Canadian Cable Operators Look to GLDS for Subscriber Management & Billing

CARLSBAD, Calif.  – February 28, 2011 – Great Lakes Data Systems, Inc. (GLDS), the leading provider of PC-based subscriber management and billing systems for the cable television industry, today announced it has recently converted four new Canadian operators to its WinCable® subscriber management and billing system, including FCNQ, Bai D’Urfe, QC; Seaview Communications, Calgary, AB; South Island Cable, Port Renfrew; and Switch, Inc., Edmonton, AB.

Switch has been involved in the commercial television market since 2003 and has been involved in many of the larger oil & gas commercial television installations across western Canada. “WinCable simply made sense for us.  It does everything we want it to do and more, yet it was the most cost-effective cable billing option we could find,” said Switch, Inc.’s President Darren Hokanson.  “The Window’s-based software was easy to install and the transition was smooth, allowing us to be productive in no time at all.”

“While dozens of operators select WinCable each year, the Canadian concentration is noteworthy and validates the growing demand for an easy-to-use, field proven billing cable solution in this region,” said GLDS’ Vice President of Operations Garrick Russell.  “GLDS represents the best value in billing for the Canadian market and we’re pleased to see that affirmed with these new operator customers.”

Russell added, “In this increasingly growing multi-screen, TV Everywhere movement, cable operators need a flexible and sophisticated, yet cost-effective subscriber management and billing system that crosses all services.  Our WinCable system includes more than 30 years of broad data conversion capabilities that ensure a smooth transition from all other billing systems, at a fraction of the cost of the other billing systems, while reducing provisioning workload and streamlining operational efficiencies.”