Cable-Tec Expo: GLDS Connects Billing System With Clearleap VOD

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Great Lakes Data Systems, a provider of billing, subscriber management and provisioning systems for small and midsize cable operators, has integrated its flagship WinCable subscriber management and billing system with Clearleap's Stream On Demand Solution.

Clearleap and GLDS will showcase the joint solution here at SCTE's Cable-Tec Expo this week, with a demo of video being distributed to a Roku set-top box, an LG Electronics Smart TV, a TiVo DVR and an iPad tablet.

The companies announced that Orbitel Communications, a cable operator serving 9,500 residential and business customers in Maricopa, Ariz., launched the Clearleap/GLDS solution last month. Orbitel is using the GLDS and Clearleap systems to deploy a VOD service to branded applications on the Roku box.

"When compared to traditional MSO on demand deployments or trying to develop our own mobile application, the Clearleap/GLDS solution gave us a tremendous advantage in terms of [return on investment] and time-to-market," Orbitel president and CEO Keith Kirkman said in a statement.

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