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Entone Partners With Industry Leaders On VOD Solutions

Latens, TANDBERG Television, HP and Widevine demonstrate IPTV VOD solutions at IBC (August 19, 2005)

Entone Technologies, a leading provider of personal video content delivery solutions, will showcase its video on-demand (VOD) solutions for creating, managing, and delivering digital assets at IBC, Amsterdam, 9th 13th September. At multiple locations throughout Hall 1 in the Content Delivery Zone, Entone will feature its StreamLiner network video recorder (NVR) and Armada intelligent asset manager solutions.

?We understand that no single vendor can deliver all components required of a world-class IPTV service, says Steve McKay, CEO of Entone Technologies. ?We are pleased to partner with several of the worlds leading IPTV solution providers, all of whom we have integrated with in field-proven deployments. For example, the end-to-end solution on the Latens stand mirrors the system that has been deployed at Lyse Tele in Norway.

On the Latens stand (no. 1:455) will be a complete, end-to-end VOD system comprised of an Entone VOD server solution integrated with a TANDBERG Television iTTV delivery platform and Kreatel settop boxes. The whole system is protected by Latens next-generation Conditional Access (CA) solution. The on-stand setup will showcase a centralized VOD server system, comprised of Entones StreamLiner VOD server software with distributed sites managed by Entones Armada.

Entones StreamLiner NVR solution will also be a feature on the Widevine stand (no. 1:510) and TANDBERG Television stand (no. 1:461) where it will be providing the VOD server technology to power TANDBERG Televisions on-demand demonstration. Visitors to the Hewlett Packard stand (no. 1:228) will be able to see Entones Armada running on a high-performance HP Integrity server.

Mark Rooney, EMEA Director of Entone Technologies, adds: ?We are experiencing a tremendous interest in our open standards-based VOD solutions and see clear signs that 2005/6 will see VOD take off in Europe as IPTV operators deploy VOD as a key service differentiator and revenue generator. One of our major strengths is that our open systems approach means that our customers can choose cost-efficient COTS server technology while still benefiting from our industry-leading performance metrics. This means that we can uniquely provide powerful and cost-effective VOD systems for all operators, whatever their size and business models. In addition, because we are highly scalable, our system can expand as an operator becomes increasingly successful.

About Entones Full Suite of VOD Solutions
The Entone StreamLiner NVR provides the industrys most flexible, reliable and cost-effective solution for delivering personal television services. StreamLiner NVR is a software architecture that transforms standard server hardware by HP and IBM into specialized, high-performance video servers that ingest, store and stream video programming on demand. The StreamLiner NVR solution is field proven in dozens of deployments around the world.

Armada is an intelligent asset allocation solution for dynamically managing digital assets across a distributed cluster of servers based on actual consumption patterns. Armadas dynamic configuration capabilities constantly monitor customer behavior and make necessary adjustments to meet changing needs. By optimizing network bandwidth and asset storage resources, Armada increases efficiency while decreasing operational costs.

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. Entones major investors include Tandberg Television, Bank of America, Menlo Ventures, and Palomar Ventures.

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