October 11, 2012
Deals Of The Day 10/11/12
Massillon Cable TV will use Motorola Mobility’s Medios SecureMedia Encryptonite ONE HLS+ deliver its premium content securely across such devices as smartphones and tablets. The technology will be available for Massillon’s subs for their iOS and Android gear by the end of the year. BTW, Massillon is this year’s CT System of the Year and will accept the award at the CT Platinum Awards breakfast next week at the SCTE Cable-Tec event (click here for more information)…AT&T Mobility employees represented by the Communications Workers of America voted to ratify a four-year benefit agreement for all CWA-bargained Mobility employees nationwide. The new deal covers more than 40,000 employees, and it kicks in April 1, 2013. Wages, pension and work rules for bargained-for Mobility employees are being negotiated under separate contracts…Daintree Networks Inc., a provider of wireless control solutions for smart buildings, is participating in two trial projects for the U.S. General Services Administration (GSA) 2012 Green Proving Ground Program, which leverages the GSA’s real-estate portfolio to evaluate innovative sustainable building technologies for broad implementation. The company’s ControlScope solution will be used in two GPG office trials in California. In a Sacramento trial, ControlScope will be used to control existing fluorescent lighting, while in a San Francisco trial, ControlScope will be used in conjunction with new LED fixtures from another participating 2012 GPG vendor. A baseline will be established, and metered energy usage will be monitored by the U.S. Department of Energy. Results from the trials will be published in early 2014. While these particular projects are initially limited in scope to lighting control and monitoring, once installed, lighting devices connected in a wireless network provide the infrastructure for control and monitoring of non-lighting wireless devices like plug load controllers, power meters and thermostats.