TEDMED Taps Level 3 as Network Communications Partner for 2013 Conference Global Healthcare-Focused Event to Rely on Level 3 Content Delivery Network for Primary Streaming and Video Broadcast Needs
BROOMFIELD, Colo., April 15, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- Healthcare communications leader Level 3 Communications, Inc. (NYSE: LVLT) today announced it has been named the Exclusive Network Communications Partner of TEDMED 2013, a global conference that brings together thought leaders from all sectors of society to celebrate their innovation, imagination and passion for a better future in health and medicine. Level 3 will provide content delivery network (CDN) and video broadcast services for the conference, which will be held at the Kennedy Center for Performing Arts in Washington, D.C. from April 16-19.
During that week, Level 3 will enable TEDMED to transport and stream simulcasts of conference sessions from the Kennedy Center to TEDMED's key constituents and partners around the globe – including the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs and the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services. Level 3 will also enable TEDMED to offer on-demand recordings of its sessions for future viewing purposes.
"TEDMED is a celebration of human achievement and was built on the belief that the future of health and medicine will be shaped by vital input from medical colleges, teaching hospitals, government agencies and other nonprofit institutions from across the world," said Jay Walker, chairman and curator of TEDMED. "Level 3's highly scalable, global IP network combined with its innovative CDN and broadcast technology is a critical component to ensuring that the achievements and celebrations at this year's event will be captured for audiences all over the world to see."
"Level 3 is proud to be the Exclusive Network Communications Partner to TEDMED, the preeminent health and medicine conference in the world," said Anthony Christie, chief marketing officer for Level 3. "Serving more than 1,300 healthcare organizations, Level 3 understands the importance of technology in providing more accessible and higher quality care, and we are dedicated to helping enable growth and innovation in the area of health and medicine."
"At the Kennedy Center, TEDMED brings together 1,800 leading thinkers and doers in health and medicine, and Level 3 is delighted to help disseminate their innovative, thought-provoking and action-oriented ideas around the world," said Karl Strohmeyer, group vice president of North America Enterprise Sales for Level 3. "Level 3's CDN, video broadcast services and extensive IP network enable TEDMED to not only share its ideas with the world, but also create a collaborative environment that allows for the exchange of important ideas and information."
Level 3's Vyvx Managed Video Network Service (MVNS) marries all networking and transmission needs into one solution. A fully managed service featuring voice, video and IP/data, MVNS provides the necessary equipment to connect to Level 3's wholly-owned global fiber network. MVNS combined with Level 3's global CDN delivers a robust platform of broadcast and streaming options that has the flexibility to scale up or down depending on the needs of the customer.
Level 3 serves more than 1,300 customers across the healthcare industry, providing a range of communications services to meet the needs of hospitals, medical centers, physicians, and administrators, as well as insurers and pharmaceutical companies. These solutions include core network services, data center services and managed security services, which directly support healthcare organizations as they work to meet federal government mandates relating to electronic healthcare. A Level 3-commissioned study of healthcare CIOs conducted to assess their priorities and progress revealed that most plan to upgrade their network infrastructure in the next two years to support the need for interconnectivity, EHRs, telehealth, mobile applications and other new technologies. For more information on Level 3's healthcare offerings, visit http://www.level3.com/en/solutions/industry/healthcare.
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