Three More Iowa Telecoms Select Innovative Systems IPTV Middleware
October 24, 2011
BELLEVUE, KANAWHA AND LEHIGH, IA - As three more Iowa telecoms have chosen to go with Innovative Systems’ IPTV Middleware solution on the APMAX™, a common theme is resonating among the companies, reliability and more features for the customer. The City of Bellevue Iowa, Communications 1 Network, Kanawah Iowa and Lehigh Valley Coop from Lehigh Iowa are now in the process of deploying the new middleware to their customers.
This will be the second IPTV Middleware Vendor for Communications 1 and according to General Manager, Randy Yeakel, “We have started running fiber into new markets and we felt a need to provide a feature set better suited to go head to head with other paid video providers and the APMAX Middleware looks like the best option for us.” Yeakel added, “We also like the blended service option the APMAX can provide us with such things as Voice Mail and Caller ID Screen pop on our customer’s televisions.”
As a municipal telecom with seven different businesses under one roof, Bellevue’s situation is clearly unique and according to Bellevue City Administrator, Loras Herrig, the IPTV Middleware on the APMAX fits the model of a utility company with the reliability of delivering service from a carrier grade platform.
According to Herrig, “Bellevue has an older population that relies heavily on video and we needed a middleware system that is dependable and easy to support. With older customers you are bound to have questions and Innovative’s built in support tools are far superior to our previous provider.” Herrig adds, “We are extremely excited about having Whole Home DVR which allows us to be very competitive with Dish and Direct TV.”
About Bellevue iVue
The city of Bellevue has been offering subscription video since 1992 and the iVue Fiber Network is owned and operated by the city of Bellevue Iowa and will eventually offer the three most important digital services to its citizen’s homes and businesses. Video and high speed internet is now available to some 2000 residents. For information visit their website http://www.ivuenet.com/index.php.
About Communications 1 Network
Communications 1 was organized in 1900 by a group of farmers in Wright County in North Central Iowa and continues to offer voice, Internet and television to customers in Kanawha, Klemme, Corwith and Wesley. In 2008, Communications 1 embarked on an $8 million fiber-to-home project and delivered this state-of-the-art service to nearly all customers by the end of 2009. For more information visit their website http://home.comm1net.net/.
The Lehigh Telephone Company was established early in the 1900’s and today offers voice and data service. The company also has a subsidiary called Lehigh Services Inc., which provides Subscription TV to the towns of Lehigh, Callender, Harcourt and Duncombe. Lehigh Services Inc is also involved with the wireless technology and a general partner in RSA-10, managed by Verizon Wireless. For more information visit their website http://www.lvcta.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.