TelcoTV09 Announces Vision Award Finalists

Winners to Be Honored in Orlando

IRVINE, Calif.
Nov 5, 2009

TelcoTV 2009, the premier meeting place for the convergence of the entertainment and communications markets, has determined the finalists for the 2nd Annual TelcoTV Vision Awards. The 2009 TelcoTV Vision Awards winners will be announced before an audience of ecosystem partners, service providers, analysts, and technology and business press at TelcoTV 2009 on Wednesday, November 11, at 12:30 p.m. EST in Room N220G of the Orange County Convention Center in Orlando, Fla. The ceremony is preceded by a follow-up study presentation on Pay TV services by Adi Kishore, Senior Analyst, Heavy Reading.

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Finalists in each category have demonstrated outstanding leadership and innovation in seven unique categories: Broadband Access Networks, Customer Premises Equipment, Conditional Access, Encoding, Middleware, Test & Measurement, and Service Provider Innovation.

The TelcoTV Vision Awards recognize the most innovative and "visionary" new products, services, or applications announced in the communications industry in the past year. The finalists were determined by a distinguished panel of industry executives, analysts, and service providers: Bernardin Arnason, Chairman, TelcoTV; Joseph Braue, SVP and Group Director, Light Reading; Derrick Bulawa, CEO, BEK Communications Cooperative; Steve Fravel, Video Services Manager, NTCA; Aditya Kishore, Senior Analyst, Heavy Reading; and Kevin McGuire, VP Business & Technology, NTCA.

  Finalists in each category are:

  Broadband Access Networks

  --  Alcatel-Lucent: Next-Generation ONT

  --  Zeugma Systems: SmartBoost

  --  Occam Networks: GigE BLC 6316 Optical Line Terminal Blade

  Conditional Access

  --  Latens: CAS 4.1

  --  Nagravision: Media ACCESS ELK Conditional Access System

  --  Verimatrix: VCAS for DVB 2.0

  Customer Premises Equipment

  --  uControl/SMC Networks: Security, Monitoring and Automation (SMA)
      TouchScreen Gateway

  --  Entone: Hydra IP Video Gateway Verimatrix: VCAS for DVB 2.0

  --  Ericsson:  Connected Home Gateway


  --  RGB Networks: Video Multiprocessing Gateway

  --  Harmonic: Electra 8000 Universal SD/HD MPEG?2 and AVC Encoder

  --  Tandberg: iPlex UltraCompression-2 Multiformat HD/SD Encoder /


  --  Nokia Siemens Network: Interactivity Markup Language (IML) Framework

  --  Orca Interactive: COMPASS

  --  Skitter: Skitter.TV

  Test & Measurement

  --  Mixed Signals: Sentry

  --  Ineoquest: IQDialogue IPTV Mediaroom

  --  Mariner: xVu Release 3 - Support for Cisco VQE Monitoring

  Service Providers Innovation Award

  --  AT&T: AT&T U-verse TV - Multiview

  --  Iowa Network Services: DET-Digital Entertainment Television

  --  Mahaka Communications Group: MCGTV

TelcoTV provides a comprehensive overview of the changing telecom video landscape, with presentations delivering meaningful insight into, and analysis of, the evolving world of entertainment convergence, plus more than 100 exhibitors showcasing the latest solutions and products for the IPTV and video markets. It is a joint production of TechWeb and NTCA. This year's event will be held November 10-12, 2009, at the Orange County Convention Center, Orlando, Fla. For further details visit:

About Light Reading

Founded in 2000, Light Reading ( is the leading online media, research, and focused event company serving the $3 trillion worldwide communications market. is the ultimate source for technology and financial analysis of the communications industry, leading the media sector in terms of traffic, content, and reputation.

Light Reading's research arms, Heavy Reading and Pyramid Research, provide the most comprehensive communications research, market data, and technology analysis in close to 100 markets around the world. Light Reading produces almost 20 targeted communications events including TelcoTV, Ethernet Expo New York and Ethernet Expo London, The Tower Summit@CTIA, and Optical Expo, as well as focused one-day events tailored for cable, mobile, and wireline executives. Light Reading was acquired by United Business Media in August 2005, and operates as a unit of TechWeb.

About TechWeb

TechWeb ( the global leader in business technology media, is an innovative business focused on serving the needs of technology decision-makers and marketers worldwide. TechWeb produces the most respected and consumed media brands in the business technology market. Today, more than 13.3 million* business technology professionals actively engage in our communities created around our global face-to-face events Interop, Web 2.0, Black Hat, and VoiceCon; online resources such as the TechWeb Network, Light Reading, Intelligent Enterprise,,, and The Financial Technology Network; and the market leading, award-winning InformationWeek, TechNet Magazine, MSDN Magazine, Wall Street & Technology magazines. TechWeb also provides end-to-end services ranging from next-generation performance marketing, integrated media, research, and analyst services. TechWeb is a division of United Business Media, a global provider of news distribution and specialist information services with a market capitalization of more than $2.5 billion.

*13.3 million business decision-makers: based on number of monthly connections

About United Business Media Limited (

United Business Media Limited (UBM) is a global media and marketing services company that informs markets and brings the world's buyers and sellers together at events, online, in print, and with the information they need to do business successfully. UBM serves professional and commercial communities, from IT professionals to doctors, from journalists to jewelry dealers, from farmers to pharmacists around the world. UBM employs more than 6,500 people in more than 30 countries. UBM's businesses operating in the US include CMPMedica, Commonwealth Business Media, Everything Channel, PR Newswire, RISI, TechInsights, TechWeb and Think Services. UBM is listed on the London Stock Exchange (UBM.L) and has a market capitalization of $1.6 billion.

About NTCA

The National Telecommunications Cooperative Association is the premier association representing more than 580 locally owned and managed telecommunications cooperatives and commercial companies throughout rural America. NTCA provides its members with legislative, regulatory, and industry representation; meetings; publications and educational programs; and an array of employee benefit programs. Visit us at

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