APOLAN Adds Three New Members to Its Organization

Alpha Technologies, ITConnect and CAILabs join leading group focused on the adoption of passive optical LAN

NEW YORK – April 26, 2017 – The Association for Passive Optical LAN (APOLAN), a non-profit organization that drives both education and adoption for Passive Optical Local Area Networks (POL), today announced the addition of three diverse companies to its high-profile list of manufacturers, distributors, integrators and consultants actively involved in the POL marketplace. They are:

  • Alpha Technologies: For 40 years, Alpha Technologies has been an innovator and leader in the design and manufacture of AC and DC power for the CATV and Telecom markets. Alpha is the foremost expert and global supplier for outdoor line power solutions. Alpha pioneered the development of indoor remote power to meet NEC Class 2 requirements, and is the leading supplier of remote line power for POL applications.
  • CAILabs: CAILabs is a leading provider of photonics solutions to harness the full capacity of optical fibers. They offer a fiber network upgrade solution that increases dramatically bandwidth and enables Passive Optical LAN over legacy fiber networks, without new fiber deployment.
  • ITConnect: Leveraging sophisticated expertise and experience in bridging strategy with technology design and implementation, ITConnect, a leader in integrating OLAN with remote power and heterogeneous networks, provides innovative technology services, telecommunication network infrastructure design, digital learning services and premise distribution cabling for large enterprise environments.

“APOLAN continues its success in bringing together the best and brightest innovators to drive Passive Optical LAN education and adoption and is showing no signs of slowing down,” said APOLAN Board Chair, Dave Cunningham. “From the founding members to our newest members, the leadership and varied expertise we bring to the industry is unparalleled. We look forward to more and more companies wanting to be a part of that development.  Companies seeking to learn about or deploy a Passive Optical LAN should seek out members of APOLAN for their expertise and commitment to the POL industry.”

Membership in APOLAN allows companies a voice in shaping the advocacy, education, market adoption, industry acceptance and best practices for POL. In addition, the organization provides key networking opportunities to expand business contacts with individuals and corporations who share interest in POL’s success.

Alpha Technologies, ITConnect and CAILabs join a robust roster of APOLAN members, which includes 3M, Accu-Tech, AFL, AWS Solutions, CallisonRTKL, Commscope, Corning, DasanZhone, EXFO, Huawei, IBM, Infiniti Technologies, Netcom, Nokia, Noovis, OCC, Qypsys, Tellabs, Temple, University of Buffalo, Vision Tech and VT Group. A complete list can be found at http://www.apolanglobal.org/membership/member-list/.

About The Association for Passive Optical LAN (APOLAN)

The Association for Passive Optical LAN is a non-profit organization that is driving adoption and educating the market about the technical and economic advantages of passive optical LAN technology. Through its membership, which is comprised of manufacturers, distributors, integrators and consulting companies actively involved in the marketplace, the Association hopes to help designers, engineers, architects, building owners, CIOs and IT departments implement and successfully use passive optical LAN. For more information, visit http://www.apolanglobal.org/

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Kendra Westerkamp

VisiTech for APOLAN

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APOLAN@visitechpr.com

DIMOCO to Participate in Betting on Football Conference 2017

VIENNA and LONDON – 25 April 2017 – DIMOCO Carrier Billing today announced their participation in the Betting on Football Conference 2017, taking place 3-4 May at Chelsea FC’s Stamford Bridge, aiming to promote and spread direct carrier billing in the iGaming world.

 Earlier this year DIMOCO Carrier Billing announced their cooperation with inaugural partner EnergyBeta serious international iGaming operator. The move kick-started the initiative to provide the vast iGaming sector the same easy payment opportunity that many other digital entertainment industries already thrive on.

The partnership between the award-winning sportsbook and casino operator and DIMOCO, a leading payment institute for direct carrier billing, enables online gambling customers to tap into direct carrier billing to experience the easiest and most efficient mobile payment option. Players can use smart phones, tablets, laptops, PCs and connected TVs, securely identified via their carrier networks, to instantaneously participate in the iGaming experience.

Payment should be as easy as picking up a smartphone. This is what direct carrier billing promises the iGaming world – a quick, easy and customer-friendly payment method that customers  literally have in their pocket– 24/7.

Direct carrier billing offers an unmatched convenience and customer satisfaction compared to traditional payment methods, such as credit or debit cards. The result is a significant increase in customer retention and conversion rates for providers. Leveraging DIMOCO’s direct billing connectivity to the major telecoms networks, such as Vodafone, 02, EE and Three, partners will gain billing reach to more than 70m UK mobile numbers, in a market worth more than £4.6bn, according to the UK Gambling Commission.

Players are shifting to an increasingly mobile world, consuming a wide range of digital services, such as iGaming, on their mobile devices.  Consumers are likely to be already familiar with the concept of direct carrier billing, as it is one of the top three payment methods at Facebook, providing the recognition factor with a large swathe of any gambling operator’s potential audience. This payment option brings significant opportunity to service providers, due to the direct connectivity to the billing platforms of the major telecoms networks.

Please contact us to schedule an appointment at the Betting on Football Conference 2017: sales@dimoco.eu

About DIMOCO

Launched in 2000, the Fintech Company DIMOCO Carrier Billing is a European-wide regulated payment institute for direct carrier billing and holds a payment service act license from the Austrian Financial Market Authority (FMA) since January 2016, as its license was passported to all 28 EU member states. As a trusted partner of local and global mobile networks it enables almost 1 billion European subscribers to purchase goods and services from merchants and aggregators with their mobile devices which are charged via the operators’ billing system.

 

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Black Box Wins Silver Award for Customer Service Department of the Year

Award honors outstanding customer service in the Stevie Awards’ Computer Hardware category.

PITTSBURGH, PA, April 21, 2017Black Box, a world-leading technology solutions provider for high-performance KVM, switching, and professional A/V signal distribution and extension, announced today that it was recognized by the 2017 Stevie Awards with a Silver Award in the Customer Service Department of the Year, Computer Hardware. The company, founded in 1976, is known for their customer service, including free, 24/7, in-house technical support. The awards were presented Feb. 24, 2017, in Las Vegas.

During the past year, Black Box’s Technology Products Technical Support and Customer Service team:

  • Answered more than 123,000 calls and chat requests.
  • Achieved answer rates as high as 99.4 percent.
  • Processed more than 164,000 customer service requests.
  • Answered all customer service calls within 30 seconds.
  • Received a customer satisfaction rating of four or five from 90 percent of their customers.

The Stevie Awards for Sales and Customer Service are the world’s top sales and customer service awards. More than 2,300 nominations from organizations of all sizes and in virtually every industry were evaluated in this year’s competition. This year’s winners were selected by 152 executives from around the world. Details about the Stevie Awards and the full list of this year’s winners are available at StevieAwards.com.

“Customer satisfaction is our top priority, with little room for complacency as customer demands continuously evolve,” said Don Wells, vice president of sales at Black Box. “Our team goes above and beyond to provide outstanding service to our customers, while aiming to continuously improve ourselves every year. I would like to recognize our entire organization and commend them for striving to provide our customers with an excellent experience, every time.”

About Black Box

Black Box is a leading digital solutions provider dedicated to helping customers build, manage, optimize and secure their IT infrastructure. Black Box delivers high-value products and services through its global presence and more than 3,500 team members. To learn more, visit the Black Box website at www.blackbox.com.

 

Media Contact:

VisiTech PR for Black Box

Moe Lokat +44 7973 306039

or

Suzie Linville +1-303-752-3552, x244

BB@visitechpr.com

www.blackbox.com

 

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Black Box Receives Best of Show Award at ISE 2017

Boxilla premier AV/IT system management platform recognized

as a standout product for AV and KVM systems.

PITTSBURGH, PA – April 21, 2017Black Box, a world-leading technology solutions provider for high-performance KVM, switching, and professional A/V signal distribution and extension, today announced that Boxilla, the company’s new AV and KVM management system, received a Best of Show Award from New Bay Media’s AV Technology. Winners were selected from more than 1,100 exhibiting manufacturers at ISE 2017, hosted at RAI Amsterdam.

Boxilla features a comprehensive and centralized command center, which provides unparalleled performance, ease of use and security. The system empowers administrators to manage multi-environment KVM and AV/IT deployments by using a powerful web-enabled and common user-interface.

With unmatched performance, Boxilla is designed for enterprise-level deployments with large-scale, mission-critical applications involving multiple end points. In these environments, Boxilla’s ability to streamline and automate communication between KVM devices becomes highly valuable. Boxilla is also software upgradable and future-proof.

This award reflects Black Box’s continued success in maintaining a strong culture of innovation to strengthen its position in the high-performance KVM and KVM-over-IP marketplace. Black Box made large progress in the market last year when they acquired the Technology and Development team of Cloudium Systems Limited (Cloudium), a privately held company headquartered in Limerick, Ireland.

“Boxilla focuses on the end-to-end experience in performance and security management from one central location across multiple systems in multiple countries,” said John Hickey, senior director KVM business at Black Box. “Being recognized by AV Technology among a competitive field of products at ISE confirms that Black Box continues to provide unique high-performance AV and KVM management solutions ahead of competitors for large enterprise environments.”

The Best of Show Award recognizes products exhibited at ISE. Products are judged on uniqueness of the feature set, perceived value proposition, ease of deployment and use, network impact and reliability.

Visit BlackBox.com for more information.

About Black Box

Black Box is a leading digital solutions provider dedicated to helping customers build, manage, optimize and secure their IT infrastructure. Black Box delivers high-value products and services through its global presence and more than 3,500 team members. To learn more, visit the Black Box Web site at https://www.blackbox.com.

 

Media Contact:

VisiTech PR for Black Box

Moe Lokat +44 7973 306039

or

Suzie Linville +1-303-752-3552, x244

BB@visitechpr.com

www.blackbox.com

 

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Black Box Wins New Bay Product Innovation Award

InvisaPC Remote Virtualized Desktop Solution Recognized

For Revolutionizing the Virtualization of High-Performance IP KVM solutions

PITTSBURGH, PA – April 21, 2017Black Box, a world leading technology solutions provider of high-performance KVM, professional A/V signal distribution and extension and switching solutions, today announced that InvisaPC, the company’s KVM over IP solution, was recognized with NewBay Media’s fourth annual Product Innovation Award (TV Technology).

Black Box’s InvisaPC™ solution is the first and only high-performance solution to enable virtualized KVM systems. Supporting the transition period as broadcasters virtualize their KVM environments, InvisaPC delivers seamless KVM connectivity to both physical and virtual machines.

With unmatched performance, user experience and usability comparable to a local workstation, InvisaPC provides a no-compromise solution for control room professionals to share expensive software hosted on one of multiple back-racked target computers and supports immediate remote access to data.

This award reflects Black Box’s continued success maintaining a strong culture of innovation to strengthen its position in the high-performance KVM and KVM-over-IP market place. This was enhanced last year as Black Box acquired the technology and development team of Cloudium Systems Limited (Cloudium), a privately held company headquartered in Limerick, Ireland.

“InvisaPC removes major obstacles as the broadcast industry works to transition their KVM systems to virtual environments,” said John Hickey, senior director of research and development and KVM systems at Black Box. “Being recognized by NewBay validates Black Box’s unique high-performance KVM virtualization capabilities ahead of competitors and the only suitable for high-performance environments.”

NewBay Media’s Product Innovation Award, launched in 2013, recognizes excellence in manufacturing of products to serve the TV/pro video and radio/online audio industries. Winners are selected by a panel of professional users, and evaluation criteria include innovation of concept and design, creative use of technology, price value and suitability for use in a broadcast TV/pro video or broadcast/online radio environment.

For more information on Black Box’s InvisaPC, visit here.

About Black Box

Black Box is a leading digital solutions provider dedicated to helping customers build, manage, optimize and secure their IT infrastructure. Black Box delivers high-value products and services through its global presence and more than 3,500 team members. To learn more, visit the Black Box Web site at https://www.blackbox.com.

Media Contact: VisiTech PR for Black Box

Moe Lokat +44 7973 306039

Suzie Linville, telephone +1-303-752-3552 x244

Email: BB@visitechpr.com, website: https://www.blackbox.com

 

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Net Insight Extends Connector Marketplace With Cloud-Based Media Services

The Connector Marketplace is a one-stop-shop for seamlessly adding cloud-based services into media production workflows with full budgeting, billing and financial visibility 

Las Vegas – NAB 2017, Booth #SU2806 – Net Insight, the leading provider of live, interactive and on-demand media transport, today unveiled its latest expansion of the Connector Marketplace. The marketplace grew by 700 percent during 2016 and is now expanding to include cloud-based media production services. Net Insight will enable cloud-service providers to offer services to the Connector Community along the media production chain such as transcoding and encoding, graphics insertion and live-streaming.

As media production tools are increasingly offered as cloud-based software services, more and more of media production is moving to the cloud. Net Insight’s ScheduALL, paired with the Connector Marketplace, offers the unique capability for media companies to seamlessly combine existing in-house workflows with external services. Through integrated billing, utilizing an external resource or service becomes as simple as using an internal one.

With the addition of cloud-based media services to the Connector Marketplace, it provides subscribers with pay-per-use access to cloud-based media services with full financial visibility and project billing. Not only can they view and book current assets in their workflow, they also can book services and deploy services in seconds during peak times with full cost control and analysis. For service providers, it delivers a high-profile global marketplace to promote available services and resources to the industry.

“As more and more media companies move large parts of their production workflows to the cloud, being able to seamlessly integrate it with existing workflows becomes key,” said Net Insight’s Martin Karlsson, CTO and vice president product portfolio of Net Insight. “We are constantly looking for ways to add value to our marketplace for our large buyer base, and bringing cloud-based media services to the table fits squarely in that goal.”

The Connector Marketplace follows Net Insight’s release of the Connector Community at IBC 2016 and is the next step in the company’s vision of a Global Media Marketplace. Participants of the Connector Community to date can book and sell satellite and terrestrial contribution services. The platform is available to more than 600 professional media installations of ScheduALL across the globe including some of the world’s largest broadcasters.

Net Insight is currently lining up partners with cloud media assets to serve as providers on the Connector Marketplace to be commercially available in the second half of 2017.

See a live demonstration of the Connector Marketplace by visiting Net Insight’s Booth #SU2806 at NAB 2017, 24-27 April

For further information, please contact:
Martin Karlsson, CTO and vice president product portfolio of Net Insight, +46 8 685 04 00, martin.karlsson@netinsight.net

About Net Insight

Net Insight’s vision is to enable a live and interactive media experience for anyone on earth. Our aim is to lead progress and enable a global media marketplace where live content can be exchanged and interaction among TV audiences can take place in real-time. We want to create the media experience of the future, centered on content.

Net Insight delivers products, software and services for effective, high-quality media transport, coupled with the effective management of resources, all, which creates an enhanced TV experience. Net Insight’s offerings span across the entire media spectrum, starting from TV cameras and TV studios, right through to the TV consumers. Our solutions benefit network operators, and TV and production companies, by lowering total cost of ownership, improving their workflow efficiencies and providing them with the ability to capture new business opportunities.

More than 500 world-class customers run mission critical media services using Net Insight’s solutions, covering more than 60 countries worldwide. Net Insight is listed on Nasdaq Stockholm.

For more information, please visit netinsight.net

Black Box to Showcase Newest Technologies in High-Performance KVM, Virtualization, Video Walls and Post-Production at NAB 2017

 

  Multiple innovations to address key trends and broadcast industry challenges.   

PITTSBURGH, PA, April 13, 2017  – (NAB Show 2017, Las Vegas) — Black Box, a world-leading technology solutions provider for high-performance KVM, switching, and professional A/V signal distribution and extension, today announced its plans for NAB 2017 Show, at booth #SL9321, set to take place April 2227. The company will reveal new products and demonstrations in high-performance KVM technology, post-production, virtualization and video walls.

At NAB this year, Black Box will debut its newest product — Boxilla — for the first time in the U.S. Boxilla is the premier KVM and AV/IT system management platform that provides control rooms with a centralized command center for full monitoring and control of the entire system. Black Box will announce the product’s next integration through a live demo at their booth. They will also highlight other recent launches, including:

  • A new KVM extension solution for post-production colorists.
  • New capabilities for InvisaPC.
  • A remote production solution to improve connectivity for live broadcasting.

“The broadcasting industry is seeing significant change with the growth of virtualization, 4K streaming  and remote production,” said Tom Strade, vice president of product innovation & marketing at Black Box. “Black Box continues to stay ahead of the curve by developing solutions that help streamline production processes, improve workflows to be adaptable and collaborative, and address rapidly emerging technology challenges broadcasters are facing today. At NAB, we will showcase our most popular products and services.”

Black Box’s demos will include:

Making the Switch: High-Performance KVM

  • InvisaPC: The only IP-based KVM system that enables high-performance and scalable connectivity in both traditional and virtual environments. It provides seamless use of on-site and remote servers while providing access to a virtualized machine with the same single-user interface.
  • ControlBridge: Enables custom and simplified user interfaces to control multiple KVM systems and devices in control rooms. At their booth, Black Box will feature a 12-inch ControlBridge touchscreen monitor using different scenarios.
  • Compact switch: Enables matrix switching and management for DKM extenders.

Bridging the Gap: Enterprise-Class KVM and Zero-Client Connectivity

  • Boxilla: Will be featured with its first integration, InvisaPC. Combined with Boxilla, InvisaPC is the first enterprise-class virtualized KVM solution. The matrix can scale to an unlimited number of devices. Black Box will also announce and demo Boxilla’s new integration at the show.
  • Freedom: A flexible four-port professional-grade switch that allows users to shift between separate computer systems by moving a mouse cursor from monitor to monitor. It can control multiple PCs as one through any mix of operating systems.

 Setting the Stage: Video Wall Processing

  • Radian Video Wall Processor: This video wall can scale to create a multi-window canvas of any size or geometry for TV newsroom sets, and includes support for all video interfaces, IP-based video and multiple video walls. Black Box will use Radian at NAB to feature a newscast.

There’s More: New KVM Extension Solution for Post-Production Colorists  

Black Box will also demo a post-production solution for colorists using DKM extension products, which support the high demand and bandwidth for colorists’ unique applications.

NAB Session

John Hickey, senior director of KVM business for Black Box, will speak at “Virtualization in Broadcast: Virtual Machines Can Reinvent Global TV Production” Saturday, April 22, at 1:30 p.m. in room N256 in the north hall.

Black Box will also hand out “Control Freak” mugs at the booth.

Visit BlackBox.com for more information.

About Black Box

Black Box is a leading digital solutions provider dedicated to helping customers build, manage, optimize and secure their IT infrastructure. Black Box delivers high-value products and services through its global presence and more than 3,500 team members. To learn more, visit the Black Box Web site at https://www.blackbox.com.

 

Media Contact: VisiTech PR for Black Box

NAGRA AND MTM LAUNCH THE 2017 PAY-TV INNOVATION FORUM AT TV CONNECT, EXPAND SCOPE TO STUDIOS AND CONTENT OWNERS

  • Second edition of Pay-TV Innovation Forum aims to help pay-TV providers, the studios and content owners alike improve their growth prospects and collaborative opportunities
  • Global research programme seeks to identify the next generation of services in a variety of areas ranging from OTT to VR, Big Data to advanced analytics, content protection to the Internet of Things
  • Activities to encompass global analysis of pay-TV service provider product and service portfolios, in-depth interviews and surveys, regional seminar series and a flagship final report to be presented at IBC 2017

 

CHESEAUX, Switzerland and LONDON, UK – March 23, 2017 – How will leading pay-TV service providers respond to changing consumer demand and expectations? How can advanced data and analytics enable pay-TV service providers to better serve their customers? What growth prospects lie ahead and how can pay-TV service providers, content owners and the studios work together to best leverage opportunities?

NAGRA, a Kudelski Group (SIX:KUD.S) company and the world’s leading independent provider of content protection and multiscreen television solutions, in collaboration with MTM, a leading international research and strategy consultancy, will address these questions and more at a special launch presentation to kick off the 2017 Pay-TV Innovation Forum at TV Connect in London on Wednesday, March 29 at 12.30p.m.

“Building on the success of and research from the inaugural edition of the 2016 Pay-TV Innovation Forum, we are excited to present the next chapter of this ambitious programme designed to give service providers a comprehensive set of resources they can leverage to continue to innovate and grow,” said Simon Trudelle, Senior Director of Product Marketing for NAGRA. “The 2017 programme will provide deeper insight into specific topics such as OTT TV, VR, Big Data and analytics, content protection and IoT, while expanding its scope to the studios and content owners. We look forward to sharing more details about our initial research findings and the 2017 programme at TV Connect.”

“We are excited to partner with NAGRA once again to explore the next-generation innovation opportunities for pay-TV service providers around the world, expanding on the findings from the 2016 programme,” said Jon Watts, Managing Partner, MTM. “In a time of unprecedented disruption in our industry, the 2017 edition will go beyond the topics covered last year and explore how service providers’ investments in technology are evolving, identify best practices, and outline key success factors. In addition, by inviting studios and content owners to take part in this year’s Forum, we will seek to encourage active discussions and collaboration among all the key players in the pay-TV innovation ecosystem.”

The 2017 programme will run from March to September 2017 and include a global analysis of pay-TV service provider product and service portfolios, in-depth interviews and surveys with leading industry participants, and a series of regional seminars in the United States, Europe and Asia. A flagship final report, summarising the key findings from the programme, will be launched at IBC in September 2017. The programme will cover key topics such as:

  • The growth and development of OTT including new direct-to-consumer offerings, pay-TV provider OTT services, and new video offerings from major internet businesses like Facebook and Google;
  • The development of mobile-first and VR offerings, as part of the pay-TV ecosystem;
  • The changing nature of piracy, exploring new developments across the industry;
  • The changing pay-TV consumer experience and the nature of consumer demand;
  • The impact of public and private cloud and virtualisation on the development, management and distribution of pay-TV services.

Launched in 2016 by NAGRA and MTM, the Pay-TV Innovation Forum is a global research initiative for senior pay-TV executives, designed to explore and catalyse innovation across the pay-TV industry. For more information on the 2017 edition and key programme dates, please visit the Pay-TV Innovation Forum website.

 

About NAGRA

NAGRA, the digital TV division of the Kudelski Group (SIX:KUD.S), provides security and multiscreen user experience solutions for the monetization of digital media. The company offers content providers and DTV operators worldwide with secure, open, integrated platforms and applications over broadcast, broadband and mobile platforms, enabling compelling and personalized viewing experiences. Please visit dtv.nagra.com for more information and follow us on Twitter at @nagrakudelski.

About MTM

MTM is a leading international research and strategy consultancy, focused on the media, technology, communications and advertising industries.  MTM helps companies understand and respond to digitally-driven change, providing award-winning consumer research and industry analysis, strategic advice and support for organizational change.

For more information, please visit www.mtmlondon.com or email info@mtmlondon.com.

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Ivan Schnider

Marketing Communications, NAGRA

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Christine Oury

Marketing Communications, NAGRA

+1 415 962 5433

christine.oury@nagra.com

 

Jon Watts

Managing Partner, MTM

+44 20 7395 7510

Jon.watts@mtmondon.com

STC and Net Insight rollout Live HD TV Broadcast Network

Saudi Broadcasting Corp leverages STC MPLS network for more flexible and dynamic broadcast media contribution and distribution network

 Stockholm, Sweden – Net Insight, the leading provider of media transport and resource scheduling, today announced the ongoing implementation of a future-proof high capacity nationwide broadcast media network for Saudi Telecommunications Company (STC). Advanced Communication and Electronics Systems (ACES), Net Insight’s Saudi Arabian partner, is deploying the network for TV and radio broadcast media contribution and distribution for the Saudi Broadcasting Corporation (SBC).

The network from Net Insight will utilize STC’s underlying Multiprotocol Label Switching (MPLS) infrastructure and effectively provide a modern broadcast media network, where any broadcast media service, transported in any video or audio encoding, can be set up quickly and dynamically between sites, enabling SBC to create new and highly efficient workflows.

The new broadcast media network also helps to meet SBC’s need for higher video quality, through Net Insight’s industry leading, low latency JPEG2000 compression for production and contribution feeds, while MPEG will be used for distribution feeds. The network will initially be deployed for high-definition (HD) content, however it has the capability to scale up to 4K and 8K in the future. For digital audio interconnection, the network supports the AES/EBU and MADI standards. An integral part of the contracted solution is a complete range of professional services providing expertise in planning, designing and implementing the high quality network.

“This is a market making application of technology and will change the way broadcasters cover live events and the broadcast media engineering sector in general. Essentially, our network is almost everywhere, meaning that SBC or any broadcaster who has an agreement with them can generate a live feed from anywhere in the country. Separately, this also means that broadcast media signals will be ingested IP first from their source, meaning TV audiences will have access to amazing new viewing experiences,” said Dr. Tarig M. Enaya, STC Separately Senior Vice President of Enterprise.

“Our impact and presence in the Middle-East and across a number of other geographies across the world is growing,” said Fredrik Tumegård, CEO of Net Insight. “Partnerships and deployments such as the STC implementation shine a strong light on the pathway for telcos in the region to migrate further towards a more agile, on-demand, infrastructure that the entire broadcasting world is moving towards, where network capacity can be booked and services can provisioned instantly and automatically. This is the first stage in that journey.”

The implementation is carried out through local network engineering company ACES, Net Insight’s partner in Saudi Arabia, supported by Net Insight’s professional services team. ACES is also providing managed services of the new network.

“STC’s network is now more robust and provides far greater flexibility in delivering high quality media at both a lower cost and in a reliable manner, which are key goals for the company,” said Dr. Akram Aburas, CEO of ACES.

Deliveries were made and revenues were taken in the second and third quarter of 2016.

For further information, please contact:
Fredrik Tumegård, CEO of Net Insight, +46 8 685 04 00, fredrik.tumegard@netinsight.net 

About Net Insight

Net Insight’s vision is to enable a live and interactive media experience for anyone on earth. Our aim is to lead progress and enable a global media marketplace where live content can be exchanged and interaction among TV audiences can take place in real-time. We want to create the media experience of the future, centered on content.

Net Insight delivers products, software and services for effective, high-quality media transport, coupled with the effective management of resources, all, which creates an enhanced TV experience. Net Insight’s offerings span across the entire media spectrum, starting from TV cameras and TV studios, right through to the TV consumers. Our solutions benefit network operators, and TV and production companies, by lowering total cost of ownership, improving their workflow efficiencies and providing them with the ability to capture new business opportunities.

More than 500 world-class customers run mission critical media services using Net Insight’s solutions, covering more than 60 countries worldwide. Net Insight is listed on Nasdaq Stockholm.

For more information, please visit www.netinsight.net

About STC

For more information, please visit  www.stc.com.sa

About SBC

For more information, please visit www.sbc.sa

About ACES

ACES is a Saudi Arabia based EPC contractor and a system integration company. Established in 1994, ACES is a closed joint stock company playing a pivotal role in building Broadcasting, Critical Communications, Energy, Integrated Security Systems and ICT infrastructure in the MENA region. 

For more information, please visit www.aces-co.com

Black Box Adds Low-Smoke Zero-Halogen (LSZH) Jackets to its Multicolor Fiber Patch Cable Line to Enhance Safety

PITTSBURGH, PA, March 8, 2017  Black Box, a world leading technology solutions provider of 
high-performance KVM, professional A/V signal distribution and extension and switching solutions, today has expanded its line of multicolored fiber optic patch cables to include cables with Low-Smoke Zero-Halogen (LSZH or LS0H) jackets.  
This type of jacket reduces the amount of smoke and toxic gases emitted during combustion. In case of a fire, this improves occupants safety as they have more time to exit safely. It also increases safety for fire fighters. LSZH cables, widely used in Europe, are becoming more popular in the United States. The cables are well suited for use in aircraft, rail cars, sea-going vessels and other poorly ventilated, confined-
space areas. 
The new cables are an addition to Black Box’s existing line of multicolored fiber optic patch cables. The cables are available in 12 standard colors making them ideal for color-coded network applications. Instead of having to place a custom order for colored fiber, users can order them using convenient standard part numbers. The line consists of nearly 24,000 SKUs making it the largest line of fiber patch cables in the industry. 

The multicolor fiber optic patch cable line includes:   
 

  • 5 cores: OM1, OM2, OM3, OM4 and OS2  
  • OFNR, OFNP and LSZH jackets 
  •  10 connector combinations  
  • 12 colorsfrom white to violet  13 lengthsfrom 1 to 30 meters 
“This expansion is in response to the increased use of Low Smoke Zero Halogen cables in this country,” says Ryan Hopkins, cable product manager at Black Box. “We see the cables being used in high-risk areas, particularly in transportation industries.”
About Black Box 
Black Box is a world leading technology solutions provider specializing in complete high-performance KVM, professional A/V signal distribution and extension and switching solutions for mission-critical applications. Black Box is dedicated to delivering superior project engineering, technical support, and 24/7-customer service you can rely on for your most critical operations. Every day, our customers trust us to design, integrate, and maintain reliable control room solutions for broadcasting, post-production, stadiums & arenas, medical, air traffic control, oil & gas, government & military, and utility industries. Leave the tech to us and our comprehensive technology solutions will deliver secure connections, fast-response times, real-time collaboration and more. 
Media Contact: VisiTech PR for Black Box
Moe Lokat +44 7973 306039
Suzie Linville +1-303-752-3552 x244 
Email: BB@visitechpr.com, website: https://www.blackbox.com