Broadwing Launches Media Services Network; Constructing New Television Operations Center in Maryland.
Business Editors/High-Tech Writers
AUSTIN, Texas--(BUSINESS WIRE)--April 14, 2004
All-Optical Network A communications network that works completely in the optical domain. It uses optical switches connected by optical fibers. See optical switch and optical computer. Enables "Contribution-Quality" Video for
Broadcast Television and Media Producer Markets
Broadwing Communications, a consolidated subsidiary of Corvis Corporation (Nasdaq:CORV), today announced that it has launched a Media Services Network, specifically deployed for the broadcast television and media markets. The company also announced that it plans to open a new Television Operations Center The facility or location on an installation, base, or facility used by the commander to command, control, and coordinate all crisis activities. See also base defense operations center; command center. to support this initiative in Columbia, Md.
Broadwing's Media Services Network delivers a highly resilient, real-time video transport capability that enables "contribution-quality" video (video that is minimally compressed and is available in standard production format) over Broadwing's highly reliable, nationwide all-optical network. Using a variety of interfaces, the flexibility of Broadwing's Media Services Network enables high-speed file transfers, compressed video, data, audio, voice and other services. Service is now offered in five major media and video production centers, including New York New York, state, United States
New York, Middle Atlantic state of the United States. It is bordered by Vermont, Massachusetts, Connecticut, and the Atlantic Ocean (E), New Jersey and Pennsylvania (S), Lakes Erie and Ontario and the Canadian province of , Chicago, Los Angeles, Houston and Washington, D.C.
"Broadwing is offering a unique platform that specifically addresses the needs of the media community, including the increasing need for collecting HDTV (High Definition TV) A set of digital television (DTV) standards that offer the highest resolution and sharpest picture. Although some HDTV sets are available in standard (rather square) screen sizes, the overwhelming majority of sets are wide screen, which eliminates content," said Del Bothof, vice president and general manager, media services, at Broadwing. "Our goal is to provide the best transport platform available for our customers and partners."
The company specifies the network at "100 percent Quality of Service" levels and is currently offering testing for its customers with services ranging from ASI ASI,
n See Anxiety Sensitivity Index. to Ethernet. Further, bandwidth may be re-allocated for different services. The new Television Operations Center, with a specially trained staff and media network monitoring capabilities, is under construction in Columbia, Md., and is scheduled for completion this summer.
The company also announced that HTN HTN Hypertension
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HTN Hierarchical Task Network
HTN Hughes Television Network
HTN Hospitality Training Network (Sydney, Australia)
HTN Histotechnology (program of study) Communications LLC (Logical Link Control) See "LANs" under data link protocol.
LLC - Logical Link Control , a provider of television, radio and cable transmission services to sports teams and networks, is planning to use the features of the Broadwing Media Services Network. "We are very pleased with Broadwing's approach to the broadcast television and media market. Broadwing's Media Services Network and robust feature set gives us the flexibility to expand to HDTV and other new technologies," said John Rourke, executive vice president and chief operating officer Chief Operating Officer (COO)
The officer of a firm responsible for day-to-day management, usually the president or an executive vice-president. at HTN.
"While other carriers are talking about building a Media Services Network, Broadwing is committed to building one, based on our customers' needs and commitments," said Mark F. Spagnolo, chief executive officer at Broadwing. "Broadwing already supplies private line and other services to the media market, but now with our enhanced focus on the media customer, we will be able to offer them a more comprehensive suite of media services."
Broadwing has deployed Dynamic Synchronous Transfer Mode Dynamic synchronous Transfer Mode , or DTM for short, is a networking technology, standardized by ETSI. It is designed to provide a guaranteed Quality of Service (QoS) for the emerging class of e.g. streaming video services, but can be used for packet based services as well. (DTM DTM
dermatophyte test medium. ) transport equipment, manufactured by Net Insight, in its Media Services Network.
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Broadwing Communications is an innovative provider of data, voice, and video solutions to enterprises and carriers. Enabled by its one-of-a-kind, all-optical network and award-winning IP backbone, Broadwing offers a full suite of the highest quality communications products and services, with unparalleled customer focus and speed. Broadwing is a consolidated subsidiary of Corvis Corporation, a leading supplier of all-optical solutions to service providers and government agencies. For more information, visit www.broadwing.com.