Energy Management

Enabling Energy Savings

Enabling Energy Savings

When data services were first offered, the world of communications was a different place. E-mail was the “killer app” and sharing text-based documents the method of doing business. Today, business still depends on e-mail exchanges and document reviews over broadband networks in nearly real time. However, if you consider all the new business models that have been enabled because of the higher-and-higher speeds of services over our networks, we truly are living in a different age. Continue Reading

Energy Management

Energy 2020 Metrics Standards

The SCTE Standards program is developing universal energy standards and operational practices that can support new cable services and make the delivery of existing services more efficient.

SCTE 210, 211, 212 and 213 are metrics standards that are critical to achieving the power cost and consumption reduction goals of the Energy 2020 program.

Operators should use these foundational tools to establish energy baselines and measure changes in power use from the rack to the system level.

These initial metrics standards play a key role in gauging the impact of future energy standards and operational practices.

Creating this first wave of standards is only the beginning for Energy 2020. The real objective is for the entire industry to join the effort by adopting these standards and making energy as important as price and performance in the evaluation and purchase of new equipment.

Learn how you and your organization can get involved at http://www.scte.org/energy2020

Events

SCTE Cable-Tec Expo 2015, New Orleans: Highlights

SCTE Cable-Tec Expo® 2015 took technology to the “Big Easy” at the New Orleans Ernest N. Morial Convention Center in New Orleans, LA.

The convention center came alive as cable professionals gathered to learn about new trends and technology in the industry, build relationships with peers, develop industry standards, and take advantage of technical training and access to industry information. Cable-Tec Expo is the premier technical event that provides industry leaders with the latest knowledge to help them prepare and strategize for the future, as well as learn how to manage new product deployments and implement changes in cable technology.

Join SCTE for Cable-Tec Expo’16 in Philadelphia, September 26-29. Learn more at expo.scte.org.

Events

For Technology Thought Leadership, Think Cable-Tec Expo

092215_Events_SCTE_Expo Main Events_imageSCTE Cable-Tec Expo® 2015 has lined up a sterling cast of experienced thought leaders, whose seasoned perspectives and fresh insights will challenge the Expo audience to comprehend technical solutions to technical problems and, better still, to conceive their own solutions.

Among the assorted settings at Expo where idea sharing and idea generating will transpire are the General Session on Wednesday morning, Oct. 14, and the Annual Awards Luncheon a short while later.

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Events

Expo Savings Expiring: Act Now to Learn for Less

091715_Events_SCTE_ Expo Pre-Reg Ending_imageThe cable telecommunications engineering event of the year, SCTE Cable-Tec Expo® 2015, is approaching quickly—Tuesday through Friday, Oct. 13–16, in New Orleans.

That means we are inside of a month from the start of the show. And this Friday, Sept. 18, brings the close of attendee pre-registration savings. After Friday, the rate jumps $100 for SCTE members and even more for nonmembers, so the time is now to grab your chance to learn for less.

The astute program committee headed up by Balan Nair of Liberty Global has laid down the workshop tracks for Expo 2015—Business-to-Business Solutions and Energy 2020, Next-Generation Services, Wireless and Home Networks, Wireline: Fiber and Core, and Wireline: RF. Expo will feature 35 technical workshops spread across those five main subject areas.

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Energy Management

Energy 2020 and Financial Modeling

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The Energy 2020 plenary meeting last week included plentiful discussion of standards and operational practices that can help cable achieve its five-year goals of double-digit percentage reductions in energy cost and consumption, but one of the most important sessions dealt not with technology but with the business side of the program.

Joe Jensen, CTO of Block Communications, delivered a presentation that focused on the need to build financial models that would assist operators in making energy cost savings a primary consideration when they are deciding on investments in network equipment and architectures.

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Energy Management

SCTE 210: To the Cloud—the Future of Datacenter Equipment Metrics

The Cloud and Datacenters

Rarely a day goes by without seeing something about how the cloud impacts our lives. From both a consumer and service provider perspective, the datacenters enabling the underlying infrastructure to support cloud-based services play an important role in cable’s continued shift toward next-generation services. The SCTE 210 standard gives cable operators the functional metrics to identify the energy consumed by this infrastructure as compared to work performed.

Three key SCTE 210 metrics include defining: Continue Reading