Inca High-Density Transcoder Powers 260-Channel HD/SD IPTV Service, Cobalt TV from Hamilton Telecommunications

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Inca Networks announced today that diversified telecommunications and technology company, Hamilton Telecommunications, has deployed Inca’s IP video reception and MPEG-4 transcoder products to power their new IPTV service dubbed “Cobalt TV.”

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We have less maintenance and very satisfied customers who continue to be impressed with the amazing picture quality of the HD channels we now offer

Inca Networks announced today that diversified telecommunications and technology company, Hamilton Telecommunications, has deployed Inca’s IP video reception and MPEG-4 transcoder products to power their new IPTV service dubbed “Cobalt TV”. In a joint venture with Mid-State Community TV, Inc., Hamilton Telecommunications decided to upgrade from a traditional cable video service to pure IPTV.

In the past, the telephone and cable TV company had only been able to offer their video service to part of their total serving area via an older and geographically-limited cable system. Video is a competitive business and, in order to stay relevant, Mid-State wanted to improve their picture quality, offer more HD content, and extend the reach of their video service throughout their outside plant infrastructure – allowing them to reach all homes in Hamilton’s local telephone service area. By using Inca’s MPEG-4 transcoder and off-air reception platforms as a part of their total solution, Hamilton has successfully launched their IPTV service, Cobalt TV, and now offers 136 SD, 92 HD channels, 52 movie and 50 music digital channels to their serving area in and around Hamilton County in southeastern Nebraska.

“We are excited that we can now offer superior quality IP television service to all the communities and rural areas in our local telephone service area. We have been able to expand our service selection beyond what we could offer on a traditional cable network, better leverage our outside plant assets, and improve the customer video experience,” says Mark Sellers, Network Administrator for Hamilton Telecommunications.

Hamilton uses Inca MPEG-4 IPTV transcoders to affordably optimize the format, resolution, and bit rate of HD and SD satellite and off-air sources for delivery over a DSL and fiber ring infrastructure. The video provider also uses Inca reception equipment to receive, demultiplex, process, and output all HD and SD off-air broadcast channels. The Inca products work seamlessly with Hamilton’s middleware and Amino set-top boxes.

“It is always exciting for the team at Inca to help independent video providers like Hamilton Telecommunications bring next generation digital IPTV service to their communities. We are proud that a cost-effective and operationally-efficient Inca headend is an integral part of Hamilton’s successful video delivery strategy and that Inca VidiOS™ powered equipment has helped boost their bottom line and reduce labor and training costs,” says Jeff Campbell, CEO of Inca Networks.

Hamilton Telecommunications has completed converting most of Mid-State’s traditional cable customers to Cobalt TV. New customers from the expanded service area have continued to subscribe as word has spread regarding the quality and reliability of the service.

We are very pleased with the operational visibility and embedded monitoring included in the Inca platform,” says Sellers. “We have less maintenance and very satisfied customers who continue to be impressed with the amazing picture quality of the HD channels we now offer,” says Sellers.

About Hamilton Telecommunications:

Founded in 1901, Hamilton Telecommunications is a diversified communications and technology services provider based in Aurora, Nebraska. Hamilton Telecommunications provides products and services that touch all 50 states, the District of Columbia, the U.S. Virgin Islands and the Island of Saipan.

About Mid-State Community TV:

Mid-State Community TV has been delivering quality television programming to the Hamilton County and surrounding area since 1967. Mid-State provides television service to the Central Nebraska communities of Aurora, Doniphan, Amick Acres, Giltner, Hampton, Hordville, Marquette, Trumbull, Phillips and the Phillips Platte View Estates subdivision.

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 transcoder modules for linear and multi-screen adaptive bit-rate and HLS streaming services; demuxing and remapping of MPTS video from satellite and off-air sources to SPTS streams in digital cable, DSL and fiber to the home (FTTH) IPTV networks; multi-viewer mosaic and status monitoring software, digital music service demuxing, and modular ASI to IP conversion. Video providers around the globe use Inca to easily and affordably deliver content, to any screen on any network, all with the best view—a superior customer viewing experience and a second-to-none view of the network. http://www.incanetworks.com. http://www.incanetworks.com.

For more information please contact Debra Hadden, Tel. +1-604-240-3196, e: haddencommunications@gmail.com

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