3/6/2009 2:59 PM
TEL AVIV, Israel — Mar. 4, 2009 —
Scopus Video Networks (NASDAQ: SCOP) today announced that Dialog Telecom, Poland's second-largest independent telecommunications operator, has launched its new IPTV service using a video distribution network based on Scopus video networking solutions.
At the core of Dialog's new IPTV video distribution network is the Scopus Eldorado NMS (Network Management System), which offers redundancy and a centralized view of the entire network to simplify troubleshooting and help Dialog engineers maintain consistent, high-quality transmissions for 24 channels. Scopus' IRD-2900 series of integrated receiver/decoders receive satellite video feeds carrying both Polish and international content. Scopus UE-9000 encoders then provide local content encoding for distribution of the video to viewers' homes over IP. The IPTV network was installed by SATLAN, a leading systems integrator serving the IPTV and cable industries in Poland.
Dialog launched its TV-over-broadband service in early 2008 with the goal of expanding its market share of broadband customers. Dialog chose Scopus following a pilot IPTV project that established the need for a more industrial-strength platform for encoding, multiplexing, and network management. The new IPTV service adds video on demand (VOD) and personal video recorder (PVR) services that, combined with IP telephony and high-speed Internet access, give Dialog a complete triple-play offering.
"The reliability and high performance of the Scopus equipment have given us a true competitive advantage as we bring our triple-play offering to the market," said Piotr Mazurkiewicz, president of the board of Dialog Telecom. "Another large advantage is the availability of Scopus' local integration partner, Satlan, who delivered the technology components and got the system up and running very quickly."
"Dialog recognized that it needed to implement a bulletproof networking infrastructure in order to deliver the highest-quality IPTV services to viewers — and we are happy that Scopus solutions were able to meet the requirements," said Shimon Shanor, Scopus' vice president of sales and marketing. "As IPTV becomes more widespread for high-quality, cost-effective delivery of video content, we are dedicated to providing telecom operators a competitive edge through our robust family of video delivery and networking products."
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Dialog is the largest independent fixed line operator in Poland. The company provides telecommunications services to 450,000 subscribers as well as 100,000 Internet users. Dialog's customers include residential and business clients of all sizes. Dialog is a wholly owned subsidiary of KGHM Polska Miedz SA — one of the world's largest producers of copper and silver. Dialog provides a wide choice of tariffs, plans, and options at competitive prices with a guarantee of quality, leading edge technology, flexibility, and high customer care standards. Dialog uses its own network of switches, transmission systems, fibre optics, last mile copper, and radio systems. For more information visit: www.dialog.pl.
Satlan is a leading systems integrator offering complete solutions for the dynamically developing IPTV and cable industries in Poland. Satlan activities include integration of accessible technologies and providing consultancy services in order to assure safety of customers' investments, as well as delivery of components to build cable and video-over-IP networks. Satlan specializes in highly advanced technologies and the latest solutions for IPTV and CATV systems. SATLAN has a stable and reliable position in the Polish market thanks to its long term experience and in-depth knowledge about industry needs, as well as technical know-how and expertise. For more information, visit www.satlan.pl.
About Scopus Video Networks
Scopus Video Networks (NASDAQ: SCOP) develops, markets, and supports digital video networking solutions that enable network operators to offer advanced video services to their subscribers. Scopus solutions support digital television, HDTV, live event coverage, and content distribution.
Scopus' comprehensive digital video networking solutions offer intelligent video gateways, encoders, decoders, and network management platforms. The company's solutions are designed to allow network operators to increase service revenues, improve customer retention, and minimize capital and operating expenses.
Scopus customers include satellite, cable, and terrestrial operators; broadcasters; and telecom service providers. Scopus solutions are used by hundreds of network operators worldwide. More information is available at www.scopus.net.
This press release contains forward-looking statements concerning Scopus marketing and operations plans. All statements other than statements of historical fact are statements that could be deemed forward-looking statements. All forward-looking statements in this press release are made based on management's current expectations and estimates, which involve risks, uncertainties, and other factors that could cause results to differ materially from those expressed in forward-looking statements. These statements involve a number of risks and uncertainties including, but not limited to, risks related to the evolving market for digital video in general and the infancy of the video-over-IP in particular and the ability to successfully deploy products, general economic conditions, and other risk factors. Scopus does not undertake any obligation to update forward-looking statements made herein.