BBN demonstrates pilot RSVP protocol network; WBN delivers specialized content via BBN's RSVP network.
CAMBRIDGE, Mass.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Dec. 10, 1996-- BBN (BBN Technologies, Cambridge, MA, www.bbn.com) A consulting firm that participated in the development of some of the most extensive networks in the world, including ARPANET, which evolved into the Internet. It was founded in 1948 as a consulting service in acoustics by Dr. Corporation, one of the nation's largest Internet service providers Internet service provider (ISP)
Company that provides Internet connections and services to individuals and organizations. For a monthly fee, ISPs provide computer users with a connection to their site (see data transmission), as well as a log-in name and password. , today announced the creation of a pilot network based on Resource Reservation Protocol (protocol) Resource Reservation Protocol - (RSVP) A protocol that supports quality of service.
http://zdnet.com/pcweek/stories/news/0,4153,389107,00.html. (RSVP (ReSerVation Protocol) A communications protocol that signals a router to reserve bandwidth for real time transmission. RSVP is designed to clear a path for audio and video traffic, eliminating annoying skips and hesitations. ) technology. BBN built the pilot network with Worldwide Broadcasting Network (WBN), a newly-formed media company, that will deliver multimedia programming to major corporations and financial institutions using ProVision, BBN's pilot RSVP network. BBN and WBN will publicly demonstrate the network at Fall Internet World '96, December 11 - 13, in New York New York, state, United States
New York, Middle Atlantic state of the United States. It is bordered by Vermont, Massachusetts, Connecticut, and the Atlantic Ocean (E), New Jersey and Pennsylvania (S), Lakes Erie and Ontario and the Canadian province of .
BBN's pilot network provides "bandwidth on-demand" using Cisco IOS Cisco IOS (originally Internetwork Operating System) is the software used on the vast majority of Cisco Systems routers and all current Cisco network switches. IOS is a package of routing, switching, internetworking and telecommunications functions tightly integrated with a (TM) software's multimedia features such as RSVP, IP Multicast A one-to-many transmission of data over an IP network. It is used for a myriad of purposes including updating routers, announcing and discovering services and streaming media. IP multicast saves network bandwidth, because packets are transmitted as one stream over the backbone and only and smart queuing to allocate and conserve bandwidth to broadcast WBN's specialized content to desktops across the Internet. RSVP allows the network to "prioritize" bandwidth to provide broadcast-quality video and audio over the Internet. IP Multicast is an IETF See Internet Engineering Task Force.
IETF - Internet Engineering Task Force standard that enables efficient data delivery from one sender to multiple receivers, by allowing many destinations to share a single source data stream. This pilot network follows BBN's beta RSVP demonstration earlier this year at Networld+Interop in Las Vegas, Nevada.
The American Stock Exchange American Stock Exchange (AMEX)
Stock exchange in the U.S. Originally known as “the Curb,” it began as an outdoor marketplace in New York City c. 1850. It moved indoors to its present location in the Wall Street area in 1921. and Banque Paribas, a global financial institution, are the first pilot sites to receive WBN content beginning this month. WBN multimedia content incorporates broadcast-quality video and audio coupled with interactive features such as live and stored video, text and graphics. The content is customized for individual subscribers and "narrowcast To transmit to selected individuals. Cable TV and satellite radio are examples of narrowcast services because they reach only their subscriber base. Mailing lists are another example. Contrast with broadcast. See multicast. " over the Internet directly to corporate intranets for distribution to desktop PCs. Scheduled programming will include expert business and financial analysis, professional development modules and newscasts.
"WBN fuses television and the Internet, arguably this century's most influential technologies. This convergence presents tremendous opportunities," says Ali S. Kazeroonian, Ph.D., President, Worldwide Broadcasting Network. "By partnering with technology leaders like BBN Planet, WBN will deliver true interactivity and facilitate collaboration in a way never before possible. We believe it will change the way organizations access, process and use information."
"We are pleased to partner with WBN to deliver their unique content over BBN's ProVision network," said Paul R. Gudonis, President of BBN Planet. "BBN Planet is building on our experience and this pilot service to foster broad adoption of these technologies. BBN is teamed with other technology leaders such as Cisco Systems and Intel Corporation to implement advanced protocols such as RSVP and IP Multicast to enable Internet bandwidth reservations for virtually any application that requires predictable data delivery over the Internet."
ProVision Technology Partners
The BBN ProVision pilot network uses Cisco Systems' routers and software. The RSVP software, which Cisco Systems shipped in version 11.2 of Cisco IOS in October 1996, along with other network Quality of Service (QoS) features such as smart queuing, enable BBN to multicast WBN's content to subscribers' desktops.
Intel Corporation teamed with Cisco and BBN to build the April RSVP beta demonstration. "We can see BBN Planet's ProVision pilot with WBN's application as a significant effort that will lead businesses to use networked multimedia," said D. Craig Kinnie, Vice President and Co-General Manager of Intel's Internet and Communications group. "We look forward to working with BBN Planet to deploy and test IP Multicast, RSVP and Real Time Protocol (RTP (1) (Rapid Transport Protocol) The protocol used in IBM's High Performance Routing (HPR) system.
(2) (Realtime Transport Protocol) An IP protocol that supports real time transmission of voice and video. ) in this network."
Worldwide Broadcasting Company (WBN) is a privately held broadcasting network that uses leading-edge technology based on open standards to deliver industry-specific, interactive news and information and training programs via the Internet and intranets. Founded in 1996, the company is engaged in program production and acquisition, research and development, marketing, sales and service from its Cambridge, Massachusetts headquarters. The company has a news bureau, studio and production facility in New York City New York City: see New York, city.
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City (pop., 2000: 8,008,278), southeastern New York, at the mouth of the Hudson River. The largest city in the U.S. . For more information, please see WBN's Web site at http://www.wbnet.com .
BBN is a leading provider of Internet services for businesses and organizations. BBN, through its BBN Planet division, provides companies of all sizes with reliable Internet access services, remote access services (communications) Remote Access Services - (RAS) A service provided by Windows NT which allows most of the services which would be available on a network to be accessed over a modem link. , network security, Web site development and hosting, international connectivity and electronic commerce and system integration services to effectively use the Internet for business. BBN Planet had revenues of $73 million and BBN Corporation posted revenue of $234 million for the fiscal year ended June 30, 1996. For more information, please visit BBN's World Wide Web site at http://www.bbn.com .
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