Diamond Technology Reviews 2015

Oct. 6, 2015
BTR's Diamond Technology Reviews, now in its eleventh year, is a technology recognition program wherein vendors serving the broadband ...
BTR's Diamond Technology Reviews, now in its eleventh year, is a technology recognition program wherein vendors serving the broadband cable industry are invited to submit information about products that have been released or upgraded since last year's SCTE Cable-Tec Expo (held in September 2014).

We assigned each entry to at least three of our expert volunteer judges. To help ensure fairness, similar products from different vendors were reviewed by the same group of panelists. Judges based scores/comments on written material provided by vendors, as well as their own experience with or knowledge of the specific technologies.

BTR's staff played no role in the judging of the submitted products. Review panelists were informed that scores/comments would remain anonymous.

Specifically, judges used the following scale to determine Diamond scores:

  • 0-1 Useful product, yet commodity
  • 2-3 Solid product with viable attributes that set it apart
  • 4 Excellent product with technical features and performance that provide clear and substantial benefits
  • 5 Superb product that sets new standards for performance and provides groundbreaking and new technical milestones

Each product's scores were averaged and rounded to the nearest full or half Diamond. Note that products are grouped by score (with the highest Diamonds ranking first), and then in alphabetical order.

Scores of 3.5 or above are considered superlative and reflect a very positive opinion from the panel. Only products receiving a 3.5 or above are included in this article.

5 Diamonds/Innovation Award

Averna DP-1000 DOCSIS Protocol Analyzer

Envivio Multiscreen Cloud DVR

Infinera PT-Fabric

4.5 Diamonds

Alpha Technologies DM3.0 Integrated DOCSIS Management Hub

MediaMelon QBR Technology

Procera Networks ScoreCard

Viavi Solutions (Formerly JDSU) OneExpert CATV

Viavi Solutions (Formerly JDSU) PathTrak PNM (Proactive Network Monitoring)

4 Diamonds

A2Zlogix ImageIQ

Alianza Hosted NFV VoIP Solution

Alpha Technologies Fiber Access Enclosure Series

Anritsu MT1000A Network Master Pro/MT1100A Network Master Flex

ARRIS ME-7000 Converged Video Compression Platform

ARRIS Touchstone 2470 Series Advanced Home Networking Gateways

Ciena 3905 Service Delivery Switch (SDS)

Cisco Systems cBR-8 Evolved CCAP

ComSonics QAM Compass

ComSonics Mini-Mobile Marker (M3)

Deluxe OnDemand OneWorkflow for 4K UHD

Edgeware Video Consolidation Platform (VCP)

EXFO FIP-435B Wireless Inspection Probe

Greenlee Communications Fiber Identifier

Greenlee Communications AirScout

Greenlee Communications DataScout 1G

Harmonic Electra X Advanced Media Processors

Harmonic ProView 7100

IneoQuest Technologies Expedus DVA IP 4.0

Qwilt QB-Series Video Fabric Controller

S3 Group StormTest Warning Center

SeaChange International Rave

Trilithic 802 AWE

Trilithic Seeker D Lite

Verimatrix MultiRights

Viavi Solutions (Formerly JDSU) Smart OTDR

3.5 Diamonds

AFL FOCIS Flex Fiber Optic Connector Inspection System

Alpha Technologies Flexpoint Dual Output Power Supplies

Alticast AltiProtect UHD

Anvato Watch

NetCracker Technology NetCracker 10

Sticklers FTTH Fiber Cleaning Kit by MicroCare

Triveni Digital StreamScope RM-40

Universal Electronics QuickSet 3.0 with Control Plus

Honorable Mentions