Cable Onda selects Elemental solutions to power unified headend

Elemental Technologies announced that it was selected by Panamanian operator Cable Onda to power its unified video headend.

Elemental will facilitate a consistent user experience across Cable Onda broadband networks as well as help Cable Onda provide consumers with access to catch up-TV, networked PVR applications and video-on-demand (VOD) services. The company’s solutions will also prepare the company for future 4K video offerings.

Founded 35 years ago, Cable Onda is among the largest pay TV service providers in Panama. It recently added over-the-top (OTT) and mobile content delivery to its portfolio of TV, internet and telephony services.

With its new unified headend, Cable Onda will provide a single, high-quality user interface across all of its platforms, said Elemental in a press release.

The new unified headend, built in-house by Cable Onda engineers, employs Elemental Live with Statistical Multiplexing capabilities and Elemental Server encoding and file-based appliances as well as Elemental Conductor for system management. As part of the project, Cable Onda will offer a new set-top box to its subscribers, which will provide seamless access to extended services.