National LambdaRail going live with Cisco Telepresence

December 4, 2007

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CYPRESS, Calif. -- National LambdaRail (NLR), a consortium of leading U.S. research universities and private sector technology companies, announced today it has implemented the Cisco TelePresence solution to be accessible to the universities and other NLR affiliates that have telepresence capabilities. With NLR?s nationwide optical network infrastructure connected to nearly 20 regional optical networks, the solution deployment makes it simple for researchers, educators and administrators to leverage this next generation service.

"NLR's deployment of Cisco TelePresence provides the ability to meet 'in person', as it enhances and supports direct face-to-face discussion needed between the geographically distant teams of our research group members," said Erv Blythe, NLR Board Chair and Vice President for Information Technology, Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State University.

Tom West, NLR's President and CEO remarked "We are enabling member institutions and regional networks to deploy multiple Cisco TelePresence facilities to take advantage of the full reach of our network to support the research and education processes across the academic community."

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