This year, Fall Focus, an annual conference hosted by leading market analysts Parks Associates, is focused on content personalization and distribution, and the event’s sponsors include companies addressing the many opportunities, successes, and obstacles in this evolving digital domain.
“We are pleased to have the support of our sponsors, who are each helping this industry meet the challenges of meaningful content delivery,” said Tricia Parks, President of Parks Associates. “This year’s event is dedicated to exploring the business and technical issues involved in the development of personalized content for the consumer. Significant growth in these industries will result in revenue opportunities for all companies on the digital value chain.”
Recent research from Parks Associates’ study Digital Entertainment: Changing Consumer Habits indicates new revenue opportunities are emerging for entertainment services and hardware and software products that target the residential environment. Advanced entertainment technologies have changed the advertising paradigm, and the impact continues to be far reaching throughout the digital home markets, especially as telcos and cable MSOs deploy more interactive IP video services.
A special session featuring the Fall Focus Gold Sponsors will be held on Friday, Nov 11, at 9:45 am. Speakers will represent Entropic Communications, Metalink Ltd., Navic Networks, Nortel, and Ruckus Wireless.
“The convergence of consumer electronics and wireless networking has allowed consumers to enjoy the flexibility and speed of sharing digital media seamlessly throughout the house,” said Ron Cates, Vice President, North American Sales and Marketing, Metalink Ltd. “Advancements in wireless technology will continue to proliferate in the home environment providing a significantly extended network range and higher data rates, enabling both video and multimedia delivery throughout the home.”
“Fall Focus provides a great opportunity for people interested in learning about the new home digital entertainment network,” said Ladd Wardani, Vice President of Business Development at Entropic Communications and President of the Multimedia over Coax Alliance (MoCA). “Attendees can learn about state-of-the-art technologies from industry leaders with real-world experience.”
Entropic Communications is a privately held semiconductor company based in San Diego, Calif., enabling home networking for digital entertainment. Entropic's products allow consumers to easily share digital entertainment throughout the home by leveraging the existing coax infrastructure to fundamentally change the way content such as movies, music, and images are stored and networked by the average user.
Metalink Ltd. (NASDAQ: MTLK) develops high performance silicon solutions revolutionizing the broadband experience by facilitating the convergence of telecommunication, networking and entertainment. Metalink’s WLAN and DSL technologies are designed to enable true broadband connectivity in every home through cost-effective, very high-speed delivery of advanced applications.
Navic Networks is the leading interactive television technology and service provider to the cable and direct broadcast satellite television industry. Navic's technology powers interactive applications on nearly 27 million digital set-top boxes in North America. Navic Networks is a privately held corporation headquartered in Needham, Mass.
Serving both service provider and enterprise customers in more than 150 countries, Nortel delivers innovative technology solutions encompassing end-to-end broadband, Voice over IP, multimedia services and applications, and wireless broadband designed to help people solve the world's greatest challenges.
Formed in June 2004 and headquartered in Mountain View, California, Ruckus Wireless is a next-generation wireless company specializing in multimedia 802.11 wireless systems for home networks. It designs, develops and markets products and technologies that enable the home media network ecosystem.
imeem is a technology leader delivering the next generation platform for social media. As a consumer-focused company, imeem allows users to easily communicate with friends and family and find new people and groups over the internet. With imeem’s free download users can share digital media, IM, and publish and subscribe to blogs and podcasts.
Kontiki, Inc. is a privately held software company whose customers include AOL, BBC, Ernst&Young, and Palm. Its award winning software, The Kontiki Delivery Management System (DMS), is a suite of software products that enables content providers and enterprises to publish, protect, deliver, and track digital rich media content.
NDS is the leading supplier of open end-to-end digital pay-TV solutions for the secure delivery of entertainment and information to television set-top boxes and IP devices. NDS enables broadcasters, network operators, and content providers to profit from the deployment of digital TV technologies including personal TV solutions, middleware, interactive infrastructure and applications as well as secure broadband solutions.
Nero Digital™, co-developed by Nero and Ateme, is a complete audio/video codec solution based on industry standards MPEG-4 Video (MPEG-4 SP/ASP and AVC/H.264) and MPEG-4 Audio (LC AAC und HE AAC) compression technologies, allowing the flexibility to play MPEG-4 compliant content, yet offering advanced interactive features in unprecedented audio and video quality.