Myrio Sets Pace for DSL-Based Video


Myrio Corp., a vendor for digital-subscriber-line-service providers, said it
has inked a deal to purchase 85,000 'DSL4000' digital set-tops from Pace Micro
Technology plc's Americas division.

Under terms of the deal, Pace will initially ship 10,000 DSL4000s to Myrio
over the next 12 months. The rest will be shipped during the subsequent 18-month
period, and will include Pace's new home gateway, the set-top maker said.

Pace said its new gateways will support low-bit-rate video streams, personal
video recording and video telephony. Moreover, Pace will integrate Myrio's
TV-centric Internet-protocol software platform, and both companies will
collaborate on other IP-based applications for fiber-to-the-home and wireless

In March, Grant County Public Utility District in Ephrata, Wash., inked a
partnership to install Myrio's interactive-TV platform over its fiber optic

Pace first announced plans for a U.S.-targeted DSL set-top box in late
October 2000. U.K.-based Kingston Communications plc currently uses the European
version of the box.