RGB Networks Chosen for All Digital Network Upgrade by Hood Canal Communications

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Cable Operators of All Sizes Rely on RGB for Digital Network Upgrades

RGB Networks, the leading provider of scalable multiscreen IP video delivery solutions, today announced that Hood Canal Communications, an independent rural telecommunications service provider, is upgrading its video network to be fully digital using RGB’s products.

Hood Canal was founded in 1934 and has continually expanded its service offerings and footprint throughout Washington state’s Mason County. Today, Hood Canal provides a comprehensive suite of video, voice and data services to its residential and business customers. This digital upgrade enables Hood Canal to reclaim substantial amounts of analog bandwidth which is being used to expand its HD and other digital cable offerings.

To accomplish this upgrade, Hood Canal has deployed several RGB products in its headend in the city of Union. These products include the Video Multiprocessing Gateway (VMG) to downconvert HD feeds to SD, the Broadcast Network Processor (BNP) for statistical multiplexing, transrating, grooming and ad splicing, the Simulcast Edge Processor (SEP) for edge decoding, and the Modular Media Converter (MMC) for ASI to Gigabit Ethernet conversion. The performance, reliability and cost-effectiveness of these products has already been proven in over 200 digital simulcast deployments throughout the Americas.

“This was a major upgrade of our network and we had to get it right the first time, so we turned to RGB Networks,” said David Collins, Chief Technology Officer, Hood Canal Communications. “We looked at a lot of products and concluded that RGB not only had the complete set of products we required, but that these were all field-proven and would enable us to deliver service with the quality our subscribers expect of us.”

“Since the start of the digital transition, the country’s largest cable operators have turned to RGB Networks for advanced solutions to migrate to all digital, and they are now doing the same as they roll out TV Everywhere services. As smaller operators make the transition they too can benefit from these proven solutions,” said Lou Mastrocola, Vice President, Sales. “Working directly or through our network of reseller partners, we can help operators of all sizes make the digital transition quickly and cost-effectively and enable the delivery of new services.”

About RGB Networks
RGB Networks enables video service providers to migrate to a multiscreen environment for the delivery of linear and on-demand video over managed and unmanaged IP networks. Wide adoption of the company’s IP video solutions is based on core strengths in transcoding, advertising and overlay insertion, and statistical multiplexing. RGB’s solutions for video delivery to TVs, desktop and mobile devices are built to deliver the highest video quality at the best price-performance on the market—they uniquely offer the density and scalability required to support the growing demands of consumers with integrated functionality that simplifies operators’ network architectures and minimises operational costs. RGB’s products are deployed by over 200 cable, telco, satellite, OTT and mobile operators in 30+ countries. Venture capital investment firms include Accel Partners, Comcast Interactive, Focus Ventures, Granite Ventures, Institutional Venture Partners, Kleiner Perkins Caufield and Byers, and Mitsui & Co. Venture Partners. RGB is a private, profitable company based in Sunnyvale, California with offices around the world. For more information, please visit our website – www.rgbnetworks.com – and IP video blog – and follow us on Twitter @RGB_Networks.

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