mPhase Technologies Signs Value-Added Reseller Agreement with SkyStream Networks
Tuesday December 7, 10:00 am ET
Both Firms Will Cooperate in Providing End-to-End Video Capability for Telco TV Deployments
NORWALK, Conn.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Dec. 7, 2004--mPhase Technologies (OTC: XDSL - News) today announced that it has reached agreement with SkyStream Networks to resell its video headend and content delivery platforms and co-market end-to-end Telco TV solutions.
mPhase Technologies markets the TV+ System, a software video switch platform that allows telephone companies to deliver broadcast TV and broadband data to consumers. SkyStream's flagship Mediaplex-20(TM) switched digital video headend features high-density encoding and powerful video processing so that broadcast video can be transported over any last-mile network. In addition to the Mediaplex-20, SkyStream's iPlex(TM) is a compact, 1 RU video headend platform ideal for local or edge video encoding. Lastly, SkyStream's zBand content delivery platform enables PUSH video-on-demand for significantly more cost effective on-demand services.
"We're happy to work with SkyStream, a pioneer in the development of next-generation video services platforms and who has created an IP video delivery product portfolio well-suited for IPTV telephone company deployments," said Mike Devlin, EVP-sales and business development. "We believe that together we can provide more capability to the telcos we serve."
"As TVs learn to speak IP, it will change the way people are entertained. We are making it simpler for telco service providers to deploy sophisticated TV services with a turnkey end-to-end IPTV solution like mPhase TV+ combined with SkyStream's video headend and PUSH VOD solutions," said Jim Olson, CEO and chairman, SkyStream Networks.
In addition to reselling SkyStream's video products, mPhase and SkyStream will collaborate at trade shows, conferences, and other industry forums to help network service providers fully understand and leverage the value of delivering an end-to-end IPTV solution.
About mPhase Technologies, Inc.
mPhase Technologies Inc. (OTC: XDSL - News) develops and commercializes next-generation telecommunications and nanotechnology solutions, delivering novel systems to the marketplace that advance functionality and reduce costs. In telecommunications, the Company's mPhase TV+ platform cost-effectively and reliably delivers entertainment digital television, high-speed Internet access and traditional telephone service over existing copper telephone lines. mPhase also offers a growing line of innovative DSL component products, such as the iPOTS, designed to help service providers lower the provisioning and operating costs associated with DSL. The company is bringing nanotechnology out of the laboratory and into the market with a planned innovative long, life power cell. More information is available at the mPhase Web site at www.mPhaseTech.com.
About SkyStream Networks
SkyStream provides IP video delivery solutions that enable service providers to transform their business. With SkyStream products, they can better manage their existing services and generate new revenues from broadcast TV, Video On Demand and multimedia. By taking IP closer to the edge, SkyStream's software and hardware products lower op-ex and cap-ex costs to provide services by 40 - 50% and optimize video delivery in any network. SkyStream is the leader in IP video with over 250 customers. For more information, please visit our website: www.skystream.com.
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