Espial Partners with Conklin-Intracom to Upgrade IPTV Service for Oneida Telephone Exchange

Thursday, December 9th, 2010 
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OTTAWA, Ontario — Espial®, a leader in On-Demand TV solutions, today announced they have partnered with Conklin-Intracom to upgrade the IPTV system for Oneida Telephone Exchange. Conklin-Intracom addresses the North American IPTV service provider customer base with fs|cdn, an integrated middleware and conditional access solution. Oneida Telephone Exchange is an independent telephone company serving triple play services to the City of Oneida, Illinois and its rural areas as part of the Western Illinois Video (WIV) consortium of eight rural telephone service providers.

  • Espial MediaBase is now integrated with the Conklin-Intracom fs|cdn® IPTV solution which has strong momentum in the North American market. This partnership provides North American customers with another great choice for launching IPTV services.
  • Oneida Telephone Exchange selected fs|cdn® to replace their existing middleware solution. One of the key selection criteria was Conklin-Intracom’s responsiveness to feature requests. Conklin-Intracom is considered a partner that not only commits to new functionality but also delivers as promised. Based on the existing functionality and their ability to deliver new features, Oneida considers fs|cdn the most dependable IPTV solution for their business.
  • fs|cdn’s unique architecture enables elegant, cost-efficient scaling to accommodate from 100 to 100,000 or more end users. It enables delivery of linear and on-demand TV, DVR, chat, email, messaging, and next-generation interactive services.
  • OnediaTelephone has been using Espial MediaBase for over 3 years with content from Avail-TVN. They currently provide a VOD service to their customers and expect to grow this to additional services as they grow.

“We’re excited to extend our middleware partnerships to include Conklin-Intracom” said Meredith Dundas, Director of Sales, North America. “With the strong IPTV features of fs|cdn and the excellent cost to performance capabilities of Espial MediaBase, we have a winning value proposition that was compelling to Oneida Telephone Exchange. We look forward to working with Conklin-Intracom to continue winning new business.”

“We’ve had a great experience with Espial MediaBase over the last several years” said Dave Olson, General Manager, Oneida Telephone Exchange. “With fs|cdn from Conklin Intracom, we now have the right platform to grow our business. We look forward to working with Espial to launch additional on-demand services on the Espial MediaBase platform.”