Monday, August 27, 2007

Optimum Lightpath Offers Broadcast Video Transport over Metro Ethernet

Cablevision Systems' Optimum Lightpath division has launched a Broadcast Video Transport (BVT) service as part of its Metro Ethernet Intelligent Transport Services portfolio. The service, which is aimed at media companies, supports compressed, uncompressed, analog, digital, and high-definition video applications that require "Broadcast Quality" transportgiven its sensitivity to packet loss, transit delay and jitter.

Optimum Lightpath's BVT is a MEF 9 and 14 certified service with standard attributes that include Dedicated Access Termination; Guaranteed Bandwidth [CIR]; Quality of Service; and Network Path Protection with <50ms Resiliency.

The service runs over Optimum Lightpath's intelligent, carrier-class Metro Ethernet network, which spans more than 2,700 route miles throughout northern New Jersey, Connecticut and the New York metropolitan area.

The company said its BVT over Metro Ethernet also features the standard attributes of Metro Ethernet, including point to point connection provisioning, guaranteed network reliability, dedicated bandwidth, and simplified pricing.

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