Tut Systems Inc.
, an industry leader enabling the delivery of next-generation data and video services over broadband networks, announced that it is accelerating its international expansion strategy with a new office in Paris, France. In addition, Tut Systems will participate at the upcoming International Broadcasting Convention in Amsterdam, The Netherlands from September 9-13, 2005 (Stand 3.110).
Jerome LeBlanc-Barbedienne, Tut Systems' newly hired Vice President of Business Development for EMEA (Europe, Middle East and Africa), will lead Tut Systems' expanded EMEA sales operations. Mr. LeBlanc-Barbedienne joins Tut Systems from Optibase, Inc. and brings with him more than 15 years of marketing and sales executive experience in the telecommunications and video markets. In his new role, Mr. LeBlanc-Barbedienne will oversee all business development, sales, and sales support activities in the EMEA region including existing sales operations in the United Kingdom.
"Jerome is a strong leader with a proven history of developing long- standing relationships with strategic customers and business partners," said Sal D'Auria, Chairman, President and CEO of Tut Systems. "We are pleased to have him join the Tut Systems team as we continue to grow our IPTV market presence in the EMEA region."
"With more than 130 telco service providers worldwide using our Astria® products to deliver digital TV, Tut Systems is a proven leader in the IPTV market," said LeBlanc-Barbedienne. "I am excited to work with a dedicated team of innovators and a company with a successful history in partnering with other telecommunications companies to offer triple play services. Using our proven IPTV expertise, we are actively marketing our Astria family of products and systems integration capability in the EMEA market."
"For the next few years, the growth of IPTV subscribers will come predominately from deployments in Asia and EMEA," said Michelle Abraham, Principal Analyst for In-Stat. "Tut Systems has successfully attracted IPTV service providers in the U.S. and Asia, and is positioned well to expand into other geographies."
Tut Systems will showcase its IPTV solutions at IBC2005 in Amsterdam, The
Netherlands in stand 3.110. The carrier-class line of Astria content
processors will be on display demonstrating the latest in MPEG-4 AVC
compression technology including encoding and transcoding, MPEG-2 encoding,
and IP Forward Error Correction.