ZCorum and MaxLinear announced today that they will be holding a Google Hangout to discuss features available in newer cable modems and set top boxes that allow for the capture and display of all channels passing through the device. The Hangout, which will air on July 14th at 4:00 PM EDT, can be viewed on ZCorum’s Business of Broadband blog. Itwill feature a conversation with ZCorum’s Vice President of Technology, Scott Helms and MaxLinear’s Director of Product Marketing, Jim Koutras.
“This can be a game-changer for the industry,” said Helms, who will talk about the benefits of this new capability and what can be done with a software-based solution for spectrum analysis. “Cable providers can now use software and an inexpensive app to remotely view spectrum passing through CPE without the need for expensive probes, and without having to drive to the customer’s location to connect up a meter.”
Koutras will be covering hardware compatibility during the discussion. MaxLinear makes the tuners in devices using Intel Puma 5 and Puma 6 modem processors, and they have been supporting this capability for some time. “There are literally millions of devices with MaxLinear receivers in the field today that already support remote network monitoring”, said Koutras. “Our goal is to communicate the power of this feature so more providers will investigate how it can benefit their operation.”
Helms and Koutras will take questions via Twitter and Google+ during the live Hangout. After the Hangout has aired, a recorded version will be available for viewing on the same Business of Broadband post.
ZCorum provides managed broadband services and diagnostics solutions to cable companies, telephone companies, utilities, and municipalities, assisting in all aspects of broadband implementation, engineering and consulting, bandwidth management, network monitoring and diagnostics. ZCorum also offers wholesale, private-labeled Internet services, including data and VoIP provisioning, email, Web hosting, and 24×7 support for end-users, enabling service providers to compete more effectively in their local markets. ZCorum is headquartered in Alpharetta, GA. For more information, please visit www.ZCorum.com.
About MaxLinear, Inc.
MaxLinear, Inc. is a leading provider of radio-frequency and mixed-signal semiconductor solutions for broadband communications applications. MaxLinear is headquartered in Carlsbad, California. For more information, please visit www.maxlinear.com.