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Ownzones Media Network and Metrological penned a partnership agreement in which OMN will become a preferred provider of applications for Metrological’s Application Platform, which delivers apps and OTT content to set-top boxes and other operator devices, reaching more than 40 million households worldwide. The genesis of the partnership began in December 2016, when OMN’s European development team reportedly quickly developed a market-ready application that met all of Metrological’s SDK requirements for OTT content to be delivered to a portion of Liberty Global.

Decisive Communications announced it has commercialized a mobile application, which it says it developed to make its technicians more efficient, accurate, and safe while also improving customer service. The company reports that as a result of efforts to incorporate smart device technology into all facets of its business, it dedicated resources to develop an application with mobile technology to improve everyday workflow for both iOS and Android. “The Drop App” is said to be an automated entry system for underground service line tickets that uses GPS-location services to ensure accuracy, proactively notifies customers of their job status, and eliminates back-office intervention. 

Decisive Communications says that since its initial deployment in 2015, the app has led to reduced service times, improved customer communication, and increased efficiency and accuracy in the field. The technology has been made available for sale by Decisive to system operators nationwide.

Elemental Technologies announced it will power a unified video headend built by Cable Onda, a Panamanian pay TV provider. Elemental says it will facilitate a consistent user experience across Cable Onda broadband networks as well as help Cable Onda provide consumers with access to catch-up TV, networked PVR applications, and video-on-demand (VOD) services. Elemental solutions will also reportedly prepare the company for future 4K video offerings.

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