Athens, December 12, 2007 - INTRACOM TELECOM, a part of SITRONICS Telecom Solutions business division, today announced the delivery of its fs|cdn™ MPEG-4 IPTV Solution to Bruce Telecom of Ontario, Canada, through its subsidiary Conklin-INTRACOM, based in the U.S.
Bruce Telecom has selected fs|cdn™ MPEG-4 IPTV Delivery Solution to serve the lakeside communities of Kincardine, Port Elgin, Tiverton and Southampton. MPEG-4 compression technology is being utilized to reach customers served over copper in addition to those served by Bruce's fiber-to-the-home initiatives. A mix of high definition and standard definition video broadcast, music channels, and video-on-demand will be bundled in attractive packages to complement existing services.
Mr. Hans Nilsson, President and CEO of Bruce Telecom elaborates, "Bruce Telecom is entering into the video era with a strong vendor partner, Conklin-INTRACOM and the wider INTRACOM TELECOM Group. We selected the fs|cdn™ solution for its visionary architecture and ability to incorporate new content models with ease. In such a dynamic market, we didn't want to get locked into a static solution incapable of evolving to meet new technological challenges".
Mr. Ian Meletios, CEO of Conklin- INTRACOM, stated: "Bruce Telecom was searching for a strong leader in the delivery of both standard and high definition TV using MPEG-4. We are honored to be selected by Bruce Telecom and look forward to a long term business relationship with them."
In addition to providing the entire service range supported by IPTV middleware and conditional access solutions, the fs|cdn professional team is also providing supplemental system integration services to speed service delivery. The new video service is expected to be available to customers in early 2008.
Bruce Municipal Telephone System was established in 1911 linking local farm families with each other as well as nearby towns and villages. BMTS's Internet service was established in 1994 providing Internet to much of Grey-Bruce, Huron-Perth and Simcoe Counties. High Speed DSL Internet service (also known as CHEETAH) made its introduction in 2000. In September 2005, BMTS/BMI underwent a name change and became Bruce Telecom. Today, the Bruce County lakeside communities of Kincardine, Paisley, Port Elgin and Tiverton enjoy the most recent technological advances in their communications services through Bruce Telecom. They are committed to providing innovative communication solutions with professional customer support. In October, 2006, Bruce Telecom was named "Business of the Year" by the Owen Sound Chamber of Commerce and "#1 Internet provider" by the Sun Times.
Conklin-INTRACOM, in business since 1957, addresses the service provider customer base with innovative products and services including its fs|cdn IPTV & content delivery solution, and a full range of IPTV integration, implementation and development solutions.
INTRACOM TELECOM is a leading developer and producer of telecommunication systems as well as provider of integrated solutions and professional services to fixed and mobile operators in the EEMEA region. Over 100 customers in more than 50 countries choose INTRACOM TELECOM for its state-of-the-art products and solutions. INTRACOM TELECOM has 2,700 employees, operates subsidiaries in 14 countries and is amongst the largest European companies leading in R&D investments. Since June 2006, INTRACOM TELECOM is controlled by JSC SITRONICS (Russia) with 51%. JSC SITRONICS is the technology subsidiary of JSFC SISTEMA, a leading diversified holding company in Russia and the CIS. INTRACOM HOLDINGS Group (Greece) retains a 49% stake.