Telefonica flows IPTV via QuStream Cheetah router

Telefonica,
the largest telecommunications company in

Spain, has chosen the Cheetah XR
routing matrix for use at the head end of its Imagenio IPTV over

ADSL service. Populated with 1024 x 512 crosspoints, the Cheetah XR

is located in the fiber-optic switching centre at the company’s

Madrid

headquarters. The router was supplied and installed by QuStream’s

Spanish master distributor, Madrid-based Eurocom.

“Telefonica already has a QuStream Tiger matrix,” comments Hugo

Lopez Diaz, Key Accounts Manager at Eurocom. “It performed very

reliably, hence the decision to invest in the Cheetah XR which

combines an impressive technical specification with an accountant-

friendly price.”

“The Cheetah XR controls the switching of over 300 channels on the

Imagenio platform,” adds Karlton Burn, Vice President of Global Sales

and Marketing at the QuStream Group. “The Imagenio service was

commenced as a pilot project in
Alicante and is
gradually being

extended across

Spain.
It includes English language channels such as

CNN International and BBC World. An innovative feature enables the

viewer to switch instantly from the dubbed Spanish versions of

foreign-made programs to the original language version. This facility

is available for digital channels such as TCM, Calle 13 and Fox.”

QuStream’s Cheetah XR series is a multi-rate routing switcher system

available in two frame sizes. The 512XR can be configured with 512 x

512, 1024 x 128 or 512 x 256 crosspoints with full matrix redundancy

in 27 RU. Second, the 1024XR is configured as 1024 x 512 in 41 RU

or 1024 x 1024 in two rack frames. The Cheetah XR series’ routing

features can be enhanced by including 3500PRO control and

Viewport(TM) diagnostics. Space-saving features such as internal

conversion for HD to SDI, D to A, and fiber I/O can be added without

extra equipment or rack space requirements.