DAILY NEWS Feb 9, 2009 5:40 AM - 0 comments

Vecima Supports New HDTV Services for Major MSO

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Vecima Networks, the Victoria, BC-based cable, wireless, broadband and telephony network provider, reports signing a multi-year engineering, supply and maintenance contract with a leading, US-based cable multiple system operator.

Vecima will provide cable network technology from its new TerraceQAM line, designed to provide cable system operators with market leading technology delivering both High Definition (HD) and Standard Definition (SD) digital video streams in a secure format connecting directly to newer flat panel TVs, eliminating the need for an additional Digital Set Top Box. 

The result is a cleaner and more reliable installation offering a broader range of video services and a simplified user experience. This new technology is highly desired by the hospitality industry, hospitals, schools, universities and other institutions because it streamlines infrastructure requirements and reduces costs. The market is expected to grow to a cumulative $600M worldwide over the next ten years and creates opportunities for operators to deploy all-digital services to new market segments.  



"Signing this agreement for the TerraceQAM product provides further evidence of the lead role Vecima is playing as networks transition to all-digital service," said Vecima Chief Executive and Chairman, Dr. Surinder Kumar.  "TerraceQAM allows operators to use their networks to take full advantage of the capabilities of next-generation HDTVs providing an improved end-user experience. As we continue to execute on our strategy to exploit opportunities supporting Cable MSO’s transition to all-digital networks and the provision of new and enhanced HDTV services, we would expect to obtain a sizeable portion of this market over the mid-term.”



TerraceQAM is a modular system allowing simultaneous decoding of 32 QAM modulated channels to either MPEG-2/SD or MPEG-2/HD video channels. The product allows bulk decryption and re-encryption of video streams and re-modulation to QAM format. The remodulated signals are distributed to subscribers via one of four output ports. The channel line-up is configurable for delivery to devices with QAM demodulating tuners. The TerraceQAM allows for insertion of local feeds by encoding baseband audio and video signals as either MPEG-2/SD or MPEG-2/HD video streams.



Vecima Networks Inc. designs, manufactures and sells products that enable broadband access to cable, wireless and telephony networks. Vecima's hardware products incorporate original embedded software to meet the complex requirements of next-generation, high-speed digital networks.  Vecima's products are directed at two principal markets: Converged Wired Solutions and Broadband Wireless. The Company has also developed, and continues to focus on developing, products to address emerging markets such as Voice over Internet Protocol, fibre to the home and IP video.



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