I’ve been seeing the increased cadence in the ways we are changing how we
consume broadband, entertainment and digital life elements in our homes and how
our world is really headed to services and applications that make our lives
easier, more immersive and more fun.
CLICK TO TWEET: CommScope's Charles Cheevers explains how entertainment and media players are focused on giving users a more engaging and immersive experience in a connected home.
are seeing people embrace the use of new virtual
reality tools to design their homes to the limits of their
imagination, even before opening a can of paint or touching a single brick.
children, who don’t remember when YouTube didn’t exist, will one day explain to
their kids who
use autonomous cars what a driver’s license is and how Dad used to
press ‘pedals’ looking out the front window all the time. And friends and
family have quickly become comfortable speaking to their smart assistants even
when in my company, changing the conversation dynamic and paving the way for a
brand new immersive, unlimited entertainment and informed connected home
experience. This speed of change is making consumers embrace and adopt
technology that will make their lives easier and make day to day tasks or use
of new services simpler and easier – and it is this desire that will accelerate
some of the new services we are targeting at the consumer home.
are exciting times for the entertainment and media industry which is evolving
rapidly each year. With the recent acquisition of ARRIS and Ruckus
Networks, CommScope has the resources and resilience of a Fortune 250-sized
company that can help our customers evolve their business models for the future
while preparing the future of connectivity.
new immersive connected era is a key theme at IBC 2019 in Amsterdam, one of my
favorite conferences as the best and brightest minds in the industry share new
ways of thinking that will certainly disrupt the status quo.
a sneak peek into what we’ll be sharing in Hall 1, stand B19.
Evolving the TV
Experience: We debuted the Smart Media
Device (SMD) category at last year’s IBC. This year,
we’re showcasing the evolution of the concept, which
combines functionality of the most important devices in the connected
home to drive new levels of consumer engagement and revenue. The
SMD is a set-top, smart speaker, visual smart assistant, IoT hub,
video & teleconference and remote control—all in one. This new in room
device works with the screen palette of the large screen TV to create a Home
command and control center function. This large screen Command Center creates a
more hands free, personalized, connected, and convenient way to enjoy all the
media, services, and applications in the digital home.
We believe it’s the
future of the set-top and an area of incredible potential for operators
looking to develop new, stickier, sensory and immersive
home services. We’re also accelerating the User Experience (UX)
design evolution of the TV experience with Android™ TV,
RDK, and KreaTV®. And we’ll be showcasing the new CommScope industrial design
and next-generation high-performance set-tops with integrated OTT services.
Wireless Connected Home: The home is becoming increasingly connected, and so
are our digital experiences. This area will showcase how we’re delivering the
next era of connectivity both to the home and throughout the home—with
multi-Gigabit services, app platforms and HomeAssure™,
which optimizes coverage and performance with integrated extenders, apps, and
cloud services. The power of HomeAssure™
to be able to make Wi-Fi® connectivity transparent as well as make real time
decisions to ensure consumer has the most optimal experience on their Wi-Fi
connected devices is the critical platform for customer satisfaction.
As enterprises look to deliver connectivity to their customers, we’re providing
the platforms, portals, and hosted services to deliver seamless wired and
The future is personalized. We’ll highlight how solutions like our ME-7000
are increasing efficiency in video delivery, while integrating with
next-generation advertising, content protection, and services to deliver truly
exciting new customized consumer experiences.
Game-changing solutions improve the efficiency of primary video distribution
for content creators and programmers. As video service providers of all types
look to optimize video delivery, we will show how our solutions simplify
operations, reduce operational expenditures and accelerate deployment of
tomorrow’s services, including evolution of the cable headend to all-IP video.
We’ll also demonstrate how we’re delivering end-to-end video network
the best user experience
worlds of broadcast and broadband are intersecting. Join us for an
engaging discussion on trends fueling the explosive growth of media and
talk will also feature a supporting paper on ‘Full Duplex and Extended Spectrum
DOCSIS® for tomorrow’s 10G future,’ from our Distinguished Systems Engineer,
CTO Office, Frank O’Keefe
my colleague Joe Chow put it, we have a bright
future ahead of us. CommScope continues to focus on technology
and business model trends that will shape our industry while addressing ways to
provide new levels of engagement via multi-screen delivery, interactivity and