SOURCE: RGB Networks

RGB Networks

October 20, 2010 09:02 ET

RGB Unveils Details of Next Generation QAM Technology at Cable-Tec Expo

Ultra-Dense Modulation Leverages Performance, Scalability and Reliability of RGB's Carrier-Class Chassis

NEW ORLEANS, LA--(Marketwire - October 20, 2010) -  Here at the annual Cable-Tec Expo conference, RGB Networks, the leader in network video processing, is releasing details of the QAM (Quadrature Amplitude Modulation) technology the company is developing to meet the cable industry's requirement for a next-generation converged multiservice access platform (CMAP) capable of delivering video, voice and data services using a fraction of the space, power and cooling required by the multiple devices operators currently use to deliver these services.

To accomplish its ambitious goals, one of the key CMAP requirements calls for a substantial increase in the number of QAM channels per port when compared to current generation QAM modulators. RGB is uniquely qualified to address this requirement as the company pioneered solutions that enable an unprecedented number of video streams to be processed and QAM channels to be supported per device. As RGB's high-density Simulcast Edge Processor (SEP) did for analog video processing, this technology will dramatically change the operational methods of cable operators by lowering expenditures related to service realignments. The industry-leading density of this QAM technology dramatically reduces the cost for operators to expand their digital services and deliver new services such as 3D, IP video and interactivity.

"Our full-spectrum QAM technology builds on the unprecedented processing density that has always been the hallmark of RGB products, enabling it to meet the CMAP QAM port density requirements," said Paul Braun, Director, Strategic Solutions. "As an active participant in the development of critical specifications and an advocate for CMAP, RGB is an enthusiastic supporter of this platform as a key tool for operators to migrate their network to support next-generation services such as video-over-IP."

RGB's advanced QAM technology will leverage the hardware used in the company's award-winning Video Multiprocessing Gateway (VMG™), a chassis-based video processing solution that is truly 'carrier class' reliable due to its extensive redundancy features. By leveraging this unique hardware, RGB will provide operators with a carrier-class CMAP solution that exceeds the reliability of current generation edge QAMs. Additionally, the outstanding QAM density will drive down operational costs and enable operators to easily support a growing number of narrowcast channels. With its outstanding combination of capabilities, performance and reliability, the VMG enables operators to eliminate many pieces of equipment, which reduces power consumption and cooling requirements.

RGB will be displaying its prototype QAM solution in its booth (#2025) at the SCTE's Cable-Tec Expo, as well as answering questions about the technology and product plans.

About RGB Networks
RGB Networks enables video service providers to migrate to a three screen environment for the delivery of linear and on-demand video over managed and unmanaged IP networks. The company's success is based on core strengths in transcoding, advertising and overlay insertion, ultra-dense modulation and statistical multiplexing. RGB's solutions for video delivery to TVs, desktop and mobile devices are built to deliver the highest video quality at the best price-performance on the market -- they uniquely offer the density and scalability required to support the growing demands of consumers with integrated functionality that simplifies operators' network architectures and minimizes operational costs. RGB's products are deployed by over 200 cable, telco, satellite, OTT and mobile operators in 30+ countries. Backed by principal investors Accel Partners, Kleiner Perkins Kaufield and Byers, and Comcast Interactive, RGB is a private, profitable company based in Sunnyvale, California with offices around the world. For more information, please visit

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    John Giddings / Tamara Parker
    Mobility Public Relations
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