KINBER Honors TorreyPoint, Juniper Networks and ADVA Optical Networking for the Completion of PennREN

  KINBER Honors TorreyPoint, Juniper Networks and ADVA Optical Networking for
  the Completion of PennREN

 TorreyPoint, Juniper Networks and ADVA Optical Networking Are Recognized by
     KINBER for the Completion of the State-Wide Optical Network PennREN

Business Wire

PITTSBURGH -- June 27, 2013

Today, at the University of Pittsburgh, TorreyPoint and their strategic
partners, Juniper Networks and ADVA Optical Networking, were recognized by
KINBER (Keystone Initiative for Network Based Education and Research) for
their engineering excellence and leadership in the successful completion of
PennREN (Pennsylvania Research and Education Network). PennREN is an optical
network that spans 1,600 miles throughout the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania,
providing high-speed connectivity to community anchor institutions, including
K-12, higher education, libraries, public media, healthcare, 501C-3
corporations, first responders and municipalities. PennREN is providing these
organizations with valuable IP services to enhance communications for voice,
video, and collaboration. “It was an honor to be recognized at today’s
celebration. We are very proud of the work done through this initiative, as it
will forever change the way our children learn and work together,” said Steve
Fazio, CEO of TorreyPoint. “It was a privilege to help create this network,
forging a path for higher education to collaborate as never before and
represents a milestone for TorreyPoint and our partners.”

Since the project began in July 2011, TorreyPoint worked closely with
best-in-class partners, Juniper Networks and ADVA Optical Networking to
architect, deploy, and implement this middle-mile network, which today
connects over 70 strategic locations throughout Pennsylvania. "TorreyPoint has
been and continues to be a valued collaborator with KINBER.We recognize and
thank them for their strategic guidance and excellent system integration that
resulted in the successful completion of the Pennsylvania Research and
Education Network," shared Jeff Reel, KINBER Executive Director.

Members of KINBER — leaders in education, healthcare, economic development and
technology — gathered today in celebration at their Annual Member Meeting to
share ideas and success stories around the progress and breakthroughs achieved
through access to ultra high-speed fiber optic networks. Among other
high-profile speakers at the conference, Peter Southwick, TorreyPoint’s Lead
Design Architect on the project, led a session on the basic architecture and
technologies of the PennREN network, inspiring members to learn how they too
can expand their profile and make a greater contribution toward the
acceleration of education and research.

About TorreyPoint

Based in Sunnyvale, California, TorreyPoint is a leading, national
Full-Service Network Consultancy with a proven record of successfully building
and managing large-scale service provider and large enterprise networks. We
consider ourselves uniquely — as Value-Added Consultants (VACs). TorreyPoint’s
engineering and education experts consult and support solutions for system
integration, network operations and management, network analysis and design,
network engineering, IPv6 migration, education and training, and
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