will demonstrate new interactive IPTV applications enabled by Microsoft Mediaroom at TelcoTV in Orlando (November 10-12, Orange County Convention Center, booth #501).
The Calix TelcoTV demonstration will include security monitoring and caller ID applications created by Microsoft Certified Integration Partner 180Squared using the Mediaroom application development platform, Mediaroom Presentation Framework. This demonstration will provide a clear vision of the differentiated user experience that Microsoft Mediaroom can provide. It will also highlight the deployment flexibility that the Calix Unified Access Infrastructure can deliver across any media type or protocol.
Calix customers are now widely deploying the Microsoft Mediaroom IPTV platform across North America, providing a clearly differentiated home entertainment experience for subscribers. Microsoft Mediaroom includes differentiated features like instant channel change and multiview capabilities that allow consumers to see multiple channels and programs on one screen.
Calix will also demonstrate an advanced home entertainment experience enabled by Microsoft Mediaroom for Xbox 360 and Cisco set-top box consoles, across its Unified Access Infrastructure. This powerful home entertainment experience features content access and control across the home network, including broadcast, on-demand, recorded, and streamed content, as well as gaming, music, and digital photography assets. It will also be the first public demonstration of the Calix E7 Ethernet Service Access Platform.
Calix has worked closely with Microsoft to implement the full extent of current and emerging Mediaroom features and map them to the realities of communications service provider deployments. The Calix C7 and E7 platforms have been specifically optimized to support many of the unique features enabled by Mediaroom:
1. For service providers transitioning from legacy middleware environments to Microsoft Mediaroom, the Calix Unified Access Infrastructure can support dual middleware environments and has the capacity to handle the duplication of extensive channel line-ups.
2. Calix supports video service quality management functionality, which seamlessly manages the subscriber experience in situations where the breadth of Microsoft Mediaroom functionality may exceed the total bandwidth available in bandwidth-constrained deployments.
3. Network address translation (NAT) support across the Calix Unified Access Infrastructure enables a home gateway model, allowing Microsoft Mediaroom to deliver robust media sharing functionality throughout the subscriber home environment.
4. Comprehensive support for advanced Microsoft Mediaroom services and features across the Calix Unified Access Infrastructure, including virtually any wireline protocol (ADSL2+ and VDSL2, including bonding, GPON, and Active Ethernet) and any physical media (copper or fiber).