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BIGBAND ENHANCES SWITCHED DIGITAL VIDEO PLATFORM CAPABILITIES

Software upgrade eases network management with more ways to optimize SDV infrastructure


REDWOOD CITY, Calif., Oct. 29, 2009—BigBand Networks, Inc. (NASDAQ: BBND), a leader in digital video networking, today announced an enhancement to the company’s Switched Video Analysis (SVA) solution, offering cable operators further ways to leverage Switched Digital Video (SDV) architectures and BigBand’s recently unveiled video software control plane, Converged Video Exchange (CVExâ„¢). The new SVA enhancement is a software upgrade to the industry’s most widely deployed SDV platform and offers MSOs the ability to optimize SDV assets and HFC spectrum and to maximize programming availability.


For example, service providers are using the SVA software to track success rates for tunein requests on SDV channels, to plan service group and node splits, and to optimize SDV channels line-ups in order to maximize the number of programs that can be carried in the spectrum (oversubscription) without blocking events. more

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BIGBAND SURPASSES 600,000 SHIPPED EDGE QAMS

Company introduces new double density universal edge QAM


REDWOOD CITY, Calif., Oct. 28, 2009—BigBand Networks, Inc. (NASDAQ: BBND), a leader in digital video networking, today announced that it has shipped more than 600,000 edge QAMs to over 60 service providers worldwide. BigBand is also expanding the industry’s most widely deployed universal edge QAM platform with the addition of its new double density BEQâ„¢6200 8:1 QAM, which will be available in the next 90 days.


BigBand’s new BEQ6200 is designed to enable service providers to double capacity for advanced video and data services when rack space is at a premium. It features 96 QAMs in the same 1.5 rack unit form factor as the BEQâ„¢6000 QAM. BEQ6200’s and BEQ6000’s can be collectively configured and managed to provide a good match of QAM service group size, rack space and economics to meet today’s universal QAM requirements.


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Hillcrest Labs Introduces Open Source Library to Enable Development of a Wide Variety of Freespace® Motion Control Applications

- Developers Can Easily Add Motion Control to New Applications and Devices -


- New libfreespace Open Source Library Supports Linux, Mac® and Windows -


- New Freespace Reference Kit Version 3.1 Includes a Six-Axis Motion Control Module as Small as a U.S. Quarter -


September 17, 2009 – Rockville, Md. – Hillcrest Labs’ Freespace® Division today announced the availability of two new products designed to help developers easily create applications and products that incorporate Freespace in-air pointing and motion control technology. Hillcrest’s new products let software and hardware developers quickly create highly accurate motion control applications and devices without requiring any prior motion experience. Freespace motion control can transform a wide variety of devices including: TV remote controls and user interfaces, video game systems, wireless presenters, smartphones, medical diagnostic devices, wearable computers, virtual reality systems, interactive toys, fitness devices and more.


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TIME WARNER CABLE CONTINUES TO EXPAND PROGRAMMING WITH BIGBAND SWITCHED DIGITAL VIDEO

Leading cable operator selects BigBand SDV solution to expand HD programming options in Los Angeles, New York and Dallas


REDWOOD CITY, Calif., Sept. 16, 2009—BigBand Networks, Inc. (NASDAQ: BBND), a leader in digital video networking, today announced that Time Warner Cable (TWC) will be deploying BigBand’s Switched Digital Video (SDV) solution to offer new programming options in the cable operator’s Los Angeles, New York City and Dallas systems.


“We have launched SDV in over 20 markets to date and know firsthand that, if we want to deploy new programming options for our customers, SDV is the fastest, most cost effective method for our existing network,” said Kevin Leddy, Time Warner Cable’s executive vice president of technology policy and product management. “With the bandwidth that has been reclaimed Time Warner Cable is able to offer over 100 high definition channels to our customers and can launch such services more

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BIGBAND NAMES SEAN ROONEY SENIOR VICE PRESIDENT OF WORLDWIDE SALES

sean-rooney.JPG20 year veteran takes helm of sales organization at digital video networking innovator


REDWOOD CITY, Calif., Aug. 11, 2009—BigBand Networks, Inc. (NASDAQ: BBND), a leader in digital video networking, today announced that the company has appointed Sean Rooney as senior vice president of worldwide sales. Mr. Rooney will oversee BigBand’s global sales organization and functions across all major accounts, reporting to David W. Heard, chief operating officer.


“Sean is a seasoned sales executive with a proven track record in strategic sales development and management,” said David W. Heard, Chief Operating Officer of BigBand Networks. “His experience in breaking new ground with large, multi-national companies in the broadband industry will help us continue to grow, scale and add tremendous value to our customers, partners and shareholders.”


Mr. Rooney brings more than 20 years of experience in sales, business development, marketing and more

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