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NetEx Receives Certification From Media.NetHyperIP to enable 480 Mbps digital video transfers between studios (November 09, 2004)
NetEx, a provider of performance data transport solutions, today announced that Media.net, a premiere secure online service that facilitates media sharing among the worlds major film and television production centers, has tested and validated HyperIP for use on the Media.net network for file transfers, including the Media.net store and forward video applications.
More than 40 film and television studios, production companies, post facilities and visual effects companies from around the world rely on Media.net to exchange digital media via a high-speed private network in order to improve collaboration, shorten production cycles and reduce overall costs from traditional physical delivery methods. The companys testing verified that HyperIP could be effectively deployed in remote post-production facilities to transport daily production updates electronically over Media.nets high-speed backbone to the major studios in Hollywood.
?High-speed communication facilities from remote filming locations are expensive, unreliable or simply unavailable, said Robert MacIntyre, Vice President Business Development and Marketing at NetEx. ?By reducing the problems associated with poor line quality and accelerating the transfer of media files across the WAN, HyperIP can minimize delays and significantly reduce costs. This is a major value add to the producers of video content since production delays are extremely costly.
Traditionally, daily production files are stored on hard drives or other physical media and hand delivered by overnight carriers. The turn-around for approval and the delay in post-production can be time consuming. In addition to lessening costly delays, reduced bandwidth costs of using Media.net are also more financially attractive to the alternative of physically shipping these dailies overnight.
?The functionality and performance testing of the HyperIP product went very well, said Tom Kemp, Chief Technology Officer for Media.net. ?The interface was very intuitive, which simplifies setup and configuration. Navigating through the interface was straightforward, and configuring the unit was a quick process. The tests we conducted demonstrate that the HyperIP product functions properly in conjunction with a VPN.
Unlike existing techniques for high-speed data transport that increase complexity and cost with additional hardware requirements, HyperIP is a simple appliance that easily attaches to an existing network infrastructure and requires no changes to servers/storage controllers, applications and/or network devices.
HyperIP delivers unmatched performance, application support and data integrity for WAN-based IP data transfers. No other IP solution offers comparable application acceleration and bandwidth conservation with the highest end-to-end throughput. HyperIP ensures that challenging data transfers are consistently completed on time between distributed servers and/or storage controllers for remote IP storage networking, bulk data transfer between servers, high performance technical computing, financial, medical, and digital video images transfers. HyperIP brings the same benefits to extended iSCSI targets, providing better performance over distance, improved link utilizations and a shield against packet loss.
Formed in 1999 as a spin-off of Storage Technology Corporation (StorageTek®), privately-held NetEx has provided the world's fastest data transport in the industry, along with guaranteed data delivery, for over 20 years to more than 100 of the world's largest and most sophisticated organizations, including some of the most prestigious providers of financial, transportation and telecommunications services and government entities. Customers include Telstra, NTT, Verizon, BellSouth, Qwest, Royal Bank of Scotland Group, LloydsTSB, NDC Health, IRS, American, Lufthansa, Northwest, United Airlines and Kellogg.
For more information about NetEx, NetEx/IP or HyperIP, visit www.netex.com or call +1 763-694-4300.
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