Wednesday, January 21, 2015

Alticast Appoints John Carlucci President of North American Operations

Cable Industry Veteran Guides Alticast to Greater Success in the Growing North American Cable Market

Alticast, a global partner for the delivery of media entertainment, has promoted its CTO John Carlucci to the newly created role of President of Alticast North America. With more than two decades worth of experience in the cable industry and over 20 patents to his name, Carlucci is widely recognized as an expert in the digital television field and will continue to serve as Alticast’s CTO in addition to taking on the duties of President.

For three years Carlucci has been Alticast’s CTO, playing a key role in the development of the company’s products and solutions.  A pioneer of next-generation user experiences, Carlucci’s work includes Emmy Award-winning, industry-leading designs for both Start Over/Network DVR and switched-digital video (SDV) applications.

John was the obvious choice when we decided to create the position of President” says Alticast CEO Won Cheol Kang. “His experience, track record of success and outstanding technical expertise make him ideal to serve both as President and CTO and to drive Alticast to even greater achievements.”

Carlucci previously worked for Time Warner Cable (TWC) as the Vice President of Engineering for Polycipher, where he led the cable industry joint venture’s engineering department. Through this he developed security standards and infrastructure for next-generation video networks as well as architected “everything-on-demand video systems” for cable.

Tuesday, January 20, 2015

CES 2015

From all accounts, the Internet of Things (IoT) was the darling of CES 2015, touted by numerous companies showing a wide range of IoT-based applications from security to healthcare solutions. At CES, Alticast set up at least 12 different demos in a double suite in the Venetian. Like other pioneers in this emerging technology area we presented demonstrations to gain insight from customers, to learn their thoughts on the future directions IoT might take.

We shared our ideas about IoT and explained how cable operators might consider their approach to integrating this burgeoning technology into their existing infrastructure in the home. It seems like a good match as they already have connected hardware that can collect sensor information, they work with a variety of display devices that can be used to view IoT information, they often provide the network within the home and they already have a relationship with the customer.

One of our key demos was with a household provider of aggregated IoT services, offering solutions from furnace control to security.  The integrated demo exemplified how the system would work and the key role operators could play in offering such ss, giving us greater insight as we consider the longer term roadmap for the connected house.ervices. The demo was well received and operators provided insightful feedback which gave us greater insight as we consider the longer term roadmap for the connected house.

Monday, December 8, 2014

The Cloud is on the Horizon

Everyone is rightly talking about the Cloud and its potential as top-tier MSOs are already using it to offer cutting-edge network DVR services – and this is just the tip-of-the-iceberg.

Alticast recognizes that the Cloud could dramatically change not only how MSOs deliver services, but also enable them to enhance their existing services and deliver new ones.

You can learn more about the potential of the Cloud in a recent Multichannel News article written by our own Susan Crouse.

Clouds are on cable’s horizon and it’s a good thing.