D&P PREVENTS THEFT OF CABLE SERVICES FROM MODEM SUBSCRIBERS.
Not so fast says Gunther Diefes, vice-president of D&P Manufacturing. D&P's new patented technology solves the problem. An off-premise intelligent switch controlled by a computer in the head-end, allows for independent control and monitoring of every channel on the system. "This addressability feature allows a cable operator to prevent theft of services before it even gets started," Diefes explained. A related benefit of this technology is that "Cable Operators will be instantaneously able to determine the number or percentage of households within a system watching a particular program at any given time, providing operators with the data to support their claim for additional advertising dollars," Diefes added.
The system also allows previewing of premium channels, a feature that should attract a greater number of viewers. Additional features include impulse pay-per-view and separation of the channel surfing and security function as recently mandated by the FCC.
Based upon Patent #6,067,440, recently awarded to Diefes, D&P Manufacturing, is developing the technology which can be easily installed into existing cable plants with little modification.
For more information, call 215/348-4900.
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|Title Annotation:||D and P Manufacturing intelligent switch|
|Comment:||D&P PREVENTS THEFT OF CABLE SERVICES FROM MODEM SUBSCRIBERS.(D and P Manufacturing intelligent switch)|
|Publication:||Modem User News|
|Date:||Aug 1, 2002|
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