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Inca IPTV to Analog and IPTV to QAM Edge Devices add Emergency Alert System (EAS) Enhancements

Enhanced EAS features added to the Tangram GT21 IP to Analog Edge ModuleClick here for high-resolution version

VANCOUVER, BC--(Marketwired - May 18, 2017) - Inca Networks, the Intelligent Video Delivery company, today announced the immediate availability of new enhancements to extend Emergency Alert System (EAS) support in the company's IP to Analog and IP to QAM Tangram modules. Cable TV and IPTV operators will benefit from this EAS support which includes integration with Trilithic EAS and other manufacturers supporting the Common Alerting Protocol (CAP).

Severe weather warnings, special announcements and government communication, are some of the Emergency Alerts that operators may be required to broadcast on a given day. With these new enhancements from Inca, operators can now easily monitor and send out EAS signals to specific chosen video streams on both their analog and digital RF video networks.

Each Inca GT21 analog edge decoder, part of the modular WISI Tangram platform, can ingest multiple HD or SD IP streams in either MPEG-2 or MPEG-4 format and convert them to NTSC modulated RF analog outputs for delivery to legacy analog TV networks. This allows operators to support legacy analog tiers of service while simplifying head end equipment and power consumption and integrating with modern IP video headend architectures.

Each Inca GT23 QAM modulator, can receive multiple IP single program transport stream (SPTS) or multiple program transport stream (MPTS) and distribute them on digital QAM carriers for use by modern digital televisions. The GT23 EdgeQAM can co-exist in the same chassis as the GT21 analog edge card, allowing operators to support both legacy and modern video networks from a single 1RU Tangram chassis.

Inca Networks' EAS software is available now. For more information, and to arrange an online demonstration of the product, please visit: www.incanetworks.com

About Inca Networks

Inca Networks, a WISI company, is reinventing the future of multiscreen video delivery. Inca offers industry-leading Intelligent Video Delivery™, a revolutionary software-centric solution for intelligent, real-time processing of linear and multiscreen television content. At its core is VidiOS™, an advanced software processing and monitoring engine that provides deep visibility and control of all video flows, combined with powerful, modular hardware. Inca's IP video solutions address all aspects of next-generation video, including high-density MPEG-4 and MPEG-2 HD and SD transcoder modules for linear and multiscreen adaptive bit-rate (ABR) and HTTP live streaming (HLS) services; demultiplexing and remapping of MPTS video from satellite and off-air sources to SPTS streams in digital cable, DSL and fiber to the home (FTTH) IPTV networks; multi-viewer mosaic and status monitoring software, digital music service demuxing, and modular ASI to IP conversion.

In July 2015, the Wilhelm Sihn Jr. (WISI) company acquired Inca Networks Inc. Founded in 1926, WISI is one of the world's pioneers in broadband reception and distribution technology. Today, WISI's field of business is the development, production and distribution of products and solutions in the following areas: automotive antenna and cabling, components for broadband networks, fiber optics for broadband, digital signal reception, processing and modulation for TV and radio, in-house multimedia. Inca Networks sells and distributes WISI's Tangram and Chameleon platforms to the North American, Caribbean and Latin American markets. Video providers around the globe use Inca to easily and affordably deliver content to any screen on any network, all with a superior customer viewing experience and a second-to-none view of the network. www.incanetworks.com.

About Trilithic, Inc.

Trilithic's EAS division is a leading supplier of homeland security government-mandated emergency alert systems for broadband and other communication system providers. As the communications industry continues its rapid evolution, Trilithic has begun offering comprehensive systems and services to address a wide variety of emergency alert system needs, including the design and architectural layout of complex analog and digital EAS networks.

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