September 11, 2008
Cablecom Chooses Digital Content Monitoring Solutions From Mixed Signals
Here at IBC (stand 3.A58) Mixed Signals, the leading provider of digital content monitoring systems, today announced that its Sentry(R) digital content monitoring solution has been selected by Cablecom, the largest Swiss cable television operator, to ensure the optimum picture and sound quality of its programming.
"Our top priority has always been to ensure the highest quality of experience for our customers, which is why we chose Sentry to help us quickly identify and fix any potential issues that could affect picture or sound quality," said Werner Amhof, TV Platform Manager for Cablecom. "With Sentry, we will we be able to comprehensively monitor and diagnose issues that may potentially affect our programming, which in return allows us to continue to provide the exceptional quality that our subscribers have come to expect from us."
Cablecom will initially deploy Sentry in its Zurich headend to ensure its programming -- both standard and high definition -- is delivered to subscribers with the best possible picture and sound quality. This is accomplished by closely monitoring each program at the MPEG, IP and quality levels, enabling issues to be resolved before subscribers are affected. Sentry is the only solution today that continually monitors each individual program at all three levels.
"Cablecom is well known throughout the industry for its commitment to innovation and to providing its subscribers with superior service," said Eric Conley, CEO of Mixed Signals. "Cablecom's selection of Sentry nationwide is another significant win for Mixed Signals and demonstrates the growing international demand for our content monitoring solutions."
Cablecom is the largest cable network operator in Switzerland and provides its customers with services for cable television, broadband Internet access, and mobile and fixed network telephony. As of June 30, 2008, the company had over 1.5 million television customers, of which 321,000 made use of the digital service, 480,000 were Internet customers (high speed) and 309,000 were telephony customers (digital phone). Cablecom also provides voice, data and value-added services for business customers. Cablecom supplies cable network operators with facility construction as well as with application and transmission services for television, telephony and Internet. The company's own network connects around 1.9 million households and supplies all the larger towns in Switzerland. At the end of December, the company had around 1,500 employees and its turnover was over 1 billion Swiss francs. Cablecom is a national subsidiary of UPC Broadband, the European cable network group of Liberty Global Inc.
About Mixed Signals
Mixed Signals is the leading provider of digital content monitoring including digital services, transport streams, ad insertion, switched digital video and interactive content. Mixed Signals' innovative products provide unparalleled visibility into video streams and digital services delivery in real time. Comprehensive intelligence about overall network transport stream behavior combines with an integrated analysis of signal and stream data patterns to deliver actionable alerts when anomalies are detected. More than any other product on the market today, Mixed Signals monitoring solutions enable cable and satellite television operators, broadcasters, content aggregators and IPTV providers to future-proof and maximize the return on the investment in their digital networks.
For more information, visit www.mixedsignals.com or call 310-227-8620.