H & B Communications Systems Engineer, Brandon Koch, said their comparison of what the APMAX middleware could do compared to their previous provider created an immediate comfort level in the decision. According to Koch, "Things like the smooth operation of the guide, parental controls and apps like What's Hot were important pieces." He also stated, “We want to give our customers features that are competitive and much more local than what the satellite providers can offer."
With an APMAX already in place providing H & B's customers with voice services like Caller ID and Voicemail, the quick IPTV middleware deployment was welcomed, but according the Koch not surprising. "Our past experience with Innovative has been real positive and we have always been satisfied with how they have taken care of us." According to Koch they had video customers that were ready for a change and to be able to quickly get them up and running on a new system was very important.
About Mutual Telephone
Located in Central Kansas, Mutual Telephone Company was formed in January of 1905 when 150 patrons gathered at Little River City Hall to organize an independent phone company. MTC offers a variety of services including High Speed Internet, Long Distance service, Computer Repair & Sales services and digital TV. Visit their website (http://mtc4me.com/
About H & B Communications
This Central Kansas telecommunications company is family owned and operated by 4th generation family members. H&B has committed to building a fiber network for its customers and provides them with voice, video and internet services. Visit their website (http://www.hbcomm.net/
About Innovative Systems
Innovative Systems is a dominant provider of voice and video services as well as OSS/BSS solutions to the telecommunications industry. The APMAX and Application Peripheral (AP) are the most feature rich and widely deployed voice and video service platforms in the IOC industry with over 1,200 systems in service interfacing with all switch types and IPTV networks. The eLation OSS/BSS solutions is the leading next generation solution providing fully integrated billing, automated provisioning, financial and staking and mapping solutions for wireline, wireless, Internet, IPTV, and CATV companies. For more information, please contact the Innovative Systems corporate office at 605-995-6120. www.innovsys.com