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Falcon To Distribute Entone IPTV and VOD Solutions

Major reseller and system integrator to offer Entone?s end-to-end IPTV product portfolio (May 23, 2005)

Falcon Communications, with more than 37 years of experience in designing and building network infrastructures for the telecommunications industry, has entered into an agreement with Entone Technologies, Inc., a leading provider of personal video content delivery solutions, to become a technology partner and reseller for Entones comprehensive line of IP Television (IPTV) content delivery solutions.

Under terms of the new agreement, Falcon will sell and install Entone's full range of personal television solutions, including:
* Hydra IP video gateway: Breakthrough device that can reduce the cost of deploying IP video services by using a single device to support multiple television streams over a homes existing coaxial network.
* StreamLiner network video recorder: Software solution that turns standard HP and IBM servers into the industrys highest performing and most scalable video on demand (VOD) servers.
* Encoding Studio content ingest system: Workflow management solution for accelerating the process for encoding, quality assuring, and distributing content to a network of VOD servers.
* Armada asset management system: Multi-cast content distribution solution that cost-optimizes the placement of VOD assets based on real-time consumption patterns.

The full range of Entone solutions is widely deployed around the world.

?As customers in North America continue to embrace our IPTV solutions, its important for Entone to partner with distributors and integrators who have the experience necessary to implement and support highly reliable IP video systems, said Entone CEO Steve McKay. ?Were proud to be working with such a well-known and respected company like Falcon Communications and anticipate this relationship will accelerate the business success of both companies.

With a full-time engineering and systems integration staff, Falcon represents a one-stop-shop for telecommunications equipment, products, and services. The company operates sales and support offices in Malden, Missouri; Abilene, Texas; and Reno, Nevada, as well as a fiber-optic division and a repair facility in West Plains, Missouri. The company was founded in 1967 as a central office installation contractor and since, has established itself as a pioneer in engineering, equipment supply, vendor installation services, and technical support and repair for the telecommunications industry.

?Over the past 37 years, Falcon has distinguished itself by providing clients with first-class service and the right technology for the project at hand, said Donald R. Cook, President/CEO of Falcon Communications. ?We carefully researched the market for IP video solutions, primarily by asking our customers which products and companies they were most interested in working with. Entones market leadership position in VOD made StreamLiner a natural choice and the economic advantage of Hydra is extremely compelling to the operators.

About Falcon Communications
With a strong commitment to the telecommunications industry, Falcon has greatly enhanced its reach in the telecommunications market, providing extensive products and services required to meet the expanding network requirements. Through innovative channels, continuous research and development, commitment to excellence in service and products, and a flawless client focus, Falcon consistently leads the field in bridging the gap between yesterday's technology and the cutting-edge technology of today.

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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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Related Keywords:Entone, Falcon, IPTV, VOD, Falcon Communications, IP Television, Hydra IP, StreamLiner, Encoding Studio, ingest, Armada, asset management,

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