VCom CableVista Edge Decoder Approved by Adelphia and Cox
Release Date: February 20, 2006
14:45 EST Monday, February 20, 2006
SASKATOON, SASKATCHEWAN–(CCNMatthews – Feb. 20, 2006) – VCom Inc. (TSX:VCM) announces that after successful field testing, its CableVista Digital Simulcast Edge Decoder, has been approved by Adelphia Communications and Cox Communications. Approvals from additional US and International Cable Multiple System Operators (MSOs) are anticipated. Several mid-size MSOs have also deployed CableVista.
Cable MSOs utilize CableVista in their high-speed distribution networks to deliver a superior quality analog program tier and as a vital component of sophisticated digital video transport solutions for zoned ad insertion.
VCom’s CableVista edge decoder performs MPEG decoding, analog modulation and upconversion for up to 24 NTSC/PAL channels in a compact 1 RU chassis. With numerous redundancy features, hot-swappable components and flexible software, CableVista is also capable of supporting baseband and RF outputs as well as Off-Air Reference options in the same chassis, offering the highest degree of flexibility available. CableVista has now emerged as the clear market leading solution for decoding to analog baseband and RF. VCom’s CableVista and VistaLynx are also available through Mega Hertz, a value-added-reseller in North America.
The CableVista edge decoder complements VCom’s Edge QAM product, VistaLynx which provides QAM modulation and upconversion capability used to deliver such services as true Video-on-Demand (VOD), and an increased number of digital channels. VCom’s CableVista and VistaLynx are key elements for the VOD and Digital Simulcast needs of today’s all-digital cable networks.
VCom Inc. (TSX:VCM) designs, manufactures and sells products that enable broadband access to cable, wireless and telephony networks. VCom’s hardware products incorporate embedded software developed by it to meet the complex requirements of next-generation, high-speed digital networks. Service providers use VCom’s solutions to deliver services to a converging worldwide broadband market, including what are commonly known as “triple play” (voice, video and data) and “quadruple play” (voice, video, data and wireless) services. VCom’s solutions allow service providers to rapidly and cost-effectively bridge the final network segment that connects the system directly to endusers, commonly referred to as “the last mile”, by overcoming the bottleneck resulting from insufficient carrying capacity in legacy, last mile infrastructures. VCom’s products are directed at three principal markets: Data over Cable, Broadband Wireless and Digital Video. 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. VCom currently employs approximately 500 people in Western Canada.
This news release contains forward-looking statements which are not historical facts, but are based on certain assumptions and reflect VCom’s current expectations. These forward-looking statements are subject to a number of risks and uncertainties that could cause actual results or events to differ materially from current expectations. VCom disclaims any intention or obligation to update or revise any forward-looking statements, whether as a result of new information, future events or otherwise. Given these risks and uncertainties, investors should not place undue reliance on forward-looking statements as a prediction of actual results.
FOR FURTHER INFORMATION PLEASE CONTACT:
VCom Headquarters and Executive Offices
Corporate & Investor Relations