Inca 4430 Modular Series Transcoder Powers MPEG-4 HD/SD IPTV Service for 25 Telcos in Wisconsin

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Inca Networks announced today that Midwest Video Solutions has selected Inca’s high density MPEG-4 HD/SD IPTV transcoder and receiver, the 4430 Modular Series, to expand the services it provides to its consortium of 25 independent telephone companies in Wisconsin.

“The combination of features, affordability, and ease of use represents some of the best value in the video equipment market.”

Inca Networks announced today that Midwest Video Solutions has selected Inca’s high density MPEG-4 HD/SD IPTV transcoder and receiver, the 4430 Modular Series, to expand the services it provides to its consortium of 25 independent telephone companies in Wisconsin.

Midwest Video Solutions provides centrally managed HD and SD IPTV channels to their 25 member companies over a dedicated regional fiber network. Signals originate at five different off-air broadcast channel sites along with the main satellite headend location and are a mixture of 8VSB off-air and satellite sources. The company has chosen Inca’s MPEG-4 IPTV transcoders, 8VSB receiver modules, and VidiOS™ software for receiving, de-muxing, transcoding and monitoring signals at their multiple IPTV sites.

“We have a mixture of video delivery equipment deployed at each of our individual off-air broadcast headend locations and that equipment is becoming outdated and challenging to manage. We chose the Inca reception and transcoder architecture; it has integrated seamlessly with the various set top box, encryption and software platforms our members use. Inca will allow us to reduce our footprint and expenses, and the 4400 Modular series gives us the flexibility to expand in the future with the addition of new multi-screen transcoding, ASI or off-air modules,” says Marty Snustead, Executive Director of Midwest Video Solutions. “The combination of features, affordability, and ease of use represents good value in the video equipment market.”

Like all Inca products, the 4400 modular series includes VidiOS™, Inca’s advanced processing and monitoring engine that provides active stream tools and integrated visual status monitoring – helping video engineers manage the headend more efficiently. Unique in the video equipment business, with Inca’s VidiOS™ it is like getting free status monitoring in every product.

“Our strength is that we marry the convenience and simplicity of modular, scalable hardware with the agility, intuitiveness and control of our VidiOS™ software,” says Jeff Campbell, CEO of Inca Networks. “Video is a challenging business and Inca’s products give operators more features, more performance and more value.”

Another feature that was key to Midwest’s decision to implement Inca’s video delivery equipment is the forthcoming adaptive bit-rate (ABR) transcoding capabilities of the Inca 4400 transcoder module. ABR (also known as HLS) and linear transcoder functions can co-exist in the same chassis, allowing customers to leverage their investment by easily adding low cost modules as their linear and multi-screen services expand. This gives operators maximum flexibility in an evolving video market.

Snustead says that the economics and excellent features are what initially attracted Midwest Video Solutions to Inca, however their support has proven to be a difference marker that will garner repeated business consideration. “Inca’s support has been outstanding. They have provided counsel in how we can utilize the equipment we already have, keeping our best interests at heart, and delivering a truly intelligent, and economical, video delivery solution,” says Snustead.
Midwest Video Solutions provides 80+ HD and 200 SD IPTV channels to approximately 30,000 subscribers through 25 member companies, reaching all four corners of the state of Wisconsin.

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About Midwest Video Solutions
Midwest Video Solutions was formed in 2008 in Wisconsin, through the collaboration of now owners Midwest Telnet, Tri-Country Communications and Wisconsin Independent Networks. Midwest Video Solutions, or MVS, is a Headend and Transport provider of IPTV signal delivering IPTV and HD television solutions to communications providers and distributors that otherwise would not be able to offer a television product. Through their ownership companies, they come with 30 years of video distribution experience and eight years of providing IPTV services over telephone networks. MVS has 25 current members, most of which are rural telecommunications companies offering telephone services in their respective areas. MVS currently serves approximately 30,000 subscribers.

About Inca Networks
Inca Networks is reinventing the future of video delivery. Inca offers industry-leading Intelligent Video Delivery™, a revolutionary software-centric solution for intelligent, real-time processing of television content. At its core is VidiOS™, an advanced software processing and monitoring engine that provides deep visibility and control of all video flows, combined with powerful, modular hardware. Inca’s IP video solutions address all aspects of next-generation video, including high density MPEG-4 and MPEG-2 HD and SD transcoders for linear and multi-screen ABR/HLS services; demuxing and remapping of MPTS video from satellite and off-air sources for SPTS streams in digital cable, DSL and fiber to the home (FTTH) IPTV networks; and modular ASI to IP conversion. Video providers around the globe use Inca to deliver content—to any screen on any network—with the best view—where the customer’s viewing experience and the view of the network are second to none. http://www.incanetworks.com.

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For more information please contact Debra Hadden, Tel. +1-604-240-3196 haddencommunications(at)gmail(dot)com

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