Digital interactive set-top operating
system supporting e-mail, Webcasting, Web
browsing. Digital set-top software applications, systems
design and integration, VOD, back-office solutions,
interactive media applications development
and interfaces, content acquisition, games development,
billing services, customer care, education, e-commerce,
TV banking; ITV Applications and ITV
Personnel: Steve Necessary, CEO; Dr. Ken Morse,
Partner Companies: Pace, Panasonic, Pioneer,
Scientific-Atlanta and Toshiba.
Acquisitions: Prasara Technologies.
510 DeGuigne Drive
Sunnyvale, Calif. 94085
Phone: 800-229-1630 (toll-free) or 408-731-2700
Products/Services: Proxim offers an array of products
for residential and SOHO users, network service
providers, OEMs and public and private enterprises.
Symphony[TM] Home and Small Office
Products: The Symphony product family, which
delivers wirefree broadband networking at a 1.6
Mbps data rate, includes Cordless ISA Cards,
Cordless PCI Cards and Cordless PC Cards for networking
of desktop and laptop computers. All products
in the Symphony family feature the Symphony
Composer Installation Wizard, a set-up tool
designed to simplify the installation process for the
novice user. Stratum[TM] Building-to-Building and
Last Mile Products: Stratum products offer building-to-building
wirefree broadband networking designed
to accommodate today’s bandwidth-hungry applications
such as corporate intranets, access to centralized
server farms, real-time imaging and Internet
access. Stratum 100 delivers broadband connectivity
with 100 Mbps full duplex IP/Ethernet transport
as well as connectivity for two T1 streams for voice
and other legacy T1 applications. Stratum 20 offers
the same features with 20 Mbps full duplex throughout.
RangeLAN2[TM] for the Public and Private
Enterprise and RangeLAN Design in Modules:
RangeLAN2 was the industry’s first commercially
available 2.4 GHz frequency hopping spread spectrum
wirefree LAN product. RangeLAN2 products
operate at a data rate of 1.6 Mbps per channel, with
15 independent wireless LANs to operate in the
same physical space providing up to 24 Mbps of
aggregate network bandwidth. RangeLAN2 also
features the most sophisticated mobility-centric network
architecture of any wireless LAN product,
including state-of-the-art seamless roaming, power
management, advanced security, site survey diagnostics
and the IEEE-endorsed high-speed modulation
Personnel: David King, Chairman/President/CEO;
Keith Clover, VP-Finance/CFO; Kurt Bauer, VP-Marketing
Recent Business Activities: Teamed with National
Semiconductor to develop high-speed wireless networking
Partner Companies: OEM partners include Compaq,
Data General, Fujitsu, Hand Held Products,
HBO & Company, Hewlett-Packard, IBM, Intel,
Intermec, LXE, Matsushita, Monarch, Percon, Seiko
Epson, Siemens and Toshiba.
Additional Information: Proxim is a member of the
Wireless LAN Interoperability Forum (WLI Forum), a
not-for-profit consortium of more than 20 companies
dedicated to the genuine interoperability of
their products. More information about the WLIF,
including a list of its current members, may be
found at its Web site, www.wlif.com. Proxim is also
a core member of the Home Radio Frequency
Working Group (Home RF WG), which has established
an open industry specification (SWAP) for
wireless digital communication between PCs and
consumer electronic devices anywhere in and
around the home. The group, which also includes
Compaq, Ericsson Enterprise Networks, Hewlett-Packard,
IBM, Intel, Microsoft, Motorola, Philips
Consumer Communications and Symbionics,
believes this specification will accelerate the development
and adoption of wireless communications
and networking in the home. More information
about the Home RF WG is available at the group
Web site, www.homerf.org.
1945 Camino Vida Roble, Suite C
Phone: 760-804-7890 Fax: 760-476-1056
Products: Puroptix AON System: a high-speed
optical networking platform for delivery of integrated
services, including telephone, television, HDTV,
advanced video services (rentals or VOD), TV-based
Internet, low-speed serial data and ULTRA-high-speed
Internet access. The ROCk, Regional
Operations Center and ROCkware system software
GlasSpeak, the network communications protocol.
The POD and BPOD, a product family of innovative
premises termination units.
Personnel: Damon Semprebon, VP-Engineering;
Stan Gafner, President/CEO; Tom Stockey, VP-Sales
2 Tech Drive
Andover, Mass. 01810
Products/Services: Quantum Bridge Communications’
family of Optical Access Networking solutions
provides extreme bandwidth to facilitate enterprise
communications. Using Optical Technologies,
Quantum Bridge offers an infrastructure to allow
MSOs, CLECs, ILECs, ISPs and RBOCs a sensible
and cost-effective way to provide high-speed optical
communications for the first mile. This product
line eliminates the bandwidth bottlenecks inherent in
local loop/first mile network infrastructures.
Personnel: President/Founder/CEO — Tony Zona;
Founder/VP-Marketing — Jeff Gwynne; Founder/VP-Engineering
— Jeff Masucci; CFO — John Delea; VP-Finance
— Cheryl Reault; VP-Worldwide Sales — Randy
Uram; VP-Operations — Charlie Snell
Partner Companies: Accelerated Networks, Carrier
Access, Mariner Networks, Mariposa Technology,
Sonoma Systema, Vina Technologies.
Deployments: ATG, Comcast, three additional beta
sites including one CLEC, one MSO and one ISP.
33,33 Bowers Ave, Suite 250
Santa Clara, Calif. 95054
Phone: 408-980-8011 Fax: 408-980-8044
Products: Videris — HD (MPEG-2 Video Decoder),
Videris — MC (high bandwidth memory controller).
Personnel: Sorin Cismas, Chairman/CTO; George T.
Haber, President/CEO; Ron Richter, VP-Sales &
2 Clock Tower Place, Suite 600
Maynard, Mass. 01754
Phone: 978-461-9984 Fax: 978-461-9986
Personnel: Jeff Bobzin, President.
Partner Companies: Processor and core logic component
designers: Hitachi, IDT, NEC, QED, Toshiba,
V3 Semiconductor. Graphic component designers:
ATI, Broadcom, BroadLogic, Tvia, Oak Technology,
Sigma Designs, ST, TeraLogic, Toshiba, Zoran.
Operating system vendors: Microsoft, Wind River.
Additional Information: Rachis is a leading
Interactive TV software solutions company and a
Microsoft-authorized Windows CE system integrator.
Rachis is the first to activate Microsoft TV and
Windows CE in several interactive TV set-top boxes.
2601 Elliott Ave.
Seattle, Wash. 98121
Phone: 206-674-2700 Fax: 208-674-2699
Products/Services: Multimedia software, Real-Player
G2 audio- and videostreaming technology
including creation, aggregation, hosting, distributing
Personnel: Rob Glaser, Chairman/CEO; Thomas F.
1195 Borregas Ave.
Sunnyvale, Calif. 94089
Phone: 408-571-5200 Fax: 408-541-0570
Products: Our Subscriber Management System[TM]
gives providers the ability to provision high-speed
Internet access across all broadband technologies.
With SmartEdge[TM], carriers and service providers
can improve the economics of their growing
SONET/SDH and video transport networks while
providing a built-in migration path to high margin IP-based
services. Redback’s Enterprise Service
Point[TM] family is a new breed of intelligent carrier-managed
CPE devices designed specifically to help
service providers capture high-margin revenue from
advanced IP services. With the newest group of
products, the Service Management Family, service
providers can easily publish, activate and manage
IP services, and their customers can subscribe to
these services on-demand.
Personnel: Vivek Ragavan, President/CEO; Craig
M. Gentner, SVP-Finance/CFO; Gaurav Garg, SVP-Corporate
Strategy & Business Development/
Acquisitions: Abatis Systems.
1945 Charleston Road
Mountain View, Calif. 94043
Phone: 650-210-1000 Fax: 650-691-0094
Products/Services: Provides “personal TV” service,
which allows viewers to pause live TV and create
personal channels through a set-top box.
Personnel: Kim LeMasters, Chairman/CEO; Craig
Partner Companies: Panasonic.
1083 Mission St.
San Francisco, Calif. 94103
Phone: 415-522-5260 Fax: 415-522-5266
Products/Services: Interactive television infrastructure
and applications for enhanced broadcast
and TV portals.
Personnel: David Kaiser, CEO/Chairman of the
Board; Richard Fisher, President; Jay Weber, CTO;
Nizar Allibhoy, SVP; Suzanne Stefanac, SVP-Creative;
Randy McCurdy, SVP-Partner Management
and Client Services and Relations; Dawn
Judd, SVP/General Counsel.
Recent Business Activities: Aquired AccelerateTV
(August 2000). Business deal with AT&T Broadband
(July 2000). Partnerships with Liberate, Worldgate
Partner Companies: Programming: Chris Craft,
Showtime, The Movie Channel, Tribune, Flix,
Sundance Channel, Food Network, HGTV, DIY,
Bloomberg. Advertising: Allstate, American Airlines,
CDNow, The Coca-Cola Company, Domino’s,
Epicurios.com, E-Loan, Ford, Goodyear, Hot Jobs,
Nissan, Ralston Purina, 1-800 Flowers. Strategic:
Liberate, Worldgate, OpenTV, Chyron, Norpak, PVI.
Deployments: 600,000 WebTV boxes. AT&T digital
rollout planned for end 2000/early 2001.
Additional Information: RespondTV, named one of
the top 10 interactive TV companies by Cable World
magazine (July 3, 2000), is the leading infrastructure
and application service provider for interactive TV
content. The company offers programmers, network
operators and their advertisers the most comprehensive
enhanced TV services available today that
support enhanced broadcast and TV portals.
Services range from serving, hosting, reporting, targeting
and direct response applications to e-wallets
and shopping carts. RespondTV has built a robust
state-of-the-art server network that can handle television-sized
audiences. RespondTV is compatible
with all standards-based enhanced TV systems and
set-top boxes including Liberate, Microsoft,
OpenTV, PowerTV and AOLTV. RespondTV is
backed by equity investments from: AT&T, Comcast,
GE Capital, Integrity Partners, Liberty Digital,
Sequoia Partners, Showtime Networks, Tribune
Ventures and United Television.
3 Highwood Drive
Tewksbury, Mass. 01876
Phone: 978.858.2300 Fax: 978.858.2399
Products/Services: SmartFlow[TM] QoS technology;
the Broadband Services Router[TM] 64000 (BSR
64000[TM]), a carrier-class switching and service provisioning
solution; the Broadband Services Router
TM 1000 (BSR 1000[TM]), the industry’s most compact
Cable Modem Termination System (CMTS); the
RiverGuide[TM] Service Creation System, the industry’s
first system to automate the creation of IP services
across the shared cable access network.
Personnel: Dave Callan, CEO/President/Co-Founder;
Gerry White, VP/CTO; Raj Duggal, VP-Switching
Technology; Jerry Guo, VP-Broadband
Technology; Jeff Walker, VP-Marketing; Joe
Cozzolino, VP-Global Sales and Support; Bob Kelly,
VP-Manufacturing; Michael Brown, VP-Business
Recent Business Activities: RiverDelta Networks
and Emperative, a leading provider of on-demand
broadband provisioning software, have a partnership
to provide cable operators with comprehensive, automatic
activation and management for broadband service
delivery to enterprise and residential customers.
RiverDelta Networks and Interactive Enterprise, a
leading provider of mediation and provisioning solutions
for broadband operators, have a partnership to
provide multiple system operators (MSOs) with a
complete, end-to-end automatic service creation and
management solution for the mass deployment and
delivery of next-generation broadband services to
residential and corporate subscribers.
Partner Companies: Emperative, a leading provider
of on-demand broadband provisioning software;
Interactive Enterprise, a leading provider of mediation
and provisioning solutions for broadband operators.
Additional Information: RiverDelta Networks is a
privately held company offering next-generation
switching and service provisioning solutions for
broadband service providers building carrier-class
networks to deliver voice, data and entertainment
services for residential and corporate subscribers.
13241 Woodland Park Road
Herndon, Va. 20171
Phone: 703-345-2400 Fax: 703-345-2517
Products/Services: High-speed Internet access
service including locally-produced and national content,
e-mail, chat listings, personal home pages,
gaming, software downloading and faxing.
Personnel: William T. Gordon III, President.
95 W. Plumeria Drive
San Jose, Calif. 95134
Phone: 408-544-5400 Fax: 408-544-5639
Products/Services: InfoRanger cable modems, IP
telephony equipment, access networks, set-tops,
switches, PCS products, wireless CPEs.
Personnel: Jong-yong Yun, CEO.
One Technology Parkway, South
Norcross, Ga. 30092
Phone: 770-903-5000 Fax: 770-903-4617
Products/Services: Broadband networking equipment
including digital subscriber networks and digital
set-tops, analog and digital headends, analog
set-tops, RF electronics, optoelectronics, taps, passives,
PowerTV operating system, satellite network
equipment, PowerVu IP, sensing, TVRF Electronics
Personnel: Jim McDonald, President/CEO.
Partner Companies: Time Warner, AT&T BIS, Cox
Communications, Comcast, Charter Communications,
Videotron Itee, Rogers Cable and Adelphia
Cable lead the way with the delivery of advanced
digital cable services.
Additional Information: Our customers also include
several of the world’s most prominent broadcasters
and programmers, such as ESPN, Toon Disney, CNN
and Discovery Channel, as well as satellite service
providers like EUTELSAT, Telespazio SpA, Cable &
Wireless, PanAmSat, ARABSAT and ORBCOMM.
160 Knowles Drive
Los Gatos, Calif. 95032
Phone: 408-370-4888 Fax: 408-370-4880
Products/Services: Supplier of Point of Deployment
(POD) products including: POD Conditional Access
Module Hardware Platforms, POD Interface Host
Controller Chip, POD Interface Host Drivers, POD
Interface Host Device Test Tool.
Personnel: Steven Humphreys, Chairman; Robert
Schneider, CEO; Bernd Meier, President/COO.
124 Acton St.
Maynard, Mass. 01754
Phone: 978-897-0100 Fax: 978-897-0132
Products/Services: SeaChange ITV System, VIP
Streamer, Spot System, Advertising Management
System, GuestServe Network System, Movie System.
Personnel: Bill Styslinger, President/CEO/Chairman;
Edward J. Delaney, VP-Marketing and Business
Development; Yvette Gordon, VP-Interactive Technologies;
James Kelso, VP-Advertising Systems.
Recent Business Activities: Acquired Digital Video
Arts, Dresher, Pa., a developer of interactive application
software for digital cable set-top boxes.
Partner Companies: Microsoft, Scientific-Atlanta,
Motorola, Liberate, Harmonic, Canal+, Pioneer.
Deployments: AT&T, Cablevision, Charter Communications,
Comcast (VOD), Cox, MediaOne, Time
Warner (VOD), Guandong Cable Television (VOD),
Rogers Cablesystems (VOD).
Additional Information: Serving 85% of the U.S.
local cable television advertising industry, SeaChange
International is the leader in digital advertising
insertion. The Company creates powerful server
and software systems that manage, store and distribute
professional quality digital video. SeaChange’s
innovative products are based on a scalable,
distributed software architecture and standard
technology components to continuously deliver
exponential improvements in digital video cost performance.
As a result, SeaChange enables broadband,
broadcast, satellite and new media companies
to streamline operations and reduce costs, allowing
for expanded services, new applications and increased
revenues. SeaChange is headquartered in
Maynard, Mass., and has product development,
support and sales offices throughout the world.
5175 Hillsdale Circle
El Dorado Hills, Calif. 95762;
Products/Services: ShareWave provides semiconductor
technology for multimedia-capable wireless
home networks. ShareWave has a portfolio of ingredient
technologies that enable multimedia-capable
and consumer-friendly home networking products,
including wireless network controllers, Whitecap
network protocols and a broad range of radio and
system reference designs.
Personnel: E. Jock Ochiltree, CEO/President; Bob
Bennett, Co-Founder/VP-Corporate Marketing and
Business Development; Amar Ghori, Co-Founder/
CTO; Kevin Daroca, VP-Worldwide Sales; Naresh
Baliga, VP-Product Marketing; Rob Van Tuyle, VP-Finance
Partner Companies: ShareWave’s investors and/or
partners include APV Technology Partners, Cisco
Systems, Draper Richards, Intel, Kyushu Matsushita
Electric, Microsoft, Philips Electronics, SBC Communications,
SOFTBANK Technology Ventures, Vulcan
Ventures and other public and private investors.
Deployments: ShareWave has publicly announced
customer and partner relationships with Cisco, NET-GEAR,
Kyushu Matsushita Electric (a division of
Panasonic). Additional announcements will be made
in early 2001.
Additional Information: ShareWave is an active
member of Wireless Ethernet Compatibility Alliance
(WECA), formed to certify interoperability among
members’ IEEE 802.11b-based products.
455 DeGuigne Drive
Sunnyvale, Calif. 94086-33835
Phone: 408.616.3300 Fax: 408.616.3400
Products/Services: Routers, software. Delivers digital
media services such as TV-quality Internet video
to PCs or TVs over broadband networks.
Personnel: James D. Olson, President/CEO; Susan
Ketcham, CFO/VP-Finance; Chandy Nilakantan,
CTO/VP; Clint Chao, VP-Marketing; Roger George,
VP-Legal Affairs/General Counsel; David Olson, VP-Operations;
Dan Riordan, VP-Sales; Valerie Wilson,
VP-Business Development; Alan DeClerck, VP-Worldwide
Field Operations; Michelle Greer, VP-Human
Resources; Claude Dupuis, VP-Engineering
Partner Companies: RealNetworks, Harris, Lucent,
Intel, NDS, Microsoft, Philips, Motorola.
Deployments: Leading customers include Asia-based
PCC, Echostar Communications, Granite
Broadcasting, Geocast, iBEAM, Loral CyberStar,
Telefonica and TPG Internet. iBeam uses SkyStream
Media Routers to broadcast Internet content to ISPs
around the world. TPG broadcasts constantly
refreshes content from popular U.S. Web sites to
Australia. Granite has added SkyStream Media
Routers to its digital TV transmission system.
Echostar has integrated SkyStream Media Routers
into its existing multi-vendor video infrastructure.
Hence, the broadcast Internet is already becoming a
profitable reality for service providers in all industry
Additional Information: SkyStream Networks is a
worldwide network infrastructure company that
enables service providers and broadcasters to create
new revenue streams by delivering digital media
services like TV-quality Internet video to PCs or TVs
over broadband networks. SkyStream media routers
and software enable service providers to deliver a
consistently high level of Internet performance to
millions of people at the same time. SkyStream’s
products are the intelligent links of converged
broadband and broadcast networks in the core of
the Internet, joining networks of satellite providers,
cable providers and broadcasters with those of traditional
Internet bandwidth owners of fiber and ATM
networks. SkyStream’s customers are service
providers who want to deliver corporate and consumer
services that integrate Internet and television
content. They include satellite, content distribution,
Internet and cable industries around the world.
16450 W. Bernardino
San Diego, Calif. 92127
Products/Services: Digital set-tops, OS and server
Personnel: Norio Ohga, Chairman of the Board;
Nobuyuki Ideo, Chairman/CEO; Howard Stringer,
Chairman/CEO Sony Corporation of America and
President-Sony Broadband Entertainment.
901 San Antonio Road
Palo Alto, Calif. 94303
Products/Services: Server platforms, network connectivity
equipment, network storage systems, interface
cards, Java TV operating systems and APIs
for digital interactive set-tops, microprocessors.
Personnel: Scott McNealy, President/CEO.
20030 Century Blvd., Suite 201
Germantown, Md. 20874
Phone: 301-916-7600 Fax: 301-916-1700
Products: V-Server VoIP (Voice-over-IP) customer
site voice/data router.
Personnel: President — Rocco DiCarlo; COO/Co-Chairman
of the Board/Founding Member — Thomas
Yang; CEO/Co-Chairman of the Board/
Founding Member — Enghe Chimood; VP-Engineering
and Founding Member — Ke-Ou Chao.
Partner Companies: Telogy Networks for advanced
VoIP coders and Fax software support, RADVision
for their H.323 call setup implementation, and
CentrePoint Technologies for advanced voice handling
Additional Information: TEK DigiTel’s equipment
and supplemental services are designed to make IP
telephony less expensive and complex for providers
to provision and for users to adopt. TEK’s V-Server
gateway/routers are user-installable and inexpensive
enough for carriers to bundle with voice, data and
Internet access services.
445 South St.
Morristown, N.J. 07960
Products/Services: Telcordia Technologies is one
of the world’s largest providers of operations support
systems, network software and consulting and
engineering services to the telecommunications
industry. Telcordia provides architecture planning &
design; testing, analysis & integration; and service
definition and project management of rollouts. The
company’s offering includes assessment and consultation,
technology selection tailored to a customer’s
business objectives, equipment specification
and selection, service development, evolution
and integration planning into existing networks and
operations, and planning and designing new broadband
networks, including testing and integration.
The Telcordia[TM] Call Agent is part of the complete
Telcordia NGN solution, which also includes NGN
Operations Support Systems (OSS) and consulting
and engineering services. Telcordia has developed
the first comprehensive suite of completely automated,
“dual-mode” (circuit-switched or packet-based)
OSS for next-generation networks. The OSS
suite provides support for automatic provisioning,
service activation, service assurance and network
management for “packet-based” networks and is
fully integrated with the Call Agent.
Personnel: Richard C. Smith, CEO.
Deployments: Sprint ION, Videotron, CTC
Corporate Parent: SAIC.
4951 Indiana Ave.
Lisle, Ill. 60532
Phone: 630-378-8800 Fax: 630-378-5790
Products/Services: CABLESPAN 2300 Integrated
Cable Data and Telephony Solution; Everest 9000
Integrated Switch: IP Routing and ATM Switching;
AN2100 Gateway Exchange: Carrier-grade migration
of switched services to a broadband core; FOCUS
AC0, AC1, AC4, and LX Optical Transport and
Access Solutions; MartisDXX Manager Network
Management System; TITAN 5500 Digital Cross-Connect;
TITAN 6100 Optical Transport System;
TITAN 6500 Multiservice Transport Switch.
Personnel: Richard C. Notebaert, President/CEO;
Michael J. Birck, Chairman.
2952 Bunker Hill Lane
Santa Clara, Calif. 95054
Products: Broadband Edge 2000 and 2800 second-generation
broadband access platforms, TeraComm
S-CDMA cable modem system, TeraComm DOCSIS
cable modem system, DVB cable modem systems,
CherryPicker digital video management system,
Multigate broadband telephony system, MainSail
multi-service access platform for telcos and
Personnel: President/CTO — Shlomo Rakib; CEO — Dr.
Zaki Rakib; CFO — Ray M. Fritz; VP/General
Counsel — Edward Lopez; SVP/GM-digital video
systems — Stephen King; VP/GM-cable headend
systems — Claude Hamou; VP/GM-Broadband telephony
systems — Daniel Olieski; VP/Chief Scientist — Rich
Recent Acquisitions: Imedia in Sept. 1999; Radwiz
in Nov. 1999; Telegate in Jan. 2000; ANE, ComBox,
Internet Telecom and Ultracom in April 2000; and
MainSail Networks in Oct. 2000.
Partner Companies: Some deployment partners
include: Adelphia, Cablevision and Cox in the
United States; Rogers and Shaw in Canada; United
Pan-Europe Communications (UPC) in Europe;
Globocabo in Brazil; Jupiter Communications in
Japan; i-Cable in Hong Kong and Shenzhen CATV
in China. The company’s telco customers include
Ameritech, Bell South, SBC Communications and
Verizon. Distribution partners: Philips, nCube, Thomson
Broadcast Systems, Siemens Atea, NEC, Next
Level, Tadiran Scopus and BARCO.
Additional Information: Terayon’s headquarters are
located in Santa Clara, Calif., and its European
headquarters in London. The company also maintains
a large office in Tel-Aviv in addition to several
sales and support offices worldwide. The company
is publicly held and traded on the NASDAQ under
the symbol TERN.
Denver, Colo. 80217
Products/Services: Semiconductors, digital signal
processing manufacturer for IP telephony.
Broadband Subsidiaries: Libit Signal Processing
subsidiary produces silicon chips for modems, set-tops
and headends, cable modems with voice-over-IP.
Telogy Networks subsidiary develops integrated
silicon and software solutions leveraging TI’s market-leading
DSPs and Telogy Software[TM] products
for Voice-, Fax- and Data-over-IP.
THOMSON CONSUMER ELECTRONICS
10330 N. Meridian St.
Indianapolis, Ind. 46290
Products/Services: CE products, TVs, VCRs, digital
set-tops, cable modems, Internet appliances,
telephone gateways, video telephony.
525 Race St., Suite 100
San Jose, Calif. 95126
Products/Services: Tiara 1000 Series Multi-megabit
Access Concentrators create high-speed
virtual pipes between the remote site and the
Service Provider POP (point of presence). This is
accomplished by bundling a number of individual T1
lines into a single high-speed virtual pipe using
industry standard protocols such as multi-link point-to-point
protocol (MLPPP) and multi-link frame relay
(MFR). The result is affordable and available access
up to 12 Mbps. The Tiara 4100 is a compact, high-performance
platform that enables network designers
to implement cost-effective LAN-to-clear channel
DS-3 network access services. The Tiara 6000
Series products aggregate PPP, MLPPP, FR, MFR
and Cisco compatible HDLC connections for up to
128 customers per WAN interface. The use of
industry standard protocols allows the Tiara 6000
Series to aggregate WAN traffic from the Tiara 1000
Series or products from different access vendors.
The Tiara 7000 Frame Switches are designed for
new-world networks by enabling Service Providers
to gain all the advantages of distributed POP networking.
The advanced technology used in the 7000
series has resulted in one of the world’s most compact
and low power frame switches, sporting both
high port density and great performance. Add to
this the best multi-link frame relay switching technology
in the market, and the Tiara 7000 is a generation
Personnel: Dan Palmer, CEO; Joshua Sakov, VP-Technology;
Al (Muthu) Muthuraman, VP-Software
Engineering; Amin Varis, VP-Engineering; K.C.
Partner Companies: Foundry Networks, Extreme
Networks, PSINet, Qwest, BBO, Onsite, Everest
Broadband, Cable and Wireless.
Deployments: Cable and Wireless, NationWide
Additional Information: Tiara Networks, a Silicon
Valley-based networking company, provides broadband
access systems that supercharge IP and
Frame Relay networks, enabling new-world networking
solutions for both service providers and
894 Ross Drive, Suite 100
Sunnyvale, Calif. 94089
Phone: 408-747-5080 Fax: 408-747-5096
Products/Services: Provider of personalized TV
service with virtual VCR technology.
Personnel: Michael Ramsay, CEO.
Partner Companies: America Online (AOL), Advance/
Newhouse, CBS, Comcast, Cox Communications,
DIRECTV, Discovery Communications, Encore Media
Group, Liberty Media subsidiaries, Liberty Digital,
NBC, Philips Electronics, Showtime Networks, Sony,
TV Guide Interactive and Walt Disney, Philips
Electronics and Sony Corp. of America.
3121 Jay St.
Santa Clara, Calif. 95054
Products/Services: The TB200 Local Exchange
gateway, coupled with TollBridge Integrated Access
Devices (IADs) or PacketCable[TM]-based Multimedia
Terminal Adapters (MTAs), and the TollView management
system, provides a complete Voice-over-Broadband
solution. The IADs and MTAs, available
in models that range from 2 to 24 lines plus data
support, provides multiline, toll-quality voice services
over a single broadband modem connection
to residential and small business customers. The
TB200 Gateway is a carrier-grade, scalable, fully
redundant platform supporting more than 8,000
lines per TB200. The TB200 is fully compatible with
existing phones, modems, faxes, key systems and
PBXs. Dialtone, billing and all the value-added custom
calling features available from the Class 5
switch today are transparently delivered by the
TollBridge platform. The TB200 is a high-availability,
cost-effective platform for bringing voice traffic into
Personnel: Gary Tauss, Founder/President/CEO;
Asher Waldfogel, Founder/CTO; James Grady, VP-International;
Agnes Imregh, VP-Marketing; Steve
Morrison, VP-Engineering; Pierre Patkay, VP-Operations;
Ken Schneider, CFO; Art Shultz, VP-Sales;
Bob Yundt, VP-Business Development.
Recent Business Activities: Global OEM agreement
announced with Nortel Networks in June 2000.
Partner Companies: Access Lan, ADC Telecommunications,
Acer America Corporation, Adtran,
Aperto Networks, Bizfon, BRECIS Communications,
Broadcom, Broadsoft, Copper Mountain Networks,
Flexion Systems, ipVerse, LSI Logic, Lucent Technologies,
MCK Communications, Merlot Communications,
Netopia, Nokia, Nortel Networks, Orkit
Communications, Paradyne, Philips Semiconductors,
Polycom, Praxon, RC Networks, Ramp Networks,
Shoreline Teleworks, Smart Link, Syndesis,
Telco Systems, Turnstone Systems, 2Wire, Vertical
Networks, Vina Technologies, Vodtel, Wireless,
Woodwind Communications, Xspeed.
Deployments: VoDSL deployments with MPower
Communications, BTI, and PTSI. VoCable trials with
Adelphia Communications and other MSOs.
Additional Information: TollBridge Technologies
provides voice solutions for the new generation of
carriers. TollBridge changes the economics of delivering
voice services to residential and small business
customers by leveraging cable, DSL, T1, wireless
and fiber broadband infrastructures and the existing
public telephony network. Using the TollBridge platform,
carriers bypass the ILEC to deliver toll-quality
voice and integrated data services. TollBridge also
provides the local network intelligence for adding
services and value as the network evolves.
493 Nixon Road
Cheswick, Pa. 15024
Products: The LIGHTHOUSE Cable Status
Monitoring System is an affordable, comprehensive
network monitoring system for the Broadband
Hybrid Fiber/Coax distribution system.
Personnel: Christian L. Allison, Chairman/President/
CEO; Rocco L. Flaminio, Vice Chairman/CTO.
9740 Irvine Blvd.
P.O. Box 19724
Irvine, Calif. 92618-1697
Phone: 949-461-4840 or 888-273-8674.
Products: Cable modems, network management
Personnel: Mike Knudsen, VP/GM.
2901 West Alameda Ave., 7th Floor
Burbank, Calif. 91505
Phone: 818-526-5000 Fax: 818-526-5001
Products/Services: Global e-commerce, e-content
and e-services company, focusing on transactions
delivered via multiple platforms and devices including
uplink, playback, digital encoding, conditional
access and encryption; content aggregation for multiplexed
digital PPV movies, sports and special
events; NVOD and VOD, with instant automated
ordering, billing, subscriber management and customer
service for all transactions.
Personnel: Stuart Z. Levin, Chairman; Ian B. Aaron,
Blue Bell, Pa. 19422
Phone: 800-874-8647 Fax: 800-345-9015
Products/Services: Computers, software and services
related to video-on-demand and online, interactive
Personnel: Lawrence A. Weinbach, Chairman/President/CEO.
404 W. Ironwood Drive
Salt Lake City, Utah 84115
Phone: 801-464-1600 Toll Free: 800-231-1349
Products/Services: RapidAccess, a fully contained
video server perfect for local origination. MPEG-2
encoders with dual stream encoding and decoders
with SDI outputs. IDS Compact routers feature contingency
routing upon signal loss. Subscriber Information
Systems for keeping subscribers informed.
Personnel: CEO — Mike Reddy; COO — Sunil Arora;
VP-Engineering — Bill Robertson.
251 Info Highway
Slinger, Wis. 53086
Phone: 262-644-1000 Fax: 262-644-0477
Products: VDOPro DVB Products: VDOPro Mux
Transmit, VDOPro Raw Transmit, VDOPro Full
Duplex, VDOPro OVS Transmit.
Personnel: Barbara Pick, President/CEO; Chris
Partner Companies: Oracle, SGI, Compaq, Sun
1250 Space Park Way
Mountain View, Calif. 94043
Phone: 650-903-4900 Fax: 650-969-6388
Products: Software: DTV:Com, which encapsulates
IP traffic in MPEG-2 streams, DTV:Net, which sends
digital media over IP and ATM networks, DTV:Store
and D-TV:Delay Software, and Clipper, which captures
in real-time video frames from a VTR; Hardware:
I/O boards, servers & storage.
Personnel: Jack Krooss, President.
20400 Stevens Creek Blvd., Suite 800
Cupertino, Calif. 95014
Phone: 408-863-2300 Fax: 408-863-2329
Products/Services: Wireless hubs located in base
stations and wireless modems that connect to subscribers’
PCs or LANs.
Personnel: Davidi Gilo, Chairman; John O’Connell,
Additional Information: Vyyo is a leading global
supplier of broadband wireless access systems
used by telecommunications service providers to
deliver wireless, high-speed data connections to
business and residential subscribers in the last mile.
The technology uses point-to-multipoint architecture
based on IP, which is the networking standard used
to deliver voice and data over the Internet. Vyyo’s
systems operate in frequencies licensed for two-way
communications, including MMDS (2.5 and 3.5
GHz), MDS and LMDS frequencies.
504 Morehouse Drive, Suite 330
San Diego, Calif. 92121
Phone: 858 450 1778 Fax: 858 450 1636
Products: WISMO[TM] (Wireless Standard Module),
the world’s first plug-in module to implement the
Personnel: Michel Alard, Chairman of the Board.
1250 Charleston Road
Mountain View, Calif. 94043
Phone: 800-469-3288 Fax: 650-326-5277
Products: WebTV[R] Plus Interactive Service — an
easy way to explore the Internet on your TV. Digitally
record your favorite shows without a VCR.
Personnel: Bruce Leak, President.
Corporate Parent: Microsoft.
11350 Technology Circle
Duluth, Ga. 30097
Phone: 770-814-4000 Fax: 770-623-0698
Products/Services: Manufacturer of digital video,
audio and broadcast data systems, including broadcast
receivers, decoders, encoders, multiplexers.
Personnel: Robert A. Placek, Chairman/CEO; Keith
N. Smith, President; C. Troy Woodbury Jr., CFO.
1001 Marina Village Parkway
Alameda, Calif. 94501
Phone: 510-337-2950 Fax: 510-337-2960
Products/Services: Wink Enhanced Broadcasting
provides an end-to-end solution for sending interactive
applications along with broadcast video to viewers’
televisions. Wink Enhanced Broadcasting consists
of: ICAP and HTML (ATVEF), two protocols for
delivering broadcast enhancements, the Wink Studio
and Wink Server Studio authoring tools that allow
networks, advertisers and cable operators to design
interactive Wink applications, the Wink Broadcast
Server that manages the delivery of those applications,
the Wink Client software that enables the generation
and capture of viewer responses to Wink
applications, the Wink Response Server and Wink
Response Network that are designed to efficiently
process viewer responses to applications and forward
them to advertisers or merchants.
Personnel: Maggie Wilderotter, CEO/President/
Director; Brian P. Dougherty, Chairman; Chris
3190 Tremont Ave.
Trevose, Pa. 19053
Products/Services: WorldGate is the world’s most
widely deployed real-time interactive cable TV service
provider, offering the cable industry a full line of
Internet based, high-speed interactive and
enhanced television services. WorldGate’s CableWare
2000[SM], an open-standards middleware platform
designed for current generation and advanced
digital converters, supports interactive applications,
VOD, electronic guides, Internet TV and enhanced
TV. The company’s patented Channel Hyperlinking[SM]
technology allows TV viewers to link directly from
the program or advertisement they are watching to
an interactive television experience on a real-time,
Personnel: Hal M. Krisbergh, Chairman/CEO; James
V. Agnello, CFO/VP-Administration; Joseph E. Augenbaum,
SVP-Engineering; Bud Breheney, VP-Advertising;
Jim Boyle, VP-Marketing and Corporate
Communications; Randall J. Gort, VP/General Counsel/Secretary;
Gerard K. Kunkel, SVP; Jae Hea
Edward Lee, SVP-Operations; Peter C. Mondics, VP-Affiliate
Sales and Marketing; Kenneth P. Nimmer,
VP-Consumer Marketing; David Wachob, VP/GM;
Rich Westerfer, VP-Engineering, Converter Systems.
Recent Business Activities: WorldGate partnered
with Adelphia Communications, Charter Communications,
Comcast Cable Communications, and Cox
Communications to form TVGateway[SM]. The joint
venture was formed to expand and distribute interactive
applications on the current 2000 series of
digital set-top boxes. TVGateway will license WorldGate’s
patented Channel HyperLinking[SM] and Ultra-Thin
Client[SM] technology from WorldGate. WorldGate
launched WISH TV[SM], its national education program
aimed at closing the “digital divide” by providing
fourth-grade students from selected schools free in-home
and in-class Internet access for one year.
Partner Companies: Industry investors in WorldGate
— Motorola, General Instrument (now a part of
Motorola), Charter Communications, Citibank,
Comcast Cable Communications, Cox Communications,
Adelphia Communications, Viacom, Advent
and Showtime Networks. Equipment Partners — Motorola,
Scientific-Atlanta (cable set-top boxes).
Strategic Partners — OpenTV, SpyGlass, SeaChange
International, DIVA Corporation, Vivid Technologies
(a division of Concurrent Computer), nCUBE and
Nielsen Media Research
Deployments: WorldGate is deployed, has agreements
to deploy or is in trials to deploy its service
with 34 multiple system operators in 17 countries
worldwide, including four of the top six MSOs in the
United States — Adelphia Communications, Charter
Communications, Comcast Cable Communications
and Cox Communications.
7001 Oakport St.
Oakland, Calif. 94621
Phone: 877 ZHONE20 or (946-5320; Toll-Free)
Local: 510-777-7000 Fax: 510-777-7001
Products: Access & Transport Equipment: BAN — Broadband
Access Node, ARCA-DACS 100 Digital
Access Cross-Connect System, Sechtor 300 GR-303
Voice Concentrator; Customer Premises
Equipment: Z-Plex 10 Access Multiplexer; Network
Architecture: SLMS Single Line Multi-Service
Network Architecture; Management Systems: ZMS
Zhone Management System.
Personnel: Mory Ejabat, Chairman/CEO; Gary A.
Wetsel, CFO; Jeanette Symons, CTO/VP-Engineering;
David Misunas, VP/GM-Access Products.
Partner Companies: Intel, Hughes Electronics,
Texas Instruments, Virata, Wind River Systems.
207 South St.
Boston, Mass. 02111
Products/Services: Dial-up modems, cable and
ADSL modems, wireless LAN products and other
data communications products under the Zoom,
Hayes and Global Village brands.
Personnel: Frank Manning, President/CEO; Peter
Acquisitions: Zoom Telephonics acquired the Boca
and Global Village brands in Q3 of 2000 and intends
to bring new Global Village products, including
cable and ADSL modems, to market in 2001. Global
Village is the premier brand name in the
Partner Companies: Zoom is a CableLabs affiliate
and was one of the first vendors to achieve DOCSIS
1.0 certification for a PCI cable modem. Zoom is
also a CableLabs Go2Broadband retail merchandising
affiliate and involved in both Excite@Home and
Microsoft WHQL certification for both its PCI and
USB cable modems.
Additional Information: Zoom products are available
in more than 3,000 of the highest volume computer
retailers in the United States and more than 5,000
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