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Amnis Systems Selected for University of Alaska Distance Learning Project
Amnis (formerly Optivision) network streaming video products expand educational opportunities for students in remote locations.
Palo Alto, Calif., February 13, 2001 - Amnis Systems Inc. (OTCBB:AMNM; Frankfurt: ANI), a leading global provider of networked streaming video systems, today announced that the University of Alaska has deployed Amnis streaming video products for a distance learning project. The project will ultimately connect multiple University sites including the University of Washington utilizing a broadband IP based network. Students and teachers benefit through increased and timely access to education and training without leaving their current school location.
The initial distance-learning network will transmit educational content from the University of Washington’s Research Channel via a satellite link to the University of Alaska in Fairbanks. An Amnis network attached NAC(tm)-3000 live streaming server appliance captures, compresses and streams the video content via the satellite transport channel to an Amnis network attached NAC4000 receiver. Future plans will add remote classroom support for the University of Alaska locations in Anchorage and Juneau utilizing OC3 broadband wide area network links. These sites can easily be added to the network using the Amnis distributed network video architecture, which includes network attached streaming video appliances, desktop software-only players and SNMP compatible network management software.
"Amnis Systems provided the necessary integrated hardware and software infrastructure required for streaming high-quality video to our University of Alaska campuses," said Steve Smith, Chief technology Officer of the University of Alaska system. "We chose Amnis NACs over other solutions because of the high-quality full motion video and ease of installation. In addition, their products are interoperable with network and video industry standards such as IP and MPEG."
"The education community has embraced the benefits of interactive distance learning," said Rich Falcone, Vice President of Worldwide Sales and Marketing for Amnis Systems. "High-quality etworked video facilitates expanded learning opportunities for students, as well as enhanced revenue opportunities for schools."
About Amnis Systems Inc.
Amnis Systems Inc. (OTCBB: AMNM), formerly Optivision Inc., is the dominant market leader in the networked streaming video market for enterprise applications. For more information, visit www.amnisinc.com or phone 1-800-239-0600.
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Stacie Pham, Amnis Systems Inc. (650) 855-0203
Steve Smith, University of Alaska. (907) 474-6309