Innovative scores IPTV middleware win with Minnesota co-op

South Dakota-based Innovative Systems has landed another customer win, this time in Minnesota, with the Garden Valley Telephone Cooperative.

Garden Valley said it's replacing its current IPTV middleware provider with the APMAXTM Middleware solution provided by Innovative Systems. The company said its decision was based, in large part, on Innovative's ability to provide strong back-office services for the voice and video products.

"From my position in finance, this move will allow us to do a much better job auditing our video customers in terms of what they are being billed for versus what they actually have in their homes," Garden Valley CFO Mark Klinkhammer said in a statement.

He said the integrated solution, which includes enhanced service hardware all the way to the billing system, has advantages in cost savings and efficient business practices.

Garden Valley, based in Erskine, Minn., serves 13,000-plus subscriber lines over an area that covers roughly 3,200 square miles, and provides its customers with voice, video and Internet services.

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