The SCTE/ISBE and the Continental Automated Buildings Association (CABA) announced a partnership that is intended to pave the way for new initiatives by the cable industry in the areas of smart home and smart cities.
The agreement calls for the SCTE/ISBE and CABA to drive standards creation, standards adoption and educational opportunities that leverage cable network capabilities to support smart home, smart cities and Internet of Things (IoT) services. The collaborative approach will be highlighted by a CABA-programmed presentation on Thursday, Oct. 3 - "Smart Cities Day" on the Innovation Theater stage at Cable-Tec Expo 2019 in New Orleans.
"A key part of cable's commitment to 10G services is to provide the high speed, low latency, highly reliable, and highly secure services that are at the heart of intelligent buildings," said Chris Bastian, senior vice president, Engineering, and CTO for the SCTE/ISBE. "As the leading international not-for-profit industry organization promoting advanced technologies in homes and buildings, CABA will be a key resource as we develop standards and training courses that ensure alignment between our industry and smart home and smart cities objectives."
"Cable's ubiquitous reach and its commitment to quality and reliable service dovetail perfectly with the CABA mission," said Ron Zimmer, president & CEO of CABA. "We see this partnership as accelerating the footprint of smart home and smart cities technologies by enabling our members to take advantage of the training and standards that SCTE/ISBE already is creating for the cable industry."
The CABA presence is part of an increased emphasis on smart cities at Cable-Tec Expo. A key feature of the show floor will be a Smart Cities Pavilion sponsored by Spectrum and Liberty Global, with additional participation by Comcast and the support of the Smart Cities Council and US Ignite.