Press Releases2008-05-02 - SeaChange International Partners with Airties
Partnership to initially target approximately 2.6 million homes with growth thoughout EMEA planned
Acton, MA and Istanbul, Turkey -- SeaChange International, (NASDAQ: SEAC) the leading provider of software applications, services and solutions for IPTV, Video-On-Demand (VOD), digital advertising, and content acquisition, today announced that it is partnering with AirTies, a strategic international developer of wireless networking and broadband Internet access solutions with a current installed base of 2.6 million residential gateways.
“Operators around the globe need IPTV solutions that can be rolled out quickly, efficiently, and cost-effectively. The combination of SeaChange’s TV Navigator middleware and AirTies’ M-140 set-top box creates the first wireless IPTV solution that is easy to bring into the home and brings sophisticated applications, like Caller-ID and Games, to multiple television sets and computers by pressing a single button,” said Bill Styslinger, President and CEO of SeaChange. “Automatic provisioning of the service is done by the household consumer, who also enjoys automatic software upgrades through their broadband connection,” he added.
“Our partnership with SeaChange is 100 percent customer-driven. We see the challenges the International market is having with the deployment of IPTV, and we are convinced that together we can easily bring wireless IPTV solutions to households thorughout various regions,” said Bulent Celebi, CEO of AirTies.
M-140 is a sleek, small, fanless, and cost-effective MPEG2 and H.264 stet-top box for IPTV and Video On Demand applications. With wireless (802.11g) interfaces, it provides flexible and cost-effective means of IPTV deployment in the home to multiple TV’s without the hassel of pulling wires through concrete walls prevalent in the region. Automatic self-provisioning enables easy installation by household consumers at the touch of a button. Customers also benefit from automatic software upgrades via their broadband network.
About SeaChange International
SeaChange International is a leading provider of software applications, services and integrated solutions for IPTV, Video-On-Demand (VOD), digital advertising, and content acquisition monetization and management. Its powerful open VOD and advertising software and scaleable hardware enable cable and telco operators, as well as broadcasters, to provide new on-demand services and to gain greater efficiencies in advertising and content delivery. With its Emmy Award-winning and patented technology, thousands of SeaChange deployments are helping broadband, broadcast and satellite television companies to streamline operations, expand services and increase revenues. Headquartered in Acton, Massachusetts, SeaChange has product development, support and sales offices around the world. Visit http://www.schange.com
AirTies develops and markets wireless products that provide 4 fundamental services (high speed internet access/ADSL, Wireless LANs, internet based telephony/VoIP, WiFi phones and internet based television/IPTV) for service providers, small businesses and consumers in EMEA (Europe, Middle East and Africa) region. AirTies was formed in February 2004 by a management and technical team from the Silicon Valley, USA, with the strategic intent to become the leader in EMEA. AirTies is now aiming to expand into the European broadband market. In contrast to their competitors who are dependent on chip companies to develop their products, AirTies designs and develops its own products and the firmware/middleware embedded in the products. They also provide direct technical support to the end users 7 days a week, 24 hours a day.