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Atlantic Broadband Powers New VOD Service Using Harmonic's NSG 9000 Universal EdgeQAM
Petition Background (Preamble):
Atlantic Broadband's new VOD service offers customers in Delaware and Maryland a range of high quality video assets for anytime viewing, enhancing the user experience and providing Atlantic Broadband with incremental revenue opportunities.
Harmonic is the industry leader in pioneering a variety of edgeQAM technologies, and has developed an exciting new class of product with the latest generation NSG system. Harmonic's NSG 9000 is the only edgeQAM platform available today in use by cable operators worldwide for switched digital video (SDV), modular cable modem termination system (M-CMTS), broadcast, VOD and edge encryption applications.
"Adding VOD was a key milestone in order to take our service to the next level," said Al Kuolas, CTO of Atlantic Broadband. "Harmonic is a trusted provider of HFC transport solutions for Atlantic Broadband's video network, and the NSG 9000 platform offers superior RF performance, flexibility and scalability for our on-demand service."
"Atlantic Broadband's new on-demand service makes it possible to offer customers an expanded range of programming options and provides an important source of new revenue," said Gil Katz, Director of Cable Solutions and Strategy for Harmonic Inc. "In order to effectively compete against direct-to-home satellite and emerging telco video services, it is critical for Atlantic Broadband to differentiate by providing a high quality and compelling VOD offering alongside their broadcast video, high-speed data and voice services. The NSG 9000 universal edgeQAM provides a solid and scalable platform for VOD edge processing and other applications."
Harmonic's market-leading family of edge and access solutions is in use by the leading cable operators around the world to power their VOD, M-CMTS and SDV services. Harmonic's NSG is currently deployed in more than 230 on-demand systems of nine of the top 10 MSOs in the United States, and the NSG 9000 is being used for several M-CMTS deployments and SDV trials in addition to broadcast and VOD service delivery.
About Atlantic Broadband
Atlantic Broadband is a privately held company with headquarters in Quincy, Massachusetts. The company has over 650 employees and 285,000 customers in four operating regions: Florida, Maryland/Delaware, South Carolina and Western Pennsylvania. Atlantic Broadband is ranked as a top 20 cable operator in the United States. Additional information is available at www.atlanticbb.com.
About Harmonic Inc.
Harmonic Inc. is a leading provider of versatile and high performance video solutions that enable service providers to efficiently deliver the next generation of broadcast and on-demand services including high definition, video-on-demand, network personal video recording and time-shifted TV. Cable, satellite, broadcast and telecom service providers can increase revenues and lower operational expenditures by using Harmonic's digital video, broadband optical access and software solutions to offer consumers the compelling and personalized viewing experience that is driving the business models of the future.
Harmonic (NASDAQ:HLIT) is headquartered in Sunnyvale, California with R&D, sales and system integration centers worldwide. The Company's customers, including many of the world's largest communications providers, deliver services in virtually every country. Visit www.harmonicinc.com for more information.
This press release contains forward-looking statements within the meaning of Section 27(A) of the Securities Act of 1933 and Section 21(E) of the Securities Exchange Act of 1934, including statements related to: offering customers an expanded range of programming options and providing an important source of new revenue.
Our expectations and beliefs regarding the capabilities of Harmonic's NSG 9000 and the anticipated benefits to Atlantic Broadband may not materialize, and actual results could differ materially from those projected. The forward-looking statements contained in this press release are also subject to other risks and uncertainties, including those more fully described in Harmonic's filings with the Securities and Exchange Commission including its recent Reports filed on Form 10-K and Form 10-Q. Harmonic does not undertake to update any forward-looking statements.
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The Atlantic Broadband Powers New VOD Service Using Harmonic's NSG 9000 Universal EdgeQAM petition to AtlanticBB, Broadband, Internet was written by Alan Black and is in the category Internet at GoPetition. Contact author here. Petition tags: broadband phone service, internet phone service, high speed broadband service, cable and internet bundle, digital cable tv, best internet service