Gallatin, MO, 29 July 2002 – WideBand Corporation (OTCBB – ZWBC) President and CEO, Dr. Roger Billings, has been selected to deliver the Opening Keynote Address at the Gigabit Ethernet Conference which will be held at the Washington DC Convention Center on August 14, 2002.
His presentation, titled “Dynamite Networking” – Gigabit Ethernet to the Desktop will focus on the performance improvements users are seeing as they deploy Gigabit Ethernet (GbE) all of the way to the desktop. “Gigabit networking was developed to eliminate bottlenecks in the ‘backbone’, which is the part of a network that is shared by many computers,” said Billings. “When the standard was developed, the computers on the desktop were not fast enough to take advantage of a dedicated Gigabit connection to the network. With recent improvements in computer performance, it is now time to eliminate 10/100 segments and to go all of the way to the desktop with Gigabit Ethernet. Everyday users are seeing a real increase in performance by upgrading to Gigabit connections.”
Billings recently caught national attention with the company’s new line of GbE products which have been designed to operate without the need of rewiring, even on Category 3.
“The company demonstrates its wares by showing live, DVD-quality video at gigabit speeds over outmoded LAN cabling pierced by nails, tied in knots, and strung parallel to AC power lines. The last several feet of the line are even replaced by eight strands of barbed wire.” – Information Week (May 20, 2002)
The Barbed Wire demo will be on display at the Exhibit Hall, Booth #1110.
Billings founded WideBand Corporation in 1994 to promote the development of high-speed networking and has been its President since that time. He is the Chairman of the WideBand Gigabit Networking Alliance (WGNA), which promotes Gigabit Networking from the user’s perspective, and is the Director of the Acellus Learning Research Laboratory at the International Academy of Science. Billings was active in the development of the Gigabit Ethernet Standard, serving as a technical contributor to IEEE 802.3 and as a member of the Steering Committee of the Gigabit Ethernet Alliance.
GEC, which this year is making its debut on the East coast, is designed for professionals interested in the design, development and application of Ethernet technologies. The Conference consists of tutorials, interactive sessions, workshops, and a number of special events.
WideBand Corporation is the leading manufacturer of Gigabit Ethernet products that work over existing cables. Their products are manufactured in the United States to strict standards of quality assurance. WideBand markets its products to private industry, the education sector, and to State and Federal Government. More information on WideBand Corporation and its products is available at http://www.wband.com