Cass Cable TV, Inc. Selects Scopus for Digital Simulcast Solution
Princeton, NJ - Nov. 7, 2006 Scopus Video Networks Ltd. (NASDAQ: SCOP) today announced that Cass Cable TV, Inc., a family-owned communications company providing cable services to Central Illinois and Missouri, has selected the company’s encoding, grooming, rate-shaping, and decoding solutions to enable digital simulcasting of its cable programming.
“We sought a partner that could provide a cost-effective comprehensive solution for digital simulcasting today, with the flexibility to support additional revenue-generating services in the future,” said Cass Cable’s Operations Manager Bruce Chilsted. “Scopus offered a complete and proven system, backed by customer support and service, which will be invaluable as we pursue development of local ad and program insertion capabilities.”
Cass Cable TV, Inc. is deploying Scopus E-1200 encoders, IVG-7100/7300 Intelligent Video Gateway (IVG) platforms, UID-2912 Dense Edge Decoders and NMS management software into its headends. Scopus E-1200 encoders will be used to digitize television feeds prior to transport over an IP network to multiple Cass cable headends in Central Illinois and in Missouri. At each headend, the versatile Scopus IVG aggregates the feeds and provides advanced processing capabilities such as joint transrating, grooming, and rate shaping for better channel utilization and bandwidth efficiency. The UID-2912 IP dense edge decoders will decode the digital feeds back to analog, enabling Cass to broadcast content to digital and analog subscribers simultaneously using a single IP video distribution network. The entire system is managed and monitored by Scopus’ Network Management System (NMS) – a critical system element that enables full system control and monitoring from the encoder to the “edge”.
“We’re very pleased to be working with Cass Cable TV, Inc. to enable their digital simulcast service and to put in place a platform that will support the company’s future growth,” said Carlo Basile, Scopus U.S. President. “Implementation of an end-to-end solution from Scopus means that with a single call, Cass has access to the service and technical support it needs as it transitions to digital simulcast as well as to technologies that support its future business plan, such as digital program insertion”.
About Cass Cable TV, Inc.
Cass provides cable services to systems in Central Illinois and Missouri. The company provides basic cable service, digital cable service, high definition television (HDTV) services, and high-speed cable modem internet service, and voice over Internet protocol (VoIP) services.
Cass Cable TV, Inc.continually strives to provide an outstanding choice of quality entertainment and excellent customer service. More information is available online at www.casscomm.com.
About Scopus Video Networks:
Scopus Video Networks (NASDAQ: SCOP) develops, markets, and supports digital video networking products that enable network operators to offer advanced video services to their subscribers. Scopus offers products that support digital television, HDTV, live event coverage, and content distribution.
Scopus provides a comprehensive digital video networking product offering, including intelligent video gateways, encoders, decoders, and network management products. Scopus’ products are designed to allow network operators to increase service revenues, improve customer retention, and minimize capital and operating expenses.
Scopus customers are network operators such as satellite, cable and telecom service providers, and terrestrial broadcasters. Scopus products are used by hundreds of network operators worldwide.
For more information visit www.scopus.net.
This press release contains forward-looking statements concerning our 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 our ability to deploy additional Scopus digital simulcast platforms in the USA and enter into additional contracts with Cass Cable TV. , the evolving market for digital video in general and the infancy of the video-over-IP in particular and the ability to successfully demonstrate to service providers integrated solutions such as the one described here, general economic conditions and other risk factors. Scopus does not undertake any obligation to update forward-looking statements made herein.
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