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USEI Uses Masergy’s Global MPLS Network to Consistently Transmit Live Broadcast Video

U.S. Electrodynamics Inc. (USEI) is using Masergy’s global MPLS network to consistently and reliably transmit live broadcast media programming for customers in Asia, Europe and North America.

“With Masergy’s premiere global MPLS network, we have dispelled the myth that high-quality live video cannot be delivered over IP,” said Satoshi Ono, director of business development for USEI. “Not only have we made it possible, but we have consistently delivered high-quality live video feeds for some of the largest broadcasting companies in the world.”

This capability was illustrated during the tsunami that hit Japan last year. Just after the disaster hit, a major U.S. television network selected USEI to set up and transmit live feeds from Tokyo to USEI’s teleport in Brewster, Wash., and then across the Masergy network to New York. When a strong aftershock damaged undersea cables, the Masergy circuit quickly and automatically re-routed.

“During the disturbance and quick fail-over, we only lost 2,000 data packets, which equaled a mere one-second glitch in the feed,” said Satoshi. “All other networks were down for days, but the television network, via USEI and Masergy, continued its live remotes from Tokyo to the U.S.”

The Masergy network has been such a success for USEI that Satoshi says it has created an entirely new business model for the company.

“We learned that if you have the right network with the right equipment and the right configuration in place, video over IP and MPLS will not only work, but will work reliably and affordably,” he said.

Chris Carr, director of video markets for Masergy, says, “When transmitting live broadcast programming content across our private IP network, broadcasters are guaranteed 100 percent quality of service. Our network securely delivers live transmissions with no degradation in signal quality.”

To learn more about USEI, visit: usei-teleport.com.

Read the Masergy/USEI case study at: http://blog.masergy.com/?p=113.

To learn more about Masergy solutions, visit: www.masergy.com/solutions.

About Masergy

Masergy provides managed, secure global network services to enterprises that have complex needs across multiple locations. Masergy’s integrated network and software solutions enable customers to seamlessly deploy and manage unified communications on a global basis.

Serving customers throughout the Americas, Europe, Asia, Africa and Australia, Masergy leverages advanced transport technologies to deliver global Ethernet services across a native MPLS network. The company pioneered customer-control network services and the delivery of multiple services over a single network connection.

Masergy clients include global enterprises in a wide range of industries, including the financial/banking, energy, professional services, healthcare, entertainment, broadcasting, high technology and global manufacturing sectors. For more information about Masergy visit http://www.masergy.com or follow the company on Twitter @Masergy.

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