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Re: Hot Boxes: The Explosive Potential for Residential Gateway Devices
Posted by: Jayant Dasari 2010-03-29 14:13:02
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The set-top box is the primary point of entry into the digital home for television services, including cable TV, DTH, and IPTV. This device has evolved beyond its historical role as a simple black box sitting on top of a large TV set into a smaller form-factor device supporting a variety of functions, notably interactive television applications. Service providers worldwide are aggressively upgrading their equipment to support the migration away from analog television and toward digital television, with the hopes of improving consumer satisfaction and creating service differentiators.


Residential Gateway devices
Posted by: packets 2010-03-29 14:15:58 In reply to: Jayant Dasari
The idea of cable cos. offering a "Residential Gateway" and having a set-top-box as "the primary point of entry into the digital home" concerns me greatly! For this same reason I install a router between the ISP and my LAN. I want a demarcation point under my control...untangle.com offers an open source firewall which I believe is the best perimeter solution for the digital home.
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