by david.nunes

Partnership Validates Entone Market Position as IPTV CPE Leader

Cupertino, California (September 28, 2010) – Entone, Inc., a leading provider of hybrid TV and connected home solutions, announced today that they have signed a reseller agreement with Walker and Associates, a national distributor of network products. Walker and Associates will resell Entone’s field-proven line of IPTV Customer Premise Equipment (CPE) throughout North America.

“This partnership further reinforces our market leading position,” said Steve McKay, CEO of Entone. “We are pleased to support Walker and Associates in providing its telco customers with a validated business model for deploying enhanced IPTV services.”

Entone’s award-winning Hydra™ IP video gateway eliminates the need for multiple set-top boxes or new home wiring to deliver IPTV services. Hydra is a multi-television IP video gateway that uses patent-pending technology to deliver multiple video streams over a single DSL or Ethernet connection using existing in-home coax cabling.

Entone’s Hydra and Amulet provide whole-home digital video recorder (DVR) capabilities and support popular home networking technologies, such as HomePNA, HomePlug, and 802.11n which enable high speed delivery of rich media throughout the home using existing coax wiring. This dramatically improves the business case for IPTV services by reducing the CAPEX and OPEX associated with IP video deployment.

“The economic advantages of Entone’s Hydra IP video gateway is compelling to the operators,” comments Lisa Smiley, VP Marketing of Walker and Associates. “Our partnership allows us to provide telco’s an opportunity to further expand their service portfolio and generate more revenue by offering advanced television services. Entone’s Hydra and Amulet are ideal for operators ready to deploy IPTV. We recognize Entone as a leader and an innovator in the IPTV technology marketplace and look forward to partnering with them.”

About Entone
Entone is a market leader in Hybrid TV and Connected Home solutions. Initially established in 1999 by the team that deployed the world’s first and largest commercial IPTV service, Entone’s proven technology enables service operators to reliably deliver integrated IP-based video and advanced broadband services using existing in-home wiring.

Entone’s technology seamlessly integrates broadcast television, whole-home digital video recorder (DVR), web media services, personal media sharing, and place-shifting. Entone’s Hybrid TV solution is the next-generation entertainment platform for delivering a rich and unique television service over existing broadband networks. As part of the Entone Hybrid TV solution, Entone’s media hub products deliver next-gen services throughout a networked home without requiring a separate set-top box at each TV set.

Over 100 of the world’s leading service operators are deployed with Entone to support their IP and Hybrid TV video services.

Entone is a privately held company with headquarters in Silicon Valley, California and offices in Europe, Hong Kong and China. The company is backed by leading venture capital firms such as Menlo Ventures, Scale Venture Partners and Coral Group. For more information about Entone, www.entone.com.

About Walker and Associates
Walker and Associates is a national distributor of network products for broadband providers, including wireline, wireless, CATV, government and enterprise network operators. Walker’s extensive range of products from over 300 suppliers facilitates carriers’ delivery of high speed internet, video, data and voice services to residential, business, and mobile users.

Walker supports technologies such as IP, VoIP, Ethernet, IPTV, FTTX, MSAP, Broadband Service Delivery, optical transport, routing, wireless, and WiMAX. Additionally, Walker provides physical plant products including fiber/copper connectivity, power systems, indoor/outdoor enclosures and outside plant products.

In addition to supplying basic material, Walker provides network deployment services, including product engineering, installation, systems integration and unsurpassed customer service. In an advisory capacity, Walker helps network designers make wise product selection decisions for optimum network performance, scale and operating cost. In a hands-on capacity, Walker kits, integrates and installs products to help carriers efficiently deploy networks.

Walker and Associates, Inc is a privately held company with headquarters in Welcome, North Carolina. For more information about Walker, go to https://walkerfirst.com

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