Diamond Technology Reviews

VeEx TX300s


September 10, 2014

The VePAL TX300s is a multi-service test and measurement solution for OTN, SDH, SONET, PDH, DSn, mobile backhaul, and synchronous ...

2013 DTR Video Showcase – Casa Systems C100G

October 15, 2013

The Diamonds judges raved about the 4.5 Diamond Casa Systems’ C100G with one proclaiming it to be "the best CCAP in the market ... simply superb." "It's the on...

2013 DTR Video Showcase – Effigis CPAT Flex Digital Leakage Monitoring System

October 15, 2013

One Diamond judge declared the 4.5 Diamond Effigis Geo Solutions CPAT Flex Digital Leakage Monitoring System as "an innovative solution designed to support the...

2013 DTR Video Showcase – Envivio Halo Experience Server

October 15, 2013

The 4.5 Diamond Envivo Halo Experience Server is aptly named, one Diamonds judge said, as it creates the means to enhance content viewing and access for custom...

2013 DTR Video Showcase – IneoQuest IQDialog ASM

October 15, 2013

IneoQuest’s 4.5 Diamond IQDialog ASM is "Just an outstanding product. IneoQuest provides a unique product as part of an excellent family of video monitoring pr...

2013 DTR Video Showcase – Tektronix WFM5250

October 15, 2013

Tektronix designed its newest waveform monitor, the 4.5 Diamond WFM5250, with the challenges of delivering video anywhere, any time, in mind. It can monitor bo...

2013 DTR Video Showcase – ARRIS E6000

October 15, 2013

ARRIS€™ 4 Diamond E6000 €œstands apart with its intergraded RF sparing, simple installation and troubleshooting from reduced cabling and ports." said one Diamond...

2013 DTR Video Showcase – Ciena 5160 Service Aggregation Switch

October 15, 2013

The Diamonds judges called the 5160 Service Aggregation Switch's 10G 24-port unit impressive, especially since it comes in a 1RU chassis. Also praised was the ...

2013 DTR Video Showcase – GENBAND SPiDR WebRTC Gateway

October 15, 2013

GENBAND'€™s 4 Diamond SPiDR WebRTC Gateway provides an intelligent bridge between VoIP networks and the open ecosystem of the Internet. Sitting at the edge of th...

2013 DTR Video Showcase – IneoQuest cPAR

October 15, 2013

cPAR stands for Consolidated Performance Analytics and Reporting (cPAR), which accurately describes IneoQuest's scalable 4 Diamond platform. It collects perfor...


Three Questions with Comcast's Mark Francisco

August 19, 2014

Comcast's Engineering Fellow, Mark Francisco, chats with BTR's Ron Hendrickson about 4K/UltraHD: what impact it's likely to have on cable, how to plan for it, and some potential future applications of the technology.

Challenges in the field testing of DOCSIS 3.1

July 30, 2014

Watch Trilithic’s video addressing challenges in the field testing of DOCSIS 3.1

Guarding against leakage impacting LTE

June 17, 2014

This video is part of our guarding against leakage impacting LTE best practices report. 

Three Questions with Time Warner Cable’s Matt Haines

June 11, 2014

Time Warner Cable's vice president for cloud engineering and operations, Matt Haines, chats with BTR's Ron Hendrickson about cloud technology: what it is and isn't, network functions virtualization, SDN, and some of TWC's cloud initiatives.

TVC Delivers Precision Test Equipment and Quality Tools from Greenlee Communications

June 6, 2014

Accuracy, reliability, quality. That’s why Greenlee tools and test equipment are considered “industry-standards.” Simple – Greenlee offers superior accuracy with their testers and quality in their tools – best of all, Greenlee’s full line of products are available from TVC Communications.

BTR Blogs

Ron Hendrickson, Managing Editor

Gigabit: Lots of Talk, not Much Walk ... Yet


Announcements about gigabit-speed broadband service, mostly fiber-based, have been rolling in by the truckload lately, and at first blush, it ...

Carl Weinschenk

MSOs and OTT: Best of 'Frien-emies'


The general sense is that the intense competition between cable operators and over-the-top (OTT) providers is starting to give way to a ...

Mark Johnson, Alticast

Guest Blog: RDK Application Framework Considerations

06/18/2014 Cable operator enthusiasm for the Reference Design Kit (RDK) is growing dramatically -  and rightly so -  as major operators in North America ...

White Papers & Special Reports

Cable Telephony: The Future is Calling

August 27, 2014 The cable industry made a remarkable move years ago when it took on the telcos and began to offer voice services. Today, i...

The Rise of the Software-Empowered Video Operator, Part II

August 12, 2014 To accommodate the integration of more virtualized, cloud-based components within the deployment environment, a new wave o...
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LATAM Cable and Broadband: Ready for Primetime?

August 7, 2014 BTR’s Monta Hernon walks our readers through the the opportunities and challenges in the Latin American market as it perta...
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Guest Blog: RDK Application Framework Considerations

By Mark Johnson, Alticast

Cable operator enthusiasm for the Reference Design Kit (RDK) is growing dramatically - and rightly so - as major operators in North America and Europe are in various stages of deploying RDK-based set-top boxes. The advantages of RDK are numerous...


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