NW GA utility deploys MOBITV

Sept. 15, 2018
Dalton Utilities/OptiLink in northwest Georgia has tapped by MOBITV to power its new VidLink cloud-based multiscreen video platform. "Our ...

Dalton Utilities/OptiLink in northwest Georgia has tapped by MOBITV to power its new VidLink cloud-based multiscreen video platform.

"Our mission is to ensure the people and businesses in our community have access to the best technology possible," said Tom Bundros, CEO of Dalton Utilities. "We've taken note of the paradigm shift in viewing video content, and we believe VidLink offers an exceptional solution to meet today's consumer demand."

VidLink delivers a simple app that resides next to other streaming services. The platform is designed to run on multiple devices, including Amazon Fire TV, Android TV, Apple TV and mobile devices, while reducing installation time and the need for set-top boxes. VidLink has a DVR function, and the streaming engine has the capability to store customer preferences. Other features include restart and replay, intuitive learning and universal search.

"No other entertainment platform offers the value and robust features that VidLink does, and we are delighted to offer a video streaming service that is unparalleled virtually anywhere in the Southeast," said Hank Blackwood, chief technical services officer for OptiLink. "This next-gen technology is what sets OptiLink apart from its competitors and reflects Dalton's continuing commitment to new entertainment opportunities."

Dalton Utilities, in operation as a public utility since 1889, serves city of Dalton and portions of Whitfield, Murray, Gordon, Catoosa and Floyd counties. With the 2003 launch of its OptiLink family of services based on fiber-to-the-home (FTTH), the company now provides broadband, cable TV, telephone, and Internet services to approximately 78,000 residential and business customers.

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