Impact of the Ethernet Kicks Off New Season of Deanís Lecture Series at RIT




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B. Thomas Golisano College hosts talk by John Peters of PTI

Presentations at Rochester Institute of Technology on the latest technology trends resume this month with a new season of the Deanís Lecture Series, sponsored by RITís B. Thomas Golisano College of Computing and Information Sciences.

John Peters, vice president of development-hardware at Performance Technologies Inc. (PTI), kicks off this yearís series. His talk, ďEthernet Everywhere! How IP and Ethernet are Driving the Converged Market,Ē is Friday, Sept. 26, at 1 p.m. in the Building 70 auditorium on RITís Henrietta campus. A reception will immediately follow.

An RIT engineering alumnus, Peters has worked in the embedded computer industry for over 20 years and has authored several industry specifications relating to new computer backplane architectures. In his current position at PTI, he is responsible for defining and implementing new embedded computer products based on Ethernet switching and Internet Protocol.

NOTE: RITís B. Thomas Golisano College of Computing and Information Sciences is the largest comprehensive computing college in the nation, offering undergraduate and graduate programs in computer science and information technology and an undergraduate program in software engineering. The college is home to the Laboratory for Applied Computing, which partners with industry in the development of innovative applications of emerging information technologies.

Founded in 1829, RIT is internationally recognized as a leader in computing, engineering, imaging, technology, fine and applied arts, and education for the deaf. RIT enrolls more than 15,000 students in over 250 undergraduate and graduate programs.