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Hitachi Partners with Falcon IP/Complete for Facilities-based Video Services in FTTP Installations.

Solution offers a scalable, economical method of providing MPEG-4 IPTV services to communities using satellite-based technology

ATLANTA -- Hitachi Telecom (USA), Inc. today announced that the company has teamed up with Falcon IP/Complete of Malden, Missouri, to provide a fully integrated MPEG-4 IPTV solution for service providers who are implementing Hitachi's AMN1220 Gigabit Passive Optical Network Fiber to the Premises solution. The combined solution is especially suited for municipalities, master planned communities and telcos that provide triple play services to rural areas and smaller communities that need a source for their own competitive video offering.

Channel lineups are flexible, and currently include 180 standard definition and 32 HDTV channels, along with 56 music channels, and all local channels.

"Our concept of 'Bird to box' is unique, in that we provide the complete solution from satellite selection to the subscriber's set top box. We take care of all integration and installation of the equipment and software required for services delivery as well as ongoing 24/7 support," said Donald R. Cook, president and CEO for Falcon IP/Complete.

"We are pleased to partner with Falcon IP/Complete as part of our Source-to-Subscriber initiative," Said Rick Schiavinato, Hitachi Telecom vice president, sales and marketing. "Our objective is to offer revenue-producing solutions to our customers - solutions that can give them faster time-to-market against their competition."

About Falcon IP/Complete

Falcon IP/Complete is the only provider of an MPEG-4, end-to-end IPTV solution for the nation's telcos, government agencies, developer and business communities, and healthcare and educational institutions. Privately held, with its headquarters in Malden, Missouri, Falcon IP/Complete blends the customer's enterprise needs with its own ongoing communications training and research, to develop proven, exclusive, and cost-effective IPTV architectures and installations. Backed by more than 41 years of communications industry expertise, the company guarantees unprecedented, timely service and support, as well as the latest in content and interactive system options. For more information visit www.falconipcomplete.com and www.falconcommunications.com.

About Hitachi's GPON-based Source-to-Subscriber(TM) solutions

Hitachi's GPON-based Source-to-Subscriber solutions enable service providers to enjoy quick time-to-market and accelerated ROI for triple play broadband services - video, data and voice - plus other services such as utilities information management and video surveillance. The complete Source-to-Subscriber solution includes project feasibility and technology assessment, multiple services delivery options, and is available on an "a la carte" basis to meet the specific needs of almost any service provider.

About Hitachi

Hitachi Telecom (USA), Inc., a subsidiary of Hitachi Communication Technologies, Ltd., develops, manufactures and markets telecommunications equipment for the North American market. The company offers ITU-compliant 'triple play' systems for Fiber-to-the-Premises applications, ultra high-speed optical networking equipment such as DWDM and SONET systems, and multi-carrier power amplifiers for wireless infrastructure applications. For more information on Hitachi Telecom (USA), Inc., visit http://www.hitachitelecom.com.

Hitachi, Ltd., (NYSE: HIT / TSE: 6501), headquartered in Tokyo, Japan, is a leading global electronics company with approximately 390,000 employees worldwide. Fiscal 2007 (ended March 31, 2008) consolidated revenues totaled 11,226 billion yen ($112.2 billion). The company offers a wide range of systems, products and services in market sectors including information systems, electronic devices, power and industrial systems, consumer products, materials, logistics and financial services. For more information on Hitachi, please visit the company's website at http://www.hitachi.com.
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