Com Net moves to Inca’s Intelligent Video Delivery Solution to Provide Reliable Video Delivery to 18 Independent Telephone Companies

Vancouver, CANADA, August 21st, 2014 – Inca Networks, the Intelligent Video Delivery™ company, announced today that Com Net has selected Inca’s Intelligent Video Delivery solution™ to expand the services it provides to its consortium of 18 independent telephone companies in northwestern Ohio.

Com Net manages the headend and provides video content to their 18 member companies over a dedicated regional fiber network. The company has chosen Inca to handle the transcoding, off-air reception, de-multiplexing and processing of signals in their IPTV headend.

“We needed video delivery equipment that was compatible with a number of different models of set-top boxes and the unique equipment deployed at each of our individual telcos. Inca has been able to provide seamless compatibility with our gear and network infrastructure, which is a relief after working with various hardware vendors who could not provide the support or flexibility that we require,” says Randy Plaisier, CTO of Com Net Inc.

According to Plaisier, while cost effectiveness and efficiency of a headend solution is integral to a successful video delivery strategy, it’s the user-friendly and flexible configuration that has allowed Com Net to easily set up the boxes to their specifications—and not experience any failures with the equipment—which has made a notable difference.

“Our strength is that we marry the convenience and simplicity of modular, scalable hardware with the agility, intuitiveness and control of our VidiOS™ software,” says Jeff Campbell, CEO of Inca Networks. VidiOS™ is Inca’s advanced IP video processing and monitoring engine included in every Inca product which offers both active stream tools and integrated status monitoring and reporting to manage the headend more efficiently.

“VidiOS is a wonderful tool for our technicians to be able to see what is happening in our encoders in real-time from any location,” says Plaisier.

Plaisier adds that while it was the price that initially attracted Com Net to Inca, it is their reliability and incredible service that will make them a return customer.

“Inca is a company that understands everything about video. We have come to depend on them for knowledge and advice, and they have become a resource for us, even on those products that they don’t make—a rarity in today’s market,” says Plaisier.

About Com Net Inc.

Com Net was established in 1993 in Ohio, and formed through a collaboration of 15 independent local exchange companies (ILECs) based in Ohio. After more than 20 years of service, Com Net has grown its ownership base to 21 ILECs and one electrical cooperative. Com Net aims to provide the highest quality communication offering to local providers through its commitment to operate its network and service with integrity, and to be an early adopter of new and innovative voice, video and internet access and data applications. Com Net has invested in IPTV infrastructure to deliver HD and SD video over its regional fiber network, as its continued commitment to local communication providers.

About Inca Networks

Inca Networks, a WISI company, is reinventing the future of multiscreen video delivery. Inca offers industry-leading Intelligent Video Delivery™, a revolutionary software-centric solution for intelligent, real-time processing of linear and multiscreen television content. At its core is VidiOS™, an advanced software processing and monitoring engine that provides deep visibility and control of all video flows, combined with powerful, modular hardware. Inca’s IP video solutions address all aspects of next-generation video, including high-density MPEG-4 and MPEG-2 HD and SD transcoder modules for linear and multiscreen adaptive bit-rate (ABR) and HTTP live streaming (HLS) services; demultiplexing and remapping of MPTS video from satellite and off-air sources to SPTS streams in digital cable, DSL and fiber to the home (FTTH) IPTV networks; multi-viewer mosaic and status monitoring software, digital music service demuxing, and modular ASI to IP conversion.

In July 2015, the Wilhelm Sihn jr. (WISI) company of Germany acquired Vancouver’s Inca Networks Inc. Founded in 1926, WISI is one of the world’s pioneers in broadband reception and distribution technology. Today, WISI’s field of business is the development, production and distribution of products and solutions in the following areas: automotive antenna and cabling, components for broadband networks, fiber optics for broadband, digital signal reception, processing and modulation for TV and radio, in-house multimedia. Inca Networks sells and distributes WISI’s Tangram and Chameleon platforms to the North American, Caribbean and Latin American markets. Video providers around the globe use Inca to easily and affordably deliver content to any screen on any network, all with a superior customer viewing experience and a second-to-none view of the network.
For more information please contact Rosalinda Thorleifson, Tel. +1-604-418-9715