CableVista Edge Decoder Approved by Adelphia and Cox
Other Article: Telco TV Triple
Play, IPTV VoIP Services
February 20, 2006
SASKATOON, SASKATCHEWAN -- VCom Inc. (TSX:VCM) announces that after
successful field testing, its CableVista Digital Simulcast Edge
Decoder, has been approved by Adelphia Communications and Cox
Communications. Approvals from additional US and International Cable
Multiple System Operators (MSOs) are anticipated. Several mid-size
MSOs have also deployed CableVista.
Cable MSOs utilize CableVista in their high-speed distribution
networks to deliver a superior quality analog program tier and as a
vital component of sophisticated digital video transport solutions
for zoned ad insertion.
|VCom's CableVista edge decoder performs MPEG decoding, analog
modulation and upconversion for up to 24 NTSC/PAL channels in a
compact 1 RU chassis. With numerous redundancy features,
hot-swappable components and flexible software, CableVista is also
capable of supporting baseband and RF outputs as well as Off-Air
Reference options in the same chassis, offering the highest degree
of flexibility available. CableVista has now emerged as the clear
market leading solution for decoding to analog baseband and RF.
VCom's CableVista and VistaLynx are also available through Mega
Hertz, a value-added-reseller in North America.
The CableVista edge decoder complements VCom's Edge QAM product,
VistaLynx which provides QAM modulation and upconversion capability
used to deliver such services as true Video-on-Demand (VOD), and an
increased number of digital channels. VCom's CableVista and
VistaLynx are key elements for the VOD and Digital Simulcast needs
of today's all-digital cable networks.
VCom Inc. (TSX:VCM) designs, manufactures and sells products that
enable broadband access to cable, wireless and telephony networks.
VCom's hardware products incorporate embedded software developed by
it to meet the complex requirements of next-generation, high-speed
digital networks. Service providers use VCom's solutions to deliver
services to a converging worldwide broadband market, including what
are commonly known as "triple play" (voice, video and data) and
"quadruple play" (voice, video, data and wireless) services. VCom's
solutions allow service providers to rapidly and cost-effectively
bridge the final network segment that connects the system directly
to endusers, commonly referred to as "the last mile", by overcoming
the bottleneck resulting from insufficient carrying capacity in
legacy, last mile infrastructures. VCom's products are directed at
three principal markets: Data over Cable, Broadband Wireless and
Digital Video. The Company has also developed and continues to focus
on developing products to address emerging markets such as Voice
over Internet Protocol, fibre to the home and IP video. VCom
currently employs approximately 500 people in Western Canada.
This news release contains forward-looking statements which are not
historical facts, but are based on certain assumptions and reflect
VCom's current expectations. These forward-looking statements are
subject to a number of risks and uncertainties that could cause
actual results or events to differ materially from current
expectations. VCom disclaims any intention or obligation to update
or revise any forward-looking statements, whether as a result of new
information, future events or otherwise. Given these risks and
uncertainties, investors should not place undue reliance on
forward-looking statements as a prediction of actual results.
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