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OpenCable Architecture

OpenCable Architecture

Author: Michael Adams
Web Price: $50 US
Publisher: Cisco Press (53)
ISBN: 157870135X
Publication Date: 12/3/99
Pages: 480

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OpenCable Architecture is the only resource available that discusses the new standard, OpenCable, which brings digital TV, data, and interactivity to the TV. The book will trace the evolution of digital cable TV systems demonstrating that OpenCable draws on such roots and adds a standard cable industry consensus to them. The book will concentrate on the OpenCable Network Architecture (the headend, optical transport, distribution hub, hybrid-fiber coax, and set-top terminal equipment) and describe how these components are interconnected. The style of the book will be targeted at the educated layperson and will explain key concepts in practical terms rather than focusing on how complicated the technology can be. The book will build the concepts chapter-by-chapter so that the final chapters will discuss complicated network issues, such as statistical multiplexing, quality of service, and blocking in a straightforward manner.


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Digital Cable Television


1. -


Why Digital Television?


2. -


Analog Cable Technologies


3. -


The Analog Set-Top Converter


4. -


Digital Technologies


5. -


Adding Digital Television Services to Cable Systems


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The Digital Set-Top Converter


7. -


Digital Broadcast Case Studies




Interactive and On-Demand Services


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Interactive Services


9. -


Interactive Cable System Case Studies


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On-Demand Services


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On-Demand Cable System Case Studies






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Why OpenCable?


13. -


OpenCable Architectural Model


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OpenCable Device Functional Requirements


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OpenCable Headend Interfaces


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OCI-N: The Network Interface


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OCI-C1: The Consumer Interface


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OCI-C2: The Security Interface


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