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Entone Teams With Calix for Telco Triple Play

Joins CalixCompatible program for IP television solutions (July 14, 2004)

Entone Technologies, a leading provider of broadband video systems, and Calix, the leading provider of ultra-broadband access systems, today announced Entone's participation in the CalixCompatible program.

The CalixCompatible program, launched at SUPERCOMM 2004, provides a means of demonstrating and certifying the interoperability of multi-vendor components that collectively enable advanced IP services such as broadcast and on-demand video. In the case of Entone, this includes the company's Hydra residential gateway for enabling multi-stream IP video services and StreamLiner video servers for enabling advanced services such as video on demand.


"This program is valuable for Calix partners as well as our joint customers," says Mark Evensen, VP of Product Development for Entone Technologies. "Through their extensive lab facilities in Petaluma, Calix is able to take some of the burden off the operators for testing the interoperability of system components. Likewise, it provides a means for Entone and Calix to fine tune our joint solutions before introducing them to customers."

A key driver for Entone and others to join the CalixCompatible program is to collectively offer a proven, robust end-to-end system to the operators. This significantly reduces the integration burden that operators may otherwise have when having to integrate a disparate bundle of system components.

"We are delighted to be working with Entone as a member of the CalixCompatible program," states Rick Johnston, Calix Vice President of Business Development. "It is important that we include best-of-breed residential gateways and video servers, such as those offered by Entone, as part of the complete solutions we offer to customers."


About Entone Technologies
Entone Technologies is a leading provider of carrier-class video servers and home entertainment gateways that enable the delivery of enhanced television services, such as video on demand (VOD) and personal video recording (PVR). Established in 1999 by the team that designed and deployed the world's first commercial VOD service, Entone has worked with a number of the world's leading video service operators to launch their broadcast and on-demand television services. Entone is recognized for its practical focus on improving the business case for video services by offering a highly scalable solution at very cost-effective levels. Entone has its world headquarters in San Mateo, California and also has a presence in Europe and Asia. The Entone Technologies website is
www.entone.com.


About Calix
Calix is a leading supplier of telecommunications solutions designed to simplify all aspects of voice, data, and video service delivery to business and residential subscribers for local exchange carriers of all sizes. Providing extensive optical and metallic density, unprecedented access capacity and functional headroom, advanced management and provisioning capabilities, and broad service flexibility, the packet-based Calix C7 platform has been deployed in over 125 service provider networks throughout North America. More information about Calix can be found at
www.calix.com.

 


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