U. of Oregon Picks Procket

University of Oregon deploys Procket Networks' PRO/8801 router, joins Procket's new Research and Education Alliance program

May 4, 2004

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MILPITAS, Calif. -- Procket Networks Inc., a leading provider of highperformance Internet protocol (IP) technology and products, today announced that the University of Oregon has deployed the PRO/8000 series as a border router between the University of Oregon campus network and the Oregon Internet Exchange (Oregon-IX); the Oregon Gigapop (Internet 2 Connectivity Provider to Abilene); the Network for Education and Research in Oregon (NERO), the statewide network provider for higher education and K-12 schools; and state offices in the state of Oregon.

"In looking at the available technology options that could meet our core infrastructure requirements, it became clear that Procket Networks offered superior technology and a very strong technical support team," said José Domínguez, senior network engineer for the Network Services Group at the University of Oregon. "The PRO/8000 provides us with the flexibility we need to handle current protocols as well as to adopt new standards and applications down the road."

The University of Oregon’s deployment includes Open Shortest Path First (OSPF), Border Gateway Protocol (BGP), Internet Protocol version 6 (IPv6), Multicast Border Gateway Protocol (MBGP), Multicast Source Discovery Protocol (MSDP), Protocol Independent Multicast-Sparse Mode (PIM-SM) and access control lists in an architecture supporting unicast and multicast, peering with multiple service providers. "As a full-featured router, the PRO/8000 handles the breadth of our requirements and provides a number of advantages in performance reliability and ease of ongoing support," Domínguez said.

"We are pleased to be partnering with leading institutions such as the University of Oregon to help improve the speed and reliability of the Internet," said David White, vice president of Worldwide Sales at Procket Networks. "Procket’s router technology enables the University of Oregon to participate in the advanced network build-out occurring in Oregon and to bring new high-reliability services such as voice and video to its user community."

In addition to deploying Procket technology, the University of Oregon has become one of the charter members of the Procket Research and Education Alliance, a program to foster development and deployment of next-generation Internet infrastructure technology and applications.

Procket Networks Inc.

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