Motorola and Magnet Extend IPTV Across Ireland

Friday, September 11th, 2009
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Motorola VIP1900 series set-tops deliver new, advanced IP video experiences

AMSTERDAM — IBC 2009 — Motorola, Inc. (NYSE: MOT) today announced that Magnet Networks has deployed Motorola Home & Networks Mobility’s VIP1900 series IPTV set-tops, enabling the delivery of high quality IP Video services to customers of its Magnet Entertainment service across Ireland. The roll-out marks the introduction of Motorola set-tops to the Irish market and further strengthens the relationship between the two companies.

The Motorola VIP1910-9DB and VIP1960-9DB are flexible high definition IPTV set-tops and feature DVR functionality so customers can enjoy advanced TV services, including time shifting, recording and viewing separate on-demand or scheduled programs. The VIP1900 set-tops operate on Motorola’s open IP set-top software platform, KreaTV™. As a flexible, open platform, KreaTV is pre-integrated with leading middleware applications, conditional access systems, and video servers to enable Magnet and other service providers to easily add new functionality and services at anytime, allowing the system to grow according to business needs and customer demands warrant.

“We’re pleased to be extending our relationship with Motorola. We opted to work with Motorola, not only because it has the products and services that best fit our needs, but also because we know that Motorola continues to develop innovative technology solutions that enhance customer experiences in the future. We believe that by working together we can provide enhanced and rich services to all of our customers,” stated Mark Kellet, CEO of Magnet.

“Through selecting our VIP1900 series set-tops, Magnet will benefit from our extensive years of IPTV development and deployment expertise,” commented Steve McCaffery, vice president European Sales, Motorola Home & Networks Mobility. “We are delighted to further our relationship with Magnet to enable them to deliver personalized media experiences to customers across Ireland.”

Magnet previously deployed the Motorola DM 6400 CherryPicker® application platform, which enables the distribution and processing of both standard definition (SD) and high definition (HD) video services.