November 30, 2010 San Diego, California
In a recently announced agreement, Pico Macom, Standard
Communications and X-Digital Systems, Inc. have merged to become Pico Digital, Inc., offering
unique and comprehensive customer solutions in the broadband, satellite, cable and broadcast
The combined strengths of Pico Macom and Standard Communications, leaders in the broadband
technology industry, along with X-Digital's expertise in the satellite and terrestrial multimedia
communication systems, will provide technology development, system solutions and sales and
marketing to offer the most comprehensive communication systems in the industry.
"Pico Digital is well-positioned to be a major supplier to our customers and partners," said Ian Lerner,
CEO of Pico Digital. "This merger allows Pico Digital to pursue larger, more comprehensive deals as
we can now supply not only technology blocks, but complete system solutions to our customers. With
Pico Digital's international reach, our digital product offerings can be introduced to new markets."
With a world-class technical team and extensive sales force reach, Pico Digital executes critical
projects for marquee customers in the broadcast, hospitality, multiple dwelling, contribution and
distribution markets. Existing content clients include ABC Radio Networks, ESPN/Disney, Skyview
and Clear Channel. "
With our new technical team and core technology, our product offerings are perfectly suited for our
customer base," said Carlos Shteremberg, President of Pico Digital. "We are able to offer unbeatable
solutions with flexibility and technical performance not common in this market."
Pico Digital currently offers transmodulators, transcoders and EdgeQAM devices, as well as ProIdiom
and DTCP enabled scrambler devices. They plan to soon offer satellite to IP, universal scramblers and
high-density HD video encoders.
Their channel partners and sales force already have a strong presence in the U.S., Latin American and
Asian markets, and their global reach is expected to expand in the future.
About Pico Macom
With 46 years of excellence, Pico Macom is a worldwide leader in the engineering, development and
manufacturing of an extensive line of broadband solutions. They offer complete end-to-end solutions
for franchised cable, private cable and other industries, including headend/electronics equipment,
distribution and subscriber products, test and measurement equipment and drop installation materials.
For more information, please visit www.picomacom.com.
About Standard Communications
With a 40-year reputation, Standard Communications is a leading developer of quality headend and
network solutions. Delivering high performance, density and value, their line of ever-expanding
solutions includes equipment for digital and analog signal modulation, satellite to IP platforms, digital
encryption systems and more. For more information, please visit www.standardcom.com.
About X-Digital Systems
X-Digital Systems, Inc. (XDS) designs and manufactures satellite and terrestrial multimedia
communication systems. Specializing in advanced systems for wireless and wired applications,
X-Digital equipment features patent-pending technology designed to deliver the reliability, flexibility,
automation and quality needed for broadcasters worldwide to deliver next-generation digital
over public and private networks. X-Digital is a privately held, employee-owned company headquartered
in San Diego, Calif. with sales offices in Tokyo, Japan. For more information on the company or its
products, please visit X-Digital Systems, Inc. at www.xdigital.com.