Gigabytes and Microbrews

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Gigabytes and Microbrews at the Left Hand Brewery - Oct 21, 2011 - 3-8pm

Left Hand Brewing Company and the supporters of Ballot Issue 2A will host a free educational event displaying cutting edge technology for use on fiber optic networks, along with complimentary hand crafted beers and gourmet pizzas by Treppeda’s, from 3 pm until 8pm on Friday, October 21, 2011 (map).  Drop in and discover what all the buzz about Longmont’s Fiber Optic network is really about.

See how Longmont’s City owned Electric System, Longmont Power and Communications, can use the existing Fiber Network to help you manage the rising cost of power by giving you access to real time usage information via the  Smart Meter – Fiber-to-the-Home demo.  This is a cutting edge demonstration where power measurement and monitoring are enabled between the power utility and the consumer.  This gives customers real time access to their usage data so they can make smarter decisions about how they use power in their home or offices to offset the rising cost of using energy.  Effective energy management is critical to the United States and it is critical to us as consumers to have the ability to make most effective use of it.  Fiber is the best way to do this.  This demo is based on the 2010 launch in Chattanooga Tennessee by Alcatel-Lucent customer Chattanooga Electric Power Board. This utility has upgraded their utility network to be based on a fiber to the home communications network and has estimates of millions of dollars in savings from being able to detect power outages immediately – using FIBER….. Detect power theft ….. Using FIBER and restore power more quickly during an outage….. Using FIBER!  In this consumer home demo a simulated home is depicted with a smart meter, in-home devices, meter collar and a Fiber Network Terminal.

3D Home: Fiber to the Home Broadband Services: This demo will show the high quality experience that can be brought to the City of Longmont to deliver  voice, video and data services over the Fiber infrastructure we already own.  It will show the value of having a true high speed broadband infrastructure by showing how using the services you want in your home “fill in the fiber pipe”.  Have you ever been trying to use the internet in your home in the evening and didn’t understand why it seemed slow or sluggish?  This will help explain how FIBER can solve that problem and give you lightening speeds to do things such as download simultaneous movies, game on the computer with a friend, have high quality interactive video chats, etc. without sacrificing speed or the quality of your experience.   The concept of “Triple Play Broadband Services” is presented and each service will take up some of the home service bandwidth until the pipe is filled.

Look what fiber can do for the medical industry in Longmont:

Telemedicine and Remote Surgery: Sure, it’s the stuff of science fiction, but rural doctors have been sending medical images to doctors overseas for years. The next step is surgery done by robots or other doctors in consultation with remote physicians. Given the delicate nature of the job, this is a task that requires 10 Mbps and 1 millisecond latency for surgery. You cannot get this without a fiber connection.

Enterprise Multimedia Suite (EMS) is an advanced multimedia solution for managing and delivering all types of digital media content in corporate environments. Alcatel-Lucent offers a flexible, easy-to-use, common platform, with third-party components and full professional services for content creation, content management and content distribution in the corporation. This demonstration will show how the solution allows enterprise customers to merge different multimedia services and different uses — live and on-demand content, promotional advertising and corporate communications — for a customized mix of relevant content to their business.

The Velocix Digital Media Delivery platform, is a simple and cost-effective solution for secure, reliable delivery of subscription video services to a wide range of consumer IP devices such as smart phones, tablets, PCs, and Internet enabled televisions or STBs.  Deployed as a Service Provider CDN, the Velocix platform allows publishing directly to the Service Provider network for both in-house and external catalogues, enabling control of content storage, management, and transport costs, while protecting and preserving content quality during its entire delivery.

Connected Camera – This Broadband service is another example of how a high bandwidth service is not just possible but EASY within the capabilities of the Broadband network. Requested by commercial photography and videography industry, a camera is connected to the IP network and photos and video are instantly sent to destination (magazine editor or identified email address).

Microsoft Mediaroom 2.0: IPTV for your Home and Content on the Go!
Demonstrating the latest in IPTV video technology and now including full Over the Top Video Delivery. Extending the current video offerings to Iphones, Ipads, Android Phone/Tablets, PC’s, Macs and more! Get the most out of video service. For service providers, maximize the stickiness and revenue by extending the current video offerings to mobile devices. For subscribers, enhanced video delivery beyond the home provides greater value than the STB alone.

For more information email Melinda Jordan or call (303) 772-1076

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