TORONTO, ON – March 21, 2017 – Adara Technologies Inc. (www.adara-tech.com/whatsnew/), the provider of game-changing solutions for mid-sized cable service providers, today announced that Access Communications Co-operative Ltd., a Canadian triple-play cable operator based in Regina with over 125,000 homes passed in 230 communities throughout Saskatchewan, has selected to deploy Adara’s Switched IP Video (SIPV) solution to free up bandwidth and enable the expansion of its DOCSIS Internet services quickly and cost effectively.
“We currently operate both DAC and HITS-QT platforms with Motorola set-tops for video, and like most other operators, our RF spectrum is full, leaving limited room to expand our DOCSIS Internet services,” said Craig Van Ham, VP Technology at Access. “We’re looking forward to providing our customers with faster broadband speeds by taking advantage of the newly freed-up bandwidth.”
Adara’s SIPV solution delivers video more efficiently by “switching” the programs into network service groups only when they are requested, rather than wasting valuable bandwidth by the typical practice of broadcasting all channels, to all set-top boxes, all the time. The benefit is that SIPV can free up to 80% or more of an operator’s video bandwidth in as little as 90 days so that it can be immediately used for DOCSIS 3.0, 3.1 or Full Duplex expansion to multi-Gigabit.
“The important core building blocks of SIPV are widely-deployed, proven and extremely reliable which also means that SIPV works with legacy QAM set-tops and gateways,” said Stan Koukarine, Adara’s CTO and Co-founder. “In fact, with switched, the overall customer experience is not only better and more reliable than broadcasting, but the super-efficient delivery mechanism enables an unlimited channel line-up offering and a low-cost, success-based introduction of Ultra-HD/4K, as well,” he continued.
SIPV’s video delivery efficiency not only frees up bandwidth in the HFC access network, but it also saves bandwidth in the IP core or leased IP lines that typically interconnect an operator’s distant communities. “Adara’s SIPV solution will allow us to connect many of our current HITS-QT+ communities directly to our DAC network and video sources in Regina, enabling us to deliver more state-of-the-art video services to these towns. This will allow us to eliminate dozens of headends,” said Mr. Van Ham.
About Access Communications Co-operative Ltd.
Access Communications is a 100% Saskatchewan-owned non-profit co-operative that is committed to providing exceptional communications and entertainment services to 230 communities throughout the province. By reinvesting 100% of profits into these localities, Access is committed to being an integral part of all communities served.
About Adara Technologies Inc.
Adara Technologies Inc. (www.adara-tech.com/whatsnew) delivers game-changing solutions that enable small and mid-sized cable service providers to revolutionize their Broadband and Video businesses. One of Adara’s signature breakthroughs is its low-cost Switched IP Video (SIPV) solution which enables operators to stop broadcasting and start switching their video to inexpensively free up to 80% of their bandwidth in as little as 90 days for immediate DOCSIS expansion to Gigabit Internet and beyond.