Motorola, Time Warner team for advanced gateway

Motorola Mobility has revealed at the NCTA Cable Show in Chicago that it has teamed up with Time Warner Cable to develop a video gateway platform capable of delivering an advanced consumer in-home entertainment experience. Incorporating the latest set-top and gateway-related technologies is designed to enable Time Warner Cable to continue to enhance its video-based services to deliver compelling premium content and applications to the home.

“Consumers want to watch content on their own terms and the migration towards video gateways is recognition that traditional set-tops are evolving to enable the entertainment experience consumers are now demanding,” said Larry Robinson, corporate vice president and general manager, Home Devices, Motorola Mobility. “Motorola’s DCX3600M Video Gateway enables service providers to shift to IP in the home so that they can more easily offer the types of services consumers are beginning to expect.”

Motorola’s DCX3600M Video Gateway includes built-in transcoding capabilities allowing it to take QAM MPEG-2 services and transcode to MPEG-4 for delivery to mobile devices including tablets and smartphones over the home network. The DCX3600M also provides operators with the flexibility to deliver a mixture of QAM and IP services. The device can tune up to six QAM services simultaneously, or it can access IP services delivered directly over DOCSIS. Motorola’s DCX3600M Video Gateway creates an IP home network without having to install new wiring and allows for the seamless sharing of content with other compatible devices in the home.

Mike Hayashi, EVP, Architecture, Development and Engineering, Time Warner Cable, said the migration of its network and in-home video services to IP represented an important shift as it looked to provide its consumers with the most compelling user experience possible.”These types of platforms will offer our customers greater flexibility when accessing our premium services,” he added.

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