Cheetah Technologies, NCTC Execute Master Purchase Agreement
PITTSBURGH, Nov. 10, 2010 /PRNewswire/ — Cheetah Technologies, LP, a leader in network performance and video quality management solutions, today announced that it has entered into a relationship with the National Cable Television Cooperative (NCTC) that is designed to expedite the availability of Cheetah products and solutions to NCTC members.
Under the terms of the Master Purchase Agreement, Cheetah will work with NCTC member companies to create and deploy cost-effective solutions that incorporate Cheetah’s CMD, Cheetah XD and V-Factor products. Cheetah Technologies solutions are designed to manage the HFC network from source to subscriber by proactively monitoring the physical network elements that provide revenue-generating IP services, such as high-speed data and VoIP.
“As new services are introduced to meet consumer expectations, operators of all sizes are recognizing the need to provide superior Quality of Experience,” said Dave Baranski, vice president of sales for Cheetah Technologies. “By working together with NCTC, we’re able to gain greater visibility into the needs of member operators, and to provide them with both the products and the pricing predictability they require.”
“Solutions that can proactively monitor networks and enable correction of problems before they impact consumers are vital to ensuring high satisfaction from cable subscribers,” said Richard Frey, NCTC Vice President/General Manager, Hardware. “Cheetah’s innovative product line, including its ‘Intelligent Decode’ technology, will enable our members to deliver the no-compromise experiences that can attract and retain customers.”
The NCTC agreement incorporates an extensive range of CMD, CheetahXD and V-Factor products, including recent advances unveiled last month. At NCTC’s upcoming Winter Educational Conference (Feb. 28-March 1, 2011 in Clearwater, FL), Cheetah plans to demonstrate the latest versions of its V-Factor product line, including the ability of its Stream Probe Advanced platform to enhance monitoring of MPEG-2 and MPEG-4 streams, and its V-Factor SM (STB) that measures video quality between the STB and the television. Cheetah will also feature its CMD-EL+ product that performs critical measurements on all QAM carriers and supports DOCSISÃ‚® 3.0 and IPv6.
The National Cable Television Cooperative, Inc. (NCTC) is a Kansas not-for-profit corporation that operates as a programming and hardware purchasing organization for nearly 1,000 member companies who own and operate cable systems throughout the United States and its territories. 17 of the top 20 cable operators in the U.S. are NCTC members, who collectively serve over 26.7 million cable subscribers. NCTC is located in Lenexa, Kansas.
About Cheetah Technologies
With a long history in Network and Video Quality Management, Cheetah Technologies has raised the bar in status, performance and quality monitoring while pioneering new ground in IP service testing and performance analysis. Cheetah Technologies solutions allow network operators to more efficiently and cost effectively isolate and troubleshoot multi-layered problems that impact service quality. Information about Cheetah’s products and services can be found at www.cheetahtech.com.
Cheetah Technologies is a privately held company which is owned by the Pittsburgh based investment firms The Hawthorne Group and Rosetta Capital. The Hawthorne Group is an investment and management company with holdings in the communications, railroad, assisted living, soft drink bottling, and real estate businesses. Rosetta Capital focuses on acquiring operating businesses in service industries and niche manufacturing.
SOURCE Cheetah Technologies, LP