On-demand services will soon be available in more consumers’ living rooms because of Scientific Atlanta’s new gigabit Ethernet transport (Prisma GbE) system, unveiled Monday at the Society of Cable Telecommunications Engineers show in San Antonio.

The iMux, developed and manufactured by Path 1 Network Technologies of San Diego, is available for shipment worldwide from Scientific Atlanta (NYSE:SFA). It has been tested to be interoperable with major VOD servers, both companies say.

An earlier version of the iMux was originally developed by Path 1 for BarcoNet, n.v. (now owned by Scientific Atlanta). The new, Scientific-Atlanta iMux is the result of significant improvements, which now enable up to 160 video streams to be delivered at increased throughput rates in a distributed hybrid fiber-coax (HFC) network.

Path 1 Network Technologies is a provider broadcast quality video over packet-based networks. From the delivery and distribution of broadcast materials to Video On Demand (VOD), Path 1’s video infrastructure platforms allow transmissions of point-to-point and multiplexed data over legacy Internet Protocol systems.

Scientific Atlanta: www.sciatl.com

Path 1 Network Technologies: www.path1.net