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Entone Appoints Jeff Pierce for North American Cable Sales

Taps North American cable market with addition of new sales executive (August 22, 2005)

Expanding its efforts into the North American cable market, Entone Technologies, a leading provider of personal video content delivery solutions, announced today that Jeff Pierce will lead the companys cable sales initiatives in North America. Pierce was previously the Sales Director at N2 Broadband where he developed the sales strategy for N2s major MSO customers. He added Cox, Charter, and Adelphia and several independent operators to the N2 client list. He also served as the Senior Director of National Accounts for Motorola where he led a sales team that was responsible for the entire General Instrument line of products. Customers there included MediaOne, Charter Communications, and several independent MSOs. Pierce started the General Instrument Australia office in Sydney. He grew the business from $0 in 1994 to over $75 million in 1996. Hes held top-level engineering posts at Scientific Atlanta and Skylink America. Pierce attended the University of Michigan and majored in both Management and Finance. He also received an Applied Science Degree from the U.S. Air Force and a Business and Marketing degree from Middlesex College.

?Jeffs strength in the cable market is unsurpassed. Hes well regarded by the industrys top MSOs, said Mark Stalica, VP of Worldwide Sales, Entone Technologies. ?His appointment underlines our commitment to the cable market and strengthens our position as the leading infrastructure provider for personal television services.

Entone currently offers a modular solution for MSOs looking to improve the business case for personal television services. Through its next-generation architecture, Entone teams with best-of-breed partners to offer a highly modular, end-to-end solution. These solutions include:

StreamLiner network video recorder (NVR) VOD server software that turns standard HP and IBM server hardware into the industrys highest performing video servers without the costs, risks, and inflexibility that comes with competing hardware-based solutions.

Encoding Studio content ingest system Market-leading solution for managing the process of capturing, encoding, quality assuring, and staging VOD assets.

Armada intelligent asset manager Dynamic runtime system for distributing and cost-optimizing the placement of VOD assets across a network of video servers.

?This is a dynamic time in the cable industry, and Im thrilled to become a part of the Entone team, said Pierce. ?They provide a scalable, flexible, and economical approach to cable operators looking to enhance their VOD-related services. Im eager to begin touting the benefits of Entones product line to the North American cable community.

Pierce can be reached via email at

About Entone Technologies
Entone Technologies, Inc. is a next-generation provider of personal television solutions that uniquely sits at the nexus of two revolutionary developments in home entertainment: on-demand television and in-home multimedia networking. Entone equips the worlds leading video service operators with a full range of standards-based solutions including content ingest workflow, asset management, software-defined video servers, and residential IP Video Gateways. Established in 1999 by the team that deployed the worlds first commercial video-on-demand (VOD) service, Entone has worked with many of the worlds leading video service operators and is recognized for its practical focus on improving the business case for personal video services. Entone is headquartered in San Mateo, California with offices in the United Kingdom and Hong Kong.

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