Motorola Commemorates Shipment of Two Millionth Digital Set-Top to Comcast Cable.Milestone Shipment Marks Two Leading Broadband Companies' Success
in Wide-Scale Delivery of Digital Cable Technology
HORSHAM, Pa., Nov. 8 /PRNewswire/ --
Motorola, Inc. (NYSE NYSE
See: New York Stock Exchange : MOT) Broadband Communications Sector announced today that it presented Philadelphia-based Comcast Cable Communications, Inc. with a commemorative award marking the shipment of its two-millionth DCT (Discrete Cosine Transform) An algorithm that is widely used for data compression. Similar to Fast Fourier Transform, DCT converts data (pixels, waveforms, etc.) into sets of frequencies. The first frequencies in the set are the most meaningful; the latter, the least. digital set-top to the country's third largest cable company. To honor this milestone, Motorola Broadband president Dave Robinson For the baseball player, see .
Richard David Robinson (born May 3, 1941 in Mount Holly, New Jersey) is a former professional American Football player in the NFL for the Green Bay Packers and Washington Redskins. presented Comcast Cable president Stephen B. Burke with a special-edition silver DCT set-top terminal in a special ceremony at Comcast's Philadelphia headquarters.
"This award recognizes Comcast's aggressive roll-out of advanced broadband services and its commitment to offering subscribers the latest interactive digital services to keep them entertained, informed and connected," said Robinson. "Motorola is proud to be a valued technology partner for Comcast."
Comcast currently has deployed Motorola digital set-tops in its systems in Alabama, Arkansas, Connecticut, Florida, Georgia, Indiana, Kentucky, Maryland, Michigan, Mississippi, North Carolina North Carolina, state in the SE United States. It is bordered by the Atlantic Ocean (E), South Carolina and Georgia (S), Tennessee (W), and Virginia (N). Facts and Figures
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Added Burke, "We value our partnership with an industry leader like Motorola and the support they provide us in our efforts to bring our customers more and better choices in home entertainment and communications. This milestone demonstrates our shared commitment to make broadband services more widely available."
Burke and Robinson also came together a week prior when they appeared as speakers at the Greater Philadelphia Chamber Tech Forum on October 30 to discuss why the Philadelphia area is ideally suited to capitalize on Cap´i`tal`ize on`
v. t. 1. To turn (an opportunity) to one's advantage; to take advantage of (a situation); to profit from; as, to capitalize on an opponent's mistakes s>. new technology. Motorola and Comcast are currently working together to make high-definition television high-definition television (HDTV)
Any system producing significantly greater picture resolution than that of the ordinary 525-line (625-line in Europe) television screen. Conventional television transmits signals in analog form. (HDTV (High Definition TV) A set of digital television (DTV) standards that offer the highest resolution and sharpest picture. Although some HDTV sets are available in standard (rather square) screen sizes, the overwhelming majority of sets are wide screen, which eliminates ) service available to nearly 1.8 million customers in Pennsylvania, New Jersey, and Delaware. Comcast began providing the service this month, using a Motorola HDD-2000 decoder in combination with the Motorola DCT2000 digital set-top.
About Comcast Cable
Headquartered in Philadelphia, Comcast Cable is a division of Comcast Corporation (Nasdaq: CMCSK, CMCSA) ( www.comcast.com ), a developer, manager and operator of broadband cable networks and provider of programming content. Comcast Cable is the third largest cable company in the United States. Providing basic cable, digital cable and high speed Internet services, Comcast Cable is the company to look to first for the communications products and services that connect people to what's important in their lives. The company's approximately 18,000 cable division employees serve more than 8.4 million customers in six geographic regions.
About Motorola's DCT Digital Set-Tops
Motorola's DCT (Digital Consumer Terminal) family of digital set-top terminals is recognized as the industry's most advanced, delivering a range of revenue-generating interactive services such as video-on-demand (VOD), high-speed Internet access, e-mail, e-commerce, interactive games, and streaming media. Motorola was the first to commercially deploy digital and leads the industry with shipments of more than 18 million set-tops and 1,800 headends serving more than 56 million homes.
About Motorola Broadband Communications Sector
The Motorola Broadband Communications Sector was created when General Instrument Corporation (GI) was acquired by Motorola, Inc. in January 2000. Combining GI's leadership in converged voice, video, and data networks with Motorola's global reach and brand identity, the Motorola Broadband Communications Sector focuses on broadband solutions that deliver interactive television, the Internet, and telephone services over wired and wireless networks. For more information about the Motorola Broadband Communications Sector, visit www.motorola.com/broadband .
About Motorola, Inc.
Motorola, Inc. (NYSE: MOT) is a global leader in providing integrated communications solutions and embedded electronic solutions. Sales in 2000 were $37.6 billion.
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