Scopus wins India over

Scopus Network Technologies has won two major contracts in India's cable television market.

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By  Vijaya Cherian Published  July 6, 2004

Scopus Network Technologies, supplier of digital compression technology to the broadcasting industry, has reported two new contract wins in India's cable television market. Pacenet, a cable TV broadcaster from Mumbai, has chosen Scopus to deploy complete headend and sub-headend platforms while Siticable, India’s largest multi-system operator (MSO), has chosen Scopus' headend systems for digital video broadcasting that includes interactive video services. "These two new wins show that Scopus platforms match the growing and maturing needs of the market in India,” Kishore Shirekar, Scopus director of sales to India said. “With our technology, service and ability to configure platforms to meet cable broadcasters digital needs, we look forward to an exciting time for Scopus in India, especially as the cable television market grows in importance and revenues." The cable headend platforms will enable Pacenet to upgrade its infrastructure from analogue to digital. At its Mumbai headquarters and its Delhi sub-headend, Scopus is deploying professional receivers, the IRD-2600, statistical multiplexer, RTM-3800 and modulators configured for the cable market. The platforms not only distribute content between the headends but also were specially constructed to seamlessly integrate with Pacenet’s proprietry conditional access system. For Siticable, Scopus' E-1000 Encoders and IRD-2600s are also at the centre of its cable television headends. These digital broadcast encoders are fitted to ensure that today's and future interactive video services are handled efficiently even as greater bandwidth is utilised. Scopus' E-1000 is also integrated with a conditional access system from Conax, a Scopus partner.

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