Victoria & Albert Museum Goes Live Online with ‘Radical Fashion’ Exhibition Using Globix Streaming Media
NEW YORK – October 23, 2001
LONDON – October 23, 2001 – Globix Ltd., a leading provider of advanced Internet hosting, network and applications solutions, today announced that the Victoria & Albert Museum’s (V & A) online “Radical Fashion” exhibition is being delivered by Globix Streaming Media. Traffic to the museum’s Web site, www.vam.ac.uk, has increased 25 percent since the launch of the exhibition, which includes 11 interactive video sessions that feature fashionable clothing from a variety of contemporary designers. Globix is streaming the videos on the museum’s Web site and micro sites.Globix Streaming Media harnesses the power of the Globix high-speed international network infrastructure, world-class Data Centers and more than three years of proven technical streaming media experience to provide an end-to-end solution, from creation to edge distribution.
Phil Locke, Web Projects Manager at the museum, commented: ‘Using the Globix streaming solution, the Victoria & Albert Museum can provide superior quality of video streaming while maintaining high availability. The dramatic increase in hits to our site means that the video micro sites are effective in attracting people. Outsourcing the streaming application also means that Globix handles the 24 x 7 management and monitoring of the streaming media from its hosting facilities, which relieves our staff from that burden.’
Jacob Goldman, Vice President of European Sales for Globix, said: ‘We see the future of the Internet in wider interactivity. The Victoria & Albert Museum online exhibitions are prime indicators of the media-rich future of online experiences. Globix is proud to be able to aid in broadening the audience of the museum’s exhibitions with the extended reach of streaming media.’
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