LEIGHTRONIX and Aurora Networks Partner in IPTV Arena

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LEIGHTRONIX, the leader in digital video equipment design and manufacturing, and Aurora Networks, the leading optical transport solutions provider for cable operators, have executed a unique agreement under which LEIGHTRONIX will integrate the full line of Aurora Networks’ “GoBackTV® by Aurora” line of digital products under the LEIGHTRONIX LuxeVision™ trade name.

“We are delighted to partner with a solutions provider of the level of expertise and experience of LEIGHTRONIX,” said Scott Weinstein, vice president of new business development at Aurora Networks.

LEIGHTRONIX, the leader in digital video equipment design and manufacturing, and Aurora Networks, the leading optical transport solutions provider for cable operators, have executed a unique agreement under which LEIGHTRONIX will integrate the full line of Aurora Networks’ “GoBackTV® by Aurora” line of digital products under the LEIGHTRONIX LuxeVision™ trade name.

LuxeVision provides a robust suite of digital video, audio, and control technologies combined to create a full featured and high-quality interactive television experience. Expanding on standard Internet protocol based systems widely known as Internet Protocol television (IPTV), LuxeVision integrates encoding, scheduled playback, transcoding, delivery, and decoding functions. The result is an end-to-end solution that delivers live television, time-shifting, and video-on-demand (VOD) services over DSL/PON, cable, or Ethernet.

GoBackTV by Aurora is a suite of headend/central office equipment designed to support digital stream-based broadcast, multicast, and unicast interactive television services. The platform enables broadband service operators to go beyond ordinary digital television and VOD, and offer next generation, personalized television services. One key service is time shifting: viewers can pause and rewind live TV, or even jump back to the beginning of a show with the click of a button. Other functionalities include network-based recording, channel customization, and playlist creation.

As a leading video solutions supplier, LEIGHTRONIX has the technology and experience necessary to offer innovative, multi-purpose television platforms. Now, through its partnership with Aurora Networks, LEIGHTRONIX will apply its expertise toward cutting-edge IPTV solutions that integrate with the LEIGHTRONIX suite of products.

“Aurora Networks delivers a flexible, open, stream-based video solution that enables service providers to offer their subscribers personalized television at dramatically lower costs than today’s equipment,” said David Leighton, president and CEO at LEIGHTRONIX. “The GoBackTV system by Aurora Networks not only provides the platform for next generation television, but also enables a smooth transition from today’s broadcast services to the advanced, competitive, revenue-generating services of the future.”

“We are delighted to partner with a solutions provider of the level of expertise and experience of LEIGHTRONIX,” said Scott Weinstein, vice president of new business development at Aurora Networks. “LEIGHTRONIX has built a 30-year reputation in the communications industry for cutting-edge, quality equipment paired with the best in support and reliability, and we are proud to be a part of their ongoing growth.”

About Aurora Networks
Aurora Networks, the number one optical transport solutions provider for cable operators, is evolving cable by focusing on innovative solutions that build future-proof networks to accommodate the cable subscriber services of today and tomorrow. Aurora Networks is the only pure-play optical transport solution provider that is focused solely on cable operators. Using its proven understanding of cable networks, Aurora Networks delivers unique solutions, such as its Fiber Deep architecture and digital return technology, to address specific issues of the cable industry. A technology leader driven by innovation and industry firsts, Aurora Networks enables leading cable operators across the globe to compete with a cost-effective, optimized launch pad for next generation cable services.

About LEIGHTRONIX, INC.
LEIGHTRONIX is recognized as an industry leader in specialty video equipment design and manufacturing, including digital video solutions, television automation, live and video-on-demand streaming media, and remote equipment control. A model of stability and longevity in the quickly evolving professional video market, LEIGHTRONIX continues to set standards in product value and versatility that exceed customer expectations in both product performance and support. The company’s cutting-edge, quality equipment at affordable prices have made LEIGHTRONIX one of the most trusted names in the video communications industry for over 30 years. For more information, visit http://www.leightronix.com.

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