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WorldLink Teams with Digital Leaders to Webcast NASA Events

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WorldLink Teams with Digital Leaders to Webcast NASA Events

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Houston-based WorldLink Corporation, a leading Internet service and media content provider, has announced that it and other leaders in digital technology, including Sony Electronics, Compaq, NextLevel Systems, and Microsoft, are joining forces to bring NASA Space Shuttle events to the World Wide Web, according to a recent release from WorldLink. The company described it as a coordinated effort that breaks new ground in both form and content.

Visitors to WorldLink's Web site (http://www.wl.net) will be able to not only read and hear interviews with the astronauts but also view live and archived footage created using Sony's DSR-130 DVCAM digital video camera and transmitted through the Web using Microsoft's NetShow 2.0. Worldlink will use the combined technologies to host and deliver content to the Web in an ongoing series of interviews, conferences, and space shuttle launches and landings.

According to Greg Johnson, manager of operations for WorldLink, the company contacted leaders in digital technology to assure that this highly innovative Webcasting system is powerful and reliable. System components include, among others, software from Microsoft Corporation, server communications technology from Compaq, satellite data communications from NextLevel Systems, and digital video cameras and VTRs from Sony. …

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