To support cable system operators in launching HD service, HITS and Motorola, which jointly operate the Quick Take Plus (QT+) platform, have collaborated with the National Cable Television Cooperative on a new QT+ launch package. The launch kit outlines the process and documentation required for a smooth, successful and speedy deployment and is designed to provide all of the forms that cable system operators will need for customizing their local HD launches. NCTC members may request the launch kit via a link from the NCTC Web site as well as links available on the HITS and Motorola web sites.

QT+ is designed to help analog systems launch digital services, including HD, and NCTC members are eligible to receive the QT+ pricing package, which includes hardware, programming transport and operational support.

The HITS QT+ service is a turnkey solution provided by CMC and Motorola that includes hardware, software, operating services, and programming. In addition to centralized headend management, HITS QT+ handles channel-mapping requirements by providing affiliates with a choice of templates for channel lineups that include programming available via HITS Quantum, while also allowing cable systems to insert channel-mapping information for locally managed channels.

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