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Consolidated Communications deploys Entone’s Hydra IP Video Gateway

The Hydra IP video gateway eliminates set-top boxes.

Consolidated Communications is deploying Entone’s Hydra IP video gateway to support the telco’s IPTV service launch.

The Hydra IP video gateway eliminates set-top boxes and can deliver up to three independent television channels to any combination of up to six television sets. Hydra typically resides with the primary television or home entertainment center, providing coax, composite, S-video and component video interfaces.

In addition to Entone’s Hydra IP video gateway, Consolidated Communications is also using Entone’s StreamLiner network video recorder based on HP’s server hardware to support its VOD services. The company's IPTV deployment also includes headend equipment from Tut Systems, Myrio middleware from Siemens SURPASS Home Entertainment solutions, and content protection from Verimatrix.

The Entone Hydra is a multi-television IP video gateway that supports up to three simultaneous television streams and broadband Internet access over existing residential coaxial cabling.

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