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FIRST DEMONSTRATIONS OF APSIS™ SLATED FOR SCTE CABLE-TEC EXPO®
ARRIS Group, Inc., WES, Concurrent Thinking Ltd ready proofs of concept

SEPT. 29, 2015 (Exton, PA)—Cable vendors will debut at SCTE Cable-Tec Expo® the first demonstrations of the Adaptive Power Systems Interface Specification (APSIS™) that will help to increase energy efficiency, the Society of Cable Telecommunications Engineers (SCTE) announced today.

ARRIS Group, Inc. (Booth 551) and WES (Booth 2107)/Concurrent Thinking Ltd will demonstrate how operators can reduce energy costs, extend equipment lifecycles and increase service availability and reliability by implementing procedures for communication and control among adaptive power applications and devices, enabling intelligent, policy-based decisions to manage power usage. SCTE Cable-Tec Expo® 2015 is set for Tuesday through Friday, Oct. 13–16, in New Orleans.

“APSIS™ is a core element in our Energy 2020 plan to achieve double-digit percentage reductions in energy cost and consumption by the end of the decade,” said Mark Dzuban, president and CEO of SCTE and its international brand, the International Society of Broadband Experts (ISBE).  “The work being done by vendors such as ARRIS, WES and Concurrent Thinking Ltd is paving the way for a next-generation cable network that far eclipses current benchmarks for efficiency and reliability.”

ARRIS will showcase a unique network-based approach to energy management, demonstrating how its E6000 converged edge router can use standards-based APSIS™ management information bases and patent-pending technology to measure traffic load and adapt power consumption.  The demo will show how CCAP power consumption levels can be greatly reduced during off-peak hours, generating up to 15 percent energy savings—up to three-quarters of the Energy 2020 goal of 20 percent.

WES and Concurrent Thinking Ltd will demonstrate use of the Concurrent Thinking Ltd command and control DCIM software in cable, including: the ability to communicate with and control IT hardware; the use of APSIS™ standard communication protocols to monitor conditions and exercise control; and the ability to measure energy utilization, savings, operating times and efficiencies. A case study will demonstrate nightly demand turn down and associated facility energy savings obtained.

Defined in standard SCTE 216 2015, APSIS™ enables cable operators to measure and control energy consumption associated with delivery of services. The standard defines software interfaces that allow energy measurement and optimization applications to command and control devices within a service delivery pipeline. SCTE 216 2015 is available as a free download from the ANSI-accredited SCTE Standards Program at www.scte.org.

Operated by SCTE and its global brand, the International Society of Broadband Experts (ISBE), SCTE Cable-Tec Expo® is the leading venue for helping the cable telecommunications industry and its workforce to reduce costs, deploy new services and increase customer satisfaction.  Beginning with a pre-conference symposium on Cybersecurity presented in partnership with CableLabs®, SCTE Cable-Tec Expo® 2015 will feature thought leaders confronting technical challenges facing the industry; peer-to-peer interaction and networking; hundreds of hands-on, technology-centric exhibits; an extensive menu of robust and relevant technical workshops; the International Cable-Tec Games; the IP Challenge, sponsored by Cisco, highlighting expertise in IP networking and engineering; and other events. Balan Nair, executive vice president and CTO of Liberty Global, is chairman of the Expo 2015 Program Committee.

More information on Energy 2020 and the SCTE Energy Management Program is available at http://www.scte.org/energy or by e-mailing energy@scte.org. SCTE Energy 2020 resources are available worldwide through ISBE.

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