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Appear TV selected for Iskon Croatia’s MPEG4 DSL video

 Iskon.TV can offer its Croatian customers over 40 television channels, as well as VoD and Internet via television. Key to the new services is Appear TV’s SC2000 IP streamer...

 A global provider of next-generation head-ends for broadcast and IP television, Appear TV has deployed its SC2000 IP Streamer as part of Croatian broadband operator Iskon Internet’s MPEG4 DSL platform. The project, delivered with Verso, a Croatian systems integrator, helped create the infrastructure for its new Iskon.TV IPTV service.

The SC2000 is a carrier-grade “head-end in a box” that enables operators to receive, descramble, scramble and stream multiple video feeds over any network in high quality, using a single box. It comes with Gb capacity and handles all signal processing, from reception to IP streaming, internally.

Since the commercial launch of its IPTV service in April 2009, Iskon, one of Croatia’s leading triple play operators, offers subscribers over 40 standard definition television channels to its subscribers located in nine cities in the country. In addition to video, Iskon.TV also enables customers to surf the Internet on their TVs, and offers a range of interactive services, including VoD and network-PVR functionality.

Mario Vojvoda, CTO at Iskon, declared, “The Appear TV solution, because of its advanced chassis based design, modularity and extremely low rack-space and power consumption, fits really well into Iskon's NGN all-IP infrastructure.”

“The modular nature of Appear TV’s technology offers Iskon many important benefits,” explains Thomas Lind, Technical Director at Appear TV. “Not least the flexibility to launch new digital TV and interactive services quickly, as its subscribers demand them.”

* Iskon Internet provides services based on broadband access to the Internet as well as the provider of unique integrated telecommunication solutions, both for residential and business customers in Croatia. It company was established in 1997 as the first alternative nationwide internet service provider. Since 2006, Iskon it has been fully owned by T-Hrvatski Telekom. The company is based in Zagreb.

** Verso offers full life-cycle services, starting from consultancy, planning and design, to maintenance and proactive exploitation services, support and training. In Croatia it encompasses technological, organisational, business and commercial knowledge and expertise with the provisioning of products and services needed by companies transitioning into networked economy. Verso has many years of experience in international projects implementing IP telephony solutions for service providers across Europe and the Middle East.

*** Appear TV is a privately held company based in Oslo, Norway . The company designs, develops and produces head-ends that enable broadcasters and operators to deliver professional quality TV services.

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