Atlanta, GA (PRWEB) November 03, 2011
Skitter, Inc., the leading converged media technology company, has been selected to present at the 2011 Telergee Alliance CFO & Controllers Conference, held November 2-4 at the Hyatt Hill Country Resort in San Antonio, Texas. The three-day event, hosted by Telergee Alliance, a national network of CPA firms with expertise in serving the telecommunications industry, will bring together financial and management professionals from rural telecommunications companies across the country for networking and educational sessions.
Robert Saunders, president and co-founder of Skitter, Inc., will speak in the Diversification & Broadband Utilization panel, alongside Delbert Wilson of HCTC and Rick Overman of Net America Alliance. The panel is designed to provide best practices for meeting challenges that face rural telecommunications operators, particularly those relative to new technologies, services and customer demands. Saunders will address how rural telcos are becoming more diversified in the types of content they are delivering, especially their Broadband services, and how that diversification is affecting the rural telcos’ bandwidth utilization.
“We’re honored to have been selected to share our insights into the evolving telecommunications industry and the growing trend of customers realizing there are better options in the marketplace than simply traditional cable,” said Robert Saunders, president and co-founder of Skitter. “Skitter TV gives service providers the chance to offer their customers the services they demand, while still remaining profitable.”
Skitter, Inc.’s Skitter TV platform provides an end-to-end, turnkey solution for telephone companies looking to retain broadband customers and further monetize their existing connections to customers’ homes by providing customers a “cable TV experience” through broadcast TV, local TV and Internet TV from one hybrid set-top box, at an affordable price point.
“Our value proposition is unique to the industry,” said Saunders. “Skitter TV is the only service with encoder technology capable of encoding HD/SD video to rates that can be transferred quickly via existing networks. Our encoders and Prioritized VBR™ technology virtually eliminates buffering when delivering high-quality video.”
Additionally, Skitter eliminates barriers to entry related to hardware upgrades as Skitter TV requires minimal hardware and software installations at the head-end, and Skitter personnel walk telcos through set-up and launch procedures and handle all technical support, making Skitter TV a truly plug-and-play solution and creating a profitable new revenue source for telcos.
The Telergee Alliance enables clients to leverage the expertise of all member firms, giving them access to a wealth of knowledge from their peers on trends and standards in the industry. Other topics to be covered during this year’s conference include seminars on managing health care plans, the demographics of rural America, Smart Grid deployment, mergers and acquisitions, risk assessment and a U.S. economic outlook.
About Skitter TV
Skitter, Inc., a converged media technology company based in Atlanta, has more than 50 combined years of experience in computing, telecommunications, Internet and video technology between its founders. Skitter TV, the company’s Internet TV platform, provides a broadband media experience by enabling telecomm service providers and entertainment content companies to capture, configure and deliver (over IP via DSL or fiber optics) video streams to TVs, computers and mobile devices. Skitter TV’s software, program guide and Skitter Box™, a hybrid OTT/IPTV set-top box, offer consumers a premium-quality HD multi-screen entertainment service that combines live cable network, broadcast TV, Web video, on-demand content and digital audio, all in one unified, remote-control-driven location. For more information, visit http://www.Skitter.TV or follow Skitter TV on Facebook and Twitter.