Panasonic, Comcast: tru2way Now "Active" in Chicago and Denver

Funai to Launch tru2way-Enabled DVR at CES
Panasonic and Comcast recently announced that tru2way is now "active" in the Chicago and Denver areas: Comcast says that it has activated its first tru2way headends in those regions, and Panasonic says it is now offering its tru2way-enabled Viera HDTV sets in retail at Abt Electronics in Glenview, Illinois, at various Circuit City stores in and around Chicago, and at Ultimate Electronics and Circuit City stores in the Denver area. The companies say they will...

Panasonic Makes Strong Show of Support for tru2way at Cable Show

--Report Alleges Company's tru2way TV Sets Failed CableLabs Testing

--Claims Testing Brought to Light "Dozens and Dozens" of Bugs

Consumer electronics giant, Panasonic, made a strong show of support
for the US cable industry's tru2way standard at the NCTA Cable Show
in New Orleans last month. tru2way-based Panasonic products on
display at the show included: The PCH2180 HD DVR, a multi-tuner...

Consortium Developing Standard for Radio Frequency-Based Remotes

Consumer electronics giants, Philips, Samsung, Sony and Panasonic,
announced last week that they are collaborating on the development of
a standardized specification for radio frequency-based remote controls
for audio-visual consumer electronics devices. Together with Freescale
Semiconductors, OKI and Texas Instruments, the companies have
formed an RF4CE (stands for "Radio Frequency for Consumer
Electronics") Consortium that will attempt to create a new protocol to enable the development of radio frequency remote controls that offer
richer communication, increased reliability and more flexible use.

2nd Annual tru2way Developers Conference Scheduled for May 17th and 18th

The second annual tru2way Developers Conference will be held in
New Orleans on Saturday, May 17th and Sunday, May 18th, just prior
to the NCTA Cable Show . The conference is produced by the NCTA,
in partnership with CableLabs (the originator of the tru2way/OCAP
standard) and premier sponsor, Vidiom Systems , a company that
specializes in tru2way/OCAP technology and that has a long track
record of offering not-for-profit classes and other educational events on
the standard. According to the organizers, the conference will provide a
forum for cable operators, content providers, Java developers, and