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Hargray Selects Coaxsys

Hargray Communications deploys Coaxsys's TVnet for IPTV distribution

June 16, 2005

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LOS GATOS, Calif. -- Coaxsys Incorporated, makers of the #1 deployed IPTV network, today announced its relationship with Hargray Communications, the 22nd largest telco in the U.S. Hargray, with nearly 100,000 customers surrounding Hilton Head, South Carolina, will be using Coaxsys’ TVnet to instantly deploy high-speed IP networks in customers’ homes without having to rewire with Cat-5 cable.

Hargray is deploying Coaxsys’ IPTV 7000, which utilizes TVnet technology, to offer IPTV over existing in-home coaxial cable. The network enables telcos to offer IPTV to multiple rooms throughout its customers’ homes without having to spend the time and money to string Cat-5 Ethernet cable. TVnet’s low cost and simple plug-and-play installation enable telcos to utilize preexisting wires, dramatically reduce installation time, and deploy IPTV more rapidly. This not only allows them to meet customers’ demand for reliability and simplicity, but it also saves the telco a considerable amount of money on installation.

Hargray Communications currently offers a full suite of voice, video, and data services—including telephone, high speed broadband, IP video, web hosting and consulting, cable television, and network services—to nearly 100,000 South Carolina customers. The company has already been offering numerous IP services, such as broadband access and voice over IP; now, with an easy-to-deploy IP network, Hargray will be able to rapidly expand its IP video offerings. The company has selected Coaxsys’ IPTV 7000 adapters because they enable a more rapid IPTV deployment without incurring the exceptional upfront cost of rewiring—an investment permanently stranded at the subscriber’s home.

“We take pride in being able to offer our customers a full range of voice, video, and data services,” said Hargray Plant Manager, Pat Holloway. “IP-based services are becoming an increasingly important piece of our business. However, the infeasibility of spending the time and money to rewire every home with Cat-5 has slowed the deployment of some services. Coaxsys’ TVnet allows us to proceed full-steam-ahead: Their network is high-speed and easy to install, and we are confident that it will enable us to offer our customers better services in a more timely fashion.”

Coaxsys VP of Sales, Gregory Boe, noted that Hargray’s utilization of TVnet will help both companies meet their goals: “This is a natural fit for us both. We are proud to have Hargray as a customer; with their large customer base and commitment to IP deployment, we are excited about the future of our relationship. And, by adopting TVnet, Hargray will be able to more rapidly offer a full spectrum of services to its customers.”

Coaxsys’ TVnet adapters are the only viable IPTV network alternative to rewiring homes with Cat-5 Ethernet. Once connected to the video or broadband source, TVnet transforms the entire home’s coaxial cable into a series of network-enabled coax jacks. TVnet adapters can then be connected to any network-enabled device in order to provide Internet access, share peripherals, or stream high quality, digital audio and video (including multi-channel and HDTV). The IPTV 7000, deployed by Hargray, delivers 70Mbps minimum sustained throughput over any topology of coax, inclusive of splitters.

Hargray Communications

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