Globix and RealNetworks Offer Turnkey Solutions
NEW YORK – April 6, 1999
New York, New York – April 6, 1999 – Globix Corporation (NASDAQ: GBIX), a leading provider of Internet connectivity and sophisticated Internet-based solutions for large and medium size businesses, announced an arrangement with RealNetworks, Inc. (NASDAQ: RNWK) which makes Globix one of the largest providers of RealNetworks solutions on the east coast. The new relationship enables Globix to provide customers with fully integrated streaming solutions and a more comprehensive level of service, resulting from RealNetworks enhanced support.
Globix manages, produces and broadcasts live and on-demand content for the Internet and Intranets. The alliance with RealNetworks augments Globix Corporation’s position as a leader and innovator of one-stop streaming services. Globix combines a high-capacity network with the management, production and broadcasting capabilities of the Globix Streaming Media Group, a team of streaming media experts. The result is an integrated streaming solution that delivers live and on-demand events simultaneously to Internet viewers, worldwide.
Dan Rayburn, Manager of Streaming Media Worldwide at Globix is extremely enthusiastic about the relationship with RealNetworks and said, ‘Teaming up with RealNetworks on this level will enable us to offer our customers a convenient single-source for Internet or Intranet-based products and services, from our facilities in New York and, when operational, London and the San Francisco Bay area. Customers will also benefit from the additional level of support provided by our relationship with RealNetworks.’
Globix uses RealNetworks RealSystem G2, the next-generation streaming media solution, which is based on the industry standard Synchronized Multimedia Integration Language (SMIL) and the Real-Time Streaming Protocol (RTSP). Recognized as a premier system for the delivery of rich multimedia on the Internet, RealNetworks RealSystem G2 offers a suite of products for viewing and delivering real-time multimedia (video, audio and animation) over the Internet. It is the first open, cross-platform client server system for streaming media on the Internet. RealSystem G2 has the ability to stream multiple data types and provides one-button access to popular streaming media programming.
‘By offering a variety of services, including rich media production, encoding and management, Globix offers companies the benefits of RealNetworks streaming media in a turnkey package’, said Jeff Mandelbaum, vice president, North American Sales, RealNetworks, Inc.
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.