Verimatrix and Falcon to Deliver Secure IPTV Service to GTel Teleconnections
New York Telco Selects the VCAS-Secured IP/Complete All-in-one IPTV Delivery System
TelcoTV 08, Anaheim, Calif. – Verimatrix, setting the standard in content security technologies that enhance the value of pay-TV networks, today announced that GTel Teleconnections has selected Verimatrix Video Content Authority System (VCAS®) for IPTV to secure its new IPTV service. VCAS for IPTV has been fully integrated with the Falcon IP/Complete™ IPTV delivery system, which encompasses content aggregation and delivery from satellite, router, and DSLAM on past the middleware where other systems end. Capitalizing on the comprehensive IP/Complete platform, GTel is able to roll out its triple-play services in Q2 of 2009 with an impressive channel lineup and advanced functionality, including more than 200 SD and HD channels.
“One of the reasons we selected Falcon’s IP/Complete platform is its integration with leading IPTV vendors. Verimatrix delivers flexible security that grants access to premium content and provides overall operational efficiencies,” said Bruce Bohnsack, president of GTel.
VCAS for IPTV 2.3 provides unlimited wholesale support for IPTV architectures with a combination of central and local provisioning of linear and video-on-demand (VOD) content. It features end-to-end encryption for any combination of centralized or distributed subscriber management, including mixes of middleware systems and set-top boxes to meet specific local needs of its IPTV retailer community. As a unified, software-based security solution, VCAS for IPTV provides platform flexibility that improves the integrity of content distribution while decreasing hardware and management costs.
“The IPTV wholesale market is important in North America to enable independent telcos to provide competitive pay-TV services to their subscribers,” said Steve Oetegenn, chief sales and marketing officer of Verimatrix. “We are proud to add GTel to our joint list of customers with Falcon IP/Complete.”
About Falcon IP/Complete
Falcon IP/Complete is the only provider of an MPEG-4, end-to-end IPTV solution for the nation’s telcos, government agencies, developer and business communities, and healthcare and education institutions. Privately held, with its headquarters in Malden, Missouri, Falcon IP/Complete blends the customer’s enterprise needs with its own ongoing communications training and research, to develop proven, exclusive, and cost-effective IPTV architectures and installations. Backed by more than 41 years of communications industry expertise, the company guarantees unprecedented, timely service and support, as well as the latest in content and interactive system options. For more information visit www.falconipcomplete.com and www.falconcommunications.com.
GTel (formerly known as Germantown Telephone Company) is a family-owned independent telephone company, based in Germantown, providing local telephone service to more than 2,500 subscribers in Columbia County. GTel also offers cable and digital television connections, long-distance service, network solutions, with Internet access in Columbia, Dutchess, Ulster, and Greene counties. High-speed broadband DSL service is currently available to customers in GTel’s 537 telephone exchange. For more information about GTel, call 518.537.GTEL (4835) or visit our website at www.gtel.net.
Verimatrix sets the standard for software-based content security and revenue enhancement technologies in pay-TV networks, with a global customer base of service providers. The Verimatrix Video Content Authority System (VCAS™) offers a suite of next-generation technologies that has been independently audited and ranked as the global leader in IPTV content protection. The company’s 3 Dimensional Content Security approach, built around VCAS, enables secure delivery of content to multiple devices across multiple networks using multiple layers of protection techniques. Maintaining close relationships with major studios, broadcasters, industry organizations and partner ecosystem helps address the challenges facing pay-TV networks of today, and those of tomorrow. For more information, please visit www.verimatrix.com.
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