What a whirlwind week last week was. I'm still catching up. As with any show, there are always meetings and events that are particularly memorable. For instance, I finally had a chance to sit down with Nan Chen, President of the Metro Ethernet Forum. See the resulting interview: Update: Metro Ethernet Forum--An interview with Nan Chen. The MEF and its activities can be found at MEF.
I also met with Shlomo Pri-Tal, President and Chairman of the Board of the newly formed Communications Platforms Trade Association (CP-TA). CP-TA is working closely with PICMG, the Service Availability Forum and SCOPE Alliance, providing the missing piece--an interoperability certification program. The organization's Web site can be found at: CP-TA.
The zoomiest environment was created by Tellabs. Demonstrating faster video, data, along with voice by adding VDSL2 and Fast Ethernet to the Tellabs 1150 multiservice access system, the company had a winner presence at the show. And, they let me know that three of my children fell into the "Echo Boomers" category--as children of a "Baby Boomer"--me. The kids liked that.
Finally, imagine the possibilities if liquid cooled embedded computing actually takes hold. See 'How cool is this?' from last week's blogs.
Thanks to all of you who took the time to meet with me at GlobalComm.