Heart of Iowa Takes Advantage of Integrated Services With APMAX Middleware
June 28, 2012
Union, IA – After looking at multiple middleware vendors, Heart of Iowa Communications Coop’s IT Network Manager Rich Trinkle confirmed that integrating their middleware with an existing hardware platform was the main differentiator for their decision to go with the Innovative Systems Middleware solution. According to Trinkle, less hardware to manage in their network was something that none of the other providers could bring to the table.
For Heart of Iowa Communications Cooperative, speed and reliability were needed to satisfy their 2000+ IPTV video subscribers and according to Trinkle, choosing the IPTV middleware solution from Innovative Systems is accomplishing that objective. Trinkle adds, “With the initial rollout to customers we are receiving the feedback that we had hoped for. Customers enjoy having a program guide they are familiar with and the middleware from Innovative makes changing channels significantly faster.”
With their previous middleware provider, Heart of Iowa was reluctant to launch a DVR service due to its unreliability. Moving forward, this is a piece of the video business that Heart of Iowa looks to grow.
About Heart of Iowa
Heart of Iowa Communications Cooperative has been serving members since 1958. Heart of Iowa Communications offers Local and Long distance service, LightNET Broadband Internet, DTV Digital Home Entertainment and many other communications services to their residential and business customers. You can visit their website at: home.heartofiowa.net
About Innovative Systems
Innovative Systems offers the APMAX IMS Application Server, the only platform in the industry that delivers enhanced voice services and IPTV video solutions, eLation, a fully integrated OSS solution which includes billing, financials and staking and mapping applications. With over 1200 systems in service throughout North America, Innovative Systems is one of the leading suppliers of telecommunications hardware and software for the Independent Telco Market. For more information, please contact the Innovative Systems Corporate Office at 605-995-6120 or visit: www.innovsys.com