ADB EXPANDS NORTH AMERICAN REACH WITH GATEWAY DISTRIBUTION PARTNERSHIP
8th August 2012 – Geneva, Switzerland: Advanced Digital Broadcast (www.adbglobal.com), a leading supplier of advanced solutions for the connected home, is expanding its presence in North America after signing a distribution contract with Adams Cable Equipment (ACE) of Lenexa, Kan. ACE helps operators affordably manage their inventories. In addition, the company specializes in working with all types of broadband-related customer premise equipment and has worked with hundreds of operators to develop suitable solutions to meet their specific needs.
The partnership will allow ACE exclusively to sell and support ADB’s high-performance P.DGA4001N WiFi ADSL2+ gateway in North America and enable Telco operators to offer subscribers a complete high-speed broadband access and home connectivity solution. ADB’s home gateways are optionally equipped with Epicentro®, ADB’s state-of-the-art software platform, which allows service providers to deploy software modules and applications over time via transparent remote management, creating opportunities for operators to provide function and service up-selling to the consumer on the same hardware device.
Consumers can easily select and install on-demand applications from the Epicentro® Backend Portal, which allows qualified third parties to publish and sell value-added services for the connected home, such as home automation, wellness, data storage and security, energy management, home surveillance, self-care and more. Through its partnership with ADB, ACE customers will have access to advanced devices that will expand subscribers’ experience.
All of ADB’s gateways fully support the TR-069 standard framework for remote management, allowing advanced management servers, like ADB’s PMP, to simplify operational efforts via remote automatic provisioning, configuration, firmware upgrade, application download, performance monitoring and assurance.
“There is a real need for high-quality, cost-effective solutions that can increase subscriber satisfaction and drive superior service levels while improving operational efficiency,” said Michael Adams, COO at ACE. “We are looking forward to introducing ADB’s P.DGA4001N ADSL gateway to our North American operators. It will enable them to use ADB’s management solution to respond more quickly to consumer demands and reduce time spent on technical issues. We will deliver a better overall experience to subscribers at a competitive price.”
“U.S. Pay-TV operators, like their counterparts in other major TV markets, are challenged with meeting increased subscriber demand for higher-quality services
and new connected experiences,” said Francesco Schiavinato, Executive Vice President of Broadband Division at ADB. “We are focused on evolving the connected home into a connected life that increases subscriber satisfaction and operator revenues in a sustainable and easily managed way. This distribution partnership with Adams Cable Equipment gives us the ability to bring our solutions and services to more operators throughout North America.”
About Adams Cable Equipment
Adams Cable Equipment (ACE), a woman-owned business, entered the market in 1998 and has grown by providing personalized customer care, competitive prices and products that meet each operator’s specific needs. The company has developed strong CATV industry relationships by building trust, quality, service, knowledge and satisfaction with MSOs in North America, South America and the Caribbean. The company’s Telco team focuses on working with advanced telecommunication companies to find the best IPTV, DSL and FTTP inventory solutions to meet changing needs. ACE was recommended for ISO9001:2008 registration by National Quality Assurance, USA on July 26, 2012, and is expected to receive its certificate within 90 days. Located in Lenexa, Kan., ACE has more than 60,000 square feet of warehouse space. Learn more at www.adamscableequipment.com.
ADB (www.adbglobal.com) designs, manufactures and deploys solutions to distribute pay-TV and multimedia services to the connected home, for all types of networks, providing an amazing user experience.ADB believes in a future where multi-media content will come from multiple sources and seamlessly move between multiple screens and devices, at the user’s preference. The Company’s portfolio includes:
- Ready to deploy pay-TV solutions that deliver a compelling consumer experience, including set-top devices, middleware, software for advanced interactive TV applications, services, and scalable head-ends.
- Broadband access gateways and home networking devices.
- Remote management software.
- Extended life-cycle support, repair and refurbishment services for operators.
ADB has delivered over 34 million consumer premise devices to a global customer base. The Company’s innovations and software expertise have been recognized by numerous industry awards.
ADB is headquartered in Geneva, Switzerland with Research and Development facilities in Poland, Italy and Ukraine, and Operations division in Taipei, Taiwan. Local representations are established in several countries in Europe, the United States, Latin America, and Asia.
ADB is a member of ADB Group; ADB Group (www.adbholdings.com) is publicly listed on the Swiss Stock Exchange (SIX: ADBN).
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