Indiana Video Network Chooses RGB Networks for Upgrade

State-of-the-Art Video Headend Serves Eight Regional Telecom Carriers in Indiana

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SUNNYVALE, California – MobilityWire® – January 6, 2010

Video processing solutions from RGB Networks, the leader in network video processing, have been used to upgrade the Indiana Video Network, LLC (IVN), a state-of-the-art video headend that enables eight regional telecom carriers to provide their subscribers throughout Indiana with video services.  The IVN headend is located in Greenfield, Indiana at the headquarters of Hancock Telecom, one of the eight original carriers that partnered in 2004 to build the headend.  The IVN delivers standard definition (SD) and high definition (HD) programming to the carriers using Internet Protocol (IP), with the SD programming in the MPEG-2 format and the HD programming in MPEG-4/H.264 for greater bandwidth efficiency.   

In this upgrade, IVN is using RGB’s Modular Media Converter (MMC) to convert the SD video programs it receives from ASI into Gigabit Ethernet to prepare them for IP distribution.  RGB’s Broadcast Network Processor (BNP) then transrates the individual streams, reducing their bandwidth requirements and enabling IVN to deliver more programming within its available bandwidth and without sacrificing picture quality.

“Ensuring that the eight carriers we serve can offer their subscribers a wide array of programming delivered with exceptional quality is our goal and our commitment,” said John A. Painter, Secretary and Treasurer of IVN.  “We looked at several products and selected RGB for this upgrade based on their performance and cost-effectiveness.  RGB’s products play key roles in our ability to deliver the necessary programming content, with the best picture quality, over our IP network.”

“Having a large and compelling programming line-up is vital for regional telecom carriers to compete, and IVN’s use of RGB’s products shows how seriously they take this requirement,” said Lou Mastrocola, Vice President, Americas Sales for RGB Networks.  “Using our BNP, IVN is providing its carriers with more programming without having to increase its available bandwidth, which saves time and more importantly money.”

About RGB’s Products 

RGB Networks offers a comprehensive suite of advanced digital video networking products built on its unique Video Intelligence Architecture™ (VIA). The exceptional stream processing density of RGB’s products, combined with advanced processing capabilities, including transrating, statistical remultiplexing, digital overlay and ad insertion, modulation and digital-to-analog decoding– enable RGB’s products to dramatically reduce the cost and complexity of delivering increasingly targeted, personalized and on-demand video services.

RGB’s product line includes the Broadcast Network Processor (BNP) for targeted digital ad insertion, transrating, grooming and operator alerts; the Dynamic Bandwidth Manager (DBM), which enables up to 50 percent more VOD content to be delivered without increasing bandwidth; the Video Multiprocessing Gateway (VMG), a complete IPTV solution in a carrier-class chassis; the Universal Scalable Modulator (USM), the industry’s highest density edge QAM; the Modular Media Converter (MMC), for high-density ASI-to-GigE conversion; and the Simulcast Edge Processor (SEP) for edge decoding and analog modulation to implement digital simulcast architectures.

About Indiana Video Network, LLC

The Indiana Video Network (IVN) was established in 2004 when eight regional telecom carriers in Indiana partnered to create a master video headend to enable each carrier to offer IP-based video services to their customers.  The IVN headend takes in programming content from multiple sources, then prepares the programming for IP delivery to its carrier clients.  The IVN headend is located in the headquarters of Hancock Telecom, one of the eight carriers currently being served by IVN.  The other seven carriers are Craigville Telephone, Davies-Martin Rural Telephone, Endeavor Communications, Enhanced Telecommunications, Ligonier Telephone, Mulberry Telephone Cooperative and Perry-Spencer Rural Telephone Cooperative.

About RGB Networks

RGB Networks is revolutionizing video, delivering leading-edge video processing solutions that address the complexities of the changing video delivery model. With advanced solutions for bandwidth optimization, content repurposing and addressable advertising, RGB’s products enable operators to deliver the next generation of highly personalized video services, which are relevant to individual subscribers and delivered anytime to any device.  The company’s products are based on its unique Video Intelligence Architecture™ (VIA), enabling them to process an unprecedented number of video streams with the highest video quality.  RGB’s scalable solutions dramatically reduce the cost to deliver both broadcast and unicast services, and help operators maximize their existing network infrastructure.  More than 7,000 RGB products are deployed in the field by over 170 service providers in 25 countries worldwide. Learn more at


John Giddings
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