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Rivulet Communications Patent Enables Automatic Provisioning on IP and Ethernet Networks

Friday, February 06, 2009

Herndon, VA -- Rivulet Communications today announced that it has been awarded patent #7,468,948 for its IP (Internet Protocol) network engineering system. This system patent, titled "Empirical Scheduling of Network Packets Using Coarse and Fine Testing Periods," enables network engineers to load new high-performance services on IP and Ethernet networks without time-consuming network engineering analysis and design.

Rivulet's Empirical Scheduling system can, in only seconds, automatically achieve optimum performance levels that previously required difficult network analysis.

"This system represents the first time that high-reliability services can be provisioned automatically on existing IP and Ethernet networks," said Chris Roller, Rivulet CTO and Senior Vice President, Engineering. "This technology works on the WAN side as well inside enterprise networks."

Rivulet's breakthrough packet scheduling technology, known as Dynamic Synchronization Technology ™ (DST), enables guaranteed delivery of real-time packets. The system operates on ordinary standards-based routers and switches. Rivulet's technology prevents packets from arriving simultaneously in router queues, thus eliminating unnecessary loss, jitter and latency. Legacy approaches to solving this problem either have been too rigid, too difficult to engineer and maintain, or too expensive, requiring purpose-built packet switching equipment. The discovery system covered by the new patent lies at the heart of this powerful new technology.

"Our packet transmission system is vital to enabling critical real-time applications to operate on real-world Ethernet networks," said Edward Kennedy, Rivulet's president and CEO. "Customers like hospitals and medical professionals need the loss-less service at high utilizations that only Rivulet's systems can provide.

Benefits of the new automatic network engineering system include:

  • Setup and run new loss-less services in seconds, not weeks.
  • Maintain assurance for existing services
  • Enables users to implement on-demand video presence and collaboration networks.

About Rivulet Communications

Rivulet Communications offers a complete application based approach to medical video that enables customers to flawlessly transport high-bandwidth, mission-critical and real-time applications over existing IP networks anywhere, anytime. With Rivulet products, organizations can realize the economic benefits of real-time training and collaboration; secure centralized storage; telemedicine applications with off-campus secure access and seamless integration into existing medical systems. For more information, please visit

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