Diversified Media Production & Post Company Chooses Network Made for NYC Business to Provide Fast Connection, Complex Internal Network & Routing Solutions
NEW YORK – Rainbow Broadband, a network made specifically for New York City businesses, is providing aE|Media’s multiple media production and post production facilities with high speed Internet and network managed services.
Keeping all five companies in NYC’s Greenwich Village humming – editorial specialists State of Flux, graphics firm Hey Beautiful Jerk, Shout It Out Loud Music, live action production company Claude Von Kirk and audio post house audioEngine – is a juggling act for CTO Brian Wick. The audio and video files place big demands on their network, and speedy turnaround is critical. The reliability of their fast 300 Mbps connection from Rainbow Broadband helps make his job less complicated.
“At aE|Media one minute you’re working on audio equipment, and the next minute you’re on to video – installing systems, downloading software, and maintaining everything in the facility,” Wick says. “We don’t want to have to worry about whether the Internet is working, or if we’re experiencing packet loss. Rainbow’s performance is always terrific – it just doesn’t fail.”
Rainbow Broadband has been in business for over a decade and stands as one of New York City's largest and most experienced high-speed Internet providers. With its ability to establish a fast, reliable dedicated bandwidth Internet connection – up to 10 Gbps symmetrical -- in days or weeks, instead of months, Rainbow Broadband moves at the speed of NYC.
After experiencing its proven dependability as an Internet provider, Wick and aE|Media CEO Bob Giammarco looked to Rainbow Broadband for its comprehensive managed services offerings. But supplying VoIP phones, firewalls, routers and Wi-Fi to aE|Media wasn’t your everyday IT challenge.
“We have multiple companies here – we needed to keep them from seeing each other, while still allowing them to share printers,” explains Wick. “Our clients come in needing to get online with multiple devices to work with all different kinds of files. They need their connects to be fast and remain steady as they are in the facility. Rainbow Broadband set it up so that they can go from one floor to another, with a perfect handoff every time.”
Rainbow Broadband’s customer support has been an equally powerful part of the equation for aE|Media. “I’m really confident in their technical team,” Wick says. “They’re monitoring our network constantly, and they’ll even alert us to potential problems before they arise. I’ve worked with the bigger Internet providers – you’re just a number there. You don’t get the same level of attention and fast reaction times that you get from Rainbow.”
aE|Media has discovered the benefits of a true end-to-end IT solution. “Having one company on top of it all – from our Internet connection to our Wi-Fi and phones – takes a huge load off,” Wick observes. “Rainbow Broadband saves time, and time is money.”