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Hitachi and Falcon Provide IPTV to Rural US Operators

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August 26, 2008

Hitachi and Falcon Provide IPTV to Rural US Operators

By Arvind Arora, TMCnet Contributor

Hitachi Telecom (News - Alert), a subsidiary of Hitachi Communication Technologies, a company that develops, manufactures and markets telecommunications equipment for the North American market, is going to partner with Falcon IP/Complete, a company offering MPEG-4 IPTV (News - Alert) solutions to service providers and telephone companies, for providing an integrated MPEG-4 IPTV solution to the U.S. service providers deploying Hitachi's AMN1220 Gigabit Passive Optical Network Fiber to the Premises Solution.

Headquartered in Norcross, Georgia, Hitachi offers a number of telecommunications solutions including ITU-compliant ‘triple play’ systems for Fiber-to-the-Premises applications, bundled with Source-to-Subscriber solutions that support customer applications and quick time-to-market. The product profile of the company also includes ultra high-speed optical transport equipment such as Dense wavelength division multiplexing (DWDM) and Synchronous optical networking (SONET) systems, and multi-carrier power amplifiers for wireless infrastructure applications.

The channel combinations being offered in the proposed MPEG-4 IPTV solution will be flexible, and presently the bundle contains 180 standard-definition and 32 high-definition channels, plus 56 music channels and all local channels. This solution has been designed specifically for municipalities, master planned communities and telephone companies offering multi-play services to rural areas and smaller communities.
Donald Cook, president and CEO for Falcon IP/Complete, said that company's concept of ‘bird to box’ is unique, in that it provides the complete solution from satellite selection to the subscriber’s set-top box. Cook noted that Falcon IP/Complete takes care of all integration and installation of the equipment and software required for services delivery as well as ongoing 24/7 support.
Falcon IP/Complete is a company that offers comprehensive MPEG-4 IPTV solutions to the telephone companies and service providers, which are primarily located in the rural areas of the nation. Based in Malden, Missouri, the company has 'Bird to Box Television' as its motto, and has a combination of service providers and equipment manufacturers like Thomson (News - Alert)/Grass Valley and Verimatrix that help it provide enhanced services to its clients. The company provides a number of flexible channel lineups to the service providers that are classified into various categories such as sports, general entertainment, movies, Spanish language, adult, audio and HD channels etc. To know more about Falcon IP/Complete, please visit

Arvind Arora is a contributing editor for TMCnet. To read more of Arvind's articles, please visit his columnist page.

Edited by Eve Sullivan

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