EGT announced that Service Electric Cablevision has selected EGT's Quartet encoding systems for digital simulcast and digital program insertion (DPI) applications. "EGT technology was essential to our initial digital simulcast deployment and we have gone back to them for their help in enhancing our DPI capabilities," said Jim Dorsa, director of Engineering at Service Electric Cablevision. "EGT's simple and intelligent encoding solutions give us more functionality with less equipment and less cabling." EGT's Quartet includes dual-tone multi-frequency (DTMF) detection and Contact Closure termination. It provides architectural advancements that simplify digital program insertion architectures. Ideally suited for digital simulcast, IPTV and local channel encoding, Quartet offers high-quality, dual-pass encoding with a DSP-based programmable processing engine. It features four channels of hot-swappable video processing per rack unit and embedded cascade multiplexing. Service Electric Cablevision, incorporated in early 1991, is one of several successor corporations to a cable business started by John and Margaret Walson in the spring of 1948. The company has more than 294,000 subscribers in approximately 250 communities in Central and Northeastern Pennsylvania and Northwestern New Jersey.