Wednesday, June 1, 2005

Tut Systems Deploys First MPEG-4 Digital TV Headend in North America

Farmers Telephone Cooperative in South Carolina has deployed an MPEG-4 AVC digital TV headend from Tut Systems. The deployment is believed to be the first MPEG-4 AVC digital TV headend in North America.

Tut Systems' Astria Digital TV platform will serve as the core video processing system for the all-MPEG-4 AVC digital headend. Tut Systems is also providing comprehensive systems integration services to Farmers Telephone Cooperative, including design, assembly and pre-launch testing of its digital headend. FTC plans to commercially launch its Digital TV service in the fourth quarter of 2005.

Farmers Telephone Cooperative is the 3rd largest telephone cooperative in the United States, serving more than 60,000 consumers. The company currently offers local, long distance, paging, digital wireless, high-speed Internet services, business solutions and data networking.

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