SOURCE: Centina Systems, Inc.

Centina Systems, Inc.

October 18, 2010 09:00 ET

Top U.S. MSO Deploys Centina Systems NetOmnia™ to Manage Network and Systems Infrastructure

WOW! Deploys Leading-Edge Technology to Ensure the Highest Level of Customer Satisfaction and Network Reliability

RICHARDSON, TX--(Marketwire - October 18, 2010) - Centina Systems, Inc., a leading provider of next-generation network management solutions, announced today the successful implementation of NetOmnia™ Network Management, for WOW!, a national provider of high-speed Internet, cable TV and phone, to provide fault and performance management and service assurance across their entire voice, video and data network infrastructure.

"We are committed to ensuring a superior customer experience and as such, need a comprehensive network management solution to ensure quality delivery of our services. We evaluated products from established and emerging vendors," said Cash Hagen, WOW! CTO, "and were impressed with the comprehensiveness and operational simplicity of the NetOmnia solution. After our evaluation of several systems on the market, we determined NetOmnia™ to be the best solution to meet all our requirements."

"Centina Systems' support was impressive," said Mary Gonka, WOW! Network Operations Center Vice President. "Many of the systems we looked at would take months of integration before we could start using the system. With NetOmnia, we were able to deploy the system and start managing our entire network and systems in a fraction of the time of other systems."

Anand Gonuguntla, CEO for Centina Systems, added, "We are pleased to add WOW! to our growing list of service provider customers. Our market focus and continued innovation, as well as our team's background, enables us to quickly deploy a carrier-grade, next-generation solution to communication service providers. This sets us apart from other, more enterprise focused solutions on the market today. Service providers are bogged down by the complexity of legacy systems because these systems have not kept pace with the changing requirements to manage evolving networks and systems. NetOmnia addresses this market void with innovative visualization, workflow management and customer centric management."

About Centina Systems, Inc:

Centina Systems, Inc., based in Richardson, TX, is a provider of carrier-class customer-centric network management and service assurance systems. Centina Systems' NetOmnia™ is a 100% web-based management system providing comprehensive Discovery, Node, Fault, Availability, Performance and Service Management. NetOmnia™ allows service providers to consolidate multi-vendor, multi-technology networks and systems, reducing downtime, automating business functions and improving operational efficiency. With NetOmnia™, service providers can visualize the health of end-to-end services and the customer impact of infrastructure issues in real-time. Furthermore, NetOmnia™ enables transparency in customer support, reducing unnecessary support calls and improving customer satisfaction. For more information visit www.centinasystems.com

About WOW!:

WOW! is one of the nation's leading providers of high-speed Internet, phone and cable TV, serving communities in Illinois, Michigan, Indiana and Ohio since 2001. They are dedicated to delighting their customers with friendly, quality service at affordable prices. WOW! offers a variety of cable television services, including digital cable and advanced services such as HDTV, DVRs and WOW! OnDemand. As a leading provider of bundled services, WOW! is committed to delivering the best possible customer experience and has received an unprecedented ten J.D. Power and Associates awards for highest customer satisfaction.WOW! is privately owned by Avista Capital Partners.

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