SOURCE: Vecima Networks Inc.

Vecima Networks Inc.

September 20, 2016 06:00 ET

Vecima's Entra DOCSIS 3.1 Distributed Access Platform Awarded 4.5 Diamonds in 2016 BTR Diamond Technology Reviews

VICTORIA, BC--(Marketwired - September 20, 2016) - Vecima Networks Inc. (TSX: VCM) today announced it has received a Broadband Technology Report (BTR) Diamond Technology Reviews ranking of 4.5 out of 5 Diamonds for its new Entra DOCSIS 3.1 Distributed Access Architecture (DAA) platform. Vecima's Entra is a next generation cable broadband access solution that consists of remote access nodes and virtual controller software that support all distributed architectures. Entra supports DOCSIS 3.1 hybrid fiber coax (HFC), passive optical network (PON) and Ethernet services in a unified platform, commencing with DOCSIS 3.1 Remote MAC-PHY. The platform fully supports legacy digital video, including out-of-band, providing an optimal path for the evolution of networks to full DOCSIS 3.1 using distributed access architecture offering multi-gigabit broadband speeds over coax.

"A 4.5-Diamond score is an excellent rating," said Sumit Kumar, Vecima Networks' President and CEO. "Vecima has invested careful thought into Entra's design and we are very pleased to see our product receive such positive recognition by industry experts."

About Diamond Technology Review Program

The BTR Diamond Technology Reviews ("the Diamonds") is a renowned industry program that was developed to recognize some of the top products and solutions available to the cable industry as determined by a stellar panel of cable telecommunications engineering experts. Engineering executives from Time Warner Cable, Bright House Networks, Suddenlink Communications, Comcast, Charter and Cox, and several expert consultants, were among the third-party judges for the 2016 "Diamonds." Every year, BTR invites vendors to submit written information about products/solutions that have been released or upgraded since the previous year's SCTE Cable-Tec Expo (October 2015). Criteria used in the Diamonds rankings include, first and foremost, unique technology or application thereof, innovation, ease-of-use, efficiency, reliability and contribution to profitability.

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About Vecima Networks

Vecima Networks Inc. (TSX: VCM) is a globally recognized leader in creating breakthrough technology solutions that empower network service providers to connect people and enterprises to information and entertainment worldwide. Vecima products for the cable industry allow service providers a cost-effective Last Mile Solution® for both video and broadband access, especially in the demanding business services market segment. Vecima also provides fleet managers the key information and analytics they require to optimally manage their business under the Contigo, Nero Global Tracking, and FleetLynx brands. More information is available at our website at www.vecima.com.

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