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Outstanding companies that owners of multiple-dwelling-unit properties rely on to
provide technology amenities to their residents
A BBC Staff Report
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n 2012, Broadband Communities
presented the first Top 100 list dedicated to
companies that serve the multiple-dwellingunit (MDU) market. Because of the response
it evoked, we’ve decided to make the listing an
annual event.
This list is more technology neutral than
the FTTH Top 100 list that Broadband
Communities publishes each July. A property
owner whose most urgent priority is to improve
indoor cellular coverage, get satellite dishes off
balconies or add more high-definition stations
to a community’s channel lineup can find
resources here.
However, the list does not address
all possible applications of technology in
multifamily housing. It focuses specifically
on technologies used to make properties more
attractive to residents.
Included are companies that do one or more
of the following:
• Sell video, Internet, telephone and related
services to residents of multifamily
properties, either individually or in bulk,
The specific technology amenities that
attract MDU residents may vary according
to the demographics of a community.
through agreements with property owners
• Design, build or manage broadband networks
in multifamily properties under contract to
property owners or service providers
• Offer expertise to property owners or service
providers about the legal, financial and
marketing aspects of delivering broadband
• Provide equipment for wired broadband
networks in MDUs
• Provide equipment for video headends and
video distribution in MDUs
• Provide equipment for wireless broadband
(either cellular or Wi-Fi) in MDUs
• Provide back-office software or services for
subscriber management, customer care,
billing and related functions
• Offer solutions for MDU technology
amenities beyond the triple play.
Some of these companies sell products and
services directly to property owners, and others
sell products and services to their providers, such
as private cable operators. However, whether
property owners deal directly or indirectly with
these companies, they all provide solutions that
property owners should be aware of.
CRITERIA AND SELECTION
PROCESS
To select the Top 100 MDU technology
providers, Broadband Communities relied on a
panel of industry experts that included property
owners and their advisers. Because experts don’t
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MDU TOP 100 AT A GLANCE
Alphabetical List . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . | 22
Service Providers . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . | 24
Design, Engineering, Installation and Service Management . . . . . . . . | 30
Other Consulting and Contract Negotiation . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . | 32
Equipment – Wired Broadband . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . | 34
Equipment – Video Headend, Video Distribution and Related . . . . . . | 38
Equipment – Wireless Broadband . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . | 40
Back-Office Software and Services . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . | 42
Broadband Applications . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . | 44
Companies to Watch . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . | 45
always agree and because changes were
taking place in the industry as this
feature was researched and prepared,
the magazine’s editors made the final
selections.
In addition to operating in the U.S.
market, companies needed to do the
following:
• Provide products or services
that help property owners
create technology amenities
to attract and retain residents.
The technology amenities that
attract and retain residents vary
depending on the residents an
owner is trying to attract and retain.
Some demographics are looking for
blazing Internet speeds, over-thetop video solutions and ubiquitous
wireless coverage; others want a
wide variety of linear TV channels;
others may want specialized
channel lineups or the option of
health-monitoring solutions. Of the
companies on this list, some offer
services targeted to a specific niche,
and others offer flexible solutions
that can be tailored to the needs of a
particular community.
• Have a history of innovation
and successful deployments.
Companies on the list may have
been recommended by advisory
panel members based on firsthand
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knowledge or may have been
subjects of case studies in this
magazine or elsewhere.
• Identify MDUs as a target market.
Many technology products are
frequently used in MDUs but are
not specifically marketed to or for
them. For example, cable settop boxes are found throughout
MDUs everywhere, but they
cannot be specifically classified as
MDU products. Though only a
minority of the companies on this
list focus exclusively on the MDU
market, most have sales divisions or
specialized offerings that address this
market and understand its needs.
Don’t miss the Companies to Watch
list, a baker’s dozen of companies that
may not be as large or well-established
as the Top 100 but are making names
for themselves with innovative offerings.
To nominate your company or a
technology partner for next year’s list,
write to masha@bbcmag.com.
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TOP 100 MDU TECHNOLOGY PROVIDERS 2013
TOP 100 MDU TECHNOLOGY
PROVIDERS FOR 2013
3M Company/Communication Markets Division
Access Media 3
ADTRAN
Advanced Media Technologies
Advanced Multimedia
AFL
Airwave Networks
Alcatel-Lucent
Allied Telesis
Alpha Technologies
AT&T/AT&T Connected Communities
ATX Networks
Aurora Networks
Axell Wireless
Bandwidth Consulting
Blonder Tongue Laboratories
Blue Top Communications
Bright House Networks
Broadband Consulting (dba Broadband Planning)
Broadband Enterprise
Bulk TV & Internet
Cablevision Systems Corporation
Calix
Campus Technologies
Carl Kandutsch Law Office
Cautela Solutions
CenturyLink/CenturyLink MDU Solutions
Charles Industries
Cielo Systems
Clearfield
Comcast Corporation
Control4
Corning/Corning Cable Systems
Cox Communications
Davis, Craig & Taylor
Dell
DirecPath
DIRECTV
DISH Network
Display Systems International
EnGenius Technologies
ETI Software Solutions
Foxcom
Frontier Communications
Gray Robinson
Graybar
Great Lakes Data Systems
Healthsense
Hotwire Communications
Hubacher & Ames
IBBS
InfiniSys Electronic Architects
Ingersoll Rand
Inspire WiFi
KABA/Saflok
KGP Logistics
Korcett Holdings
Legrand
Leviton Manufacturing
Mac-Gray
Mesh Networks
Mobilitie
Momentum Telecom
Multiband
Multicom
Multilink
National Wi-Fi
North American Cable Equipment
NorthStar Telesolutions
OFS
Pace International
Pavlov Media
PDI-SAT
Pico Digital
Power & Tel
RCN Corp
RealPage
RealtyCom Partners
Ruckus Wireless
SeniorTV
Speedcast Connect
Spot On Networks
Suddenlink Communications
Sumitomo Electric Lightwave
Suttle
TE Connectivity
The Broadband Group
Time Warner Cable/TWC Community Solutions
Toner Cable
Ubiquiti
Verizon Communications/
Verizon Enhanced Communities
ViewTEQ
Walker and Associates
Wilson Electronics
Windstream
WOW!
zBoost
ZCorum
ZeeVee
Zhone Technologies
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3M Company/Communication Markets Division
www.3M.com/telecom
Alcatel-Lucent
www.alcatel-lucent.com
3M specializes in fast, easy connectivity for in-building
fiber, copper and coax networks – everything from building
entrance terminals to frames to pathways and connectors.
Alcatel-Lucent is a worldwide leader in wired and
wireless broadband access equipment, IPTV and IP video
solutions, connectivity hardware and other categories of
communications equipment.
Access Media 3
www.am3inc.com
This private cable operator offers bulk DIRECTV
programming, wired and wireless Internet and voice services
in 700 communities in 20 states. The company has grown
rapidly through acquisitions and organic growth and is
building 10G networks in five metro areas.
Allied Telesis
www.alliedtelesis.com
Allied Telesis solutions for service provider and enterprise
networks include IP/Ethernet-based core, access and
customer-premises products as well as technology to support
IPTV and over-the-top video applications.
ADTRAN
www.adtran.com
Alpha Technologies
www.alpha.com
ADTRAN supplies IP/Ethernet-based products that are used
throughout the global communications infrastructure, both
wireline and wireless.
Widely used in cable television, communications and data
networks worldwide, Alpha’s line of power products includes
standby, non-standby and uninterruptible power supplies, surge
suppressors, enclosures, batteries and powering accessories.
Advanced Media Technologies
www.amt.com
AMT is a value-added reseller with a complete line of
FTTH, IPTV and CATV products. In addition to providing
technical support for RF and IP video distribution systems,
AMT provides turnkey solutions for digital TV headends,
CMTS and VoIP deployments.
Advanced Multimedia
www.advancedmultimediacom.com
Advanced Multimedia provides consulting services to owners,
developers and managers of apartments and condominiums.
Services include negotiating agreements with service providers
to improve video, data and telephone revenue.
AT&T/AT&T Connected Communities
www.att.com/communities
AT&T Connected Communities is the division of AT&T
that works with builders, developers, real estate investment
trusts, multifamily owners and managers and homeowner
associations to provide high-speed Internet, voice, video,
Wi-Fi and wireless services.
ATX Networks
www.atxnetworks.com
ATX Networks is a supplier of products that enable cable TV
operators to support digital TV transition, video on demand,
digital voice, high-speed data and digital video solutions.
AFL
www.AFLglobal.com
Aurora Networks
www.aurora.com
AFL manufactures and distributes a wide range of network
equipment and plans, designs, implements and maintains
communications networks for MDU and master-planned
communities and a variety of service providers.
Aurora Networks specializes in helping operators evolve to
support next-generation services. Traditionally focused on
access equipment for cable operators, Aurora broadened its
portfolio with the acquisitions of the Trident7 FTTH line
from Enablence and the optical transmission equipment
business from Harmonic.
Airwave Networks
www.airwave-networks.com
Airwave is a private cable operator that specializes in student
housing. It serves more than 45,000 student housing beds in
29 states with video, wired and wireless Internet, phone and
surveillance.
Axell Wireless
www.axellwireless.com
Axell Wireless supplies DAS and wireless coverage products
for cellular and public-safety applications.
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TOP 100 MDU TECHNOLOGY PROVIDERS 2013
SERVICE PROVIDERS
Service providers sell voice, video and Internet services (or some combination of these) to residents of MDU properties,
either individually or as bulk services. Service delivery may be based on cable, satellite, telephone, fiber optic or wireless
networks or some combination of these. Featured products and services listed in this category are above and beyond
basic residential voice, video and Internet offerings.
COMPANY NAME
FEATURED PRODUCTS OR SERVICES
RECENT NEWS
Access Media 3
Dedicated customer relationship manager as a single
point of contact for property managers and building
owners; centralized call center for residents
Access Media 3 receives a $6 million cash
infusion; signs purchase agreements
to acquire assets of Ygnition Networks
and Connexion Technologies, giving it
a foothold in 20 states; and finalizes the
acquisition of a majority of the assets of MDU
Communications. With these acquisitions,
it becomes the single largest private cable
operator in the U.S. as well as the largest
private triple-play media services provider to
multiple-dwelling properties.
Airwave Networks
Customizable video services; camera surveillance and
access control systems; on-site technicians
AT&T/AT&T Connected
Communities
Multiroom DVR, TV Everywhere services, Multiview
TV (four channels), Wi-Fi in common areas
AT&T and WaterSide at RiverPark Place
Apartments in Louisville announce an
agreement to offer AT&T services over an
FTTP network to a state-of-the-art apartment
community.
Blue Top
Communications
Bright House Networks Customized entertainment and communications
packages for developers, apartment owners,
management groups and single-family
developments; construction project manager and
account manager; common-area Wi-Fi; community
and gate access channels
Bright House Networks launches new
interactive features and channels for its Bright
House TV App, which allows viewers to watch
live streaming television inside their homes on
a variety of mobile devices.
Bulk TV & Internet
Flexible à la carte programming; option to distribute
TV and Internet as free amenities or to charge tenants
Cablevision Systems
Corporation
Multiroom DVR, TV Everywhere services, Quick View
customized channel guide
Campus Technologies
100 Mbps to the bed Internet access with no limits,
device registration or bandwidth throttling (available
only in some student housing communities)
CenturyLink/
CenturyLink MDU
Solutions
Fiber Lit technology, tailored solutions, managed
security services, Wi-Fi in units and common areas
CenturyLink wires 48,000 homes and
businesses in west Omaha with direct fiber
optic connections, providing gigabit services.
Comcast Corporation
TV Everywhere solution, DVR manager, TV apps,
whole-home DVR and whole-home video on
demand, HD video calling on the TV via Skype, total
home security and home control solution
Comcast rolls out its cloud-based X1 Platform
to Xfinity TV customers in major markets
around the country, working to deliver this
next-generation TV experience throughout its
footprint by the end of the year.
Cox Communications
Customized solutions tailored to specific
communities and their budgets provide the products
and services residents demand. Because each local
market operates as a separate business unit, there are
no remote decision-making delays.
Cox introduces Contour, a personalized
video experience that integrates personal
recommendations into an intuitive new guide,
a tablet app that serves up relevant content to
viewers at home or on-the-go and a DVR that
can record six shows at once.
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TOP 100 MDU TECHNOLOGY PROVIDERS 2013
COMPANY NAME
FEATURED PRODUCTS OR SERVICES
RECENT NEWS
DirecPath
Dedicated account managers and technicians,
dish removal campaigns, common-area wireless,
customized whole-property audiovisual and security
amenities
DIRECTV
Whole-home DVR, TV Everywhere, media share to the
TV, bulk service options
DISH Network
Whole-home DVR, TV Everywhere, Blockbuster @
Home library, bulk service options, customizable
lineups, flexible billing
Frontier
Communications
TumTiki, an over-the-top video service
Hotwire
Communications
Data speeds to 1 Gbps, IP security and surveillance
systems, TV solutions tailored for each community
Multiband
TV Everywhere, common-area wireless solutions, bulk Multiband is acquired by Goodman Networks
service offerings
Incorporated but continues to operate as a
separate entity.
National Wi-Fi
Wireless Internet infrastructure installed at no cost to
owner, incentive programs for property management
staff
Pavlov Media
Tesseractiv solution, which hosts the Web’s most
popular content and delivers it to end users at
transport speeds up to 10 Gbps
Pavlov Media partners with JSM, a student
apartment and property development
company, to feature an astonishing 10 Gbps
Internet connection at its Green Street Towers
property in Champaign, Ill.
RCN Corp
Internet speeds up to 75 Mbps, whole-home DVR, TV
Everywhere offerings
Netflix members in the Greater Boston area
receive the best streaming experience if
they subscribe to RCN, according to the first
Regional Netflix ISP Speed Index Snapshot
published by Netflix Inc.
SeniorTV
Community channel for resident messaging;
accessibility hardware such as hospital-grade TVs,
remotes and iPad mounts; customized therapy
programming for memory loss
Speedcast Connect
Bulk service options, common-area wireless, services
tailored to individual communities
Spot On Networks
UserSafe technology ensures that no user can view
or access another user’s Wi-Fi-enabled device; Smart
Building technology enables energy management,
security and building automation and control.
Spot On Networks releases UserSafe Wi-Fi
Version 2.0., which enhances the Wi-Fi user
experience and provides property clients with
better support features, such as availability
at certain times of day, and additional
deployment options, such as a dedicated Wi-Fi
network for the facilities staff.
Suddenlink
Communications
Wireless home networking, whole-home DVR, home
security services, TV Everywhere services
Suddenlink signs a definitive agreement to
acquire Texas cable systems from Northland
Communications, adding more than 12,000
residential customers.
DISH incorporates features from social TV
leader GetGlue into its second-screen app for
iPad, DISH Explorer. This integration allows
DISH Explorer users to interact with the more
than 4 million GetGlue users. This marks the
first time GetGlue has allowed a third-party
app access to its media feed.
North American Properties partners with
Hotwire Communications to build an ultrahigh-speed FTTP broadband network in
Avalon, a $600 million, 2.4 million-square-foot
resort-inspired, mixed-use development in
Alpharetta, Ga.
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COMPANY NAME
FEATURED PRODUCTS OR SERVICES
RECENT NEWS
Time Warner Cable/
TWC Community
Solutions
Whole-home DVR, TV Everywhere services,
SignatureHome premium services
Time Warner Cable announces an agreement
with Microsoft that will make the TWC TV app
available on the Xbox 360 video game and
entertainment system. Time Warner Cable
video subscribers who are Xbox Live Gold
members will be able to watch up to 300 live
TV channels through the Xbox 360.
Verizon
Communications/
Verizon Enhanced
Communities
Services delivered over an all-fiber-optic network
include Internet access at speeds up to 500 Mbps/100
Mbps, whole-home DVR, and Verizon Concierge, a
community management platform
Verizon announces the enhanced FiOS Mobile
App, which enables Verizon FiOS TV customers
to watch live linear content as well as video on
demand while away from home.
Windstream
Online backup service, over-the-top Roku-based
video service.
WOW!
Whole-home DVR, wireless access to PC-based
content on the TV
Bandwidth Consulting
www.bandwidthconsultingllc.com
million customers in Florida, Alabama, Indiana, Michigan
and California with video, high-speed data and voice services.
Founded by a former private cable operator, this consulting
firm offers strategic marketing and operational advice to
both multifamily owners and technology providers in the
multifamily broadband space.
Broadband Consulting (dba Broadband Planning)
www.broadbandplanning.com
Blonder Tongue Laboratories
www.blondertongue.com
Blonder Tongue provides operators and integrators serving the
cable, broadcast, satellite, IPTV, institutional and professional
video markets with solutions for content contribution,
distribution and video delivery to homes and businesses. Its
portfolio includes standard and high-definition digital video
solutions as well as core analog video and high-speed data
solutions for distribution over coax, fiber and IP networks.
Blue Top Communications
www.bluetopsolutions.com
Blue Top provides video, Internet access and structured
wiring solutions in the multifamily, hospitality and
professional office space markets. It specializes in serving
property owners that want a high degree of ownership and
control over their networks and services.
Broadband Planning is a consulting firm that helps
multifamily owners and service providers deploy the right
broadband services for each community.
Broadband Enterprise
www.broadbandent.com
Broadband Enterprise provides bandwidth and equipment to
cable TV companies.
Bulk TV & Internet
www.bulktv.com
Bulk TV & Internet provides services to MDU markets,
including hotels, long-term care facilities, hospitals,
condominiums, apartments and dormitories. Based in
Raleigh, N.C., the company has equipped more than 225,000
units and 3,000 businesses and serves properties in every
state.
Cablevision Systems Corporation
www.cablevision.com
Bright House Networks
www.brighthouse.com
The sixth-largest owner and operator of cable systems in the
United States, Bright House Networks serves more than 2.4
Cablevision offers advanced digital television, voice and
high-speed Internet services to millions of households and
businesses in the New York metropolitan area.
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TOP 100 MDU TECHNOLOGY PROVIDERS 2013
Calix
www.calix.com
Cielo Systems
www.cielosystems.net
Calix supplies fiber and copper access solutions in 80
countries globally, including to 85 percent of U.S. local
exchange carriers. Its software solutions help providers
analyze, manage and plan network usage and capacity.
Cielo Systems International is a systems integrator for wireless
network infrastructure. Its services include installations, sales
of network equipment, engineering and project management.
Campus Technologies
www.campustechnologies.net
With more than 10 years of dedicated student housing
technology experience, Campus Technologies works with
diverse student housing owners and operators to implement
and operate technology amenities for their residents.
Carl Kandutsch Law Office
www.kandutsch.com
This small law firm, headed by a former FCC attorney,
provides comprehensive legal services to owners and managers
of apartment, condominium, and other common-interest
communities nationwide, as well as to broadband service
providers.
Cautela Solutions
www.cautela-solutions.com
Cautela Solutions works with developers, owners, providers
and general contractors to evaluate, design and install lowvoltage structured wiring and wireless solutions. The firm has
experience in both new construction and retrofits.
CenturyLink/CenturyLink MDU Solutions
www.centurylink.com;
www.centurylink.com/mdu
With the acquisition of Embarq and Qwest, CenturyTel
became CenturyLink, a Tier 1 telecommunications provider.
CenturyLink MDU Solutions offers advanced voice, video,
Internet, Wi-Fi and security solutions to multifamily owners
in 22 states.
Charles Industries
www.charlesindustries.com
Charles Industries supplies a comprehensive line of active and
passive, metallic and nonmetallic environmental enclosure
solutions for communications and power distribution
applications.
Clearfield
www.clearfieldconnection.com
Clearfield’s craft-friendly line of fiber management products
uses the same basic building blocks from the central office to
the home. This modular approach makes it easy to configure
fiber distribution systems for buildings of any size and shape.
Comcast Corporation
www.comcast.com;
xfinity.com/multifamily
Comcast is the largest U.S. cable provider. XFINITY services,
delivered over Comcast’s digital network, include TV,
Internet, phone and home management, providing residents
with entertainment and connection – anywhere, anytime, on
any screen.
Control4
www.control4.com
Control4 personalized automation and control solutions can
control virtually any device in a home or business – lighting,
music, video, security and energy. The company was a leader
in making home automation affordable and convenient,
and its solutions are widely used in multifamily units and
common areas.
Corning/Corning Cable Systems
www.corning.com;
www.corningcablesystems.com
Corning Cable Systems’ fiber optic and copper product
solutions include cables, connectors and related hardware,
network design, project management, installation and
maintenance. It also offers a portfolio of in-building wireless
infrastructure solutions.
Cox Communications
www.cox.com;
www.coxbusiness.com/mdu
The third-largest cable and broadband provider in the
country, Cox Communications pioneered the triple-play
bundle of television, Internet and telephone. More than 1.9
million multifamily community residents live in Cox Digital
Communities.
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TOP 100 MDU TECHNOLOGY PROVIDERS 2013
DESIGN, ENGINEERING, INSTALLATION AND SERVICE MANAGEMENT
These companies perform some of the same functions that service providers perform in MDUs, and some actually are
service providers in other MDUs.
COMPANY NAME
FEATURED PRODUCTS OR SERVICES
RECENT NEWS
Advanced Media
Technologies
Assistance with standardizing and refreshing
technologies, upgrading service offerings, reengineering facilities and designing and launching
new systems for CATV, IPTV, SMATV or hybrid video
systems
AFL
Design, development and delivery of end-to-end
FTTH solutions for the MDU market
Aurora Networks
Network design, engineering, installation and
maintenance during the startup period
Broadband Consulting
(dba Broadband
Planning)
Construction management; design of specifications,
outlet placement, routing of distribution systems,
locations of equipment rooms and conduit placement
Broadband Enterprise
Design and installation of cable and wireless
equipment in MDUs
Campus Technologies
Low-voltage specification and design; network
design and implementation; technology due
diligence and site survey; network operations,
monitoring, management and troubleshooting; help
desk; wireless overlay; rescue and rehab of problem
Internet infrastructure and services at student
housing properties
Cautela Solutions
Fiber splicing; design and implementation of
wired and wireless networks and structured
cabling systems; network installation, testing and
maintenance
Cielo Systems
Needs evaluation, site surveys, path analysis, financial
analysis, RF interference, network design, network
management
InfiniSys Electronic
Architects
Planning and design for fiber to the apartment
(current or future) and such technology amenities as
high-tech fitness centers and wireless Internet; lowvoltage design; installation bid management; project
management
University House Central Florida, with
technology designed by InfiniSys Electronic
Architects, wins the Grand Award in the 2013
Gold Nugget Awards.
Inspire WiFi
Installation of wireless networks throughout
public spaces and common areas of multifamily
communities, assistance in marketing to and
connecting residents, technical support, monitoring
and maintenance
Advenir Real Estate Management, a
nationwide real estate investment company,
recently partnered with Inspire WiFi to
install wireless services in two new rental
communities in Colorado.
KGP Logistics
Construction and installation services, site surveys
and permitting, installation engineering, turn-up and
testing, RF studies and microwave path analysis
Korcett Holdings
Network design, engineering and operation;
bandwidth management; technical support
Mobilitie
Financing, design, building, operation and
management of in-building distributed antenna
systems, providing state-of-the-art technology and
vendor-agnostic solutions
Cautela Solutions plans to launch a new
venture, Clarus Construction, focused on
deploying broadband networks in new
student housing communities.
Mobilitie installis a new high-speed DAS at
the Honda Center in Anaheim, Calif., that will
provide enhanced wireless connectivity to
attendees at Anaheim Ducks games and other
events and concerts hosted at the venue.
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COMPANY NAME
FEATURED PRODUCTS OR SERVICES
Multiband
Design, integration and implementation of inbuilding wireless voice and data systems
Multicom
Engineering, design, assembly and testing of
headends, digital signage and networks ranging from
Ethernet to fiber optics
Pace International
Design of video delivery systems for satellite master
antenna TV, L-Band multiswitch systems, QAM, QAM/
SMATV hybrid and fiber to the premises, curb or
home
PDI-SAT
Implemention of DIRECTV satellite service, including
design and construction of the headend and
distribution system, installation of unit wiring,
assistance in developing the channel lineup, and
technical support
RealPage
Evaluation of existing residential technologies;
planning, design and project management of new
MDU technology builds
The Broadband Group
Operational and financial strategies for network
design, development of low-voltage structured
wiring guidelines, content access agreements,
community intranet planning
Walker and Associates
Systems integration, engineering, installation support
ZCorum
Engineering, hardware selection, network
monitoring, broadband diagnostics
Davis, Craig & Taylor
www.mdulaw.com
The attorneys at this law firm have national reputations
as experts on telephone, video, Internet, rooftop antenna
and wireless services transactions. They advise owners and
managers of multifamily projects, mixed-use and master
planned communities and commercial properties.
RECENT NEWS
TBG is leading technology planning for
MeadWestVaco’s new communities near
Charleston, S.C.
ZCorum is working with MaxLinear on a
software solution that will allow operators
to remotely view and analyze all channels
passing through a cable modem, which will
improve troubleshooting capabilities for both
data and video subscribers.
and Hicks Holdings, provides DIRECTV programming,
along with Internet and voice services, to residents of gated
communities, apartment complexes, condominiums and town
homes.
DIRECTV
www.directv.com
Dell
www.dell.com
DIRECTV delivers satellite TV service to residential and
business customers with an increasing focus on multifamily
solutions. The company has about 20 million U.S. subscribers.
Dell computer hardware is familiar to households and
businesses alike. The networking product line, though not
specifically designed for MDUs, is frequently used for managed
Ethernet networks in student housing and similar facilities.
DISH Network
commercial.dishnetwork.com
DirecPath
www.direcpath.com
DirecPath, a partnership between DIRECTV Group
DISH Network offers triple-play services to multifamily
and multitenant buildings, single-family neighborhoods,
hospitals, assisted-living properties, hotels and universities,
using distribution technology based on fiber optics, L-band
and QAM.
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TOP 100 MDU TECHNOLOGY PROVIDERS 2013
Display Systems International
www.displaysystemsintl.com
North America’s third-largest provider of scrolling TV
listings, DSI provides video messaging systems and TV
listings to companies in the cable, private cable, education,
health care and hospitality industries.
EnGenius Technologies
www.engeniustech.com
Supplier of enhanced-sensitivity wireless communications
technology for voice and data. Its products are widely used in
multifamily and hospitality applications because of their high
transmission power and flexible point-to-point and point-tomultipoint capabilities.
ETI Software Solutions
www.etisoftware.com
ETI develops operation support software that empowers
telecommunication service providers to launch, sell, bill and
provision voice, video and data services.
OTHER CONSULTING AND CONTRACT NEGOTIATION
These companies, which overlap with those in the design and engineering category, offer consultation to property
owners and/or service providers on the legal, financial and marketing aspects of offering technology services in MDUs.
COMPANY NAME
FEATURED PRODUCTS OR SERVICES
Advanced Multimedia
Assistance to new market entrants in planning strategy and delivery, assistance in
negotiating right-of-entry agreements, selection of advanced broadband products
and services for specific demographics
Bandwidth Consulting
Guidance on strategic issues, operational challenges, organizational structure,
service requirements and marketing approaches
Broadband Consulting
(dba Broadband Planning)
Negotiation of right-of-entry agreements and service agreements, assistance
in designing competitive service packages, assistance in launching marketing
campaigns
Campus Technologies
Supplier management and contract negotiation and consultancy
Carl Kandutsch Law Office
Assistance to property owners in soliciting and evaluating service provider bids,
negotiating agreements and auditing revenue share payments; advice and counsel
to service providers with a focus on bringing competition to MDU markets for video
programming providers
Davis, Craig & Taylor
Negotiation of service agreements with major service providers, representation of
owners in a wide variety of technology transactions
Gray Robinson
Negotiating contracts for video, broadband and communications services and
infrastructure with developers, homeowner/condominium associations and owners
of MDU and commercial properties; analyzing issues of compliance and termination
for these contracts; applying state and federal law to such contracts
Hubacher & Ames
Drafting and negotiating service contracts, marketing agreements, rooftop leases,
site license agreements, easements and other access agreements; negotiating
access fees and other compensation; analyzing telecom contracts; advising about
broadband laws and regulations; resolving disputes
InfiniSys Electronic Architects
Service provider contract negotiations, due diligence for building acquisitions
RealPage
Acquisition due diligence; negotiation of service agreements on behalf of property
owners to maximize the value of residential technology assets and services for
owners and residents; monitoring service levels and appropriateness of services on
an ongoing basis
RealtyCom Partners
Portfolio asset and contract analysis, proposal development and review, negotiation
for property rights compensation, contract execution and consolidation, database
management of portfolio contracts, oversight and verification of revenue collection
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Foxcom
www.foxcom.com
Hotwire Communications
www.gethotwired.com
Foxcom provides RF over fiber solutions to the multifamily,
commercial, government and military markets. Multifamily
solutions include equipment for distribution of satellite TV
and data and for in-building wireless coverage.
Hotwire provides advanced fiber optic services to
communities in a number of East Coast markets. It
focuses on multifamily housing, including gated and active
adult communities, single-family home developments,
condominiums and student dormitories.
Frontier Communications
www.frontier.com
Frontier Communications, with 3.2 million customers, is
the nation’s fourth-largest ILEC. It offers voice, broadband,
video, wireless Internet, data security solutions, bundled
offerings and advanced business communications in 27 states.
Gray Robinson
www.gray-robinson.com
The communications practice of this Florida law firm
represents private cable and communications providers and
public and private property owners in contract drafting and
negotiation, transactions, land use and permitting, state and
federal regulatory issues, competitive issues, and state and
federal litigation.
Graybar
www.graybar.com
A specialist in supply-chain management, Graybar is a leading
North American distributor of components, equipment and
materials for telecommunications and other industries. It
stocks and sells nearly 1 million items from thousands of
manufacturers. Value-added services include kitting and
integrated solutions.
Great Lakes Data Systems
www.glds.com
GLDS provides small-to-medium broadband providers with
in-house and cloud-based solutions for billing, subscriber
management and provisioning. The company specializes in
making small operators look big with tools such as automated
outage detection and Web-based customer self-care.
Healthsense
www.healthsense.com
Healthsense provides technology-enabled care solutions for
the senior care continuum, including remote monitoring,
emergency response and wellness management solutions, all
built on a Wi-Fi platform. The company’s flexible technology
helps communities deliver the best possible quality of care.
Hubacher & Ames
www.hubacherames.com
The law firm of Hubacher & Ames concentrates on
telecommunications and technology issues. It works with
some of the nation’s largest multifamily real estate owners and
developers on transactions, contract negotiations, regulatory
proceedings and dispute resolutions.
IBBS
www.ibbs.com
IBBS supports voice and data services for more than 250
cable and broadband providers with its DOCSIS-based cable
provisioning and diagnostics technology, wholesale voice
services, service assurance tools, technical support and other
applications.
InfiniSys Electronic Architects
www.electronicarchitect.com
As an independent technology advisory firm, InfiniSys
creates amenity solutions for new and existing apartments,
condominiums, student housing, hotels, mixed-use
developments, and master-planned communities and
represents developers and property owners in negotiations
with service providers and contractors.
Ingersoll Rand
www.ingersollrand.com;
www.multifamily.ingersollrand.com
Ingersoll Rand Security Technologies manufactures security
and safety products and provides security consulting and
systems integration to create secure, safe environments for
residents and building staff.
Inspire WiFi
www.inspirewifi.com
Inspire WiFi intalls wireless solutions in public spaces and
common areas of multifamily communities, hotels and
hospitals so owners can provide communitywide wireless
Internet service for basic browsing as a free amenity.
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TOP 100 MDU TECHNOLOGY PROVIDERS 2013
EQUIPMENT – WIRED BROADBAND
These companies offer electronics, cabling and connectivity equipment used to deliver broadband services in MDUs
over wired networks, including fiber optic, cable and telephone networks.
COMPANY NAME
FEATURED PRODUCTS OR SERVICES
RECENT NEWS
3M Company/
Communication
Markets Division
3M One Pass Fiber Pathway, One Pass Mini Fiber
Pathway and No Polish Connector – a total package
for installing fiber in brownfield MDUs quickly and
efficiently
One Pass Fiber Pathway adds option of MPO
connector. The new multifiber preterminated
option allows six or 12 fibers to be connected
in one step and eliminates the need for large
FDTs on every floor.
ADTRAN
Total Access Multi-Dwelling Unit ONTs – metal
housing units with hinged doors, designed to house
from one to four ONT modules; Ultra Broadband
Ethernet architecture for distributing FTTB services
to individual units over existing wiring
ADTRAN adds system-level vectoring to
leverage deep fiber and VDSL2 over existing
customer drop facilities to deliver ultrabroadband services up to 200 Mbps to the
home, based on two-pair bonding.
Advanced Media
Technologies
RFoG equipment, such as the PBN OSLAM fiber optic
access multiplexer and Taikan Optical Fiber MDU
Node
AFL
Cable, panels, connectors, assemblies, enclosures,
demarcation boxes, test and inspection equipment
and fusion splicers to support active and passive
fiber-to-the-unit networks in MDUs
Alcatel-Lucent
Compact indoor ONTs for fiber-to-the-unit
deployments, MDU ONTs designed for fiber-to-thebuilding deployments, and a compact, modular,
remote unit capable of operating as an ONU or as a
stand-alone device
Allied Telesis
The iMAP 9000, an integrated multiservice access
platform that supports IP triple-play services
simultaneously over copper and fiber infrastructure
Allied Telesis announces contracts with the
U.S. Air Force to install and operate FTTH
Internet and phone services in military
housing for residents of Misawa Air Base and
Kadena Air Base, Japan.
Alpha Technologies
FlexNet FMPS, a fiber-to-the-premises UPS for
multiple-dwelling, multiple-tenant and smallbusiness unit applications, supports one or two
MDU/SBU ONTs located up to 100 feet away
Alpha announces several new AC, DC and line
power systems that support both single-family
and MDU applications.
Aurora Networks
MDU ONTs that support up to 24 POTS and
1000BASE-T ports from a single device; six models
of RFoG ONUs whose compact size and powering
options facilitate placement in existing apartment
enclosures
Aurora announces a standards-compliant,
optical beat interference–free RFoG solution
optimized for MDU buildings.
Broadband Enterprise
Compact cable modem termination systems with
DOCSIS 3.0 support
Calix
MDU ONTs that terminate FTTH networks at MDU
buildings of various sizes and with different types
of inside wiring; desktop and wall-mounted indoor
MDUs; compact Ethernet service access nodes that
deliver ADSL2/VDSL2 services to MDUs
AFL introduces the LL-580 optical splicing
and distribution enclosure to patch, patch
and splice, express cut/drop fibers and
manage wavelengths in a single enclosure. Its
flexibility makes the enclosure a good fit for
MDU distribution and connectivity and other
commercial services that require weatherproof
field connectivity.
Dutch service provider Teleplaza selects the
Calix E7-2 and E7-20 Ethernet Service Access
Platforms to deliver fiber broadband services
to MDUs in the city of Tilburg. New student
housing and care accommodation for the
elderly are among the first projects to benefit.
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COMPANY NAME
FEATURED PRODUCTS OR SERVICES
Charles Industries
Fiber building terminals (compact indoor enclosures
for fiber aggregation or demarcation of up to 96 fiber
connectors or 432 fiber splices), fiber interconnect
terminals (outdoor enclosure solutions for MDUs),
FBT hubs that provide fiber distribution from indoor
terminals
Clearfield
Microduct solution with pushable fiber, rackmounted patch panels with the flexibility to support
any type of termination, preterminated fiber drops
that can be pushed or pulled through microduct,
wallboxes that use the 12-port Clearview Cassette
Corning Cable Systems Eleven complete MDU solutions, each including fiber
cable, distribution terminals, splitters, connectors
and more, tailored to various building sizes, skill
levels, deployment speeds and riser locations
RECENT NEWS
Clearfield announces the FieldSmart Fiber
Delivery Point KIS Outdoor Enclosure, the first
enclosure to be optimized for pushable fiber
deployment. The enclosure, which houses
single or multicount fiber strands, is designed
for both MDUs and antennas.
The FlexNAP Façade MDU Solution, designed
for medium- and high-rise buildings with
multiple customers per floor and limited
or hard-to-access indoor riser space, is a
preconnectorized, factory-tested solution
designed to save time in network deployment.
Dell
PowerConnect Gigabit Ethernet managed switches
that provide simple, Web-managed end-user
connectivity
Graybar
Graybar’s 164-page MDU Solutions catalog includes
a vast array of products for voice, data and video
delivery and administration; cabling; security and
notification systems; and pathway components.
KGP Logistics
Structured wiring, RapidReel cable spool from TE
Connectivity
Legrand
FTTH enclosures for MDUs designed to support
multiple conduits and shared cable runs;
preconfigured wall plates and connectors; structured
wiring solutions
Legrand launches a next-generation voice
and video distribution solution for structured
wiring systems.
Leviton Manufacturing
Structured media center enclosures, structured
cabling panels, MDU broadband switches and
routers
Leviton announces the Opt-X HD Fiber
Enclosure System, which increases fiber
density by up to 50 percent within the same
rack space for additional interconnect or crossconnect patching. It includes high-density
enclosures, MTP cassettes and adapter plates.
Multicom
Structured wiring enclosures, high-power CATV
mininode for CATV/MDU applications, open GPON
solution
Multilink
MDU enclosures with various accessories and locking
options, wide variety of interior and exterior raceway
molding options, demarcation enclosures, fiber
distribution units
OFS
EZ-Bend InvisiLight for adhesive application of
fiber optic cable in hallways and apartments, V-Linx
spool-and-play solution to minimize long-run riser
installations, SlimBox indoor fiber distribution points,
HomeRun outdoor and indoor cabling systems
Power & Tel
Cable and wiring of all kinds, enclosures for fiber
distribution and structured wiring, switches for
delivering fiber bandwidth over in-building coaxial
wiring
Graybar opens 10 new locations in 2013.
OFS upgrades its single-mode, bendoptimized fiber line with two new offerings,
responding to customer needs for tighter
bends to extend fiber into buildings and living
units.
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TOP 100 MDU TECHNOLOGY PROVIDERS 2013
COMPANY NAME
FEATURED PRODUCTS OR SERVICES
RECENT NEWS
Sumitomo Electric
Lightwave
PureAccess-R5 bend-insensitive, single-mode optical
fiber; PureFit 36-fiber drop cable; FutureFLEX AirBlown Fiber; Lynx2 CustomFit splice-on connectors
Sumitomo Electric Lightwave announces the
Quantum Type-Q101-VS V-Groove Fusion
Splicer, the third splicer in its Quantum Splicer
product line.
Suttle
FutureLink fiber distribution solution for MDUs;
access enclosures, modules, panels, faceplates and
connectors for structured wiring; HomePNA Coax
Ethernet managed bridge master and endpoints that
support triple-play services in an MDU over existing
coax infrastructure
Suttle introduces FutureLink, an umbrella brand
encompassing fiber and copper connectivity
solutions. From the central office all the way
into the premises, FutureLink is designed to
bring flexibility, reliability and higher speeds to
networks while lowering total cost of ownership.
TE Connectivity
Rapid Fiber plug-and-play solution with RapidReel
fiber spooling system for vertical fiber distribution,
Mini Rapid Fiber Distribution Terminal for horizontal
distribution, RealFlex drop cable for garden-style
or horizontal MDU applications, multifunctional
enclosures designed for MDUs, Mini-Breakout fiber
cables with PICO-Breakout fibers and YPSO enclosure
for easy connection of vertical to horizontal fibers
Walker and Associates
Distribution of MDU solutions from ADTRAN, TE
Connectivity, 3M, AFL and other manufacturers;
warehousing, logistics, asset management, custom
cabling and creation of custom network deployment
kits
Zhone Technologies
GPON and active Ethernet desktop ONTs, 24-port
ONTs for fiber-to-the-building applications, outdoor
MDU ONTs for larger apartment buildings, compact
DSLAMs and multiservice access nodes for MDUs,
optical LAN solutions
KABA/Saflok
www.kabamultihousing.com
KABA provides access control systems for multifamily,
educational and military applications. Systems include
electronic locks, keycards, perimeter control and access
management software.
KGP Logistics
www.kgplogistics.com
KGP Logistics is a value-added supplier of supply-chain
services, communications equipment and integrated solutions
to the telecommunications industry. It has a diverse customer
base, a national logistics network and a large portfolio of
manufacturer partnerships.
Korcett Holdings
www.korcett.com
Zhone announces general availability of the
Zhone Unified Provisioning 3.0 software.
Integration of Zhone’s cloud-based provisioning
solution provides a single point from which to
manage and configure an entire network while
reducing network management complexity.
Korcett Holdings works with property owners and ISPs to
design, monitor, manage and support broadband networks
in multifamily housing. Using standardized infrastructure,
it provides stable, reliable Internet service to technologically
advanced residents.
Legrand
www.legrand.us
Legrand is a world specialist in products and systems for
electrical installations and information networks, offering
solutions for use in residential, commercial and industrial
buildings.
Leviton Manufacturing
www.leviton.com
Leviton provides copper, fiber, and power network
connectivity for enterprise, data center, service provider,
and residential applications. Multifamily solutions include
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structured media enclosures, panels, brackets, patch cords,
routers, switches, splitters and more.
Mac-Gray
www.macgray.com
Mac-Gray serves 88,000 multihousing laundry facilities in 44
states, delivering savings on water, sewer, gas and electricity
costs. Its Intelligent Laundry Systems make use of broadband
connectivity to increase resident satisfaction with laundry
facilities.
fiber optic, copper, and coax cable. It also designs headend
and distribution systems and provides a wholesale voice
product for residential and business use.
Multilink
www.gomultilink.com
Multilink manufactures telecommunications network
components for traditional cable MSOs, telcos, regulated
utilities and LAN providers and end users. It supplies
products to the 50 largest MSOs.
Mesh Networks
www.themeshnetworks.com
National Wi-Fi
www.nationalwi-fi.com
Mesh Networks offers broadband management solutions to
enable multifamily property owners, service providers, hotels
and commercial properties to improve Internet quality of
service for end users.
National Wi-Fi is a provider of high-speed wireless Internet
access, primarily in high-rise residential buildings. Its wireless
networks allow residents to connect to the Internet from
anywhere in their community.
Mobilitie
www.mobilitie.com
North American Cable Equipment
www.northamericancable.com
Mobilitie designs, builds and operates indoor and outdoor
distributed antenna systems (DAS) that enhance wireless
coverage in difficult-to-reach areas. The company also
leases and manages wireless towers and deploys a variety of
telecommunications infrastructure assets.
NACE manufactures and distributes products for the satellite
TV, security, networking, fiber optic and home theater
markets. As a DIRECTV master system operator, NACE
provides satellite dealers and installers with equipment
and financial incentives to deliver DIRECTV service to
commercial, hospitality and assisted living facilities.
Momentum Telecom
www.gomomentum.com
Momentum offers cloud-based wholesale voice services for
residences and businesses. Its private-label, residential, digital
voice products, which include many enhanced features, are
used by independent cable operators and municipalities
throughout the United States.
NorthStar TeleSolutions
www.northstartele.com
NorthStar offers subscriber management, billing and
customer care services and software to providers in the cable
television, broadband, direct broadcast satellite, advanced IP
services, wireline and wireless markets.
Multiband
www.multibandusa.com
OFS
www.ofsoptics.com
Multiband is the largest nationwide DIRECTV master
system operator in the MDU market, one of the largest fullservice home service providers, and a provider of software and
integrated billing services to MDUs. Other lines of business
include renewable energy, wireless infrastructure, electrical
power systems, digital signage, commercial audio/video
solutions, hospitality IPTV and VoD.
A fiber specialist, OFS designs, manufactures and supplies
optical fiber, optical fiber cable, specialty photonics and
optical connectivity solutions. It also helps optimize network
designs with its OptiCost FTTx Modeling Services.
Multicom
www.multicominc.com
Pace is an automation and procurement specialist with expertise
in supporting communications systems. As the authorized PCO
hardware and content distributor for DISH Network, it offers
complete solutions for operators. It also carries communications
hardware and installation equipment and tools.
Multicom is a manufacturer and full-line stocking distributor
for end-to-end integration of communications solutions over
Pace International
www.paceintl.com
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TOP 100 MDU TECHNOLOGY PROVIDERS 2013
EQUIPMENT – VIDEO HEADEND, VIDEO DISTRIBUTION AND RELATED
These companies offer equipment related to distributing video services within MDUs.
COMPANY NAME
FEATURED PRODUCTS OR SERVICES
RECENT NEWS
Advanced Media
Technologies
Advanced Media Technologies will serve as
Prebuilt headends built with Blonder Tongue
products and using a space-saving design are racked, a stocking distributor for a new line of ATX
optical transmitters, receivers and nodes. The
wired, balanced and tested.
new line is designed for transporting QAM and
NTSC signals in campus and MDU applications,
allowing facilities to use fiber optic technology
to transport RF over long distances and to
multiple locations.
ATX Networks
UCrypt bulk content transition platform, analog and
digital audio/video deletion/insertion products,
digital voice switches for NSL-based intercom
options, apartment amplifiers and nodes, optical
connectivity products, RF filters and 90-60 VAC power
converters
Blonder Tongue
Laboratories
The SDE-4AV-QAM is a multiprogram SD encoder,
accepting up to four SD programs in NTSC baseband
audio/video format. The four input programs are
digitized and MPEG-2 encoded into four SPTS
or two MPTS available as output in 1xQAM, IP
(GigE/1000BASE-T Ethernet) and ASI.
DIRECTV
Multifamily distribution systems include DIRECTV
IPAdvantage, which uses IP-based technology, and
DIRECTV D2 Advantage, which uses 32-channel
SWiM technology for small properties.
DISH Network
DISH Optical Network, in which an antenna transmits
a signal to a centralized distribution system that
streams programming through fiber optic cable;
QAM Digital, in which a signal is transmitted from a
centralized distribution system directly to residents’
individual receivers; for SMATV, a single DISH
antenna delivers a signal to a centralized distribution
system.
DISH introduces SMARTbox, a flexible,
enterprise-grade satellite television platform
targeted at hotels and hospitality operations
that improves the in-room entertainment
experience for guests and reduces total cost of
ownership for operators.
Display Systems
International
LineUp, a scrolling TV listings guide that can be
integrated with a video messaging system to display
advertisements or community information and
generate revenue; VIP, a remote media player that
powers local cable channels and signage displays;
data services for interactive programming guides
Display Systems International announces
plans to support IPTV listings, including
integrating with Minerva and Mediaroom
middleware.
Foxcom
BsmarTV series of optical receivers; optical
transmitters, including both wall-mountable compact
solutions and conventional chassis solutions
Multicom
Wide range of digital headend products from
Blonder Tongue, Pico Digital, ZeeVee and others;
headend assembly, including racking, balancing,
custom crating and shipping
North American Cable
Equipment
Pre-pack headend systems, including complete
design, assembly, racking, balancing and testing;
DIRECTV D2 Advantage system; satellite amplifiers
ATX introduces the DigiStream HD file/local
content streaming product for hospitality and
bulk-account environments. The DigiStream
unit allows MSOs to enhance hospitality and
commercial video offerings by enabling HD
delivery of an EPG and pregenerated or live
local content to the overall lineup.
Multicom introduces its TotalGUARDIAN
remote headend server product line, which
allows many headends to be maintained and
serviced remotely and thus extends the lives
and capabilities of legacy systems.
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COMPANY NAME
FEATURED PRODUCTS OR SERVICES
Pace International
SMATV and QAM headends – built, balanced, burned
and shipped ready to install; L-band Distribution
System for DISH Network in a box; DISH Optical
Network for MDUs with fiber to the home
PDI-SAT
DIRECTV D2 Advantage system, custom-built
headends (burned, tested and custom crated)
Pico Digital
Equipment for headend accessories, video
processing (analog, digital and HD), video
distribution and connectivity
Toner Cable
Custom-built headends burned, tested and prewired; Toner Cable adds the Televes H30 handheld
cabling and connectivity; storm-proof apartment
test meter to its line of test equipment.
house cabinets
The H30 is a lightweight meter that can
troubleshoot a television system using QAM
digital modulation as well as NTSC analog
signals.
ViewTEQ
Integrated headend systems; custom headends
racked, balanced and pretested
ZeeVee
ZvPro and HDbridge lines of HD modulators allow
MDU operators to add HD channels and integrate
new services such as security cameras and digital
signage.
Pavlov Media
www.pavlovmedia.com
Pavlov Media is one of the nation’s largest private broadband
providers to multifamily housing, operating in more than 140
markets throughout the United States. Its Tesseractiv solution
hosts popular content and delivers it to end users at transport
speeds of up to 1 Gbps.
PDI-SAT
www.pdisat.com
A supplier of equipment and services to the satellite, cable
television, private cable and MDU markets, PDI-SAT sells
PDI headend delivery systems and provides engineering and
installation planning and assistance. It is a master system
operator for DIRECTV in MDUs.
Pico Digital
www.picodigital.com
RECENT NEWS
Pico Digital announces the PD1000 HD
encoding, multiplexing and modulations
system. The system supports multiplexing
of external compressed streams via IP as
well as the ability to multiplex up to four HD
programs in one QAM channel for maximum
bandwidth efficiency and includes integrated
support for an emergency alert system.
The new ZvPro series, based on the same
architecture as the larger HDbridge 2000
Series encoder/modulators, is only 1RU high
and shelf or rack mountable. One ZvPro can
create a digital TV channel and broadcast it
throughout an entire facility.
Pico Digital supplies headend, infrastructure, distribution
and customer-premises equipment to the broadband, satellite,
cable and broadcast markets. The company was formed
in 2010 from the merger of Standard Communications,
X-Digital Systems and Pico Macom.
Power & Tel
www.ptsupply.com
Power & Tel specializes in procurement, sales, materials
management and distribution for the worldwide
telecommunications marketplace, including cable, telephone,
enterprise and government markets.
RCN Corp
www.rcn.com
RCN is a competitive cable provider that delivers triple-play
services to homes in and around Boston, Chicago, New York
City, the Lehigh Valley, Philadelphia and Washington, D.C.,
over a fiber-rich network.
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TOP 100 MDU TECHNOLOGY PROVIDERS 2013
EQUIPMENT – WIRELESS BROADBAND
These companies offer equipment that delivers in-building or communitywide coverage for cellular phone service,
cellular data service, Wi-Fi or other wireless service.
COMPANY NAME
FEATURED PRODUCTS OR SERVICES
RECENT NEWS
ADTRAN
ADTRAN Bluesocket vWLAN, a wireless LAN solution
that uses access points in common areas and a
cloud-based 802.11n controller running in a secure
data center location
ADTRAN announces major upgrade of vWLAN;
Transbeam uses ADTRAN’s Total Access 5000
platform for Ethernet over Copper service and
Bluesocket vWLAN solution to provide managed
Wi-Fi at an iconic luxury hotel in Manhattan.
Alcatel-Lucent
In-building DAS and femto/small cell solutions
Alcatel-Lucent and Qualcomm Technologies
announce a plan to develop small cell base
stations that enhance 3G, 4G and Wi-Fi
networks to improve wireless connectivity in
residential and enterprise environments.
Allied Telesis
Enterprise-class WLAN access points and switches
Axell Wireless
Cellular off-air repeaters; in-building DAS
systems that cover both public safety and cellular
frequencies; system racks and passive components
Corning Cable Systems In-building distributed antenna systems; ONE
Wireless Platform
Axell Wireless develops a fiber repeater
system for public safety in the Burj Khalifa, the
world’s tallest building, which contains both
offices and residences. The system uses the
fiber backbone installed as part of the initial
construction of the building.
Corning introduces the ONE Wireless Platform,
an all-optical, converged, in-building wireless
solution. Built on a high-performance optical
backbone, the platform is designed to handle
core cellular technologies and enable multiple
applications, including wireless LAN, public
safety and location-based services. In addition,
Corning ONE Wireless Platform offers Wi-Fi
support through its built-in Gigabit Ethernet
and Power over Ethernet capability.
EnGenius Technologies The EAP9550 is a long-range, indoor, 802.11n
multifunctional access point/repeater/WDS device
whose smoke-detector appearance is designed to
blend into common areas. It delivers up to six times
the speed and seven times the coverage of 802.11g,
encrypts all wireless transmissions and allows users
to set up, select or deny stations with access to the
network.
Foxcom
Active DAS solution for distributing wireless
connections inside large buildings, 4G/LTE-ready DAS
solution for seamless wireless coverage throughout
any building of any size
Graybar
Systems integration and financing of carrier-neutral,
in-building wireless solutions
KGP Logistics
In-building Wi-Fi and DAS solutions
Ruckus Wireless
Strand-mounted, outdoor, dual-band 802.11n access
points with integrated cable modem outdoor pole;
wall-mounted 802.11n access points with a range of
internal antenna array options; full range of indoor
products
Graybar signs an agreement to distribute the
full line of Corning MobileAccess distributed
antenna system solutions.
Ruckus Wireless launches the dual-band,
concurrent, ZoneFlex 7055 Wi-Fi wall switch,
giving hotel and resort operators an elegant,
low-cost, inconspicuous solution that
leverages existing wired infrastructure while
enabling Wi-Fi to support IP-based guest
services over multiple VLANs.
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COMPANY NAME
FEATURED PRODUCTS OR SERVICES
RECENT NEWS
TE Connectivity
The InterReach indoor distributed antenna system
operates as a extension of the wireless network,
expanding the reach of signals throughout facilities
of any size.
TE Connectivity announces a family of
higher-power remote antenna units for its
InterReach distributed antenna systems. The
higher-power units will reduce the cost of DAS
deployments by requiring less equipment
per installation and can also support highercapacity needs for 4G services.
Ubiquiti
UniFi Wi-Fi system that includes a virtual
management controller and 802.11n access points
CityNet is adding wireless business-class
service to select buildings in Denver, including
loft and apartment buildings, using Ubiquiti
Networks UniFi LR high-power access points
throughout the building structures.
Walker and Associates
Enterprise-class wireless controllers, access points
and gateways
Wilson Electronics
Signal booster solutions for small, midsized and large
buildings, such as the iDEN 800 MHz In-Building
wireless smart technology II signal booster and the
dual-band channelized 800/1900 MHz signal booster
zBoost
zBoost enterprise-level, in-building coverage kits that Wi-Ex, developer of the award-winning line of
include active amplifiers and antennas configured to zBoost cell phone signal boosters, changes its
provide signal strength for multiple cellular providers company name to zBoost. The new zBoost 4G
DataBlast enhances weak signals, resulting in
20X faster data speed.
RealPage
www.realpage.com
RealPage offers software solutions that help property owners
manage their properties and their businesses. Its Residential
Technology Services division provides technology expertise
for multifamily development and rehab projects.
RealtyCom Partners
www.realtycompartners.com
RealtyCom Partners is a telecommunications consulting
and asset management firm specializing in the apartment
industry. It helps property owners maximize the value of a
portfolio’s Internet, voice and cable marketing rights.
Ruckus Wireless
www.ruckuswireless.com
A pure-play wireless company, Ruckus designs and
manufactures smart Wi-Fi systems for service providers and
Wilson Electronics announces the new CI
2070 indoor 4G signal booster, designed for
the residential and commercial technology
integrator market, that will future-proof
installations. This signal booster supports
LTE and other cellular technologies used to
provide strong, reliable cellular coverage
indoors for up to 80,000 square feet.
enterprises. The systems extend signal range and automatically
adapt to changes in the wireless environment to provide reliable
connectivity and consistent performance at long ranges.
SeniorTV
www.seniortv.com
SeniorTV specializes in serving retirement and long-term-care
communities with DIRECTV programming, installation,
TV Guide and messaging channels, as well as Internet, digital
signage and LED TVs.
Speedcast Connect
www.speedcastconnect.com
SpeedCast Connect provides bulk cable, digital TV from
DISH Network, broadband Internet and digital phone
services to multiple-dwelling-unit properties throughout
California. It specializes in senior housing such as assisted
living, retirement homes and nursing home communities and
also serves other apartment and condo communities.
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TOP 100 MDU TECHNOLOGY PROVIDERS 2013
BACK-OFFICE SOFTWARE AND SERVICES
These companies offer software and/or services that help service providers perform such back-office functions as
provisioning, customer care, technical support and bandwidth shaping.
COMPANY NAME
FEATURED PRODUCTS OR SERVICES
RECENT NEWS
Broadband Enterprise
Broadband Enterprise offers deep packet inspection
to manage congestion and reduce bandwidth costs.
Calix
Compass software facilitates connectivity, service
activation and device management at customer
premises as well as analysis of broadband traffic,
usage patterns and applications.
ETI Software Solutions
Triad, a subscriber management and provisioning
solution with modules for order entry, work order
management, service assignment, and rating/billing,
integrates with back-office systems to facilitate
billing and with network equipment to facilitate
flow-through delivery and service management
ETI leverages its relationship with Metaswitch
to deploy visual voicemail on the Mediaroom
IPTV platform for MDU service provider
Hotwire Communications.
Great Lakes Data
Systems
WinCable, a PC-based billing and subscriber
management system that is now also available in the
cloud; WinForce tech and WinForce gateway, which
support technicians in the field; SuperController,
which automates service provisioning from a billing
system
GLDS integrates its WinCable subscriber
management and billing system with Ignite
Payments credit card processing platform.
IBBS
Service activation tools that facilitate DOCSIS cable
provisioning of broadband and voice equipment;
cable diagnostics, bandwidth management and
other service assurance offerings
IBBS launches a mobile version of its
Broadband Explorer (BBX) diagnostics
platform compatible with all leading
smartphones on the market.
Mesh Networks
NetProfit enables bandwidth management and
customer-initiated upgrades to bandwidth and
quality of service; Quota Defender is a network traffic
monitor and shaping bridge.
Mesh Networks announces partnerships
with Staley Technologies and Tinian
Communications to deploy Mesh bandwidth
management products in student housing and
other MDUs.
Momentum Telecom
MOSS (Momentum Operations Support System)
is a cloud-based system that provides network
management with monitoring, provisioning and
managed support for broadband and voice.
Momentum releases a cloud-based call
tracking solution.
Multiband
As a DIRECTV master system operator, Multiband
assists system operators with sales, marketing and
technical support and provides software for billing,
invoicing and field operations.
NorthStar
Telesolutions
Insite business support system includes billing,
rating, customer care, workflow management,
equipment tracking and marketing functions;
services include customer support, tech support,
provisioning, statement and payment processing,
equipment tracking and marketing.
Zcorum
Advanced provisioning, broadband policy
enforcement, customer care, marketing assistance
ZCorum announces the launch of Bandwidth
Commander, a next-generation bandwidth
usage management product that monitors
subscriber bandwidth usage hourly, enabling
better control of peak-time usage. Net-neutral
bandwidth management policies can be
applied dynamically based on parameters
such as time of day, type of plan and the
amount of congestion on the network.
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Spot On Networks
www.spotonnetworks.com
Spot On Networks provides managed Wi-Fi service in
multitenant properties, hotels and commercial spaces. Its
specialty is cost-effective, secure, high-speed wireless Internet
access and managed telecommunications services.
Suddenlink Communications
www.suddenlink.com
The seventh-largest cable operator in the United States,
Suddenlink serves more than 1 million customers with
high-speed Internet, phone, advanced video, online video
(Suddenlink2GO) and home security services.
Sumitomo Electric Lightwave
www.sumitomoelectric.com
Sumitomo Electric Lightwave develops and manufactures
outside- and inside-plant optical fiber cable as well as a variety
of connectivity solutions for communications and enterprise
networks.
Suttle
www.suttleonline.com
Suttle manufactures communications connectivity products
for major service providers and installers. The company
supplies a complete premises connectivity offering for voice,
data and video communications with advanced FTTx, xDSL
and home networking technologies.
TE Connectivity
www.te.com
TE is the world’s largest provider of connectivity solutions for
wired and wireless networks. Products include distribution
frames, panels, raceways, hubs, connectors, wall boxes,
closures, splitters and more.
The Broadband Group
www.broadbandgroup.com
The Broadband Group, a technology and telecommunications
consulting firm, develops plans, specifications and deployment
strategies for master-planned communities, municipalities,
service providers, health care providers and anchor institutions
that want to deliver next-generation broadband services.
Time Warner Cable/TWC Community Solutions
www.timewarnercable.com
The second-largest cable company in the United States, Time
Warner Cable delivers products and services to more than 14
million customers. Services include residential high-speed
data, wireless home networking, digital phone, video on
demand and more.
Toner Cable
www.tonercable.com
This distributor of cable television equipment for all types
of TV signal distribution systems stocks more than 10,000
products from more than 110 manufacturers. Digital and
RF signal distribution, drops, and prepackaged headends are
among Toner Cable’s specialties.
Ubiquiti
www.ubnt.com
Ubiquiti Networks is a next-generation communications
technology company best known so far for its wireless
platforms. Recently, it entered the market for edge routers.
Verizon Communications/
Verizon Enhanced Communities
www.verizon.com;
www.verizon.com/communities
Verizon Enhanced Communities signs access, service and
marketing agreements for FiOS – Verizon’s suite of fiber
optic services – with owners and developers of multifamily
residential, multitenant and mixed-use communities.
ViewTEQ
www.viewteq.com
ViewTEQ manufactures and sells equipment for cable TV
operators, including headends, distribution equipment, test
equipment and drop materials.
Walker and Associates
www.walkerfirst.com
Walker and Associates is a distributor of telecommunications
products for operators of fiber, copper and wireless networks.
It simplifies network deployments with installation, systems
integration and sourcing services.
Wilson Electronics
www.wilsonelectronics.com
Wilson Electronics supplies cellular signal boosters and
antennas that ensure a strong, reliable cellphone signal
indoors. Its building solutions improve cellphone performance
in areas as small as a single room and as large as a warehouse
or multistory building.
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TOP 100 MDU TECHNOLOGY PROVIDERS 2013
BROADBAND APPLICATIONS
These companies provide wholesale services or solutions that enable property owners and service providers to add
technology amenities to their properties or MDU service bundles.
COMPANY NAME
FEATURED PRODUCTS OR SERVICES
RECENT NEWS
Control4
Controllers, touch-screen user interfaces, devices for
automating and controlling audiovisual equipment,
lighting, climate and security
The new Control4 Wireless Music Bridge
enables residents to wirelessly connect
smartphones, tablets or computers to a
Control4 system, allowing them to play their
personal music collections through the home
audio system.
Healthsense
The eNeighbor remote monitoring system detects
falls, manages risk behaviors and discovers
deteriorating health conditions before they worsen;
eNeighbor Vitals monitors for blood pressure, blood
glucose, pulse oximetry and weight.
Trails of Orono assisted living facility in
Minnesota installs the Healthsense eNeighbor
monitoring system.
IBBS
White-label versions of Google Apps, interactive
portals, wholesale VoIP services
IBBS upgrades its voice service infrastructure
to offer residential and business services that
meet stringent availability and time-to-market
demands.
Ingersoll Rand
Planning for security, access control and crisis
management; door and access control hardware; key
control; security management software
Ingersoll Rand’s new Nexia Property Intelligence
solution combines cloud-based software
with electronic door hardware to provide a
multifamily credential management solution
that is flexible and future ready. For an annual
fee, multifamily property owners and managers
can manage credentials and user access for all
their doors, in one or more properties, from
wherever they can access the Internet.
KABA/Saflok
SAFLOK and ILCO electronic locking systems, InSync
locks that communicate by means of a wireless RFID
platform, Kaba Access Control solutions for access
control products
KABA Multihousing installs its RezShield
electronic RFID locking system at Chapelview
Apartments in Brampton, Ontario, a 200-unit
affordable housing community for low-income
seniors and singles and people with disabilities.
Legrand
Access control systems, networked camera systems,
home automation systems, electric vehicle charging
stations
Legrand releases the On-Q Bluetooth 4.0
Receiver, a plug-and-play input to any home
audio system that allows users to stream music
wirelessly from smartphones or tablets to
stereo receivers or multiroom audio systems.
Leviton
Manufacturing
Networked camera systems, electric vehicle charging
stations, video entry systems, connectivity for
audiovisual systems
Leviton announces the new Thermostat Display
Control, an unobtrusive device that can control
the climate of any room. Designed to be
used with Leviton’s Omnistat2 RC-2000 series
thermostats, it can control both single and
multistage HVAC systems, using either hardwired or ZigBee wireless communications.
Mac-Gray
LaundryView allows residents to check washer and
dryer availability online; LaundryLinx is a Web-based
system that provides a customized, easy-to-use method
of requesting service; Change Point is an Internet-based
laundry payment and monitoring system.
Momentum Telecom
Private-label residential digital voice products with
assistance for telephony administration, billing
services, regulatory and tax compliance, on-call tech
support and operator-branded web portals
Multicom
Wholesale VoIP services
Zcorum
Wholesale VoIP services
Momentum announces a wholesale VoIP
partnership with Russellville Electric Plant
Board in Kentucky.
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Windstream
www.windstream.com
WOW!
www.wowway.com
Windstream provides high-speed broadband Internet, phone
service and digital TV to 3.3 million access lines in 23 states.
Though primarily a rural provider, it has been targeting
MDU communities with VDSL2 and FTTH services.
WOW! is a competitive provider of residential and
commercial high-speed Internet, cable television and
telephone services. Its recent acquisition of Knology and some
Broadstripe assets makes it the nation’s ninth-largest cable
COMPANIES TO WATCH
These companies were cited by industry advisers or the editors for their innovative offerings in the MDU space.
COMPANY NAME
WEB ADDRESS
American Wireless
Broadband
www.awbworld.com
SUMMARY
AWB provides Internet service to more than 315 MDUs throughout the
Chicagoland area and surrounding suburbs. It supports upload and
download speeds of up to 10 Gbps per building.
CampusConnect
www.campusconnect.net CampusConnect, an Austin, Texas-based network service provider, offers
gigabit Internet service per resident in student housing.
CondoInternet
www.condointernet.com
CondoInternet offers gigabit Internet service to condo and apartment
buildings in Seattle and Bellevue, Wash., using a variety of technologies.
Recently acquired by WaveDivision Holdings, the company is now
planning to expand its geographic footprint.
www.draytek.us
DrayTek’s networking solutions range from gigabit aggregation switches
to enterprise-level firewalls, mission-critical VPN/VoIP facilities, xDSL/
broadband CPE and TR-069 central management solutions.
DrayTek
Dura-Line
www.duraline.com
Dura-Line, a well-known manufacturer of conduit for outside plant,
recently introduced FuturePath, a line of microduct for use in MDUs.
Elauwit Networks
www.elauwit.com
Elauwit’s network consulting, design, building and management services
have saved property owners an average of about 20 percent on services,
construction and deployment. The company also provides bulk tripleplay services, and its Remote Management System allows property
management to control residents’ access to the Internet.
www.connectedlyfe.com
Connected Lyfe, a subsidiary of Lyfe Communications, offers nextgeneration media and communications services to multifamily residential
properties through its proprietary converged network services platform.
Lyfe Communications/
Connected Lyfe
MDU Nettech
Silver Communications
716-817-9992
MDU Nettech (formerly known as Wired Not) is a multifamily wireless
solutions provider that offers stable, high-speed Internet connections,
camera surveillance systems and access control.
www.silverip.com
Silver Communications brings bulk broadband and video to luxury highrises in Chicago. It offers fiber Internet access, digital TV and digital phone
services.
www.solidtechusa.com
SOLiD Technologies is a provider of advanced distributed antenna systems.
USA Wireless Satellite
TV
www.usawireless.tv
USA Wireless Satellite TV provides DIRECTV and home theater services in
residential, MDU and commercial properties in the Chicago area. It sells,
installs and maintains private cable networks in MDUs and MTUs.
ValuePoint Networks
www.valuepointnet.com
SOLiD Technologies
Wolfe Internet
www.wolfe.net
VP Networks makes products for authenticated Internet access of mobile
devices and high-performance seamless broadband connectivity.
Products are designed for guest networks, including those at hotels, MTUs,
MDUs and hospitals.
Wolfe offers direct fiber-to-the-home Ethernet connections to
condominiums, apartment buildings and new home developments.
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TOP 100 MDU TECHNOLOGY PROVIDERS 2013
operator. Its service areas are primarily in the southeastern
and midwestern states.
products enable sharing HD and SD content at an unlimited
number of displays over existing coaxial cabling.
zBoost
www.zboost.com
Zhone Technologies
www.zhone.com
zBoost cellphone signal boosters extend coverage inside
buildings for cellphones, smartphones and wireless data cards
by improving signal strength.
Zhone develops carrier-grade broadband solutions designed
to ensure that bandwidth will never be a constraint. Its access
equipment supports FTTH, DSL, Ethernet in the First Mile
and wireless networks. v
ZCorum
www.zcorum.com
ZCorum provides ISPs with managed broadband services that
include network engineering, monitoring, provisioning, policy
enforcement and more, along with diagnostics, customer care,
hardware selection advice and marketing services.
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ZeeVee
www.zeevee.com
ZeeVee products are designed to create and broadcast HDTV
channels over coax cabling. ZeeVee digital video distribution
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