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Pace plc: Pace Networks to target Indian and UAE markets Networks Approved Partner programme extends global reach with Kromtek Anga
[May 04, 2010]

Pace plc: Pace Networks to target Indian and UAE markets Networks Approved Partner programme extends global reach with Kromtek Anga


Cable, Cologne, Germany,, May 04, 2010 (M2 PRESSWIRE via COMTEX) -- Pace Networks, a specialised division of digital TV technologies developer Pace plc, has signed Kromtek as its latest Networks Approved Partner (NAP). United Arab Emirates-based Kromtek will rollout the MultiDweller distribution platform to its payTV customers in India, opening up payTV and other entertainment services as the sub-continent moves from analogue to digital. Kromtek will also target hotels in Dubai.

Many Indian towns and cities are currently served by older analogue head-ends, prohibiting many citizens from accessing payTV due to the significant cost and disruption of installing new equipment. Able to distribute digital content over any co-axial cabling, MultiDweller is a rapid and extremely cost-effective way of providing access to entertainment services. Kromtek, a leading system integrator focussed on broadband and cable markets will deploy MultiDweller through its cable TV operator customers, whose reach extends across India.

"MultiDweller represents a perfect solution for many parts of India where the widespread use of older head-ends and legacy wiring means large swathes of the population cannot access premium entertainment services," commented Mr. Jose V. Joseph, Director of Kromtek. "We have strong relationships with many payTV operators across India whose growth is being restricted by the inability to target these hard-to-reach viewers. Pace's Networks Approved Partner programme will give us a compelling product platform, along with highly knowledgeable sales and technical support, to enable us to bring such consumers into the digital TV age." Andrew Ward, General Manger, Pace Networks said: "India is full of consumers excited by the latest digital entertainment services, with lots of operators desperate to target them. MultiDweller brings these two parties together, and because it requires no new cabling infrastructure, operators are able to increase their subscriber bases for a very low outlay." In the hotel environment, MultiDweller opens up access to massive bandwidth with minimum disruption to the hotel's business. Kromtek will target hotel groups in Dubai with MultiDweller, allowing them to deliver next-generation converged digital services to their customers, dramatically enhancing the in-room entertainment experience.


The Pace Networks Approved Partner programme is open to companies that can act as technology consultants for operators, assisting them through trial periods and the stages of deployment and support. Partners will be able to involve Pace Networks directly when required and, through their interaction with operators and complementary product set, will also play a role in helping Pace to develop improved solutions for the future.

Prospective partners are invited to contact Pace Networks directly for more details about the NAP programme at: networks@pace.com.

About Pace plc Pace plc (LSE:PIC) is a leading technology developer for the global payTV industry, working across satellite, cable, IPTV and terrestrial platforms.

Pace has one of the world's most experienced specialist engineering teams, developing intelligent and innovative products and services for both payTV operators and retail markets across the world.

Pace employs over 1000 people in locations around the world, including France, the USA, India and China. Pace's international headquarters are in Saltaire, West Yorkshire, UK.

About Pace Networks Pace Networks, a specialised division of Pace plc, is opening up the market for advanced digital services by enabling payTV and other operators to reach inaccessible subscribers. The Pace Networks range of products is already opening up hard to reach markets for TV-led home entertainment with innovative products for the 'last-mile' of the delivery chain.

For more information on Pace Networks, please visit http://www.pace.com/corporate/networks About Kromtek KROMTEK Systems headquartered in Dubai, United Arab Emirates was established in 1999 by professionals and technocrats having decades of experience in the satellite television industry. Kromtek offers a wide range of services, related to the reception and distribution of Satellite transmissions for both commercial and domestic applications.

Kromtek commenced business trading as a designer and installer of communal television distribution systems, providing a complete range of Custom Installation services to the residential, commercial and industrial sectors. Kromtek has extensive experience in the field of complex turn-key solutions development and integration. Depending upon the specific requirements, Kromtek develops, installs, integrates and when required, provides long-term solutions for the industry's most advanced Digital Video distribution solutions. The services offered by Kromtek spans the full development / integration lifecycle from definition of requirements to field testing of implemented solutions.

As a part of expanding its global presence, Kromtek Systems India Pvt. Ltd. was started in Bangalore city in 2009.

CONTACT: Sheena Riviera, AxiCom, for Pace Tel: +44 (0)20 8392 4064 e-mail: sheena.riviera@axicom.com Andr Labadie, Pace plc Tel: +44 (0)1274 538 133 e-mail: andre.labadie@pace.com WWW: http://www.pace.com Aby Mathew, Kromtek (UAE) e-mail: aby@kromtek.net Jose V. Joseph, Kromtek (India) Tel: +91 080 22589073 Tel: +91 903 6023400 e-mail: jose@kromtek.net ((M2 Communications disclaims all liability for information provided within M2 PressWIRE. Data supplied by named party/parties. Further information on M2 PressWIRE can be obtained at http://www.presswire.net on the world wide web. Inquiries to info@m2.com.

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