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Orange, partnering the RMN national museum association for its site


Paris, For the Claude Monet (1840-1926) exhibition at the Grand Palais from September 22, Orange is proud to be partnering the Réunion des Musées Nationaux (RMN) association on its “Digital Monet” project.
Orange would like to accompany French museums in their digital development, particularly with a view to reaching a target of young people who may not be particularly familiar with the world of museums.

Orange Business Services, the France Telecom-Orange branch dedicated to B2B services for business services worldwide, is making its technological expertise available to the RMN in order to contribute towards the growing presence of French artistic heritage around the world.

With 300,000 visits expected each month, possibly peaking at 30,000 connections per day, the site must be based on an infrastructure which is capable of guaranteeing a high level of performance, security, reliability and availability for content. To meet these needs, Orange Business Services is providing the RMN with a complete service to host and operate the site based on a secure innovative infrastructure, with a cloud computing approach, making it possible to automatically adapt to peaks in visits, delivering IT resources on demand. In this way, the RMN is benefiting from a turnkey service, with Orange guaranteeing a high level of availability.

“The RMN has particularly appreciated the quality of Orange Business Services’ involvement for hosting the site, especially for the technical architecture offered, as well as the dedication shown by its engineers. Indeed, these engineers, through their availability and their sustained exchanges with the site’s developers, have made it possible to achieve a perfect fit between the quality of the IT programming and the particularly complex deployment of the hosting server architecture”, confirms Virginie D’Allens, Head of the RMN multimedia department.

To enable web users to enjoy the best possible virtual visit, the site is based on a video streaming solution through Orange WebTV. This platform makes it possible to manage video content with more flexibility and responsiveness. All the videos are hosted on Orange servers and can be submitted and transferred to the website in just a few clicks, in the location required. The videos are shown using a player which automatically adapts to the web user’s viewing conditions (window size and connection speed). Unlike a conventional video player, only the part being viewed is downloaded. Thanks to this system, Orange Business Services is able to guarantee the visibility of the RMN’s videos under all circumstances, even for web users with a connection that is protected by a filtering system.

As a partner for this initiative, Orange demonstrates its capacity to use digital technology for the benefit of culture, while supporting institutions in their drive to promote heritage and mediation among new audiences.


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