The 2011 BTR Diamond Technology Reviews Are Here!

Application Form Now Available – Early Bird Deadline: July 22, 2011 Rules & Tips for Your 2011 Diamonds Application Form In putting together your package for the judges, please make sure to include the following: A spec sheet – detailing the pa...

Application Form Now Available – Early Bird Deadline: July 22, 2011



















Rules & Tips for Your 2011 Diamonds Application Form

In putting together your package for the judges, please make sure to include the following:



  • A spec sheet – detailing the parameters the product or service is designed to meet.


  • A brief technological description of how the product works.




Please Note: No more than 5 extra pages of documentation, including spec sheets, are allowed. Pictures, diagrams and/or charts do not count toward your 5 pages.

Optional Items to Consider:



  • Testimonials by users


  • Photos and diagrams, particularly block diagrams or flow charts that help describe how the product or service works.




Click to download the 2011 Diamond Reviews Application Form
2010 4-Diamond & Above Winners

Will You Make the List in 2011?



  • Alcatel-Lucent


  • ARRIS


  • Aurora Networks


  • Belair Networks


  • BigBand


  • Blonder Tongue


  • Commscope


  • Harmonic


  • Imagine


  • Communications


  • IneoQuest Technologies


  • Innotrans


  • JDSU


  • Motorola


  • Spirent


  • RGB Networks


  • Tektronix


  • Trilithic


  • Triveni






The BTR Diamond Technology Reviews (“the Diamonds”), now in its seventh year, is a renowned industry program that was developed to recognize some of the top products and solutions available to the cable industry as determined by a stellar panel of MSO engineering experts.

Engineering executives from Bright House, Charter, Comcast, Cox, Suddenlink, Sunflower Broadband and Time Warner Cable will serve as third-party judges for the 2011 Diamonds. The names of the 2011 panel members will not be released prior to the review process in the interest of maintaining the full independent integrity of the ranking process.

How It Works

Every year, BTR invites vendors to submit written information about products/solutions that have been released or upgraded since the previous year’s SCTE Cable-Tec Expo (October 2010). Criteria used in the Diamonds rankings include, first and foremost, unique technology or application thereof, innovation, ease of use, efficiency, reliability and contribution to profitability.

Click to download the 2011 Diamond Reviews Application Form

Judges use the written submissions as a basis to score products on a scale from 1-5 Diamonds, as well as to provide their technical opinions about the products. Submissions that receive an average of 4 Diamonds or above are included in the cover article of BTR’s @ the Show Product News, a special print issue distributed at the 2011 SCTE Cable-Tec Expo in Atlanta from November 15-17. The article also runs in the email and Web versions of BTR just prior to EXPO. In addition, selected high-scoring Diamonds products will be presented in a special e-broadcast prior to EXPO.

BTR’s staff plays no role in the judging of the submitted products, and all scores/comments from review panelists remain anonymous. The process helps ensure that judges can be as frank and honest about the technical material they are reviewing, and provide the most useful feedback to the engineering community about new products available for use in today’s cable networks.

Important Deadlines

The “early bird” deadline for submitting applications is July 22, 2011. The final application deadline is August 12, 2011. The results of the reviews will be announced concurrent with the SCTE Cable-Tec Expo in Atlanta in November 2011.

If you have questions prior to that, email Steve Johnson, Program Director of the Diamond Technology Reviews, at steve@broadbandtechreport.com or Angel Duff, Director of Operations & Fulfillment at angel@broadbandtechreport.com.

Click to download the 2011 Diamond Reviews Application Form

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