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TelcoTV 2010 Announces Vision Award Finalists
[November 01, 2010]

TelcoTV 2010 Announces Vision Award Finalists


IRVINE, Calif., Nov. 1, 2010 /PRNewswire via COMTEX/ -- TelcoTV 2010, the largest video conference and expo focused on the U.S. service provider market, today revealed the finalists for the third annual TelcoTV Vision Awards. The award winners will be announced before an audience of ecosystem partners, service providers, analysts, and technology and business press at TelcoTV 2010 on Wednesday, November 10, 2010, at 12:30 p.m. in room Titian 2304 at the Venetian in Las Vegas. The ceremony is preceded by a follow-up study presentation on pay-TV services by Adi Kishore, Senior Analyst at Heavy Reading, that begins at noon in the same room.



Finalists in each category have demonstrated outstanding leadership and innovation in eight unique categories: Broadband Access Networks, Conditional Access, Customer Premises Equipment, Encoding, Middleware, Test & Measurement, and two Service Provider Innovation areas. The TelcoTV Vision Awards recognize the most innovative and "visionary" new products, services, and applications announced in the communications industry in the past year. The finalists were determined by a distinguished panel of industry executives and analysts: Joe Braue, SVP, Light Reading; Steve Fravel, Video Services Manager, NTCA; Adi Kishore, Senior Analyst, Heavy Reading; David Lowe, Manager of Business and Technology, NTCA; and Carol Wilson, Chief Editor of Events, Light Reading.

Finalists in each category are: Broadband Access Networks BTI Systesm - WideCast Calix - E7 Ethernet Platform Sigma Designs - Home Plug AV with ClearPath Conditional Access Latens - CAS Release 5 Nagravision - Nagra Media CAM SecureMedia - Encryptonite ONE Customer Premises Equipment Alcatel-Lucent - Small Cell Solution Amino - Amino Freedom Entropic - EN2210 Coaxial Network Controller Encoding Inlet - Spinnaker RGB - Application Media Server Skitter - Skitter TV Acclaim Video Encoder Middleware Alcatel-Lucent - 5910 Multiview TV Alcatel-Lucent - MicroArchitecture NetGem - NetGemTV Test & Measurement First Media - Xpertis 3.0 EXFO - BrixView IP Video Reports Mariner - xVu Release 4 Service Provider's Innovation Award - 10,001+ Video Subscribers AT&T Uverse Mobile AT&T Uverse My Multiview Service Provider's Innovation Award - Less than 10,000 Video Subscribers Nex-Tech Rural Telephone - Local News 1 Vernon Telephone Cooperative - Residential Triple Play and Business Ethernet Service A joint production of Techweb and NTCA, TelcoTV offers a unique venue for solution providers to showcase their new product and service offerings. The event takes place November 9 through 11, 2010 in Las Vegas. This year's theme, "Profiting in a Multi-Screen World," reflects the industry's challenge of making video services work for both consumers and service providers.


Over 130 exhibitors will participate in the main hall of the expo, which is open on the second and third day of the event. The agenda has been designed to provide ample time for attendees to visit both the conference sessions and the show floor. Visit http://www.TelcoTVonline.com for a complete conference and expo agenda.

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. Lightreading.com 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 nearly 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. Visit http://www.lightreading.com for more information.

About UBM TechWeb UBM TechWeb, the global leader in technology media and professional information, enables people and organizations to harness the transformative power of technology. Through its three core businesses - media solutions, marketing services, and paid content - UBM TechWeb produces the most respected and consumed brands and media applications in the technology market. More than 14.5 million business and technology professionals (CIOs and IT managers, Web and digital professionals, software developers, government decision makers, and telecom providers) actively engage in UBM TechWeb's communities and information resources monthly. UBM TechWeb brands includes: global face-to-face events such as Interop, Web 2.0, Black Hat, and Enterprise Connect; award-winning online resources such as InformationWeek, Light Reading, and Network Computing; and market-leading magazines InformationWeek, Wall Street & Technology, and Advanced Trading. UBM TechWeb is a UBM company, a global provider of news distribution and specialist information services with a market capitalization of more than $2.5 billion. Visit http://techweb.com/aboutus for more information.

About United Business Media Ltd.

UBM focuses on two principal activities: worldwide information distribution, targeting, and monitoring; and the development and monetization of B2B communities and markets. UBM's businesses inform markets and serve professional commercial communities - from doctors to game developers, from journalists to jewelry traders, from farmers to pharmacists - with integrated events, online, print, and business information products. Our 5,900 staff in more than 30 countries are organized into specialist teams that serve these communities, bringing buyers and sellers together, helping them to do business and their markets to work effectively and efficiently. Visit http://www.unitedbusinessmedia.com for more information.

About NTCA The National Telecommunications Cooperative Association is the premier association representing more than 560 locally owned and controlled telecommunications cooperatives and commercial companies throughout rural and small-town America. NTCA provides its members with legislative, regulatory, and industry representation; meetings; publications and educational programs; and an array of employee benefit programs. Visit http://www.ntca.org for more information.

CONTACTS: Carolyn Herr Director of Events Light Reading Tel: 949-223-3614 Email: herr@lightreading.com Dawn Danaher Media Relations for TelcoTV 2010 Tel: 714-378-5841 Email: PR@TelcoTVonline.com SOURCE Light Reading

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