SES AMERICOM, the largest supplier of satellite services in the United States, has selected ETI Software Solutions, Inc. to implement robust subscriber management and billing capability with its IP-PRIMEÂ® service.
SES AMERICOMâ€™s IP-PRIME equips telcos with the ability to maximize customer retention by selling new bundled services to existing customer bases and offering hundreds of channels from their satellite system seamlessly to the set-top box or the central office head-end.
IP-PRIME combines video expertise, aggregated content, centralized management and best-in-breed partners in one powerful package so telcos can easily accelerate the growth of their video offerings to subscribers.
â€œStandardized, robust subscriber management and accurate billing data for services is critical to any service provider launching or delivering video services,â€ says Alan Young, Chief Technology Officer, SES AMERICOM. â€œETIâ€™s 15-year track record with telcos and proven technology makes it the ideal technical partner to deliver our IP-PRIME solution.â€
SES AMERICOMâ€™s IPTV solution enables secure transmission of all content, and ensures service reliability and format compatibility. This includes encrypted transmission over C-band to telco head-end and STBs, and re-encoding of programs into MPEG-4/H.264 to enable DSL-based IPTV delivery.
â€œSES AMERICOM is providing an affordable, reliable and scalable IPTV platform for telcos,â€ says Pete Pifer, President and CEO, ETI Software. â€œWith ETIâ€™s middleware interfaces, customer base and prospect list it only made sense that ETI partner with SES AMERICOM; ETIâ€™s on the leading edge of IPTV by providing our billing and subscriber management services as part of a complete, seamless package for all telcos.â€
About ETI Software (www.etisoftware.com)
ETI Softwareâ€™s world-class software products enable telephone, utilities and municipalities to successfully sell, bill and activate telecommunication services. With unparalleled provisioning capabilities, ETIâ€™s products instantaneously activate voice, video and data services to any technology over any network topography, including Fiber-to-the-Premise. Founded in 1992, the company is headquartered in Atlanta , Georgia and privately held.
About SES AMERICOM
The largest supplier of satellite services in the U.S. , SES AMERICOM is recognized as a leading innovator of global satellite communications services. The company today operates a fleet of 15 spacecraft in orbital positions predominantly providing service throughout the Americas . As a member of the SES family (Euronext Paris and Luxembourg : SESG), SES AMERICOM is able to provide end-to-end telecommunications solutions to any region of the world via a fleet of 36 SES satellites.
In addition, AMERICOM Government Services, a wholly owned subsidiary, is dedicated to providing satellite-based communications solutions to both civilian and defense agencies of the U.S. government. With its combined operations, SES AMERICOM serves broadcasters, cable programmers, aeronautical and maritime communications integrators, Internet service providers, mobile communications networks, government agencies, educational institutions, carriers and secure global data networks with efficient communication and content distribution solutions.