Edinburgh (OPENPRESS) January 29, 2008 -- Following seven years of continued success in the global market, Edinburgh-based network IPTV equipment manufacturer Exterity, is now experiencing rapid growth on its home territory. To cope with demand, Exterity has appointed Ian Simpson as Channel Sales Manager for Scotland. Ian will focus on maintaining and growing Exterity's Scottish partner portfolio, working hand in hand with them to target, deploy and manage IPTV solutions in the education, corporate and hospitality sectors.
Since 2001, Exterity has been deployed by more than 500 customers in over 17 countries, helping companies like Reuters, QVC and SAB Miller and educational establishments such as Matthew Boulton College and Lewisham College stream broadcast quality media via an IP network. Organisations across Scotland are now beginning to capitalise on the ability to turn an existing IP network into a complete IPTV solution using Exterity technology. For example, working with Forth Electrical Services (FES), Exterity has deployed a range of school TV systems as part of Private Finance Initiative (PFI) upgrades to educational institutions across Scotland.
"IPTV has really grown in popularity across Europe and the Middle East in recent years and we have a lot of customers in these regions. Scotland is now going through a similar period of growth in terms of IPTV pick-up, as companies competing on a global level take advantage of the business benefits to be gained from the technology," commented Colin Farquhar, CEO, Exterity. "In Ian we have gained a highly experienced Channel Sales Manager who will offer our local partners the support they need as well as helping us grow in our home market."
Ian brings with him more than a decade of valuable technical sales experience, having worked across many different industry sectors in Scotland, prior to which he has an electronic design background in the TV industry with Mitsubishi Electric.
Notes to Editors:
Exterity Limited was formed in 2001 to create products to deliver broadcast quality digital video over IP networks within buildings. Exterity's products represent a significant advance over the co-axial cable systems in common use today but are viable for deployment in large-scale video distribution systems.
Exterity's core technology, in-socket™, allows display appliances, such as televisions, to be connected directly to wall-mounted iSockets to get direct and easy access to all available digital media and services.