Xavient Expands IT Services Contract With EchoStar

SIMI VALLEY, Calif., Sept. 20, 2016 /PRNewswire/ — Xavient Information Systems, a leading information technology provider to the cable, telecommunications and over-the-top (OTT) industries, announced that it has expanded its relationship with long-time client EchoStar Corporation.

“Xavient has been a reliable support organization to EchoStar for more than a decade and we’re pleased to expand our partnership as we continue to create a better OTT experience for consumers,” said Mark Gomez, senior vice president of corporate program management at EchoStar.

Xavient has provided IT and engineering services to EchoStar since 2003 and over the last year has added development, support and testing platforms across various consumer level applications catering to the OTT industry. Though Xavient’s OTT Lab, the firm tests the performance and functionality of the software in the growing number of platforms and mobile devices that deliver OTT programming to consumers. These devices include Apple TV, Microsoft Xbox One, and Samsung Galaxy Tablet, among others. This includes ensuring that the applications and the interfaces continue to work as devices get updates to operating systems and drivers. Xavient is also involved in automation development and manual testing at the engineering level.

“Xavient has also built several accelerators, reusable components and best practices that accelerate OTT solution deployment for media and communications service providers,” said Saif Ahmad, Xavient’s President and Chief Technology Officer.

“The focus on quality is important in the OTT industry, especially with retention of customers being a key priority,” said Rajeev Tandon, CEO of Xavient. “OTT companies, as well as others who offer streaming and pay TV services, face technology and customer service challenges unique to this industry,” said Tandon.