<<April 24, 2000>>

Ms. Christina Higa <chris@elele.peacesat.hawaii.edu>

Alexandre Rivas, Ph.D. <alex_mau@argo.com.br>

Dear Christina:

(1)  Many thanks for your msg (ATTACHMENT I) in response to my previous
     distribution of "Video-bridge for telemedicine demo at Manaus workshop
     on 5/31 (Part II) - April 15, 2000" which you can now find at

(2)  As adjusting to your class schedules, we would like to have 5 ISDN (384
     Kbps) ports on May 31st,

     (a)  Testing:

          from 7:00 am (Hawaii time) or 1:00 pm (Manaus or New York time),

          to 7:30 am (Hawaii time) or 1:30 pm (Manaus or New York time),

     (b)  Telemedicine demonstration:

          from 7:30 am (Hawaii time) or 1:30 pm (Manaus or New York time),

          to 8:30 am (Hawaii time) or 2:30 pm (Manaus or New York time),

     (c)  Videoconferencing:

          from 8:30 am (Hawaii time) or 2:30 pm (Manaus or New York time),

          to 9:30 am (Hawaii time) or 3:30 pm (Manaus or New York time).

     I am sorry for our letting your people start working very early morning.

(3)  5 participants (who will call into your bridge with their responsibility
     for their phone costs) are;

     1.   Manaus workshop site, Amazon, Brazil, (confirmed),

     2.   University of Michigan, Ann Arbor, Michigan, (confirmed),

     3.   Renaissance Center, Dickson, Tennessee, (confirmed),

     4.   University of Costa Rica, San Jose, Costa Rica, (confirmed),

     5.   University of Tennessee, Knoxville, (not confirmed).

(4)  I will ask following people if they will participate passively (receive-only) through your PEACESAT;

     1.   University of Guam (not confirmed yet),

     2.   LBJ Tropical Medical Center in American Samoa (not confirmed yet).

(5)  I will respond to Ricky Zheng's msg of 4/17th and the application form
     as soon as I obtain necessary information from the participants.

Best, Tak
                          ATTACHMENT I

Date: Mon, 17 Apr 2000 23:01:29 -0400
From: Christina Higa <chris@elele.peacesat.hawaii.edu>
To: utsumi@friends-partners.org
Subject: Re: Video-bridge for telemedicine demo at Manaus workshop on

Dear Dr. Utsumi,

There is a scheduling problem with your requested conference on May 31,
2000 at 11:30 AM - 12 Noon (Hawaii Standard Time). In reviewing your email
on the conference there are not enough ports available during your
requested time/date. Our bridge can support a total of 16 ports BUT only 5
ISDN lines. There are two overlapping conferences already on schedule.
American Samoa and Guam will not use ISDN lines so your conference can have
a total of 5 ISDN participants at 384Kpbs. I have been informed by our
operators that the available time slots on May 31st are before 9:30 AM or
after 2:00 PM Hawaii Standard Time.

You should have received an email and fax of the VTC form.  I apologize for
the delay due to an incorrect fax number.

You may call me or our network operations center at 808 956-6668 to confirm
a new time or new time and date.

I apologize for the inconvenience.

Christina Higa
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Ms. Christina Higa
Associate Director
Telecommunications and Information Policy Group
Social Sciences Building #713B
University of Hawaii
2424 Maile Way
Honolulu, Hawaii 96822
Tel: +1-808-956 7224
Fax: +1-808-956 8019

Alexandre Rivas, Ph.D.
Adjunct Professor
Director of the Center for Environmental Sciences
University of Amazonas - Brazil
C.P. 4208, Manaus 69053-140
+55-92-644 23 22
Fax: +55-92-644 23 84

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