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Entone Tapped for Panhandle Phone Co-op HD IPTV

Entone Inc., which provides IPTV home connectivity equipment, said its Hydra HD IP video gateway and Amulet HD IPTV receiver will be put into service by Panhandle Telephone Cooperative Inc. for its planned ramp up of IPTV services in the panhandle sector of Texas and Oklahoma.

PTCI, the phone co-op, is an IPTV and digital cable provider with what it calls “quad-play” residential/business services throughout both states’ panhandles. PTCI services include local/long-distance phone, digital interactive TV with more than 140 channels, DVR, high-speed Internet, and wireless service with free mobile-to-mobile.

Entone said its HD video gateway and IPTV receiver eliminate the requirement for multiple set-top boxes and/or new home-wiring. The hardware and software support “whole home” networking technologies such as HomePlug and 802.11n, to enable high-speed media content delivery throughout the home—while still using existing coax wiring. PTCI said this “eliminates the complexities associated with IP video deployment.”