Diamond Technology Reviews 2017

Broadband Technology Report's Diamond Technology Reviews is a technology recognition program wherein vendors serving the broadband cable industry are invited to submit information about products that ...

Diamond Technology Reviews 2017
Diamond Technology Reviews 2017

Broadband Technology Report'sDiamond Technology Reviews 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 2016). We decided to mark the lucky 13th year of the Diamond Technology Reviews by adding a twist. This year, companies can finally "win."

In the past, our Reviews judges have rated each entry on a score of one to five Diamonds based on its uniqueness, innovation, ease of use, efficiency, reliability and contribution to profitability. Entries that achieved a score of at least 3.5 Diamonds were recognized for their Elite Score status. This year, our judges again evaluated a wide range of worthy products, this year in 16 categories, and rated them on the same scale of 1 to 5 Diamonds. However, this year each entrant with a score of at least 3.5 was named a Finalist in their respective category and are described within. The top-rated entries in each category will be announced as winners at this year's Cable-Tec Expo.

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

Despite the change, judges still searched for innovation that creates enablement in a wide range of offerings, said Tom Gorman, president of opXL and DTR manager. "Once again I was privileged to chair the Diamond Reviews, and once again I was not disappointed. Our vendor community is amazingly responsive to the changing demands of the industry. Forward thinking and thoughtful, we saw everything from back office support to test equipment that will ensure operators are ready to meet customer demand for excellent service (and services!)."

DTR Finalist Descriptions

Active Network Hardware

Back Office

CCAP Systems

Customer Premises Equipment (CPE)

Cabling and Accessories

FTTH/Optical Access Platforms

Field Test Instruments

Monitoring & Analysis

Optical Transport/Carrier Ethernet

SDN/NFV/Cloud

Video Content Security

Video Distribution Solutions

Video Processing Solutions

WiFi Solutions

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