ANGA Cable, COLOGNE, May 22, 2007 - Scientific Atlanta, a Cisco company, today announced that Dutch cable operator Casema has selected the Explorer® 8455DVBTM high-definition television (HDTV) Personal Video Recorder (PVR) set-top for the expansion of digital interactive video services in the Netherlands. Deployment of the new set-top the latest phase of an extensive project between the companies that uses Scientific Atlanta® digital headends and their control systems along with Cisco® 7600 Series Routers to transport the interactive traffic through the core and edge network. Together with systems integration services, these technologies will create an end-to-end video-on-demand and interactive digital video platform for Casema.
The 8455DVB is Scientific Atlanta's first MPEG-4/H.264 set-top for the European cable market. Its flexible architecture can be adapted to accommodate a variety of conditional access systems for wider deployment across Europe, where it is being evaluated by other cable operators. The new set-tops and the agreed-upon end-to-end network will serve Casema's customers in The Hague, Amersfoort, Utrecht, Amstelveen and Breda. Systems integration expertise is being provided by SciCareTM EMEA Professional Services, Scientific Atlanta's integration, consulting and support business.
"We have a very aggressive timeline for the deployment of expanded digital video services to our more than 1 million television service subscribers, and view our new PVR and HD initiative as a key business venture that will strengthen our position in the marketplace," said Gradus Vos, spokesman at Casema. "We selected the Scientific Atlanta solution for this strategic project based on the company's extensive experience in helping companies successfully launch similar complex projects and its reputation for innovative, feature-rich set-tops."
With 1.4 million subscribers, Casema is one of the leading cable network operators in the Netherlands. During its existence Casema has been responsible for the standardization within the European cable market and numerous innovations in the area of cable television. Through its state-of-the-art network Casema offers a wide range of electronic services and products including radio & television, digital television, IP television, telephony and data communication. Casema is active in such cities as The Hague, Utrecht, Amersfoort, Leiden and Breda. More information about the company is available at www.casema.nl.
About Scientific Atlanta
Scientific Atlanta, a Cisco company, is a strategic supplier of digital content contribution and distribution systems, transmission networks for broadband access to the home, digital interactive set-tops and subscriber systems designed for video, high-speed Internet and voice-over-Internet-Protocol (VoIP) networks, and worldwide customer service and support. Scientific-Atlanta, Inc. is a wholly owned subsidiary of Cisco Systems, Inc. More information about Scientific Atlanta is available at: Scientific-Atlanta Europe NV http://www.saeurope.com and
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