SOURCE: IneoQuest Technologies

June 06, 2005 09:00 ET

Rural Telephone Adopts IneoQuest Tools for Ensuring IPTV Quality of Service

CHICAGO, IL -- (MARKET WIRE) -- June 6, 2005 -- IneoQuest Technologies, the Video over IP Quality Specialists™, today announced that Rural Telephone Service Co., Inc., a Kansas corporation, has installed IneoQuest tools for test and monitoring of its advanced IPTV network deployment across its 35 central offices throughout western Kansas. The IneoQuest test solutions provide Rural Telephone with the necessary 24/7 network visibility for ensuring video quality of service is maintained across all video streams.

As IPTV network deployments continue to expand, driving increased content capacity, quality expectations need to be managed to ensure continued customer satisfaction. However, efficient management of large distributed IPTV networks over remote areas with multiple equipment venders requires new monitoring and troubleshooting capabilities.

"Rural Telephone was looking for a test and monitoring solution that would enable seamless content transmission over our advanced IPTV Gigabit Ethernet network to our remote headends. However, traditional layer 2 and 3 test equipment was not providing the necessary information we needed to determine how our network was performing," said Shane Broyles, Research and Development Coordinator for Rural Telephone. "The IneoQuest Singulus™ G1-T and IQMediaMonitor™, together with the IQSoftwareSuite™ multi-mode application software's ability to simultaneously monitor all streams on our Gigabit network, enabled us to quickly identify network issues and confer with our equipment manufacturers for very fast problem resolution."

IneoQuest Singulus G1-T and IQMediaMonitor products are FPGA based and shipped with IQSoftwareSuite™ 3-mode application software, enabling multi-functional test, monitoring and generation capabilities for Converged Network Providers and Network Equipment Manufacturers. New features include a software decoder, recorder and thumbnail viewer for visually examining MPEG2, MPEG4 and H.264 streams.

About Rural Telephone:

Rural Telephone is a subscriber-owned, customer-focused information and technology cooperative providing a full range of communication services in western Kansas, which include local and long distance services, Internet services, high-speed data, local and wide area networks, business solutions, two-way interactive video solutions for schools and other broadband DSL services. Since its incorporation in 1951, Rural Telephone has grown to over 10,000 access lines providing one-party, digitally switched service in 29 exchanges over a 5,000-square-mile area. Rural Telephone is headquartered in Lenora, Kansas, and has additional sales and services offices located in WaKeeney and Hill City. Rural Telephone's Web address is www.ruraltelephone.com.

About IneoQuest Technologies:

IneoQuest Technologies, Inc., the Video over IP Quality Specialists™, provides high-speed test tools for monitoring, debugging and maintaining Media over IP networks in the telephony, cable, broadcast and enterprise/campus markets, as well as OEMs worldwide. IneoQuest enables its customers with 1- and 10-Gigabit Ethernet technologies to design, build, deploy and manage next-generation converged Networks. Headquartered in Mansfield, Massachusetts, IneoQuest has sales operations in the U.S., Asia and European regions. IneoQuest's Web address is www.IneoQuest.com.

Note to editors: IneoQuest, Singulus, IQSoftwareSuite, IQMediaStim, IQMediaAnalyzer and IQMediaMonitor are either registered trademarks or trademarks of IneoQuest Technologies in the United States and/or other countries. Windows is a registered trademark of Microsoft Corporation in the United States and/or other countries. All other trademarks are the property of their respective owners.

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