UDcast and Dimetis Showcase New DVB-H Network Control System at IBC 2007

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Next Generation Mobile TV services benefit from advanced end-to-end Monitoring & Control solution, optimizing regional advertising efficiencies.

Sophia-Antipolis, France and Dietzenbach, Germany (PRWEB) September 8, 2007 -- UDcast, a leading provider of solutions enabling full IP over broadcast and satellite media, and Dimetis GmbH, a German-based OSS supplier to world-class, large-scale telecommunication, media and broadcast carriers, announced today the integration of UDcast's DVB-H and DVB-T network monitoring solutions with the Dimetis BOSS© (Broadcast Operations Support System) BROADCAST NetView network management platform. The combined technology solution will provide for efficient remote site management and improved quality of service across Mobile TV networks.

"This partnership underscores the value that a comprehensive end-to-end network monitoring solution utilizing a video-aware, Broadcast OSS platform brings to Mobil TV broadcasting. The end result is a significant increase in operational efficiencies and customer satisfaction across the entire network," exclaimed Willibald Striegl, VP Marketing & Business Development for Dimetis.

"This represents the first time that the most advanced DVB-H monitoring probe is integrated into an end-to-end multi-stage network control system. With this integration, UDCast and Dimetis provide a unique market solution by supporting regional advertisements as well as efficient control and monitoring of remote-sites and stations," added Filip Gluszak, CMO, UDcast.

UDcast's mobile TV solutions are currently deployed in over 30 countries around the world, including the first large scale commercial networks in Finland, Vietnam, Philippines and Italy.

As part of the companies' agreement, Dimetis will also serve as a reseller of UDcast's DVB-H solutions to broadcasters, mobile operators and network integrators throughout Europe, eventually expanding across the globe.

The two companies will demonstrate their unique solution at IBC 2007, taking place September 7-11 at the RAI Amsterdam. Visitors to the Dimetis booth at IBC (Hall 3, Booth 3.144) will see the UDcast GOLDENEAGLE®, a sophisticated network monitoring device, monitoring, analyzing and validating compliance to the DVB-H standard.

The Austrian state broadcaster ORS has utilized the Dimetis BOSS platform over the last three years for DVB-T and DVB-S operations. Recently, ORS has also successfully tested the UDcast DVB-H platform. "The integration of UDcast solutions into the Dimetis BOSS platform is very valuable and exciting for us. We've had exceptional experience with the products of both companies," commented Norbert Grill, Head of DVB in ORS.

About UDcast:
UDcast is a leading provider of IP over broadcast media, focusing on IPTV to the mobile DVB-H solutions as well as satellite-aware enterprise networking solutions. UDcast provides DVB-H standard compliant solutions for the delivery of IPTV to mobile devices. In addition, UDcast provides satellite aware IP appliances that bring terrestrial-like performances and security to broadband satellite links. UDcast's feature rich solutions enable broadcasters, operators and satellite service providers to deliver revenue-generating value added services that meet enterprise and consumer needs. The company was recently recognized by Red Herring as one of the top 100 private European companies that are driving the future of technology in the 2007 Red Herring Europe list. Founded in 2000, UDcast maintains its global headquarters in Sophia Antipolis, France. For more information, visit http://www.udcast.com.

About Dimetis:
Dimetis, headquartered in Dietzenbach, Germany, is a leading software and hardware Systems Integrator, providing standards-based and customized Video OSS solutions. Its BOSS© platform is deployed in various configurations at some of the world's largest Carriers and TV Broadcasters, including: : AboveNet, ARD, Deutsche Telekom, HanseNet, Level 3/Broadwing, ORF+ORS, SRG SSR, Telekom Austria(TA), Westdeutscher Rundfunk (WDR), and ZDF. (http://www.dimetis.de)

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