Cisco announced the launch of wireless IPTV service with telecom service
provider AT&T. The advanced wireless IPTV solution features new wireless receivers
and wireless access points (WAPs), available across the entire AT&T U-verse
Consumers can rely on wireless technology to deliver video services
throughout the home without the need for cables or wires. With this new
technology, users can watch TV in virtually any room in the home, even rooms
not wired for TV — like the kitchen, basement or indoor garage.
TV content is sent from the Cisco wireless access point via in-home
Wi-Fi to the Cisco wireless receiver next to the TV.
“AT&T is bringing a new freedom to the TV experience, giving
consumers the benefit of watching TV in virtually any room in the home. Cisco’s
wireless IPTV solution gives our customers flexibility with where they can
place and watch their TVs, and offers a faster and simpler set-up process for
customers and U-verse technicians,” said GW Shaw, executive director of U-verse
Cisco’s wireless TV solution is the first of its kind to deliver both
standard definition and HD programming to multiple receivers with built-in or
integrated Wi-Fi. Just one wireless access point per home can support two
wireless receivers connected to TVs.
Cisco’s wireless TV solution features the ISB7005 wireless receiver and
the VEN401 Wireless Access Point, now part of the Cisco Videoscape portfolio.
Cisco’s wireless receiver delivers live TV channels and interactive
services — and functions as a Total Home HD DVR, allowing consumers to view
and manage DVR recordings wirelessly from a wired DVR in the home.
Wi-Fi-delivered video gives service providers the unique advantage of
offering consumers new freedom to watch TV wherever they want in the home.
With no added wiring required, Cisco’s wireless TV solution offers
service providers the means for faster service activations and consumer
self-installation with easy-to-use WiFi kits.
Integrating WiFi technology into the receiver is a more cost-effective
option for service providers, as it gives technicians the ability to install
receivers without running new wires. The integrated WiFi receiver also offers
service providers the ability to monitor the device’s performance via the
network, as the receiver comes equipped with remote diagnostics.
Cisco’s solution is based on the 802.11n standard, and includes
enhancements to manage the demanding requirements of delivering high-quality,
highly secure video over Wi-Fi.
“Never before has it been so easy to move your TV around the home to
wherever it suits you. We are excited to reach this industry milestone,
becoming the first to bring wireless TV to market with AT&T. Cisco is
pleased to achieve new heights as AT&T’s wireless TV technology provider,”
said Joe Chow, vice president and general manager, Connected Home Solutions,
Service Provider Video Technology Group, Cisco.
By Telecomlead.com Team