, Inc. announced that Fidelity Communications Company selected its Astria content processors and its newly released Astria video services processor (VSP) to deliver advanced TV services to customers in Eastern Missouri.
Tut Systems' Astria CP platform will serve as the core video processing system for Fidelity's MPEG-4 AVC digital headend and the Astria VSP will serve as a vital bridge between Fidelity's core IP transport network and its cable customers.
With the Astria VSP, Fidelity will serve cable customers from a single high availability platform at the edge of the network. Tut Systems will also provide comprehensive systems integration services including project management, design, staging, installation, pre-launch testing and on-site training.
"The scope and depth of Tut Systems Astria product lines and its level of customer satisfaction are second to none in the industry," said Mike Davis, Senior Vice President of Fidelity. "The high quality and low bit rate of the Astria CP, combined with the carrier-class RF edge modulation functionality of the Astria VSP, will allow us to leverage a single headend and IP network across our copper and coax networks."
"We are honored to add Fidelity to our rapidly growing list of MPEG-4 AVC customers and excited to see them taking advantage of our recently released Astria VSP product line," said Bob Noonan, Vice President, Global Sales and Customer Service Sales of Tut Systems. "We look forward to a successful rollout and are pleased to provide Fidelity with an end-to-end video processing solution that spans their telco and cable operations."