Industry Leaders Streamline Content Delivery For Rapid Acceleration of IPTV Deployments

Entone, Inc., a leading provider of IPTV home connectivity solutions, and Edgeware, the provider of revolutionary server systems for network deployed on-demand TV, announced today that Entone’s market leading IP video gateways and media hubs are fully integrated with Edgeware’s widely-deployed video-on-demand (VOD) servers.

This collaborative effort provides service operators a more efficient and cost-effective IPTV solution that can be quickly and easily deployed to enable advanced services, such as time-shifted TV, VOD, whole-home digital video recorder (DVR), and online media services, using advanced codecs such as MPEG-4 (H.264/AVC).

“Partnering with a world-class company like Edgeware further strengthens our presence in the market,” said Yves van Hecke, Director of Business Development, EMEA at Entone. “Our complementary technologies will enable service providers to accelerate their time to market, while at the same time, offer subscribers more compelling next-generation TV services.”

Entone’s Connected Home Solutions integrate patent-pending media routing technologies that enable the delivery of live broadcast television and recorded video services throughout a subscriber’s home without requiring new wiring or a set-top box at each TV set, resulting in dramatic cost savings in both capital and operating costs for the operator.

“Our market leading position is due not only to our scalable server architecture solutions, but also through strategic collaborations with best-of-breed partners like Entone,” stated Göran Appelquist, VP of Business Development at Edgeware. “Our field-proven products ensure that our customers get a highly integrated and reliable IPTV solution.”

This development allows service operators to seamlessly upscale their on-demand service as their subscriber base grows. With ultra efficient Edgeware servers delivering 20 Gbps from 1U, operators can scale from powerful centralized configurations to distributed edge deployments, for best total economy. The servers consume just 85W of power, 1U rack space and require virtually no maintenance. Operational costs are dramatically reduced enabling caching of premium content at the edge and avoiding expensive core network and backhaul upgrades for Web TV deployment.

“Europe is a growth market for DTT (digital terrestrial TV) devices with IP connectivity. France, Italy, Spain and the UK are among the countries that have a large base of DTT households that are also enabled with broadband access,” commented Shane Walker, IMS Research Analyst and author of the recently published Market Opportunities for Internet Video to the TV report. “With an integrated solution such as Entone and Edgeware, operators have the opportunity to deliver value-added services such as over-the-top video and VOD without the CAPEX typically associated with an IPTV offering.”

Product demonstrations can be seen at IBC2009 in Amsterdam at the Entone stand (IPTV Zone, stand 701) and at the Edgeware stand (Hall 4, stand A59).

About Entone, Inc.

Entone is a market leader in broadband video and home connectivity solutions. Initially established in 1999 by the team that deployed the world's first commercial IPTV service, Entone’s proven technology enables service operators to reliably deliver integrated video and broadband services using existing access and in-home networks.

Entone’s Connected Home Solutions provide a platform for delivering broadcast television and enabling media sharing throughout a networked home using existing in-home wiring. Entone’s products enable next-generation services and new revenue streams for the market’s most progressive service operators. Over 80 of the world’s leading telecom operators are using Entone’s solutions to support their IP video services.

Entone is a privately held company with headquarters in Silicon Valley, California and offices in Europe, Hong Kong and China. The company is backed by leading venture capital firms such as Menlo Ventures, Scale Venture Partners and Coral Group. For more information about Entone, go to http://www.entone.com.

About Edgeware

Edgeware´s revolutionary server solution paves the way to the all-on-demand TV future by offering native support for on-demand TV, and by addressing the bandwidth challenges driven by these services.

The Edgeware solution enables Video On-Demand (VoD), Time Shifted TV, Live Webcasting, Web TV and Ad-insertion services, with unmatched scalability and at the lowest investment and operational cost on the market.

In 2006, Edgeware launched the world´s first solid state flash memory server. By pioneering the use of flash memory, combined with hardware accelerated streaming, Edgeware offers the densest, most reliable and power efficient video servers in the industry. Bandwidth and QoS issues are cost-efficiently eliminated through intelligent content caching close to the viewers. This system is seamlessly scaled by adding servers in the network where they make the most economical sense.

The company is headquartered in Stockholm, Sweden, with a U.S.-based office in San Jose, California. For more information about Edgeware, visit www.edgeware.tv.

About IMS Research

IMS Research is a supplier of market research and consultancy services on a wide range of global electronics markets. The company is supported by headquarters in Wellingborough, UK and offices in Austin, Texas and Shanghai, China. IMS Research regularly publishes detailed research on consumer electronics and digital TV markets, among others. For more info, go to www.imsresearch.com.