Press Release May 2, 2008
SeaChange International Partners with Airties to Deliver Next Generation
In-Home Wireless Video and Data Services to International Markets
Partnership to initially target approximately 2.6 million homes with
growth thoughout EMEA planned
May 2, 2008 -- Acton, MA and Instabul Turkey -- SeaChange International,
(NASDAQ: SEAC) the leading provider of software applications, services and
solutions for IPTV, Video-On-Demand (VOD), digital advertising, and content
acquisition, today announced that it is partnering with Airties, a strategic international
developer of wireless networking and broadband Internet access solutions with a
current installed base of 2.6 million residential gateways.
SeaChange and Airties are partnering to deliver next generation in-home wireless
distribution of high-quality video and data services. The resulting solutions will
expedite the deployment of advanced IPTV services by eliminating truck rolls and
quickly enabling televisions and personal computers with sophisticated, wireless data
and video applications within each home.
“Operators around the globe need IPTV solutions that can be rolled out quickly,
efficiently, and cost-effectively. The combination of SeaChange’s TV Navigator
middleware and Airties’ M-140 set-top box creates the first wireless IPTV solution
that is easy to bring into the home and brings sophisticated applications, like Caller-
ID and Games, to multiple television sets and computers by pressing a single
button,” said Bill Styslinger, President and CEO of SeaChange. “Automatic
provisioning of the service is done by the household consumer, who also enjoys
automatic software upgrades through their broadband connection,” he added.
Based on this partnership, the initial deployments will be made in Turkey and Russia.
SeaChange will continue to work with AirTies on projects in various countries
including Greece, Ukraine, India, Brazil, Germany, and Israel.
“Our partnership with SeaChange is 100 percent customer-driven. We see the
challenges the International market is having with the deployment of IPTV, and we
are convinced that together we can easily bring wireless IPTV solutions to
households thorughout various regions,” said Bulent Celebi, CEO of Airties.
TV Navigator is the next generation client platform for telco, cable, and hybrid
operators. It accelerates the creation and delivery of revenue-generating
applicatons. Example applications include Time-Shifted TV, Games, DVD on
Demand, Caller ID and IMS/Converged applications. Applications are fully
customizable and can be built from the ground up to reflect the individual identity of
the network operator and the capabilities of the settop box.
M-140 is a sleek, small, fanless, and cost-effective MPEG2 and H.264 stet-top box
for IPTV and Video On Demand applications. With wireless (802.11g) interfaces, it
provides flexible and cost-effective means of IPTV deployment in the home to
multiple TV’s without the hassel of pulling wires through concrete walls prevalent in
the region. Automatic self-provisioning enables easy installation by household
consumers at the touch of a button. Customers also benefit from automatic software
upgrades via their broadband network.
About SeaChange International
SeaChange International is a leading provider of software applications, services and integrated solutions for
IPTV, Video-On-Demand (VOD), digital advertising, and content acquisition monetization and management. Its
powerful open VOD and advertising software and scaleable hardware enable cable and telco operators, as well as
broadcasters, to provide new on-demand services and to gain greater efficiencies in advertising and content
delivery. With its Emmy Award-winning and patented technology, thousands of SeaChange deployments are
helping broadband, broadcast and satellite television companies to streamline operations, expand services and
increase revenues. Headquartered in Acton, Massachusetts, SeaChange has product development, support and
sales offices around the world. Visit http://www.schange.com
AirTies develops and markets consumer electronics products which provide 4 fundamental services (high speed
internet access/ADSL, Wireless LANs, internet based telephony/VoIP, and internet based television/IPTV) for
service providers, small businesses and consumers.
AirTies was formed in February 2004 by a management and technical team from the Silicon Valley, USA, with the
strategic intent to become the leader in emerging markets. AirTies has more than 4 million installed base world-
wide and is aiming to expand into additional broadband markets. In contrast to its competitors which are
dependent on chip companies and ODMs to develop their products, AirTies designs and develops its own
hardware and the embedded firmware. Technology innovations include wireless video distribution to multiple
TV’s, wireless coverage range extension, and network setup at a touch of a button. AirTies believes in exceptional
customer service such as 7/24 technical support in English, Turkish, Greek and Russian and no questions asked
defective unit replacement. More information is available on their website at www.airties.com.