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Cleaning Products – No, It’s Web 2.0 Technologies

Martin Taylor, Vice President of Product Management and Technology for MetaSwitch, gave an excellent overview of XML and its ascent as the standard for machine-to-machine interface in the telephony world. XML allows for a mash-up of applications, such as the obligatory caller ID on television. Combining XML data with Asynchronous JavaScript is AJAX, which allows updating of […]

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Technology

Ma and Pa Networking

Long-time reader, Abe Chen reports progress on Avinta’s Project Phoenix home networking architecture. The promise of the Project Phoenix approach is to simplify home networking, such that the average consumer doesn’t need to be an IT expert to enjoy what Abe terms, "Ma and Pa Networking."   Although this technology is intended for consumer electronics equipment, it would help […]

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Marketing Technology

Quit Battering My Self Esteem!

As the hourglass on my laptop continues to slowly tick away, I am forced to revert to pen and paper to start this article. It seems like I experience at least one time-sink a week, whereby something that should take five minutes lasts five hours. The bad news is that I am not alone in my […]

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Interactive Television Local Content Regulatory Technology

TelcoTV’s Terrific Turn-out

It has been awhile since I have heard anyone in the telecom vendor community express positive feelings about the attendance at a conference.  I repeatedly heard from many vendors, however, what a great turn-out for this first annual conference regarding telephone companies that are providing or are planning on providing video services. As with video, the […]

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Broadband Business Broadband Silicon Valley History

Ethernet Extensions via a Bandwidth Transport Application Overlay

These are photos of a white paper written by Bill Brotherton, Richard Murphy and Ken Pyle when they were at Raynet, an early developer of Fiber in the Loop technology, equipment and processes. This white paper was published at part of the June 1993 National Fiber Optic Engineers Conference proceedings. (This post was created 11/15/2014).