Edgeware Selected to Implement VOD Services for Indiana's Largest Independent Telecommunications Provider

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Smithville selects Edgeware’s Distributed Video Delivery Network technology to enhance their IPTV offerings and provide on-demand and restart-TV services.

Edgeware, the technology leader in distributed video delivery, today announced that Smithville, Indiana’s largest independent telecom company, has selected Edgeware’s Distributed Video Delivery Network (D-VDN) framework to provide on-demand and restart TV services to nine different counties in Indiana, as part of its STV service offering, delivered over fiber. Edgeware’s D-VDN is part of a solution provided by Minerva, the leading supplier of broadband television management and delivery platforms.

Edgeware’s D-VDN is a simple and highly scalable platform for video delivery. Its built-in capability to record live TV channels allows Smithville to deliver advanced video and TV on-demand services with the highest Quality of Experience (QoE) from one single platform. Integrated with Minerva’s middleware and back-office system, the joint solution forms a coherent and integrated architecture that enables Smithville to provide their subscribers with superior TV services.

“Edgeware along with Minerva’s technology stood out against the competition in terms of simplicity and time to implement,” said Dave Brodin, CTO Smithville. ”The technical implementation was extraordinarily quick and easy. We had TV flowing within a few days, and we were able to offer Restart TV from the same platform, which no one else in our area can offer.”

Smithville is a family-owned, cutting-edge technology company in the heart of Southern Indiana. Smithville provides the world’s latest technology services without sending its customers across the globe for support.

Edgeware´s proven and widely deployed video delivery platform offers a future proof solution that allows operators to simply and seamlessly add subscribers and services, such as VOD, nPVR, Time-Shift TV, Retransmission and Fast Channel Change, as well as multi-screen retail and wholesale CDN services, while paying as they grow. This dramatically reduces costs and accelerates ROI.

“Smithville values itself on providing the best possible communication technology to the people of Indiana,” said Joachim Roos, chief executive officer of Edgeware. “By choosing Edgeware’s D-VDN, Smithville can continue to provide premium services in a more cost efficient and scalable way and deliver unmatched QoE.”

For more information, please read the Smithville case study http://www.edgeware.tv/downloads/pdf/Smithville-case-study-iptv-vod-re-start-tv.pdf.

About Edgeware
Edgeware is the technology leader in distributed video delivery networks, designed to allow operators to monetize video services such as video on demand (VOD), time shift TV and network Personal Video Recorder (nPVR), as well as offering wholesale Content Delivery Networking (CDN) management services. Edgeware provides the video delivery systems needed to offer video services across managed and unmanaged networks, with the ability to reach any screen, at any time, with any content. Edgeware is headquartered in Stockholm, Sweden, with a U.S. office in Boxborough, Massachusetts.

For more information, please visit http://www.edgeware.tv.

About Smithville
Smithville Communications is Indiana's largest independent telecommunications broadband provider and continues to be at the forefront of rural telecommunications. The Smithville family of companies offers voice, data, Internet, TV, security and cellular services to residential customers and a range of leading edge solutions for businesses.

For more information, please visit http://www.smithville.net.

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