The Society for Broadband Professionals (SCTE) has announced a new webinar that will deliver insight and solutions aimed at reducing network power costs for the broadcast industry, in the latest in its successful series of webinars.
The SCTE, a Learned Society and non-profitmaking organisation, has partnered with its Corporate Member Technetix to create the webinar, which will feature Jan Ariesen, Chief Technology Officer, Technetix. The webinar will take place on Monday 18 December at 12pm GMT/1pm CET.
The society aims to raise the standard of broadband engineering in the telecommunications industry through training and career advancement of technical professionals in the field, meanwhile, Technetix provides breakthrough solutions for a broadband networks.
Technetix has developed a smart powering system that reduces power consumption between 25% to 30% just by changing the method of generating power. The webinar will address the technology behind network power, as 70% to 80% of MSO power bills are down to overall consumption. Active components such as nodes, RPDs and amplifiers consume power, are primarily delivered via existing COAX wiring on a low voltage to keep the networks safe to work on. This technology is 30 to 40 years old and is still used in every network.
But rather than replacing hundreds of components in a service group, Technetix have developed a radical new power-saving technology. This presentation will explain the principles, the test results, and the pros and cons of this new technology.
Jan Ariesen said: “A big step made to meet NetZero goals: 25% - 30% saving by changing the power principle of networks. Just because we have always done it this way, doesn’t mean there isn’t a better way.”
Anthony Basham, President of the SCTE added: “Technetix are doing great things in working towards NetZero and we are delighted to showcase their important work in this field. This is the third webinar we have hosted with them so I know we are in for a treat.”
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