Cable Technology Feature Article
September 01, 2009
XCast Labs Adds Two Cableco Customers
By Paula Bernier, Executive Editor, IP Communications Magazines
XCast Labs today at ITEXPO West announced two new cableco customers, and the company’s President and CEO Cliff Rees (News - Alert) tells TMCnet that two more such announcements are on tap for later this week or early next.
The company revealed today that it will provide its SaaS (News - Alert)-based digital voice and video services to American Cable Services of Florida, and Suite Solutions Technologies of Ohio.
ACS (News - Alert), based in Ocala, Fla., offers VoIP, Internet, computer networking, intercom, security, cable TV, and other services. It helps its partners, project coordinators and construction crews design homes and buildings to meet the communications, data and security needs of both builders and residents. Suite Solutions Technologies provides high-speed Internet, cable TV and digital satellite services to residential apartment and condominium communities. The company has nearly 10,000 customers in multiple markets throughout six states.
“We chose XCast (News - Alert) Labs because its products include things like video phones and because they are willing to work with us to meet our specific needs,” Suite Solutions Technologies CEO and President Tom Hamway said in a press release issued by XCast this week. “We feel that XCast Labs will help us stay ahead of the technology curve as Voice-over-IP evolves, while keeping our costs at a level that makes the phone business profitable for us.”
Cliff Rees, XCast Labs CEO and founder, says his company is able to provide its cableco and CLEC customers hosted solutions that enable them to get to market quickly and affordability. Although Xcast quotes 30 days for delivery, Rees says the company has been able to deliver solutions within just 7 days – from deployment into production and with customization. Xcast is able to deliver services at prices that are 20 to 30 percent less than the competition because it wrote and owns all its software code, down to the SIP stack. “So we don’t pay royalties to anyone at this point,” says Rees.
Learn more about XCast Labs, Inc. at ITEXPO West — the biggest and most comprehensive IP communications event of the year. ITEXPO (News - Alert) West will take place in Los Angeles, Sept. 1 to 3, 2009, featuring three valuable days of exhibits, conferences, and networking opportunities you can’t afford to miss. Visit XCast Labs at booth #439 in the exhibit hall. Don’t wait. Register now!
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Edited by Michael Dinan