The event is aimed at specialists - including a relatively narrow section of the telecommunications market it does not belong to the greatest shows in terms of numbers of exhibitors and visitors.
This year, however, the fair was quite unique. While the flagship trade fair in IT and telecommunications - CeBIT in Hannover - saw a decline in the number of exhibitors and visitors, Anga Cable Show held in Cologne between May 3 and 5 observed a surprising increase in both numbers. The number of visitors increased by about 10% (15000), and the number of exhibitors - approximately 5% (395 stands).
Why did it happen?
Reception and transmission of television signals is on the brink of a boom associated with the change of technology. The presentation of DVB-C2 standard - extending the transmission capacity in cable TV networks - has completed the development of the second-generation digital broadcasting systems (after the earlier adopted and implemented satellite DVB-S2 and terrestrial DVB-T2 standards).
The public interest in the transmission and reception of programs in the second - generation standards is enormous, because they are designed to convey high-definition video - HDTV. In the field of HDTV, the European market is lagging behind American and Asiatic markets, so the natural attempt to catch up with the global competitors. The new standards require the preparation of new receivers, so it was the first reason for the increased interest in fair offers.
Another new technology is 3D TV. Strong consumer interest in 3D imaging promotes rapid expansion in this area. At the fair, Astra satellite operator in cooperation with Samsung presented a three-dimensional satellite channel - Demo3D (23.5E). Preparing equipment for the reception and distribution of signals in 3D technology is therefore the next challenge in this field.
Many experts believe that we face a fundamental change in the way of television broadcasting. In this respect, a great future is forecast for IPTV. Distributed in computer networks, having greater capacity to implement interactive services (choice of content, shopping opportunities, etc.), IP television was the next reason for the optimism at Anga Cable 2010.
During the conference, the participants discussed the perspectives of DOCSIS 3.0 allowing cable television networks to transfer data to each subscriber at speeds over 100 Mb/s. Such transfers enable efficient transmission of multimedia and allow to build cable television systems suitable for providing high quality Triple Play services (television, telephony, Internet). The TV channels can be available in IP version.
Popularization of the technologies mentioned above promises a good time for producers. It also increases the potential of broadcasters, providing opportunity to introduce new services and to expand into new markets. The only drawback of this revolution is the fact that consumers will have to pay a lot of money for almost complete replacement of their equipment ...
The most popular stands were those demonstrating 3D HDTV. Anyone willing could find out what it exactly meant. Three-dimensional TV, whose popularity is increasing gradually from CES in Las Vegas (January 2010), is the hit of the year. What is important, the viewers at ANGA could see not only specially prepared three-dimensional animation. Everyone could see how it was to watch 3D basketball game, music concert, or downhill skier (images captured from his perspective)
Many equipment manufacturers presented complete signal distribution systems using modern headends converting signals from any DVB standard into IP packet transmission. There were shown solutions for transmission of IP datagrams in Ethernet, xDSL, and coaxial cable installations.
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