VideoPropulsion FloodGates Powering Hospitality HDTV in Africa

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South African operator Pro-Digital utilizes VideoPropulsion equipment to deliver secure HDTV to local hotels.

FloodGate FG-4000 Series Hospitality Headend System

Flexible solutions for delivering high definition digital television programming to hotels across Africa.

VideoPropulsion® Interactive Television (OTC:VPTV) is pleased to announce its FloodGate® hospitality digital television headend systems are now being deployed in hotels in Africa. The company has delivered both IPTV and RF equipment to provide high definition programming secured by Pro:Idiom®, an International hospitality digital content encryption standard.

South African operator Pro-Digital selected the FloodGate FG-4220S to deliver a high definition IPTV system for the Hotel Verde in Cape Town, South Africa ( The system is currently delivering 32 channels and is expandable to accommodate more HD programming as it becomes available. Pro-Digital has also chosen the FloodGate FG-4110KA model to deliver 11 HD and 25 SD channels over coax for the De Hoek Country Hotel in Magaliesburg, South Africa ( The FG-4110KA takes programming input via IP multicast from a satellite source, encrypts the programming in Pro:Idiom, then multiplexes and modulates the signals using DVB-C Annex A QAM on the hotel’s standard coax cabling.

"VideoPropulsion’s FloodGate has enabled us to provide flexible solutions for delivering high definition digital television programming to hotels across Africa," said Joe Cruz, Founder and President of Pro-Digital. "We are pleased with the performance of the systems, and VideoPropulsion’s support for our efforts has been outstanding. We are excited about being able to deliver a reliable and secure HDTV solution into the hospitality markets as HD content increases in Africa."

"We are very pleased to be working with Pro-Digital to deliver HDTV securely to hotels in Africa, using our FloodGate® family of digital television headend appliances", said Carl Pick, Founder and CEO at VideoPropulsion. "Joe Cruz and his team are the first to deploy this technology on the continent of Africa, and we look forward to further expanding this and other International markets in the future."

For further information, contact:
     Kathy Cain
     Vice President of Sales
     255 Info Highway
     Slinger, WI 53086
     (262) 644-1000 x107

     Joe Cruz
     22 Maxwell Street
     Gauteng, South Africa
     (+27) 11 423 2014

About FloodGate

FloodGate appliances from VideoPropulsion bring hospitality HDTV programming from satellite, and cable television MSOs to a variety of hospitality markets and support distribution via RF (coax), IPTV (Ethernet), or wireless (mobile) infrastructures. All FloodGate models automatically encrypt HD channels to meet Hollywood's strict requirements for content protection using standard technologies readily available from commercial hospitality television set and mobile device manufacturers. FloodGate systems can co-exist with most pay-per-view and video on demand systems currently deployed.

About VideoPropulsion

For nearly 40 years, VideoPropulsion has been a world leader in hardware and software for high performance, low cost per stream, digital content manipulation, and has established a reputation for providing unique HDTV, VoD, and IPTV products. The Company offers revolutionary FloodGate satellite and CATV transcryption appliances as well as OEM computer modules for a variety of applications, including streaming, multiplexing, demultiplexing, modulation, demodulation, transcoding, encryption, and splicing MPEGformatted data.

About Pro-Digital

Based in Gauteng, South Africa, Pro-Digital has developed strategic partnerships with leading brands and system integrators, building on their experience and expertise to help create the most innovative and customised digital solutions.

Pro-Digital distributor network meets the industry standards of international and local hotels. The network is managed closely with regular certification and training programs enabling hoteliers to deliver consistent, high-quality digital TV solutions to their guests across all geographies.

VideoPropulsion and FloodGate are registered trademarks of VideoPropulsion Interactive Television, Inc. Pro:Idiom is a registered trademark of LG.

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