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NetX Internet Picks Alvarion to Deliver Connectivity for Marvel's 'The Avengers' Film Production

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July 13, 2012

NetX Internet Picks Alvarion to Deliver Connectivity for Marvel's 'The Avengers' Film Production

By Sujata Garud
TMCnet Contributor


NetX Internet, the primary communication and Internet access company for Marvel’s “The Avengers,” has picked Alvarion (News - Alert) to help deliver secure and seamless wireless broadband connectivity for film production. Alvarion is a provider of optimized wireless broadband solutions addressing the connectivity, coverage and capacity challenges of public and private networks.

Production of ‘The Avengers’ moved to Cleveland, Ohio, last year. In order to ensure high quality, throughput and availability, NetX used Alvarion equipment to deliver the connectivity required to run production, filming, editing, visual effects, and accounting. A 100 x 100 Mbps connection was supplied in less than two days’ time. As a result, the total broadband deployment covered about 200 production employees, over 180 IP phones, and about 90 computers and servers outfitted for film operations.

NetX is a wireless internet service provider offering a host of business class services. The company’s service include high-speed data, voice over IP, VPN and other managed services over its own all IP network to businesses, not-for-profits, educational and government customers.

In a press release, Ron Deus, owner and CEO, NetX Internet, said, “Any loss of connectivity during a large film production like ‘The Avengers’ would be crippling and could cost millions to reshoot. We knew the only company we could trust to deliver the most reliable equipment for our connectivity solution was our long-term partner Alvarion.”

Alvarion provides optimized wireless broadband solutions addressing the connectivity, coverage and capacity challenges of telecom operators, smart cities, security, and enterprise customers. Alvarion used BreezeMAX, a carrier-class WiMAX (News - Alert) platform, to converge data access, voice, video, and multimedia services implementation. The Alvarion solution offered backhaul potentials for the whole network used to run film crew, production, back-office and accounting applications.

Hezi Lapid, president and CEO at Alvarion, said, “We are thrilled to have played a behind-the-scenes part in bringing the blockbuster ‘The Avengers’ film to the big screen. By working closely with NetX on the diverse needs of the film’s staff, we were able to provide a unique network solution that flawlessly met production’s high-capacity, efficiency and performance demands.”

NetX Internet was recently in news when it deployed BridgeWave's (News - Alert) Fast Ethernet 60 GHz solutions enabling temporary Internet access during location filming of Marvel's Avengers movie. The wireless links provided the backhaul connection for large digital media files, VoIP, and other business services from a temporary on-site production facility to post-production offices in New York and New Mexico via NetX's WiMAX network.

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Edited by Brooke Neuman

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