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Mirror Image Re-Certified as Windows Media 9 Provider

Mirror Image scores A+ in all stream tests (July 19, 2005)

Mirror Image Internet, an established provider of results-driven content delivery solutions powered by a patented global network, today announced that it has been re-certified by Microsoft as a Windows Media 9 Series Certified Hosting Provider. This re-certification represents the Companys continued commitment to providing customers with the capacity and performance to deliver Windows Media content on a global scale.

Keynote Systems is the official source of measurement behind the Microsoft Windows Media 9 Series Certification Program. ?As part of the Windows Media re-certification process, Windows streams are tested and rated using Keynotes world-class Streaming Perspective service to determine the amount of time a user has to wait or experience interruptions versus the time actually spent enjoying the content, said Jason Bigue, director of engineering at Keynote Systems. ?Mirror Image has excelled in recent testing, and garnered a StreamQ rating of A+ from Keynote in all of the stream tests.

As a Windows Media 9 Series Hosting Provider, Mirror Image undergoes demanding testing by Keynote, the worldwide leader in e-business performance management services. The testing is designed to ensure that hosting providers not only offer thorough end-to-end support for the Windows Media 9 Series, but also maintain a rigorous quality of service for the responsive and reliable delivery of Windows Media content.

?Our customers require high-quality audio and video streaming services to deliver their content quickly and professionally, said John Rozen, chief operating officer at Mirror Image. ?With our recent re-certification, we have proven that our global Content Access Point network can be put through rigorous third-party tests and still come out on top for responsive and reliable delivery of Windows Media Audio and Video 9 Series streams.

Mirror Image also uses Keynote Systems for its third-party measurement and Sales Level Agreement (SLA) guarantee. The service guarantees performance better than the top 10 business Web sites and availability better than the top 40 business Web sites as tracked by Keynote Systems.

About Mirror Image Internet
Mirror ImageŽ Internet, Inc. combines a patented global network with results-driven content delivery solutions to help customers deploy, monitor and refine online strategies. The company's track record of success has given leading retailers, advertisers, media companies and enterprises the control they need to maximize assets and reduce costs while enhancing the visitor experience.

Recognized by EContent magazine as one of the 100 "Companies That Matter Most" in the digital content industry, Mirror Image is a U.S.-based company incorporated in Delaware and headquartered in Tewksbury, Mass. Mirror Image is a subsidiary of Xcelera Inc. and has been delivering Internet infrastructure services since 1999.

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