SIGGRAPH 2014: Emerging Technologies

I attended the 2014 edition of SIGGRAPH (Special Interest Group on GRAPHics and interactive technologies) in our hometown of Vancouver. It was my second time at this conference, and similar to last time, one of the core themes was pushing the boundaries of the digital medium.

By Andrew Thong on August 26, 2014

The Future of TV is Everywhere

The Independent Show 2014 commemorated NCTC’s 30th anniversary as a dedicated service to the cable industry. Throughout the event, a major topic of discussion was increasing the push for TV Everywhere (TVE). Here’s what I’ve learned at the From the TV to Everywhere: All Things TVE session:

The Future of Home Automation

The home automation industry is growing — fast. A 2013 study predicted the home automation and control systems market (including the global lighting control, security control, access control, HVAC control, entertainment control, communication standards and protocols, and outdoor control markets) to be worth  $48.02 billion by 2018.

Top 4 Lessons from CCTA

The Caribbean cable and telecommunications industry may not be large, but it is an important and fast-growing region. The recent Caribbean Cable & Telecommunications Association (CCTA) Annual Meeting in Puerto Rico threw the spotlight on this slice of paradise and I was there to catch up on some of the trends emerging for the year … Continue reading “Top 4 Lessons from CCTA”

Manage Devices with TR-069

I’ve spoken before about how the Connected Home is slowly becoming a reality. In less than 10 years, it’s predicted that households will have more than 50 Internet-connected devices — how will that affect your networks?

2013: Year in Review

At the beginning of this year I outlined what I saw as the top three issues for 2013: TR-069, bandwidth monitoring, and changes to the CMTS platform. So, was I on the money?