3Com Corporation, a leading provider of secure converged networking (SCN) solutions for enterprises of all sizes, has announced that it has completed the upgrade of Samsung Everland’s audio transmission network, which guarantees the delivery of high-quality digital sound within the grounds of Korea’s biggest theme park, including the popular Caribbean Bay waterpark.
3Com Korea supplied Everland with its workgroup switches, a range of fault tolerant switches, to enhance the performance of Cobranet, an audio networking system standard that the park leveraged to support real-time, high-quality digital audio transmission via standard Ethernet and media.
Workgroup switches, comprising 3Com Switch 5500 and Switch 5500G, Switch 4500 and Switch 4500G, and Switch 4200G units, are optimized for voice/data integration with advanced traffic prioritization capability to eliminate audio transmission delays and prevent audio quality deterioration. 3Com 5500 and 4500 switches, in particular, support high-end functions such as voice VLAN settings for reliable high-quality digital audio transmissions from sound equipment.
“We decided to undertake a network upgrade when we detected audio signal deterioration from our CobraNet-based system, ” said Byeon Yong-Su, senior manager, Park Planning Team, Samsung Everland. “We considered various vendors and chose 3Com products for their seamless CobraNet support allowing us to delivery high-quality sound, without any failures over the past six months. 3Com’s expert after-sales technical assistance also met our stringent product support requirements.”
Oh Jae-Jin, Country Manager for 3Com Korea, stated that the company will leverage its Everland experience in response to increasing demand for high-quality audio networking equipment in the country. Mr. Oh added, “We foresee the demand of audio networking equipment to grow in Korea as world-renowned amusement park companies begin operating in the country and as the Korean government continues to support local theme part development. We will support this development by capitalizing on our Everland experience and the strength of our extensive fault-tolerant switching portfolio.”
CobraNet is the standard audio industry network technology. It transmits uncompressed digital audio signals via standard Ethernet hardware and media. The MediaMatrix system, a sound-related solution, has adopted CobraNet and is capable of transmitting a number of digital audio channels via the Ethernet network. In addition, CobraNet takes advantage of the Mware software, a sound-related application, to use multi-channels to send digital audio signals to any location on the network easily.
About 3Com Corporation
3Com Corporation is a leading provider of secure, converged voice and data networking solutions for enterprises of all sizes. 3Com offers a broad line of innovative products backed by world class sales, service and support, which excel at delivering business value for its customers. 3Com also includes H3C Technologies Co., Limited (H3C), a China-based provider of network infrastructure products. H3C brings high-performance, cost-effective product development and a strong footprint in one of the world’s most dynamic markets. H3C holds the #1 market share position in China for enterprise stackable switch ports and router units, according to leading IT market research and advisory firm IDC. 3Com also is the clear #2 vendor worldwide in total Ethernet switching port shipments, enterprise router units, and small- and medium-business (SMB) switching. Through its TippingPoint division, 3Com is a leading provider of network-based intrusion prevention systems that deliver in-depth application protection, infrastructure protection, and performance protection.