Lantern, Movidis, PrismIQ Do VOD

Movidis teams with Lantern Communications and PrismIQ to help telcos roll out video-on-demand (VOD) services to end users

October 13, 2003

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LAS VEGAS -- Movidis, Inc., a pioneer in cost-effective VOD solutions, today announced that it is partnering with Lantern Communications and PRISMIQ to demonstrate the ease with which telcos can use their products to roll out revenue-generating, high-quality video on demand (VOD) services to end-users. The companies' combined VOD solution incorporates Movidis' innovative Molecular Media Server (MMS 1000(TM)) and Lantern's Metro Packet Switch (MPS) system, and is delivered on the

PRISMIQ(TM) MediaPlayer, an entertainment gateway that delivers high-quality digital entertainment content to standard TVs and stereos throughout the home. The demonstration can be viewed in Lantern's booth 807 at the USTA/Telecom 2003 conference taking place in Las Vegas from October 11 through 15.

"Lantern shatters the barrier to entry for 10 Gigabit Metro infrastructure and enables carriers and multi-service operators to plan for growth and receive a Return on Investment (ROI) that can be measured in months rather than years," said Nader Vijeh, Lantern's President. "MPS is a proven product that can quickly increase revenue when it comes to applications like Video on Demand. Products like Movidis' MMS 1000 and PRISMIQ's MediaPlayer help us demonstrate the efficiencies of the technology, and we look forward to working with Movidis to make this the preferred end-to-end VOD solution."

"Set-top boxes are usually the largest cost in VOD service delivery, but IP set-top boxes are more affordable than their digital cable or satellite equivalents," said Brad Kayton, vice president of marketing and business development of PRISMIQ. "By demonstrating with Lantern and Movidis, we are showing that telcos can go beyond enjoying the benefits of IP delivery from the back-end network down into the home, with the powerful and affordable option to serve multiple TVs throughout the home by employing the home network."

In addition to the MMS 1000, Movidis' affordable and modular video servers, the company recently introduced a fully-integrated back-office solution for telcos to offer video services, which includes content, subscriber and bandwidth management as well as integration agents for legacy Operational Support Systems (OSS). The MMS 1000 combined with this back-office business management software lowers the cost per stream to $89, a fraction of the cost of competing solutions which allows service providers to quickly roll out new revenue generating services and reach a previously unattainable Return on Investment (ROI). Additionally, Movidis works with a variety of VOD equipment providers to further end-to-end deployment efforts.

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