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Sky’s the Limit: CoralTree Support Cisco’s Conditional Access Upgrade as Sky Deutschland Ensures its Technology is Ready for Future Demand

Fareham, UK: 20 February 2014; CoralTree, an innovative fast-growing software company that works with some of EMEA's leading communications operators, announces the successful upgrade to the Titan TV Gateway, part of the daVinci portfolio, for Sky Deutschland. In partnership with Cisco, CoralTree provides a highly scalable TV Gateway to enable secure and efficient activation of Sky Deutschland's innovative video services to customers.

The objective for Sky Deutschland to upgrade its systems was to future-proof the service activation of its high quality programme content to a growing customer base. CoralTree upgraded the Titan TV Gateway, as part of the overall Cisco upgrade of Videoguard, its conditional access solution, to achieve the goal. The successful upgrades to Sky Deutschland's infrastructure, implemented with minimal downtime and no impact on the organisation or customers, mean that now the video service delivery is robust and able to scale to meet future demand.

"As Sky Deutschland grows, both from adding customers and an increased demand for our innovative services, we look to work in partnership with trusted suppliers to support our future business direction," said Dr. Andreas Rudloff, Vice President Platform Services, Sky Deutschland. "We have a long-term relationship with CoralTree. Its technology, as part of the wider Cisco solution, gives us the confidence that we have a secure and scalable, high performance platform. This investment will support our ability to continue to grow and deliver exceptional customer service."

daVinci Gateway 'Titan'
Titan efficiently manages transaction volumes and optimises the throughput of video service activation. The solution is a highly flexible Gateway that performs critical smartcard and device authorisation for automated TV and video services provision. Pre-integrated with leading Conditional Access Systems (CAS), Titan is proven to handle millions of cable and satellite TV authorisations.

"We were delighted to support Cisco to deliver this business critical project for Sky Deutschland. Our relationship with Cisco and Sky Deutschland, as leading players in the communications business, demonstrates our market leading technology credentials, with an innovative solution portfolio that is built on more than 30 years of experience." said John Phillips, MD for CoralTree.

For more information, please visit: http://www.coraltreesystems.com/

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CoralTree Systems
CoralTree Systems is a leading provider of innovative BSS, CRM and revenue management solutions, whose clients include some of the market's leading communications operators. CoralTree is an independent company that has more than two decades of industry experience and delivers flexible, forward-looking solutions that enable operators to enhance customer service, drive revenues, and reduce operational costs.

Established in 2004, CoralTree is located in Fareham, Hampshire, UK. CoralTree is an up and coming provider in the customer management and billing industry. For more information visit: www.coraltreesystems.com

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About Sky Deutschland
Sky Deutschland is the leading pay TV company in Germany and Austria with over 3.5 million subscribers. Sky offers live sports, current films, award-winning TV series, kids programs, and documentaries. Sky subscribers have access to up to 71 channels in unique HD quality and an exclusive 3D channel. The innovations Sky Go and Sky Anytime enable customers to view programming on the road as well as on demand.

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