Hood Canal Communications, which provides communications services in Washington State’s Mason County, is upgrading its video network to be fully digital using RGB’s products, the vendor said.
With the upgrade, Hood Canal is reclaiming analog bandwidth, which the company is using to expand its HD and other digital cable offerings.
Hood Canal has deployed several RGB products in its headend in the city of Union. These products include the Video Multiprocessing Gateway (VMG) to downconvert HD feeds to SD, the Broadcast Network Processor (BNP) for statistical multiplexing, transrating, grooming and ad splicing, the Simulcast Edge Processor (SEP) for edge decoding, and the Modular Media Converter (MMC) for ASI-to-Gigabit Ethernet conversion.
“This was a major upgrade of our network, and we had to get it right the first time, so we turned to RGB Networks,” said David Collins, chief technology officer at Hood Canal Communications. “We looked at a lot of products and concluded that RGB not only had the complete set of products we required, but that these were all field-proven and would enable us to deliver service with the quality our subscribers expect of us.”
The service provider is initially using the set-up to reclaim analog bandwidth and introduce more high-definition channels.