Broadband service providers around the world redefining business models with value -added services

Operators turning to health services, home security, energy monitoring, entertainment services, and support services for future revenues and growth

Web Mountain's Remote UPB Controller Goes Universal

Web Mountain Technologies, has announced a new name and new firmware release for the Remote Universal Controller (RUC-01). The most advanced Remote UPB Controller on the the market has gone universal to support a variety of additional protocols.

New Crestron High -Definition Video Scaler Brings The Optimal Video Resolution To Every HD Display

HD-SCALER Offers an Affordable Solution to Optimize Analog and Digital Video Signals to Match the Native Resolution of Any HD Display

Autonomic Announces Support for Amazon Cloud

Disparate music libraries be gone, Autonomic's cloud music servers sync all of your music into one global locker for the ultimate user experience.

Velodyne Upgrades SC -600D Amplifier

High performance Class D amp features improvements making it more efficient, significantly lighter and more energy-efficient

Kramer Introduces the VP -472 3G HD -SDI to HDMI Proscale™ High -Performance Digital Scaler

The VP-472 will up and down-scale SD, HD and 3G SDI signals

Analyst: Netflix Content Costs to Top $1.9B by 2012

Netflix's streaming content license fees are projected to increase at least $500 million this year from $180 million in 2010 - more than wiping out much-ballyhooed savings from reduced disc postage and distribution costs, an analyst said. Michael Pachter, with Wedbush Securities in Los Angeles, said the exponential rise in Netflix's license fees revolve around recent benchmark content deals completed with pay-TV channel Epix and The Walt Disney Co. He estimates Netflix will pay Epix $190 million annually during five years for repurposed movies from Epix co-owners MGM, Lionsgate and Paramount - available 90 days after initial broadcast. Pachter expects Netflix to shell out $150 million to $200 million annually for a renewed deal with Starz Entertainment - with the current $30 million per year agreement set to expire in this fall. The analyst believes Netflix will pay on average more than $107 million per year per studio for repurposed movies from Walt Disney Studios Home Entertainment, 20th Century Fox Home Entertainment, Universal Studios Home Entertainment, Warner Home Video and Sony Pictures Home Entertainment. He says Netflix will pay even more for TV content, with separate studio deals ranging from $100 million to $200 million per year. Pachter says Netflix will realize about $200 million in reduced postal fees after 2012.

Philips CEO switches off TV in search for profit

Philips is moving its loss-making TV business to a 30/70 joint venture with Hong-Kong based monitor maker TPV and has the option to sell out. The Dutch group has struggled to compete against players like Samsung and LG Electronics. Van Houten, a restructuring expert who took over as CEO this month, said on Monday he is assessing the profitability of Philips' 400 or so business areas, a hint that further divestments could be on the cards. "We are not yet firing on all cylinders...There's much unlocked potential in Philips," Van Houten told Reuters Insider. Philips' shares opened lower on the news, but then recovered to trade up 0.9 percent at 10:29 a.m.. Philips has 3,600 employees at the business, all of whom will be transferred to TPV. It did not give a value for the deal, saying it would receive a deferred payment from TPV. Philips showed its first television to the Dutch public in 1928 -- a bulky box-like contraption that was a far cry from its current sleek, flatscreen models. But Philips, once a global leader in TVs, can no longer compete with lower-cost rivals. The unit, which makes up less than 10 percent of group sales, has become a thorn in the firm's side, having notched up losses of almost a billion euros since the beginning of 2007. Van Houten said the joint venture "will enable a return to profitability for the television business, and an increased portfolio focus for Philips in health and well-being."

USB Over Cat5 Extender Wall Plate Kit From Tripp Lite

New Extender Wall Plate Kit: For a Clean, Professional Installation

Screen Innovations Announces Its New Black Diamond G3 Projection Screens

Now available in .8, 1.4, and 2.7 screen gains.

CONNECTIONS™ pre -show research workshops focus on Connected CE, Smart Energy, and Mobile Technology

Parks Associates today announced the agendas for three research workshops, focusing on cloud-based innovations, smart energy, and monetization strategies for mobile technologies.

First 1Mbps OFDM PLC Modem Based on Prime, G3, G.hnem and IEEE 1901.2

Yitran Communications, a leading and award winning fabless semiconductor company, now offers the first 1 Mbps OFDM and Powerline Communication (PLC) modem especially designed for Smart Grid and other energy efficient applications.

Wal-Mart Plans to Reduce Space for Electronics in Stores

Wal-Mart Stores Inc. (WMT), the world's biggest retailer, plans to cut back on space for electronics as sales in that category have declined, contributing to the company's two-year U.S. sales slump. The company, which is based in Bentonville, Arkansas, will reduce the floor space devoted to items like flat-screen televisions and give some of that space to apparel, according to Rosalind Brewer, who runs the Wal-Mart East division. Brewer spoke at a retail conference in Atlanta today. The reduction is a reversal of Wal-Mart's 2009 move to allocate 21 percent more floor space to entertainment gadgets and comes after electronics contributed to a 1.8 percent decline in sales at U.S. stores open at least a year in the fourth quarter, its seventh consecutive drop. "It's something Wal-Mart has needed to do for a year," said Craig Johnson, president of Customer Growth Partners, a New Canaan, Connecticut-based consulting firm, in an interview. "You don't need as much space in that area with products shrinking and purchases going online, and electronics has narrow profit margins. Floor space is a scarce commodity."

Silverline Security - Cutting Edge Home Security Technology

There are many home security companies such as Silverline Security, available today that offer excellent quality home security devices.

D -Tools, Inc. Launches New Website

D-Tools Inc., the worldwide leader in system integration software, today announced, the launch of its newly re-designed website located at www.d-tools.com.

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