Buckeye Cable Deploys Mixed Signals Sentry® for Digital Content Monitoring


o Assures Quality of Experience and Service Uptime for Subscribers

ORLANDO, Fla., June 20 - Mixed Signals, Inc., the leading provider of digital content monitoring solutions for video service providers, today announced that Buckeye CableSystem, a charter member of the NCTC, has deployed Mixed Signals' Sentry® Digital Content Monitor to help ensure flawless audio and video quality for its subscribers.

"We are committed to providing the best possible quality experience for our subscribers, and Sentry will provide us with the information we need to insure that our audio and video services meet those expectations," said Jim Brown, Director of Engineering, Buckeye CableSystem. "Mixed Signals' Sentry is a valuable tool to help Buckeye provide the most competitive offering possible, control operational costs and insure customer satisfaction."

Mixed Signals continues to lead the market in the development of next generation monitoring technologies for broadband service providers. Digital television services including HD and SD programming, application carousels (e.g. OCAP), and digital local avails, are all being delivered through the same core infrastructure, requiring a customer-driven solution for digital content monitoring. To ensure quality and identify issues before they become costly problems, proactive monitoring of digital television services is essential.

"Buckeye CableSystem views quality of experience and service assurance as a critical part of offering the best in customer service. As an important member of the NCTC cable community, Buckeye's deployment of Sentry demonstrates the importance of real-time, proactive monitoring to all providers," said Eric Conley, CEO of Mixed Signals. "We are proud to add Buckeye to our growing customer list and look forward to applying our expertise and best practices to help them provide the highest level of service to their subscribers."

The choice and complexity of digital video distribution networks is growing as new services such as high definition, on-demand, interactive television, switched digital video and targeted advertising are introduced. Mixed Signals' Sentry enables service providers to future-proof and maximize their return on investment in digital media networks by providing comprehensive intelligence about overall network transport stream behavior and integrated analysis of signal and stream data patterns, delivering actionable alerts when anomalies are detected.

Mixed Signals' unique technology enables companies like Buckeye CableSystem to verify continuity and quality of digital video and audio assets as well as the operability of data-centric applications, digital ad insertion, captioning and parental controls. In addition to proactive, real-time monitoring, Sentry provides historical reporting and alerting options based on network-specific business rules, enabling operators to gain insight and solve problems in their digital networks.

About Mixed Signals

Mixed Signals is the leading provider of digital content monitoring including digital services, transport streams, and ad insertion. Mixed Signals' innovative products provide unparalleled visibility into video streams and digital services delivery in real time. Comprehensive intelligence about overall network transport stream behavior combines with an integrated analysis of signal and stream data patterns to deliver actionable alerts when anomalies are detected. More than any other product on the market today, Mixed Signals Sentry enables cable and satellite television operators, wireless carriers, and IPTV providers to future-proof and maximize the return on the investment in digital their networks.

For more information, visit www.mixedsignals.com/ or call 310.574.4690.

About Buckeye CableSystem

Buckeye CableSystem is the largest cable firm operating in the Toledo area, with approximately 130,000 customers in Toledo and 29 contiguous suburbs and adjacent townships in Lucas, Wood, and Ottawa Counties in Ohio, and Monroe County, Michigan. Buckeye also operates Erie County Cablevision, Inc., in Sandusky, OH, which has about 20,000 subscribers some 50 miles east of Toledo.

Buckeye offers greater than 250 analog and digital channels of entertainment and information programming, High Definition, high-speed Internet access (up to 10 Mbps), DVR's, Video-on-Demand, and residential telephone service.

It operates Buckeye CableSystem Sports Network (BCSN) a 24-hour channel concentrating on local sports - high school, college, amateur, semi- professional. It also operates WTO5, which is an all-cable channel and the WB affiliate in the Toledo DMA.

Buckeye, founded in 1965, is the second oldest continuously owned large cable system in the country. Buckeye CableSystem is a wholly owned subsidiary of Block Communications, Inc., a Toledo-based firm that also owns newspapers, a telephone company and broadcast television stations.

For more information, visit www.buckeyecablesystem.com/index.html.

Source: Mixed Signals, Inc.

CONTACT: Terri Conte of Mixed Signals, Inc., +1-310-574-4669, tconte@mixedsignals.com; or Charlstie Laytin of Cohn & Wolfe for Mixed Signals, +1-212-798-9830, charlstie_laytin@cohnwolfe.com

Web site: www.mixedsignals.com/
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