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Viodi View – 06/22/18

50 Capitals for 25 Years

50 Capitals for 25 Years - Interview with C-SPAN Peter Kiley
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The C-SPAN Bus made news for its appearance in Juneau, as part of C-SPAN’s ongoing celebration of a quarter century of supporting its affiliates and their customers with educational tours via its familiar bus. In an interview with Viodi at the 2018 ACA Summit, C-SPAN VP of Affiliate Relations, Peter Kiley, discusses the 2018 tour, which is making stops in all 50 state capitals. Hopefully, attendees will have a chance to see the bus in person at The Independent Show next month at Disneyland. Anaheim could be a future capital if Tim Draper’s dream is realized.

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IPv4 to IPv6 – A Transition Path & More #WEC18

Is there another way to help deploy broadband in the developing world?
Is there another way to help deploy broadband in the developing world?

A carrier-grade, NAT is how Drew Rudnick of A10 Networks describes their offering that allows an operator to multiply their existing pool of IPv4 addresses, forestalling the need to move to IPv6. Their offering could be useful for an operator transitioning from IPv4 to IPv6, dealing with the explosion of IoT devices or one that has one-time or sporadic needs, such as an event where there might be a spike in demand for IP addresses.

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A10 Networks product is similar in concept to the work of Abraham Chen, who first published his idea for an IPv4 alternative to IPv6 in the Viodi View in 2015.  Chen reports that,

“utilizing SPR (Semi-Public Router), not only assignable IPv4 public addresses become so abundant making migration to IPv6 unnecessary for sometime to come, but also the root cause to Cyber Security issues is much mitigated. This is a generic solution that applies everywhere. However, its deployment probably will begin from emerging regions and rural areas of the developed countries where public IPv4 address allocation is in short of supply.”

The need for a better approach might even be wider spread than Chen initially thought, as shown by this Oracle/Dyn report titled, IPv6 Adoption Still Lags in Federal Agencies. Chen’s draft IETF document – co-authored by Abhay Karandikar, Director of Indian Institute of Technology – Kanpur – explains his concept and its relevance.

Read About His Proposal for an Adaptive IPv4 Address Space Here (IETF Site)


The Invisible, Magic Hand

uSens at AWE 2018
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Using a single low-cost camera to detect 26 skeletal points and mimic hand gestures in real-time is the trick that uSens has seemingly mastered. Anchored by a relatively lightweight, deep learning algorithm, their software runs on android smartphones and only requires a single core of processing power and no external calls to a cloud compute engine. This could have applications beyond fun and games and will soon find its way into automobiles.

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A 21st Century Transit Solution – Piloted in Houston Without Pilots

The autonomous shuttle circulator solution for first/last-mile transport.
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An autonomous first/last-mile circulator/shuttle combined with autonomous buses that connect disparate business districts could be the long-term solution to Houston’s traffic and congestion woes. Speaking at the SmartDrivingCar Summit, Sam Lott, Research Assistant Professor at Texas Southern University and Principal at Automated Mobility Services, LLC, describes a soon-to-be pilot that will launch on the campuses of Texas Southern University and the University of Houston that will provide, low-speed, autonomous mini-buses to ferry people across campus

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Some Innovative New Thinking and Some Big Impacts

Ruth Cox CEO of PropectSV interviewed at the 2018 Innovation and Impact Summit.
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What was the bigger announcement? That the Valley Transit Authority is looking at how they transform the organization to become a mobility manager or that they are looking at autonomous buses in rights-of-way they own, instead of fixed rail solutions. These were just a few of the may insights from ProspectSV’s Innovation and Impact Symposium, held on May 31st, 2018 at the San Jose City Hall.

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A Chance to Reinvent the Way We Live – Thanks to MaaS & More

The many options that are available in a world where mobility turns into a service.A recurring idea at the Prospect SV 2018 Impact and Innovation conference is that changes to mobility will have the potential for large positive impacts on the built environment and energy consumption. Speakers at the conference embraced these upcoming changes as opportunities to improve the quality of life, particularly in urban areas. Jesse Denver, DER Program Manager for the City and the County of San Francisco’s Department of the Environment, suggested that these changes provide a “Chance to reinvent the way we live.”

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The Crash That Didn’t Have to Happen #

Continuing the thread from the previous Viodi View, the Uber Arizona crash didn’t have to happen, as the latest news is that the safety driver was apparently watching The Voice over streaming video service Hulu for approximately 42 minutes before crashing into the pedestrian/bicyclist. One intriguing question is whether this Hulu metadata could be used in a potential criminal case against the driver. Given today’s U.S. Supreme Court Carpenter decision regarding privacy of cell phone location data, would a warrant for Hulu data be required? Hulu’s privacy policy makes it clear that they will share the viewer’s data with legal authorities, “and to comply with or respond to the law or legal process or a request for cooperation by a government entity, whether or not legally required.”


Some Tweets and Short Thoughts:

  • @Sliccardo “The @CityofSanJose has reached agreements w/ @verizon, @ATT & @mobilitie (Sprint) to launch largest small cell infrastructure deployment of any U.S. city, improve wireless service in SJ & generate $24M to connect residents on the wrong side of the digital divide.” Will T-Mobile join the party or are they assuming they will piggyback on what Sprint builds?
  • “It ain’t about the tech, it’s about human-centric design” @gkarayannis regarding mobility automation, the built-environment and their interaction at the Innovation and Impact Summit.
  • And here is the link to the videos & summary of Ron’s session from the Teachers Village & More forum referenced in last’s month’s Viodi View. It is more than housing, it’s about creating a learning community. Lots of good info.

The Korner – Talking Racing Culture & More with Dave DeSpain #TIS17

Mark Warmouth's drag racer
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“Stick and ball sports – football, baseball and basketball – are essentially subsidized at every level, starting with schools”, says Dave DeSpain, host of The Dave DeSpain Show on MAVTV. In this interview, film at the 2017 Independent Show, he contrasts those sports with auto racing, which requires not only a commitment to the sport, but a significant financial commitment and fundamentally about family as well. Technological changes, such as the smart phone and the potential decline of personal driving, are affecting the audience as well. DeSpain suggests that the sport will continue to evolve to meet the audience.

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Author Ken Pyle, Managing Editor

By Ken Pyle, Managing Editor

Ken Pyle is Marketing Director for the Broadband Forum. The mission of this 25+-year-old non-profit “is to unlock the potential for new markets and profitable revenue growth by leveraging new technologies and standards in the home, intelligent small business, and multi-user infrastructure of the broadband network.”

He is also co-founder of Viodi, LLC and Managing Editor of the Viodi View, a publication focused on the rural broadband ecosystem, autonomous vehicles, and electric aviation. He has edited and produced numerous multimedia projects for NTCA, US Telecom and Viodi. Pyle is the producer of Viodi’s Local Content Workshop, the Video Production Crash Course at NAB, as well as ViodiTV. He has been intimately involved in Viodi’s consulting projects and has created processes for clients to use for their PPV and VOD operations, as well authored reports on the independent telco market.

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