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Radio Free Virgin Selects Vividon for Internet Audio Distribution

Radio Free Virgin, a leading digital broadcast company, and Vividon, Inc., the provider of Internet infrastructure devices that radically improve the economics of streaming media delivery(TM), today announced the installation of the Vividon(TM) SDA(TM) streaming appliance into the Radio Free Virgin Internet broadcast network to provide the highest quality streaming experience while ensuring scalable, economic growth.

“Measurecast reported a 99 percent increase in Internet radio listening in just the first three months of 2002 and also ranked Radio Free Virgin as one of the top three Internet radio networks with 3.3 million listening hours in April,” said Brendon Cassidy, Vice-President, Technology of Radio Free Virgin. “With hot content and a growing market, the Vividon streaming system guarantees we will be able to fulfill increasing consumer demand with greater reliability and efficiency.”

The Vividon SDA system is also available in 2U and 5U footprints and is unprecedented in its ability to provide over 1 gigabit per second maximum streaming throughput in less than 9 inches of rack space. With broad media support and a significant price/performance advantage, the Vividon SDA system is a catalyst for streaming growth for content owners, service providers and enterprises.

“The application at Radio Free Virgin demonstrates the value Vividon brings to our customers,” said David Ellenberger, CEO of Vividon. “Vividon provided the greatest return on investment by eliminating bottlenecks and ensuring that robust content delivery can scale to fulfill exploding growth in consumer demand.”

The Vividon SDA Systems Are Ideal For Internet Audio Applications And Pack Many Features Into A Compact 1.7″ 1U Format Including:

  • 10,000 concurrent connections with 9,000 unique, on-demand streams.
  • Up to 218 gigabytes of storage for over 1.5 years of CD quality audio.
  • Broad support for on-demand unicast, stream splitting and multicast operation.
  • 40 megabytes per second unique file downloads – ideal for rip-and-burn applications.
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