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  • From: "Michelle Pollak" <>
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  • Subject: Douglas Van Houweling, Internet2 President and CEO, and Internet2 Members to Participate in Broadband Summit 2004
  • Date: Wed, 14 Apr 2004 09:04:36 -0400
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  • Organization: Internet2


WASHINGTON, D.C. - April 14, 2004 - Internet2(R) today announced that
Douglas Van Houweling, Internet2 president and CEO, will be a featured
keynote speaker at the Broadband Summit 2004 at the Ronald Reagan
International Trade Center on April 20. He will speak about the future and
potential of next generation broadband to transform work, education and
entertainment. Highlighted activities will also include Internet2 members
Microsoft and ResearchChannel demonstrations of next generation broadband
Internet applications in the Broadband Summit exhibit area. The New World
Symphony, an Internet2 member pioneering in research and experimentation for
music education and interactive music collaboration via high performance
network connections, will give a special musical performance from Miami, Fl.
over Internet2's Abilene Network.

"We are pleased to be a sponsor of the Broadband Summit 2004 as it will give
us the opportunity to highlight the strength of the Internet2 community's
engagement in developing current and future benefits of broadband," said
Gary Bachula, vice president for Internet2 external relations. "We
anticipate that our participation will help to drive the development of
policies to further promote the reality and potential of broadband

The Conferencing Experience Project, ConferenceXP, is a research and
development initiative of Microsoft Research's Learning Sciences and
Technology group. It integrates recent advances in high-performance audio,
video, and networking technologies to seamlessly connect multiple distant
participants in a rich immersive environment for distance conferencing,
instruction, and collaboration. Microsoft will demonstrate how the
high-speed, multicast-enabled Internet2 Abilene Network is a key component
in enabling high-end collaboration solutions that provide both high-quality
and low-latency delivery of audio and video.

The ResearchChannel consortium pushes the boundaries of extremely
high-quality communication and interaction using advanced networks. The
consortium's research members are building applications to better explore
the world and to share and discuss that exploration with students, teachers
and others across the network. The Broadband Summit demonstration will show
how advanced networks deliver realism using three different technologies: an
HD television desktop client, a mini-DV camera and DVTS software set-up for
originating a 30 Mbps video stream, and an MPEG-2 broadcast-quality video
over IP multicast stream.

The New World Symphony (NWS) performance will demonstrate how broadband is
currently being used to produce a realistic and enduring interactive music
education environment and how it will be used in the future to provide an
in-depth musical experience for audiences. Michael Tilson Thomas, artistic
director for the NWS will demonstrate a conducting master class. Tilson
Thomas will be in Miami at the NWS and will interact with a NWS conducting
fellow and a 13-piece ensemble on stage at the Ronald Reagan amphitheater,
as they work on Aaron Copland's Appalachian Spring.

Internet2 members participating in the Broadband Summit 2004 through an
exhibition, demonstration or a performance include (alphabetically):

- AT&T
- Cisco Systems
- Ciena
- Level 3 Communications
- Microsoft
- New World Symphony
- Polycom
- ResearchChannel
- University of Kentucky
- VBrick Systems
- Verizon

Members of the media and analysts who wish to attend should register here: and reference the Broadband
Summit 2004.

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About Internet2(R)
Led by more than 200 U.S. universities working with industry and government,
Internet2 develops and deploys advanced network applications and
technologies for research and higher education, accelerating the creation of
tomorrow's Internet. Internet2 recreates the partnerships among academia,
industry, and government that helped foster today's Internet in its infancy.
For more information, visit:

Michelle Pollak
(202) 331-5345

  • Douglas Van Houweling, Internet2 President and CEO, and Internet2 Members to Participate in Broadband Summit 2004, Michelle Pollak, 04/14/2004

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