Broomfileld, Colorado – (The Hosting News) – April 28, 2008 – Colocation, VoIP, and Internet backbone company, Level 3 Communications’ Content Markets Group, has deployed Adobe Flash Media Server 3 across its infrastructure.
In its expanded strategic collaboration with Adobe, Level 3, as an Adobe Premier Authorized Flash Video Streaming Service Partner, will further expand the options available for delivering video in the Adobe Flash format for content publishers. The integration of Adobe Flash Media Server 3 technology into Level 3’s CDN services will make it possible for customers to deliver true HD streams, leveraging Level 3’s large IP network to effectively deliver video in the Flash format, around the world.
Bill Rusitzky, Director of global strategic alliances for Dynamic Media at Adobe noted, ”We are pleased to expand our relationship with Level 3, which includes the integration of Adobe Flash Media Server 3 into their infrastructure. With this announcement, Level 3 is proving its commitment to upgrade its infrastructure with the latest technological developments. We believe customers will benefit from the combination of Level 3’s global CDN platform and Adobe Flash Media Server 3.”
With this deployment, Level 3’s CDN service offering will mark one of the first major content delivery platforms to be fully enabled with Flash Media Server 3, and will help customers deliver an improved online experience with HD streaming capabilities and improved functionality for encoding, protecting and monetizing their content. Additionally Flash Media Server 3 enables more concurrent streams to be delivered by the same server, offering improved efficiencies and economics for the customer.
Grant van Rooyen, President of Level 3’s Content Markets Group remarked, ”Level 3 continues to invest in core features and functionality demanded by today’s streaming customers. This rollout is the latest step in building a world-class streaming platform. Level 3 is committed to pushing technology platforms such as Adobe Flash Media Server 3 to market to help drive adoption of rich media content.”
Level 3 continues to offer customers diverse options for distributing content with the combination of both its CDN and Streaming services, and its Vyvx services portfolio; the company offers all aspects of the content delivery value chain for traditional and non-traditional distribution. Level 3 will begin offering its HD streaming service integrated with Adobe’s Flash Media Server 3 at the end of April.
Level 3 Communications, Inc., an international communications company, operates one of the largest Internet backbones in the world. Through its customers, Level 3 is the primary provider of Internet connectivity for millions of broadband subscribers. The company provides a comprehensive suite of services over its broadband fiber optic network including Internet Protocol (IP) services, broadband transport and infrastructure services, colocation services, voice services and voice over IP services. The services are designed to provide building blocks that enable Level 3’s customers to meet growing demands for advanced communications solutions.The principal components offered by Level 3’s VoIP Enhanced Local service include network trunking, local telephone numbers, local number portability, the safety of E-911, operator assistance, caller ID, directory listings, and directory assistance. The service is designed to allow Level 3 customers to retain the flexibility to manage and control end-user features without the difficulties of implementing complex interconnection arrangements.
For more information about Level 3, please visit: www.level3.com.