HERNDON, Va., Sept. 15 Rivulet Communications, whosetechnology enables medical, government and media customers to flawlesslytransport high-bandwidth, mission-critical and real-time applications overexisting IP networks, today announced the formation of the Rivulet TechnicalAdvisory Board and the first appointments to that Board.
"The main purpose of the Technical Advisory Board," said Ed Kennedy,Rivulet CEO, "is to provide strategic counsel on emerging trends, strategicplanning and on the company's product direction for application development."
"The members of our newly formed advisory board have impeccablecredentials and are experts in their fields," Kennedy said. "We're allincredibly excited about this board, as this panel of distinguished expertsare drawn from key medical, telemedicine, government and media markets whichplay a key role in our strategic direction."
The Rivulet Technical Advisory Board members include:
-- Jay H. Sanders, MD, president and CEO, The Global Telemedicine Group,is a professor of medicine (Adjunct) at Johns Hopkins University School ofMedicine, and a founding board member of the American TelemedicineAssociation, where he serves as president emeritus. Dr. Sanders has served onthe NASA Biological and Physical Research Advisory Committee, as a consultantto the NASA Space Communication Center and the Scientific Director for theNASA Medical Informatics and Technology Applications Commercial Space Center.He was also a consultant to the Army's Telemedicine and Advanced TechnologyResearch Center (TATRC) at Ft. Detrick, as well as to the CIO of the MilitaryHealth System, and previously to the Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency(DARPA). He also has served as a consultant to the Air Force Center forTelehealth and Theater Informatics, and was a member of the Department ofDefense Telemedicine Board of Directors with the Surgeon Generals of the Army,Navy, and Air Force.
"Medical technology and the Internet are shrinking the globe and havechanged the way we live, interact, learn, diagnose and heal thereby playing ahuge role in furthering the field of telemedicine," said Sanders. "I lookforward to this advisory role as I believe that Rivulet's technologies willplay an important part in advancing telemedicine by providing flawless videotransmission over high speed IP networks and the ability to ultimately shareit over the global internet."
-- Mark Devins, Business Development Director, Ascent Media Systems &Technology Services, has more than 15 years of experience in the digitalmedia, data storage and communications industries. As global director ofdigital media broadcast for Quantum Corp's Advanced Solutions software group,he developed strategic initiatives for deploying software solutions and hasextensive experience in the establishment and fostering of OEM and resellerrelationships with companies including Apple, SONY, and EMC.
"I look forward to the challenge of introducing and adapting Rivulet'stechnology to the digital media world," Devins said. "The rapidly growingdigital marketplace gives content owners, movie studios, TV networks, cablecompanies, and distributors ways to sell and send new and existing digitalassets. There is, therefore, an increasing demand for delivering HD contentvia IP networks to the broadband portals and mobile providers. Rivulet hasdeveloped some core technology that will enable these markets to send andreceive digital files over IP networks with guaranteed lossless service at farlower costs -- their innovative approach will prove to be disruptive andgreatly beneficial to the content owners as well as the consumers."
-- Carl J. Westcott, MD, Wake Forest University Baptist Medical Center, isAssociate Professor of Surgery at Wake Forest University School of Medicineand director of Minimally Invasive Surgery Services. He also is the directorof the Center