Hitachi Partners with Falcon IP/Complete for Facilities-based Video Services in FTTP Installations

Monday, August 25th, 2008

Solution offers a scalable, economical method of providing MPEG-4 IPTV services to communities using satellite-based technology

ATLANTA — Hitachi Telecom (USA), Inc. (NYSE: HIT; TSE: 6501) today announced that the company has teamed up with Falcon IP/Complete of Malden, Missouri, to provide a fully integrated MPEG-4 IPTV solution for service providers who are implementing Hitachi’s AMN1220 Gigabit Passive Optical Network (GPON) Fiber to the Premises (FTTP) solution. The combined solution is especially suited for municipalities, master planned communities and telcos that provide triple play services to rural areas and smaller communities that need a source for their own competitive video offering.

Channel lineups are flexible, and currently include 180 standard definition and 32 HDTV channels, along with 56 music channels, and all local channels.

“Our concept of ‘Bird to box’ is unique, in that we provide the complete solution from satellite selection to the subscriber’s set top box. We take care of all integration and installation of the equipment and software required for services delivery as well as ongoing 24/7 support,” said Donald R. Cook, president and CEO for Falcon IP/Complete.

“We are pleased to partner with Falcon IP/Complete as part of our Source-to-Subscriber initiative,” Said Rick Schiavinato, Hitachi Telecom vice president, sales and marketing. “Our objective is to offer revenue-producing solutions to our customers – solutions that can give them faster time-to-market against their competition.”