Netstream Selects Entone For Swiss IPTV Deployments

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Entone, Inc., the IPTV connected home company, today announced that their Hydra™ HD IPTV video gateway and Amulet™ HD IPTV receiver have been selected by Netstream for their operator's high-definition (HD) IPTV service deployments in Switzerland.

Switzerland represents one of the fastest growing IPTV markets in Europe

Entone, Inc., the IPTV connected home company, today announced that their Hydra™ HD IPTV video gateway and Amulet™ HD IPTV receiver have been selected by Netstream for their operator's high-definition (HD) IPTV service deployments in Switzerland.

Netstream is an innovative Internet service provider (ISP) based in Dübendorf, Switzerland, providing managed services and systems integration to a well-known list of telephone operators throughout Switzerland.

"Our customers wanted a reliable solution that would allow them to rapidly deploy IPTV services. We needed a robust IPTV set-top solution that was integrated with Minerva Networks' iTVManager middleware platform," stated Reto Kasser, CTO of Netstream. "We selected the Entone solution because of its field-proven track record and its capability to use existing in-home wiring infrastructure."

Entone's Hydra HD and Amulet HD enable HD IPTV and broadband video services using MPEG-4 (AVC/H.264) compression technologies. The devices and their software platforms are pre-integrated with the world's leading middleware and digital rights management solutions and offer an array of optional features such as a digital video recorder (DVR), an ATSC/QAM tuner (for North America), or a DVB-T/DVB-C tuner (for EMEA) for receiving over-the-air broadcast television. For a wider distribution of video content throughout the home, Hydra HD and Amulet HD also support a broad range of home networking technologies such as 802.11n, HomePlug, and HomePNA 3.0. These robust features enable service providers to offer new revenue-generating services such as whole-home DVR.

"Switzerland represents one of the fastest growing IPTV markets in Europe," commented Ian Jefferson, VP of Business Development at Entone. "The Netstream deployments further represent Entone's commitment to providing world-class IPTV solutions tailored for the European marketplace. We are pleased to be working with Netstream on their IPTV rollouts and we look forward to supporting them in their success."

About Entone, Inc.:
Entone is an innovator of IPTV home connectivity solutions. Initially established in 1999 by the team that deployed the world's first commercial IP telco video service, Entone's proven technology enables service providers to reliably deliver integrated video and broadband services using existing in-home networks. Entone has worked with a number of the world's leading video service operators and is recognized for its practical focus on improving the business case for video services by offering products that address key CAPEX and OPEX issues commonly associated with deploying IP video services. Entone is a privately held company with headquarters in California and offices in Hong Kong. The company is backed by leading venture capital firms such as Menlo Ventures and Scale Venture Partners. For more information about Entone, go to http://www.entone.com.

About Netstream:
Netstream was founded 1998 as one of the most innovative Internet Service Provider in the Business Market Segment. The company is highly recognized as a Service Provider for high-end residential users, small-and medium size as well as large corporate customers, covering the complete spectrum of products and service solutions in the areas of Connectivity, Voice, VoIP, Streaming, Hosting, Security and Wholesale. Netstream is a privately held company located in Dübendorf, Switzerland. For more information about Netstream, go to http://www.netstream.ch.

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