Cornish company builds demonstration for advanced European
PTT, a company founded and based in West Cornwall, has recently
completed the design and production of an interactive, multimedia
demonstration for DANTE, the international organisation which
has built and manages GÉANT2, the most advanced research
and education network in the world.
GÉANT2 uses advanced techniques to deliver data, images,
video and all other forms of electronic information at much
higher speeds than the internet can achieve. This 'super
internet' is proving essential for collaborative research
by European partners in areas such as climate change, life
sciences, grid computing, radio astronomy and sustainable
The multimedia demonstration, which DANTE required on cdrom
and online, makes extensive use of interactive simulations
to explain and describe the operation, features and benefits
of GÉANT2. DANTE will use the demonstration to promote
the use of the advanced network amongst Europe's academic
and research communities, distributing it throughout its 34
connected countries. It will also be used extensively by the
European Commission and at international conferences.
DANTE chose PTT to design the demonstration in part because
of its 13 years experience of devising e-learning for the
Bob Nott, PTT's Managing Director, said: "We
are very proud to have been selected by DANTE to produce this
demonstration. GÉANT2 is an exciting example of the
application of advanced technology. The project matched our
skills exactly as we specialise in explaining complex technical
subjects in a clear engaging way.
"Because of broadband access to the internet, being
based in Cornwall is no longer a disadvantage and, hopefully,
knowledge-based companies such as ours will form an important
part of a new future for Cornwall."
Ruth Kirkman, DANTE's Public Relations Manager said:
"Our core business is to connect people in research
and education across Europe, making location irrelevant in
working relationships. Therefore we had no problem selecting
a company based at a distance from DANTE's headquarters in
Cambridge. PTT delivered an impressive, innovative solution
on time and to budget."
For further information please contact Maria Clifford of
PTT on 01736 810610 or email firstname.lastname@example.org.
The Objective One Programme for Cornwall and the
Isles of Scilly has invested in PTT through the Combined Universities
in Cornwall project's Unlocking Cornish Potential Scheme
and the Cornwall Research Fund through the European Social
DANTE is a non-profit organisation whose primary mission is
to plan, build and manage research and education networks.
Established in 1993, DANTE has been fundamental to the success
of pan-European research and education networking. DANTE has
built and operates GÉANT2, the most advanced research
and education network in the world. GÉANT2 provides
the data communications infrastructure essential to the success
of many research projects in Europe. DANTE is involved in
worldwide initiatives to interconnect countries in other regions
to one another and to GÉANT2. DANTE currently manages
initiatives focused on the Mediterranean, Latin American and
Asia-Pacific regions through the EUMEDCONNECT, ALICE-RedCLARA
and TEIN2 (Trans-Eurasia Information Network) projects respectively.
For more information, please visit www.dante.net.
GÉANT2 delivers the next generation research and education
network for Europe. With over 30 million research and education
users in 34 countries across the continent, GÉANT2
offers unrivalled geographical coverage, high bandwidth, innovative
hybrid networking technology and a range of user-focused services.
Its extensive geographical reach interconnects with other
world regions, enabling global research collaboration. GÉANT2's
comprehensive programme of research and service development
keeps Europe at the forefront of global research.
GÉANT2 is co-funded by the European Commission. The
project partners are 30 European National Research and Education
Networks (NRENs), TERENA and DANTE. It is co-ordinated by
DANTE, the research networking organisation that plans, manages
and builds research networks all over the world. For more
information visit: www.geant2.net.
More about PTT
PTT was founded by Bob Nott and Alan Knight in 1993 to be
at the fore-front of what was then the new field of computer-based
training (CBT). Since those early days, the Internet has become
an important enabler of learning and PTT has developed a considerable
expertise in the design and use of online e-learning.
Originally, PTT specialised in developing e-learning for
the telecommunications industry but has now widened its market
by also developing knowledge-based solutions for other types
of organisation. PTT offers a full range of knowledge solutions
including e-learning and e-presentation design and development,
blended learning design and consultancy, and the supply of
learning management tools.
A recent addition to PTT's staff has been analyst/programmer
Ross Trewhella who came to PTT through the EU Objective One
Unlocking Cornish Potential (UCP) scheme which is designed
to improve the growth potential of SMEs in Cornwall through
the placement of graduates to undertake business development
More about PTT and its knowledge solutions: www.ptt.co.uk
More about the telecommunications e-learning offered by PTT:
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