RGB Press Release
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
UTS Curaçao Delivers More High Definition Programming with RGB Networks
RGB and Divitel Partner to Deploy Next-Generation Network
for the Delivery of High-quality Video Services
London, United Kingdom – February 11, 2009 – RGB Networks, the leader in network video processing, today announced that United Telecommunication Services (UTS), the parent company of TDS, the wireless cable service provider servicing the Dutch islands of Curaçao and Bonaire, has deployed RGB’s Broadcast Network Processor (BNP) as a key element of its next-generation video delivery network.
Working with Divitel, RGB’s system integration partner in the Netherlands, UTS has migrated its TDS system to a fully digital, IP-based platform. RGB’s BNP, offering high density grooming, statistical multiplexing and transrating, enables UTS to offer their subscribers in Curaçao and Bonaire a number of new services, including significantly more high definition (HD) channels at extremely high quality.
“Utilizing RGB’s innovative equipment has helped us to deploy a future-proof IPTV platform for UTS—the solution meets today’s requirements, as well as future demands,” said Hans Kornmann, Chief Executive Officer, Divitel. “The new core system gives the local TDS system a high quality picture performance at excellent operational costs. It’s a technical winner and an excellent basis for a successful cross media business.”
Mr. Lyrio Gomez, Director of Carriers and Service providers for UTS added, “With this new platform, UTS is ready for the future. We now have a huge advantage over our competitors; and technically speaking, both CAPEX and OPEX are in balance, thanks to the optimal guidance of Divitel and advanced technology from RGB Networks.”
“The success at UTS Curaçao is another excellent example of how RGB’s solutions can help operators to meet their biggest technical challenges and help them to serve their subscribers with the highest level of video services,” said Sarah Hackforth, Vice President of EMEA for RGB Networks. “We look forward to announcing further deployments with Divitel and our network of partners throughout Europe.”
About RGB’s Broadcast Network Processor
RGB’s Broadcast Network Processor (BNP) is the industry’s most advanced digital video processing solution, enabling cable operators and other video service providers to deliver highly targeted and personalized video services. Housed in a one rack-unit platform, the BNP’s unprecedented stream processing density allows operators to perform digital video grooming, statistical multiplexing, transrating, digital ad insertion and digital overlays simultaneously on more than 500 streams. The BNP dramatically reduces the cost of delivering advanced digital video services, simplifies operation and management, and reduces operational and capital costs – while creating new sources of revenue. Deployed by large and small operators through the U.S., Canada, Latin America and Europe, the BNP has been consistently noted for its superior video quality.
About UTS / TDS
Headquartered in Willemstad, Curaçao, T.V. Distribution Systems N.V. (www.tdscuracao.com), a subsidiary of United Telecommunications Services N.V. (www.uts.an), offers full digital service and guarantees its subscribers a wide variety of channels, with improved image and sound quality, while maintaining exclusivity of service solely to its subscribers. In order to provide more interesting services through the same cable system, the existing platform is expanded and prepared for more television channels in high definition quality (HDTV).
Divitel (www.divitel.com) has established a reputation as a system integrator for professional systems in the European DVB and broadcast market. The company has broad experience in the fields of digital and analogue TV, broadcast, RF networks, terrestrial and satellite transmission and IPTV solutions. Companies offering digital television turn to Divitel to effectively set-up the entire chain. Divitel was established in 1997 and is based in Apeldoorn, The Netherlands.
About RGB Networks
RGB Networks delivers extremely high-density, flexible video processing solutions that enable video service providers to deliver highly targeted and personalized video content at considerably lower costs than conventional solutions. Based on its unique Video Intelligence Architecture™ (VIA), RGB’s VIA product family simplifies management and delivers scalable, multi-function capability in a single, programmable platform, allowing video service providers to leverage existing infrastructure, while building an advanced foundation to meet the needs of the rapidly growing market for personalized video services.
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