Vancouver, CANADA, September 4th, 2014 – Inca Networks announced today that the company’s IPTV transcoders and off-air receivers have enabled Grafton Technologies to deploy MPEG-4 IPTV service to its customers in rural Illinois.
“With no prior video experience, Inca provided us with a cost effective, user-friendly solution to bring in raw content and convert it to IP, and then take IP content and deliver it to our customers in the highest quality format,” says Kevin Hamilton, VP and Owner of Grafton Technologies.
Grafton has deployed Inca’s off-air receivers, ASI to IP bridge receivers, and IPTV transcoders, all monitored by the Inca All Seeing Eye (ASE), status monitoring and mosaic platform. The Inca gear demultiplexes, processes, and outputs content feeds as groomed IP streams. Inca’s MPEG-4 IPTV transcoders optimize the format, resolution and bit rate of the streams to deliver a high-quality picture to Grafton’s customers.
The Inca All Seeing Eye (ASE) provides Grafton with a centralized, web-based monitoring solution for all of their equipment and makes it easy for them to oversee their network from the raw content stage to IP to customer delivery, in real time.
“When Grafton decided to offer IPTV, we worked with them side-by-side to build a solution tailored to their specific market needs, infrastructure, and objectives, and we delivered on price, performance and product quality,” says Jeff Campbell, CEO of Inca Networks.
The superior video quality made possible by Inca’s Intelligent Video Delivery™ System is a benefit that has been voiced by Grafton’s customers. This combined with the affordability, ease-of-use, and reliability have all made the decision to deploy Inca’s suite of products from top to bottom.
“As the person ultimately responsible for the quality of our video service, it was important the system worked seamlessly from day one, and the support was exceptional. Not only is it an easy system to work with, but it delivers an excellent product to my customer. To me, it’s the best of both worlds,” says Hamilton.
About Grafton Technologies Grafton Technologies Inc., commonly referred to as GTI, offers telephone, internet and television service to customers living within the city limits of Jerseyville and Grafton in rural Illinois. Founded in January 1996, Grafton is a family owned and operated telecommunications company.
About Inca Networks Inca Networks, a WISI company, is reinventing the future of multiscreen video delivery. Inca offers industry-leading Intelligent Video Delivery™, a revolutionary software-centric solution for intelligent, real-time processing of linear and multiscreen television content. At its core is VidiOS™, an advanced software processing and monitoring engine that provides deep visibility and control of all video flows, combined with powerful, modular hardware. Inca’s IP video solutions address all aspects of next-generation video, including high-density MPEG-4 and MPEG-2 HD and SD transcoder modules for linear and multiscreen adaptive bit-rate (ABR) and HTTP live streaming (HLS) services; demultiplexing and remapping of MPTS video from satellite and off-air sources to SPTS streams in digital cable, DSL and fiber to the home (FTTH) IPTV networks; multi-viewer mosaic and status monitoring software, digital music service demuxing, and modular ASI to IP conversion. In July 2015, the Wilhelm Sihn jr. (WISI) company of Germany acquired Vancouver’s Inca Networks Inc. Founded in 1926, WISI is one of the world’s pioneers in broadband reception and distribution technology. Today, WISI’s field of business is the development, production and distribution of products and solutions in the following areas: automotive antenna and cabling, components for broadband networks, fiber optics for broadband, digital signal reception, processing and modulation for TV and radio, in-house multimedia. Inca Networks sells and distributes WISI’s Tangram and Chameleon platforms to the North American, Caribbean and Latin American markets. Video providers around the globe use Inca to easily and affordably deliver content to any screen on any network, all with a superior customer viewing experience and a second-to-none view of the network.
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