Optibase aids IPTV roll out in Texas

MARCH 20, 2007 -- W.T. Services Inc. has selected Optibase as the prime integrator for a new IPTV network, including encoding platforms, video on-demand (VOD), middleware, and conditional access.

MARCH 20, 2007 -- W.T. Services Inc. has selected Optibase (search for Optibase) as the prime integrator for a new IPTV network, including encoding platforms, video on-demand (VOD), middleware, and conditional access.

Working closely with CHR Solutions, a telecommunications consulting firm, Optibase says it will deliver a system that will allow W.T. Services to offer customers state-of-the-art television and on-demand services in the town of Hereford, TX, via FTTP. Partners in the project include Dascom Systems Group, BitBand, and additional "leading technology vendors."

W.T. Services, Inc., a wholly owned subsidiary of West Texas Rural Telephone Cooperative, is a competitive local exchange carrier (CLEC) in the communities of Friona and Bovina. The company offers businesses and residents the option of using a local company for telephone, high-speed internet, and cable television service. The addition of IPTV will enhance the service portfolio and provide the driving applications for the advanced fiber infrastructure being installed in Hereford, according to Optibase.

"In building a comprehensive network of fiber-to-the-home in our communities, we strive to offer the residents of rural Texas all of the services that can be found in metropolitan areas," said Thomas A Hyer, president of W.T. Services "We can achieve this with Optibase's IPTV solution, which provides us with a quick and reliable IPTV solution for national television channels and local feeds, as well as an advanced suite of personalized services such as VOD and time-shifted TV."

"We have put together a full IPTV solution with scalability and flexibility in mind. This allows Optibase to tailor the system according to our customers' requirements very quickly and efficiently," said Adam Schadle, President of Optibase Inc. "We are thrilled to be working with W.T. Services and committed to provide them with a system that will offer their customers live and on-demand services."

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