Globix Expands its Streaming Offering with the Launch of Globix Webconferencing
NEW YORK – December 12, 2000
NEW YORK – Dec. 12, 2000 – Globix Corporation (NASDAQ: GBIX) today launched a new Streaming Media product, Globix WebConferencing. The Web conferencing service is powered by MSHOW.com, the leading provider of Web conferencing and presentation technologyfor the Internet.
The Globix WebConferencing solution enables businesses to cost-effectively interact with and present information to geographically dispersed prospects, customers, employees, partners, investors or others via the Internet. Using Globix WebConferencing, clients can lead a conference with both a live speaker and a computer application, such as PowerPoint, Visio or Netscape, on the same screen. Thousands of authorized participants can communicate with the presentation leader, via either broadband or narrowband, using chat, polling and voice-interactivity features. At the same time, the presenter can receive details about the audience through real-time group profiles and post-show reports.
Globix also offers live-production services, whereby a Globix Streaming Media team will provide on-site production and encoding of live presentations to be streamed across the Internet to the client’s conference audience.
Clients using Globix WebConferencing also benefit from the Globix worldwide, high-capacity, fiber-optic network, which has been architected to speed up the delivery of data streams and content. In addition, Globix also has one of the largest peering networks in the world, which enables traffic to be handed off directly to another provider and bypass congested public access points, further speeding traffic to its destination.
‘Web conferencing is a very attractive business-to-business communication tool because it saves companies time and money they would have spent on business travel. Additionally, the latest SEC regulations regarding fair disclosure have spurred the use of Web conferencing for earnings releases and other company announcements,’ said Peter L. Herzig, COO of Globix Application Services. ‘The Globix WebConferencing service, network and infrastructure make it easy for public and private companies to broadcast interactive meetings and presentations to both internal and external audiences of all sizes.’
‘This new offering brings additional functionality to the suite of Globix Streaming Media services,’ Herzig said. ‘We believe MSHOW.com technology is best-of-breed, and as delivered by Globix, will offer superior performance for today’s business.’
‘Globix brings to the table a wealth of streaming media expertise and a reliable content-delivery mechanism,’ said John Rouse, senior vice president of sales and marketing at MSHOW.com. ‘The customer experience will be enhanced exponentially.’
MSHOW.comFounded in 1996, MSHOW.com is the leader in Internet communication services and the only company to deliver Web conferencing, streaming and interactive broadcasting services to the enterprise. MSHOW.com delivers real-time, interactive events and presentations to as many as 10,000 participants via the Web. Headquartered in Denver, MSHOW.com has offices in Austin, Chicago and London. For more information, log on to www.mshow.com.
Globix is a leading provider of advanced Internet hosting, network and applications solutions for business. Globix delivers services via its secure state-of-the-art Internet DATA Centers, its high-performance global backbone and content delivery network, and its world-class technical professionals. Globix provides businesses with cutting-edge Internet resources and the ability to deploy, manage and scale mission-critical Internet operations for optimum performance and cost efficiency.