About the Authors
David Sarnoff Research Center, (Sarnoff) and Bellcore are among the world- leading research and development organizations in developing technologies and architectures for communications networks, video systems, computing, and consumer electronics. John Currie is a Director of Business Development at Sarnoff, and David Waring is Director of Broadband Local Access and Premises Networks at Bellcore. Each is responsible for forming strategic partnerships and product development alliances for their respective companies.
IBM and Hewlett Packard (HP) are the two leading computer manufacturers in the world, and provide solutions in communications networks, video systems, computing, and consumer electronics. Colin Harrison holds the position as "Visionary" at IBM's Thomas J. Watson Research Laboratories, and Wayne Caswell is IBM's Home Automation Product Marketing Manager, and Mike Hawkins is a Client Executive in IBM's Telecommunication and Media Industry Solutions Unit. Colin, Mike, and Wayne have over 55 years of combined experience in the information systems business. David Navratil is an Account Manager at HP, and has worked with information systems for 12 years.
Reliance Comm/Tec is a leader in developing and manufacturing customer premises equipment for the cable and telephony industries. Dr. Larry Burton is the Director of Advanced Development and has been in the communications business for over 30 years.
GTE is the USA’s largest local telephone company, in both revenue and homes passed. Phil Feigel is newly retired from GTE where he served in various capacities including a stint as Chief Video Architect when he led the writing of this paper. Phil is now working as an independent consultant to the industry on RG and related topics such