Press release: Orange peers with Appear TV for contribution and IPTV/OTT in Slovakia

Future-proofing complex requirements is a good fit for the Appear X Platform

Oslo, Norway – Appear TV, a leading provider of next-generation video processing platforms for broadcast and streaming, is pleased to announce that Orange Slovensko, a leading telco provider in Slovakia has adopted the X Platform to increase network capacity and functionality, to the benefit of their customers.

As an experienced Appear customer, running the IPTV/OTT/satellite-uplink facilities in Bratislava and Banská Bystrica, Orange is no stranger to the power and flexibility of Appear solutions. When Orange set out to upgrade their facilities, selecting Appear was the natural choice.

Partnering with Sunteq for local integration and delivery, Orange sought to improve their multicast interconnection with enhanced bandwidth, geo redundant peering and superior redundancy. At the same time, Orange wanted to improve customer experience by offering compression of UHD services in HEVC.

“Utilizing the flexibility and customization available to us in the X Platform, we were able to design a solution meeting or exceeding the customers requirement in all areas”, said Mr. Juraj Sramek, CEO of Sunteq. “Our partnership with Appear TV allows us to offer our customers an easy transition to the next generation of services.”

“By offering fully redundant high capacity interfaces combined with top of class compression quality, the solution is truly versatile in its adaptability to Orange’s requirements”, said Mr. Naser Nazar Haify, International Account Manager at Appear. “We are pleased to extend our relationship with Orange Slovensko, and look forward to working with them on other exciting projects such as esports.”

“Appear has provided us with a solution delivering operational simplicity in response to our complex requirements, in combination with local expertise and support”, said Martin Lednar, Service Platforms & Products Manager, Orange Slovensko. “The purpose-built X Platform solution supports all of our desired features and redundancy, whilst providing a platform that grows and adapts to our needs.”

The software-defined hardware allows Orange to run multiple features on identical hardware modules. All modules, power supplies and fans are of course hot-swappable. Installation and configuration of the X Platform is handled by Sunteq, Appear’s business partner and system integrator in Slovakia.

About Appear TV:

Appear TV, based in Oslo, Norway, is dedicated to designing and producing world class equipment and solutions for the delivery of professional video services. The company’s mission is to deliver unique products that open up new opportunities for video distribution. We work closely with our customers to ensure that we are at the forefront of technology and at the same time offer user friendly products.