Joe Kilmer, Media Relations
408-428-0895 Ext. 113
firstname.lastname@example.org Digital Delivery Group Contact:
Gordon Sell, Media Relations
Gordon Sell PR
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Coaxsys, Digital Delivery Group Reach Distribution Agreement for First CATV-Compatible Ethernet-over-Coax IP Network
100Mbps IP Retrofit Solution, TVnet/C Pro, Now Available Nationwide
LOS GATOS, Calif., October 12, 2005 — Coaxsys, leaders in IPTV and multimedia networking, and Digital Delivery Group (DDG), a national consortium of CE specialty distributors, have reached an agreement to distribute TVnet/C Pro. TVnet/C Pro is a 100Mbps Ethernet-over-Coax solution that enables custom integrators to use a home’s existing coaxial cable to simultaneously distribute cable television (CATV), provide IP video distribution, and enable high-speed IP multimedia networking.
The announcement marks the first high-speed Cat-5 rewiring solution to target custom installers and systems integrators. While TVnet solutions are already deployed by more than fifty Telcos, cable operators, and service providers, TVnet/C Pro is the first CATV-compatible high-speed home networking solution available to the public through the CI channel. DDG, with member sales companies and warehouses strategically located throughout the US, will provide national distribution coverage for this revolutionary solution.
David Kaplan, Director of the Digital Delivery Group, said “We are extremely excited about being selected to distribute TVnet/C Pro, one of the most powerful and practical home networking products available. Installers will now be able to retrofit homes or extend existing networks without having to rewire with Cat-5 Ethernet. Using existing coax will create opportunities for new and in many cases previously impractical projects.”
Matt Bossory, National Sales Manager at Coaxsys, said “We are enthusiastic about TVnet/C Pro’s introduction to the custom integrator market, and we believe that DDG is an exceptional partner for us. Their national reach, commitment to training, and market guidance are what makes DDG a top-notch distribution partner, and we are excited about moving forward with them.”
TVnet/C Pro is a high-speed 100Mbps IP networking adapter specifically designed to enable custom integrators to use existing coax for both CATV and connecting any Ethernet device. TVnet/C Pro functions over RG-6 or RG-59 coax, works through splitters, and operates in any coax topology, including home-runs or daisy chains. The high-bandwidth network makes it possible for installers to send multiple video streams throughout a network, as well as connect any number of Ethernet devices, including home theater components, media servers, DVRs, IP security cameras, video game consoles, and any other Ethernet device. TVnet/C Pro does not disrupt CATV signals and is compatible with both SD and HD video.
The two companies noted that TVnet/C Pro adapters are available now.
Coaxsys, Inc., manufactures groundbreaking, high-speed multimedia networking and distribution solutions utilizing standard coaxial cable. The company’s line of TVnet products enables operators, service providers, and custom installation professionals to deliver and distribute voice, data, and video throughout the home, office, or MDU environment. TVnet transforms coax receptacles into a high performance multimedia network, creating new applications for digital communications and entertainment – without having to hardwire Cat 5 cable throughout the home. Coaxsys also licenses its TVnet technology to partners, such as set-top box and semiconductor companies, that wish to make their products TVnet-Ready.
Established in 2002, Coaxsys is headquartered in Los Gatos, California. For more information on Coaxsys, visit www.coaxsys.com.
About Digital Delivery Group
Digital Delivery Group, a consortium of regional value added CE specialty distributors, is committed to being the leading source for sales and education of digital systems and convergence products. The members of DDG are specialists in networking products, whole house control, content storage and management, and new technology. More than just a buying group, DDG functions as a strategic resource for its vendor partners and its dealers. Digital Delivery Group’s members bring a unique level of capability to the task with many years of distributor, retail, factory and marketing experience among its members. For more information, call David Kaplan at 509-995-1203.