Online Submission Address Now Available for 2012 DTRs!

Vendors: Ready to submit your 2012 DTR applications? We have a stellar panel of judges this year waiting to see your latest ground-breaking technology and upgrades. Just print and fill out the application and then email it with your corresponding product sheets and write-ups to authorization@pennwell.com with "2012 Diamond Technology Reviews" in the subject line. Early-bird deadline is June 26!

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Diamond Reviews Products

5 Diamonds/Innovation Award

5 Diamonds/Innovation Award

September 10, 2016

Two companies - Ciena and Fluke Networks - grabbed the brass ring this year, so to speak, and were awarded 5.0 Diamonds for ...

4.5 Diamonds

ADTRAN MOSAIC Cloud Platform

September 10, 2016

The ADTRAN Modular Open System Architecture for Intelligent Cloud is a software-defined open access approach for SD-Access that empowers ...

4.5 Diamonds

Casa Systems Distributed Access Architecture Solutions

September 10, 2016

Casa Systems' family of Distributed Access Architecture solutions is designed to help service providers push capacity to the edge as they ..

4.5 Diamonds

Ciena Waveserver

September 10, 2016

Ciena's Waveserver integrates high-performance optical networking with an open, web-scale IT toolset to tackle scalability and operational ...

4.5 Diamonds

Evolution Digital eBox IP Hybrid Set-Top Box

September 10, 2016

The Evolution eBox, powered by TiVO, integrates traditional linear channels with OTT video solutions and provides universal search across ...

4.5 Diamonds

Metaswitch Perimeta Virtualized Session Border Controller

September 10, 2016

Perimeta is a virtualized network function (VNF)-capable, software-based, carrier-class session border controller (SBC) designed to secure ...

4.5 Diamonds

Vecima Networks Entra DOCSIS 3.1 Distributed Access Platform

September 10, 2016

Vecima's Entra is a next-generation access solution consisting of virtual controller software and Ethernet-centric remote access nodes. It ...

4 Diamonds

Alpha Technologies AlphaGateway SMG

September 10, 2016

The Alpha Strand Mount Gateway (SMG) is an outdoor hardened DOCSIS 3.0 gateway, which powers itself from HFC coax power. It provides ...

4 Diamonds

Amdocs Service Design and Create

September 10, 2016

The Amdocs Service Design and Create (SDC) solution automates and integrates the design, test and launch process for multi-vendor ...

4 Diamonds

ARRIS ECO Self Service

September 10, 2016

ARRIS ECO Self Service will empower subscribers to manage their home wireless network with self-help tools. It is not a downloadable app ...

4 Diamonds

CommScope Fiber Indexing

September 10, 2016

Fiber Indexing uses connectorized cables and terminals, which allow installers to use a cookie-cutter approach ...

4 Diamonds

ComSonics Mobile Problem Locator

September 10, 2016

The Mobile Problem Locator (MPL) is a smartphone application designed to provide cable technicians with a simple tool to help maintain the ...

4 Diamonds

Concurrent Aquari Open-Scale Storage

September 10, 2016

Aquari Open-Scale Storage System is a self-healing storage system capable of scaling to exabytes of usable capacity. Concurrent says that ...

4 Diamonds

Crystal Citrine

September 10, 2016

Crystal Citrine v7.5 is the latest update to Crystal's network management system, which centralizes, tracks and visualizes signal flow through ...

4 Diamonds

Deviser Instruments AE2200 FTTx Multi-Function Meter

September 10, 2016

Diamonds judges applauded AE2200's all-in-one functions for CATV, its size and its portability. Specifically, the AE2200 FTTx Multi-Function ...

4 Diamonds

Effigis Geo-Solutions DSG1 Lite/DRV3 Lite Cable Pressure Test Kit

September 10, 2016

Effigis says that the goal of developing this product suite was to answer the question, "How do we make sure there is no cable leakage?" The ...

4 Diamonds

Guavus Care Reflex

September 10, 2016

Customer care agents have access to an abundance of data, but without the ability to connect the dots, they are left to make snap judgments ...

4 Diamonds

Harmonic VOS 360 Cloud Media Processing Service

September 10, 2016

Harmonic's VOS 360 Cloud Media Processing Service is a software-as-a-service solution hosted in the public cloud, but monitored and ...

4 Diamonds

Harmonic ViBE 4K Encoder

September 10, 2016

The Harmonic ViBE 4K Encoder is built on the company's ViBE EM4000 premium encoder chassis. The product enables media enterprises to ...

4 Diamonds

Harmonic VOS Cloud Media Processing Platform

September 10, 2016

VOS Cloud is an extension of Harmonic's VOS software-based media processing technology. It manages the entire video production and ...

4 Diamonds

Net Insight Sye

September 10, 2016

Net Insight's Sye is a live OTT streaming solution, which the company says offers frame-accurate synchronization across any type of screen ...

4 Diamonds

Qwilt Video Fabric

September 10, 2016

Qwilt Video Fabric supports the rapid increase of traffic operators are experiencing due to the increase in next-gen streaming video. The ...

4 Diamonds

Tektronix Sentry ABR Video Quality Monitoring Platform

September 10, 2016

Sentry is part of the Tektronix video quality and service assurance solution for monitoring TV Everywhere and multiscreen services. This year ...

4 Diamonds

Viavi OneExpert CATV ONX-630

September 10, 2016

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4 Diamonds

Viavi FiberChek

September 10, 2016

The days of the "dedicated fiber technician" are over, Viavi says. Every technician works with fiber, and every technician is expected to inspect ...

4 Diamonds

ZCorum Remote Spectrum

September 10, 2016

ZCorum Remote Spectrum lets a cable operator view the downstream spectrum passing through a cable modem or set-top remotely without ...

4 Diamonds

ZCorum TruVizion

September 10, 2016

TruVizion is a web-based diagnostics application that provides current and historical data on the health of the CMTS, DOCSIS network and CPE ...

3.5 Diamonds

Amdocs Sales Quote Order Experience Solution

September 10, 2016

The Amdocs Sales Quote Order Experience Solution is designed to help operators streamline their B2B sales lead-to-order process and increase ...

3.5 Diamonds

ARRIS ServAssure Alarm Central

September 10, 2016

ServAssure Alarm Central automates the identification and prioritization of existing and potential service impairments by monitoring cable ...

3.5 Diamonds

Deluxe OnDemand OneSource

September 10, 2016

Deluxe OnDemand OneSource is actually a suite of management services designed to automate, centralize and simplify content and ...

3.5 Diamonds

Hitron CMS-02

September 10, 2016

The CMS-02 was developed in conjunction with a major U.S.-based cable operator to help solve the challenge of identifying the source of ...

3.5 Diamonds

Huawei Cloud DVR Solution

September 10, 2016

 

Huawei Cloud DVR (cDVR) stores, caches, transcodes, packages, encrypts and restreams content to any device, any location, any time. It is ...

3.5 Diamonds

Radiant Communications QRF5000MFX Series

September 10, 2016

The QRF5000MFX Series RFoG/PON encoder allows the MSOs to deploy all-digital lineups to low-cost set-tops. It can be used in conjunction ...

3.5 Diamonds

Universal Electronics Ecolink Wireless Security and Home Automation Sensors

September 10, 2016

Universal Electronics' portfolio of wireless security and home automation sensors include flood and freeze sensors, adjustable window and door ...

3.5 Diamonds

Verimatrix Verspective Operator Analytics

September 10, 2016

Verspective Operator Analytics is a suite of offerings designed to emphasize data security and integrity as a foundation for actionable ...

3.5 Diamonds

Viavi WiFi Advisor with Smart Channel Wizard

September 10, 2016

The Smart Channel Wizard dashboard is a new addition to the WiFi Advisor. It helps technicians optimize customer WiFi by guiding them ...

3.5 Diamonds

Viavi PathTrak PNM HomeTrak Application

September 10, 2016

PathTrak PNM locates plant issues and prioritizes severity based on the number of customers impacted. To make home impairments visible, the ...

Ciena 8700

Ciena 8700 Packetwave Platform

September 10, 2014

Ciena was not only awarded 5 Diamonds for its 8700 Packetwave Platform, but it also was named this year's Diamond Technology Reviews ...

Aurora UniPHY

Aurora Networks UniPHY Converged Services Platform

September 10, 2014

The UniPHY converged services platform from Aurora Networks - a Pace Company - addresses operators' needs to unify ongoing bandwidth ...

Aurora DR3450N

Aurora Networks Universal Digital Return Receiver, DR3450N

September 10, 2014

The DR3450N is the newest addition by Aurora Networks - a Pace Company - to its Universal Digital Return family. It can support up to 100 ...

Harmonic Electra XVM

Harmonic Electra XVM

September 10, 2014

The software-based Electra XVM is a fully converged, broadcast-ready, virtualized media processor that integrates real-time encoding ...

Harmonic VOS

Harmonic VOS

September 10, 2014

Harmonic VOS provides cable operators with a common media processing platform and architecture. It operates virtually in IT data center ...

This Technology

This Technology VEX Manifest Manipulator

September 10, 2014

VEX uses manifest manipulator software to support multiscreen ad delivery by dynamically altering adaptive bitrate video streams. It enhances ...

This Technology

This Technology Trajectory Dynamic Ad Insertion 2.1

September 10, 2014

Trajectory is an open, standards-based dynamic ad insertion solution that drives ad routing for linear, on-demand and network DVR, with ...

Transmode 100G units

Transmode Metro 100G Solution

September 10, 2014

Transmode's new product range is a CFP-based, all-pluggable 100G solution for metro networks with support for current optics. It supports ...

AFL FOCIS WiFi

AFL FOCIS WiFi Fiber Optic Connector Inspection System

September 10, 2014

Called a "good, worthwhile product," and "user friendly," with lots of extras like storage and low loss, by one Diamonds Judge, the FOCIS WiFi ...

Alticast HDMI Stick

Alticast HDMI Media Express

September 10, 2014

Alticast's HDMI Media Express is a set-top box on a stick that works with a home gateway to securely deliver programming to any TV and also ...

ARRIS ServAssure WiFi

ARRIS ServAssure WiFi Solutions

September 10, 2014

ARRIS ServAssure WiFi Solutions offers operators the visibility they need to assist customers with WiFi installation and troubleshooting and, as ...

ClickSoftware 8.2 CS

ClickSoftware ServiceOptimization Suite, Release 8.2

September 10, 2014

While one Diamonds judge said the ServiceOptimization Suite 8.2 is a feature rich workforce management solution, another said it offers ...

ComSonics QAM Shadow

ComSonics QAM Shadow

September 10, 2014

ComSonics says its new QAM Shadow completes the DDF leakage detection arsenal to give cable operators the complete set of tools they need ...

Deviser DS2800

Deviser DS2800 Network Analyzer (Marketed by Electroline)

September 10, 2014

The DS2800 Network Analyzer is manufactured by Deviser and marketed by Electroline. It is an all-in-one tool for performing the installation ...

Envivio Muse 4K

Envivio Muse 4K Ultra HD

September 10, 2014

Called a "solid" 4K/HEVC encoder by one Diamonds judge, the Muse 4K Ultra HD was singled out by another judge because it automates and ...

Espial Youtube Sports

Espial G4 STB Client: RDK Application Framework

September 10, 2014

The goal of the G4 STB client is to help operators design and build a user experience that exceeds subscriber expectations, Espial says. Based ...

Fabrix VIDFX

Fabrix Systems VIDFX

September 10, 2014

The Fabrix VIDFX is a scale-out, cloud-based storage and computing platform built using the converged cloud architecture resources principle ...

Harmonic ProView 8100

Harmonic ProView 8100

September 10, 2014

The ProView 8100 is a single-channel commercial decoder and descrambler designed to optimize primary distribution of video content over ...

Hitron CGNM

Hitron Technologies CGNM (DOCSIS 3.0 24X8 Gateway w/802.11 ac & MoCA 2.0)

September 10, 2014

The CGNM addresses the home networking technology challenge of WiFi reach range, throughput performance and the ability to remotely ...

IneoQuest AMP

IneoQuest AMP for Adaptive Streaming

September 10, 2014

Dubbed "groundbreaking" by one Diamonds judge, the Audience Measurement Platform for Adaptive Streaming (AMP ASM) is a viewership ...

IneoQuest Expedus DVA IP

IneoQuest Expedus DVA IP

September 10, 2014

The Expedus DVA IP is a scalable QoS and QoE monitoring probe that simultaneously decides and captures thumbnail images every second for ...

JDSU QAM egress

JDSU QAM Egress Option for the JDSU DSAM (Digital Services Activation Meter)

September 10, 2014

One Diamonds judge said he cannot wait to test the QAM Egress Option at Expo. The solution, which is an upgrade option for JDSU's DSAM ...

Net Insight Nimbra VA 220

Net Insight AB Nimbra VA 220 Video Appliance

September 10, 2014

With the Nimbra VA 220, Net Insight builds on the error-protected transport mechanism from the Nimbra VA 210 by adding MPEG encoding ...

Pico Digital PD1600

Pico Digital PD1600

September 10, 2014

The PD1600 is an ultra-compact "headend in a box" for the secure delivery of cable, satellite, and IPTV content to multiple dwelling units ...

RGB CloudXtream

RGB Networks CloudXtream

September 10, 2014

CloudXtream combines RGB's software-based transcoding and packaging solutions with cloud architectures to deploy network digital video ...

Tektronix QCloud AWS

Tektronix QCloud

September 10, 2014

QCloud is a cloud-based QC software subscription platform designed to meet the needs of the production, post production, broadcast and ...

TelVue B1000 4K

TelVue HyperCaster 4K

September 10, 2014

With 4K TVs now on the market, operators looking to offer some content specific to these devices can leverage TelVue's Hypercaster 4K, one ...

This Technology

This Technology SwitchStream Alternate Content 2.0

September 10, 2014

Managing blackouts, such as for sports content, is difficult in an IP video environment because video providers have lacked the visibility into ...

Triveni GuideBuilder Combo

Triveni Digital GuideBuilder 5

September 10, 2014

GuideBuilder 5 is the latest generation of Triveni Digital's metadata generation platform. It uses an electronic program guide (EPG) generator ...

VeEx RXT

VeEX RXT

September 10, 2014

The RXT is a modular field and headend/CO test platform that can be configured to perform tasks like service testing or SLA compliance at ...

VeEx CX350s

VeEX VePAL CX350s

September 10, 2014

The CX350s is an all-in-one installer meter designed for MSO business services. It combines multiple test sets for RF, Ethernet and T-1 and ...

AFL LG1642XL

AFL LG-1642XL-FTTx Aerial Closure

September 10, 2014

One Diamonds judge liked the fact that the LG-1642XL-FTTx provides standard SC/APC connectors in a convenient package, saying this could ...

Amdocs Small Cell Solution

Amdocs Small Cell Solution (Metro Cells and WiFi Access Points)

September 10, 2014

The Amdocs Small Cell Solution is designed to automate the process of planning, designing, and rolling out small cells and WiFi access points ...

ARRIS MS4000

ARRIS MS4000

September 10, 2014

The ARRIS Media Streamer 4000 (MS4000) is a multiscreen media streaming device that empowers service providers to offer live and recorded ...

Envivio Guru

Envivio Guru

September 10, 2014

The Guru monitors video quality for all resolutions and all bitrates in real time without the need for additional equipment. It can control and ...

Harmonic NSG Exo

Harmonic NSG Exo

September 10, 2014

NSG Exo is a cable edge device designed to enable a distributed access architecture. This CCAP-ready system allows service providers to move ...

Inca 4430, 5430

Inca Networks Modular Series 4400

September 10, 2014

The Modular Series 4400 is an intelligent video delivery platform that offers 20% higher MPEG-4-HD transcoding density than other solutions ...

Megger CFL535G

Megger CFL535G Time Domain Reflectometer

September 10, 2014

The Megger CFL535G is a dual-channel, high resolution, compact Time Domain Reflectometer with a minimum resolution of 0.3 ft/0.1 m and a ...