PCM Uitgevers Selects Equant for Roving Journalists.Business Editors
ATLANTA--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Oct. 31, 2000
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PCM Uitgevers correspondents used Equant's global network to file their stories from the Sydney 2000 Olympic Games. Equant managed to have the Corporate Internet Dial Service operational in three weeks enabling the PCM (1) See phase change memory.
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Headquartered in Amsterdam, PCM Uitgevers publishes, among others, four national newspaper titles in the Netherlands - De Volkskrant De Volkskrant (literally "the people's paper") is a national daily Dutch morning newspaper. History
de Volkskrant was founded in 1919 and is a daily morning newspaper since 1921. , Trouw, Algemeen Dagblad The Algemeen Dagblad (short: AD) is a Dutch newspaper. Founded in Rotterdam in 1946, it currently has a daily circulation of 315,000. The newspaper is owned by AD NieuwsMedia, a joint venture between Wegener and PCM Uitgevers. , and NRC Handelsblad and one city newspaper, Het Parool - as well as brochures, trade magazines and educational publications.
PCM Uitgevers has 4,000 employees, including approximately 300 journalists who work outside the Netherlands. The company wanted to provide the journalists with network services that would be flexible, reliable and user-friendly, and to give them access to both the public Internet and the corporation's secure Local Area Network (LAN (Local Area Network) A communications network that serves users within a confined geographical area. The "clients" are the user's workstations typically running Windows, although Mac and Linux clients are also used. ).
Equant, which operates the world's largest network, was selected from five other global telecommunications companies by PCM Uitgevers. "We chose Equant for its worldwide coverage, guaranteed network availability, and local assistance on a global scale," said Wilco Evers of PCM Uitgevers.
The Equant offering includes the ability to provide both Internet dial access and secure remote dial access for the journalists. Equant's Corporate Internet Dial Service provides direct and cost-efficient access to the Internet in over 100 countries.
Equant's service also will include Remote LAN Access Service and PPP (Point-to-Point Protocol) The most popular method for transporting IP packets over a serial link between the user and the ISP. Developed in 1994 by the IETF and superseding the SLIP protocol, PPP establishes the session between the user's computer and the ISP using Dial Service to provide secure dial access to the two main PCM Uitgevers offices in Rotterdam and Amsterdam.
"Our journalists need secure access to our databases from around the world, as well as deadline reliability and access to the Internet," said Evers. "We found that Equant offers both the services and the worldwide network coverage that we require."
"Because PCM journalists may not know today where they will be gathering news tomorrow, Equant offers them a strategic advantage through the largest international network," said Howard Ford, head of Equant's Europe, Middle East and Africa region. "In addition, the PPP Dial Service offers high-speed access to the network in countries with ISDN ISDN
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Digital telecommunications network that operates over standard copper telephone wires or other media. infrastructure, such as France, Germany and the United Kingdom, where PCM has permanent correspondents."
The high-speed service enables quick delivery of news and photo material and the possibility to use advanced information technology systems over a secure dial connection.
Equant operates the world's largest network, providing voice, data, Internet, integration, and application services to companies around the globe. The network reaches key business centers in more than 220 countries and territories. For additional information, see www.equant.com.
About PCM Uitgevers
PCM Uitgevers is the leading Dutch publishing company. The mission of PCM Uitgevers is to be the leading publisher in the Dutch language, meeting demand for news, opinion, education, culture and entertainment through the publication of market leading and strong newspapers and magazines. By doing so, PCM Uitgevers would like to build a long-term relationship with its customers.
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