Vecima Networks Inc.

Vecima Networks Inc.

December 05, 2006 09:00 ET

Vecima Networks' CableVista Edge Decoder Wins Approval at World's Largest MSOs

VICTORIA, BRITISH COLUMBIA--(CCNMatthews - Dec. 5, 2006) - Vecima Networks Inc. (TSX:VCM), a best in class provider of digital video network technology, announces today that the company now has full approval from all major multiple system operators (MSOs) in the United States to ship its CableVista family of Edge Decoder products targeted at digital simulcast deployments. The digital video product is now shipping to live operational sites throughout the nationwide networks of the MSOs.

"We are very pleased to report the successful approvals of the technically unsurpassed CableVista product family, indicative of Vecima's position as the leading supplier in the digital simulcast market," said Vecima Chief Executive and Chairman, Dr. Surinder Kumar. "The ability to meet and exceed the meticulous and varied requirements and specifications of all Tier 1 US MSOs represents a tremendous achievement for Vecima."

Cable MSOs utilize CableVista in their high-speed distribution networks to deliver a superior quality analog program tier and as a vital component of sophisticated digital video transport solutions for zoned ad insertion.

Vecima's CableVista Edge Decoder performs MPEG decoding, analog modulation and upconversion for up to 24 NTSC/PAL channels in a compact 1 RU chassis. With numerous redundancy features, hot-swappable components and flexible software, CableVista is capable of supporting analog baseband and RF outputs as well as Off-Air Reference options in the same chassis, offering the highest degree of flexibility available. CableVista has now emerged as the clear market leading solution for decoding to analog baseband and RF.

The CableVista Edge Decoder complements the VistaLynx, Vecima's Edge QAM product which provides QAM modulation and upconversion capability used to deliver such services as true Video-on-Demand (VOD), and an increased number of digital channels. Vecima's CableVista and VistaLynx are key elements for the VOD and Digital Simulcast needs of today's all-digital cable networks. Vecima's CableVista and VistaLynx are also available through Mega Hertz, a value-added-reseller in North America.

About Vecima Networks

Vecima Networks Inc. designs, manufactures and sells products that enable broadband access to cable, wireless and telephony networks. Vecima's hardware products incorporate original embedded software to meet the complex requirements of next-generation, high-speed digital networks. Service providers use Vecima's solutions to deliver services to a converging worldwide broadband market, including what are commonly known as "triple play" (voice, video and data) and "quadruple play" (voice, video, data and wireless) services. Vecima's solutions allow service providers to rapidly and cost-effectively bridge the final network segment that connects the system directly to end users, commonly referred to as "the last mile", by overcoming the bottleneck resulting from insufficient carrying capacity in legacy, last mile infrastructures. Vecima's products are directed at three principal markets: Data over Cable, Broadband Wireless and Digital Video. The Company has also developed and continues to focus on developing products to address emerging markets such as Voice over Internet Protocol, fibre to the home and IP video.

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