We selected the Entone solution because of its field-proven track record and its ability to deliver these advanced services without having to rewire our subscriber's home, thus, expediting our rollout by reducing truck rolls.
San Mateo, California (PRWEB) August 6, 2008
Entone, Inc., a leading provider of IPTV home connectivity solutions, today announced that their award-winning Hydra™ HD IP video gateway and Amulet™ HD IPTV receiver have been selected by Panhandle Telephone Cooperative, Inc. (PTCI) for their high-definition (HD) IPTV service rollout.
PTCI is a progressive IPTV and digital cable provider with "quad-play" residential and business communication services throughout the Oklahoma Panhandle and portions of the Texas Panhandle. Services include local and long-distance telephone, DITV (digital interactive TV) and digital cable TV with 140+ channels, TV web surfing and DVR, high-speed Internet and wireless service with free mobile-to-mobile.
"To be competitive in this dynamic marketplace, we needed a reliable, whole-home network solution that would allow us to cost-effectively deliver new and advanced IPTV services, such as HDTV, on-screen caller ID, and interactive applications," stated Ron Strecker, CEO of PTCI. "We selected the Entone solution because of its field-proven track record and its ability to deliver these advanced services without having to rewire our subscriber's home, thus, expediting our rollout by reducing truck rolls."
Hydra HD IP video gateway and Amulet IPTV receiver are part of Entone's Connected Home Solution that eliminates the need for multiple set-top boxes or new home wiring to deliver IPTV services. They also support whole home networking technologies such as HomePNA, HomePlug, and 802.11n which enable high speed delivery of rich media throughout the home using existing coax wiring. This dramatically improves the business case for IPTV services by reducing the installation costs and eliminating the complexities associated with IP video deployment.
"We are pleased that PTCI has selected Entone for their high-definition IPTV rollout," said Steve McKay, Entone's CEO. "We are excited to be adding PTCI to our roster of more than 30 service providers deploying with Entone. We look forward to supporting PTCI as they launch new IPTV services."
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 Inc., go to http://www.entone.com.
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