SOURCE: RGB Networks

April 10, 2006 08:57 ET

RGB Networks Selected by Time Warner Cable for National Digital Simulcast Rollout

Second Largest U.S. Cable Operator Deploying RGB's Simulcast Edge Processor

SAN MATEO, CA -- (MARKET WIRE) -- April 10, 2006 -- RGB Networks, the leader in network video processing technology, today announced that Time Warner Cable has selected RGB's Simulcast Edge Processor (SEP) to perform high-density decoding, modulation and upconversion as part of the Company's national digital simulcast rollout. The SEP has already been deployed in several live systems throughout the Carolinas, Ohio and New York regions of Time Warner Cable, with further deployments underway in the Texas region.

By deploying a digital simulcast architecture throughout its systems, Time Warner Cable is making a systematic move to all-digital, providing the multi-system operator (MSO) with a stepping stone that allows them to serve both analog and digital customers with high quality video, while significantly reducing capital and operational expenses. RGB's Simulcast Edge Processor makes the move to all-digital easier by integrating all edge decoding, modulation and upconversion into a one rack unit device.

"With our rollout of digital simulcast, we are laying the necessary groundwork to deliver the all-digital package to our subscribers. RGB's Simulcast Edge Processor has been instrumental in supporting our simulcast strategy," said Kevin Leddy, Senior Vice President, New Product Development for Time Warner Cable.

"We are delighted to have Time Warner Cable as one of our growing number of customers," said Jef Graham, CEO of RGB Networks. "This second endorsement by a top MSO reinforces the fact that RGB's Simulcast Edge Processor and its underlying Video Intelligence Architecture™ (VIA) meet the demands of today's network architectures, providing a simple and intelligent solution for digital simulcast."

About the Simulcast Edge Processor

The RGB Simulcast Edge Processor is the cable industry's first complete solution for digital simulcast edge decoding applications, providing the capability to simultaneously receive multiple MPEG-2 digital video streams over Internet Protocol (IP), decode the video streams, modulate and up-convert them, and deliver the streams directly to subscribers as NTSC analog video at the edge of the network. The SEP is unique in that it combines all of the necessary processing required to accept digital video streams and deliver them directly as modulated analog NTSC video for distribution to customers' homes in a single one rack unit platform. With the SEP, cable operators can deliver a full digital line-up to digital subscribers, simplify operations, save bandwidth and pave the way to a fully digital network, while still supporting existing analog customers.

About Time Warner Cable

Time Warner Cable owns and manages cable systems serving subscribers in 27 states, which include some of the most technologically advanced, best-clustered cable systems in the country with more than 75% of the Company's customers in systems of 300,000 subscribers or more. Utilizing a fully upgraded advanced cable network and a steadfast commitment to providing consumers with choice, value and quality customer care, Time Warner Cable is an industry leader in delivering advanced products and services such as video on demand, high definition television, digital video recorders, high-speed data, wireless home networking and Digital Phone. Time Warner Cable is a subsidiary of Time Warner Inc. (NYSE: TWX).

About RGB Networks

RGB Networks delivers extremely high-density, flexible video processing solutions that enable video service providers to deliver highly targeted and personalized video content at considerably lower costs than today's solutions. Based on its unique Video Intelligence Architecture™ (VIA), RGB's VIA product family simplifies management and delivers scalable, multi-function capability in a single, programmable platform, allowing video service providers to leverage existing infrastructure, while building an advanced foundation to meet the needs of the rapidly growing market for personalized video services.

For more information about RGB Networks, the Simulcast Edge Processor and the Video Intelligence Architecture, please visit www.rgbnetworks.com.

Contact Information

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    Todd Franke
    Bob Gold & Associates
    (310) 320-2010
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