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TANDBERG Time-Shifted TV Solution Scores High in Diamond Reviews


Achieves 4 Diamonds from Broadband Gear Report’s 2009 Diamond Technology Reviews

Atlanta – TANDBERG Television, part of the Ericsson Group (NASDAQ:ERIC), today announced that its Xport® Time-Shifted TV (TSTV) solution received a 4-Diamond rating in the Broadband Gear Report’s (BGR) prestigious 2009 Diamond Technology Reviews. BGR’s Diamond Technology Reviews program provides an objective annual technology and product review for the broadband community and recognizes achievements in product innovation. Top MSO engineering executives with a variety of industry experience serve as third-party judges for the Diamonds. Scores of 4 or above (the highest possible score is a 5) are considered outstanding and reflect a very positive opinion from the judges. The TSTV solution was deemed to be an excellent product with technical features and performance that provide clear and substantial benefits.

“The Diamond Technology Reviews judges were impressed by TANDBERG Television’s Xport Time-Shifted Television Solution’s innovative features that empower cable subscribers to personalize their TV experience. In particular, the panelists were excited by the restart functionality as well as the solution’s ability to perform dynamic ad swapping into a time-shifted stream,” Laura Hamilton, editor-in-chief at BGR, says.

TANDBERG Television’s Xport Time-Shifted TV works with the company’s OpenStream® Digital Services Platform, an open platform that supports VOD and time-shift television in all its forms. Additionally, the solution offers the ability to integrate with any back office environment to produce DelayTV functionality through the use of industry standard interfaces. The product provides three important functions: rights management, recording management and viewing management.

“TANDBERG Television has considerable experience in delivering time-shift TV products to market, with Restart and DelayTV deployments worldwide. The Xport Time-Shifted TV solution enable operators to capture and maintain new viewers without the requirement of expensive replication of hardware or expansive use of operational resources,” says Andrew Rowe, Vice President of Software Product Management at TANDBERG Television. “It’s an honor to have the solution highly rated by the esteemed Diamond Technology Reviews judges.”

TANDBERG Television’s Xport® Time-Shifted TV solution enables service providers to dramatically expand the number of broadcast channels they can offer as part of a delayed viewing experience (including Restart functionality where consumers can watch the recorded program while the linear version is still on-air). TSTV was designed to manage multiple content receive/record sites simultaneously with a single interface. The solution combines high levels of scalability, centralized management of recording rights, broadcast capture with ‘live TV’ redundancy, and an open architecture that leaves operators free to choose their video server vendors.

TANDBERG Television’s TSTV solution will be on display at SCTE Cable-Tec Expo from October 28-30, 2009 in Denver, Colorado.

About Broadband Gear Report
Broadband Gear Report (BGR), celebrating its 5th anniversary in 2009, is the cable and telecom industry’s premier source for product and technology news and is the most successful and fastest growing online outlet for product information and deployments; reviews and rankings; technology expertise; and buyer/seller facilitation. BGR is owned by Hermes Media & Research, LLC, which also publishes Telecom Company TV.

About TANDBERG Television
TANDBERG Television, part of the Ericsson Group, delivers the multimedia technology and expertise that is moving digital video forward. Whether it’s advanced compression systems, on-demand or content distribution, the company’s award-winning solutions are used by the world’s leading broadcasters, operators and programmers to deliver new viewer experiences and advertising opportunities. With a broad suite of open, standards-based products, TANDBERG Television offers the highest quality solutions for Digital TV, HDTV, VOD, and IPTV. For more information, please visit

About Ericsson
Ericsson is the world’s leading provider of technology and services to telecom operators. Ericsson is the leader in 2G, 3G and 4G mobile technologies, and provides support for networks with over 1 billion subscribers and has a leading position in managed services. The company’s portfolio comprises of mobile and fixed network infrastructure, telecom services, software, broadband and multimedia solutions for operators, enterprises and the media industry. The Sony Ericsson and ST-Ericsson joint ventures provide consumers with feature-rich personal mobile devices.

Ericsson is advancing its vision of “to be the prime driver in an all-communicating world” through innovation, technology, and sustainable business solutions. Working in 175 countries, more than 75,000 employees generated revenue of SEK 209 billion (USD 32.2 billion) in 2008. Founded in 1876 with the headquarters in Stockholm, Sweden, Ericsson is listed on NASDAQ OMX Stockholm and NASDAQ New York.


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