<<June 4, 2000>>

Alexandre Rivas <alex_mau@argo.com.br>

Mr. Nivelle Daou Junior <ndj@osite.com.br>

Prof. Lincoln Campos <isaefgv@ibrati.com.br>

Dr. Walmir de Albuquerque Barbosa <reitor@fua.com.br>

Roger Lee Boston <rboston@tenet.edu>

Colette Mazzucelli <colettegrace@earthlink.net>

R. Daniel Hague <dhague@umich.edu>

Dr. Mariano Terrazas <mterrazas@cardiol.br>

Paulo Roberto de Lima Lopes <plopes@cis.epm.br>

Marcos Costa <marcos_costa@agilent.com>

Alexandre Tunes <alexandre_tunes@agilent.com>

Drisha Leggitt <drisha_leggitt@agilent.com>

Peter T. Knight <ptknight@attglobal.net>

Dear Alex:

(1) I sincerely thank you for your extraordinary organization,
administration and conduct of our highly successful mini-workshop on
Technology and Distance Education for Sustainable Development of the
Amazonia" which was held in Manaus from May 31st to June 2nd, 2000.

Pls convey my deep appreciation to Nivelle, Lincoln, Dr. Walmir de
Albuquerque Barbosa, Rector of your University of Amazonas and many
others in Manaus who supported your excellent job.

Dear Electronic Colleagues:

(2) Pls see its web site at

<http://www.argo.com.br/~alex_mau/workshop/English/wksp_E.htm> and

Roger Boston's web site at


Dear Alex:

I would suggest that you link your home page to Roger's, as Timo
did in our Tampere event web site.

(3) Our Manaus mini-workshop had 40 to 50 attendees which number was limited
due to the size of conference room at AMAZONSAT for Roger's Low Cost
Teleconferencing" demonstration in the afternoon of May 31st.

As Roger did during our Tampere event last August
<http://www.uta.fi//EGEDL/>, he is leading the application of the
audio/video streaming technology, the so-called Killer Application of
broadband Internet, in addition to videoconferencing and telephony via
Internet. (BTW, most of the software he used are available free of
charge as clicking SOFTWARE TOOLS at his web site.)

(4) Roger Boston's demonstration with NetMeeting and Internet telephony was
simply superb!!

Thanks to the availability of broadband (1.5 Mbps) Internet
connection at the studio of AMAZONSAT (though it was dropped to
about 70 Kbps at Roger's modem), the audio and video were very
clear with counterparts in Houston, New York, England, etc.
However, when he tried NetMeeting videoconferencing with Montana
State University from the conference site in a hotel, his Internet
line through a commercial Internet Service Provider (ISP) dropped
its speed to mere 2 Kbps so that he could not even chat with them
without getting any keyboard response. This seemed that the ISP's
connection to the backbone trunk line was severely congested.

Dear Colette:

Sorry to say that your talk was too fast without any pause
so that an interpreter could not translate it. Next time,
you need to have some consideration when you speak to the
people of other languages than English.

His demonstration of Internet telephony was particularly of great
interest to the attendees, since it showed almost free telephone calls,
compared with very high rate of overseas calls from Brazil.

We used one of the Internet telephony software extensively for the
backstage coordination of our telemedicine demonstration and

(5) Alex was very happy when he was offered from EMBRATEL a deeply
discounted educational rate for the ISDN lines for our telemedicine
demonstration and videoconferencing in the evening of May 31st.

Daniel Hague of the University of Michigan then worked hard to find out
why of the trouble for connecting with PictureTel unit at his university
till 2 am of May 31st at the AMAZONSAT studio.

It turned out that the discounted line Alex received from EMBRATEL was
the lowest grade, noisy analog telephone line. When it was switched to
the highest grade line, it worked!!

EMBRATEL's definition of the educational rate seemed to have a
special meaning and provision.

(6) Telemedicine demonstration was a superb show of a collaborative medical
care in global scale.

Instead of a physical test with a tread mill as we did during our
Tampere event last August, Dr. Mariano Terrazas brought a real patient.
We then sent his echocardiogram to Dr. Starling at the University of
Michigan. The patient's disease was happened to be the very issue Dr.
Starling was specialized, even with grants for further research which he
recently received from the US National Institute of Health (NIH). Both
doctors agreed to treat the patient collaboratively from now on.

(7) We were very lucky to have the echocardiogram machine which was shipped
from the US by Agilent Technology. It was told that the fully equipped
machine was the only one in South America. Three Agilent Technology
people attended the workshop and its president presented during our
conference time their very exciting project with M.I.T. and others which
installed a broadband Internet kiosk in Costa Rica.

(8) Very interesting presentations were also made by many Brazilian and
Spanish colleagues on distance learning and telehealth/telemedicine
programs which were held at the nearby hotel on June 1st and 2nd. For
example, Professor Paulo Roberto de Lima Lopes of the Federal University
of Sao Paulo presented his excellent Continuing Medical Education (CME)
program. I was particularly happy to see both groups could co-exist as
listening to others' activities intensively.

(9) During our workshop, we showed spectrum of various data telecom speed
from mere 2 Kbps (which did not work for our use) to 384 Kbps (which
gave us diagnostic quality image). Our demonstration indicated that the
broadband Internet is the inevitable need, necessity and trend.

This indication was the prime purpose of our mini-workshop, and the
attendees appreciated it greatly.

Dear Peter:

(10) Many thanks for your msg (ATTACHMENT I).

We were sorry you could not attend the Manaus workshop.

Dear Roger:

(11) Many thanks for your msgs (ATTACHMENT II, III, IV, V and VI).

Best, Tak

Date: Wed, 31 May 2000 14:05:20 -0300
From: PTKnight <ptknight@attglobal.net>
To: Roger Boston <rboston@tenet.edu>
Subject: Re: Manaus Conference

Roger, Tak, Litto, Alex, and other friends in Manaus,

I am very sorry not to be with you today. I am in Brasâlia, where I have been
since Sunday night, participating in the II Global Forum: Democratic State
and Governance in the 21st Century. This started last year in Washington with
Gore's people. This year the Brazilians put on a real show, and E-Government
was one of the key parts. I needed to be brought out to the cutting edge on
this for plans I have in Rio, and it has been beyond my expectations a
success. Next February it will be III Global Forum in Naples. The Italians
are leaders in this field. Lots of old friends, some of them now Ministers,
and of course one President, and one Vice President of Brazil, and it was
great to see them again, hear them speak and press the flesh (not virtual).

My best wishes for a successful meeting in Manaus. I will be with Tak on the
20th back in Washington (or rather Arlington, or wherever Balston is!).



Roger Boston wrote:

> Working like gangbusters from the AMAZON! yesterday, John you will get my
> call from Manaus in a few hours, stay tuned, hear for yourself :)
> Roger
> .. live on AMAZONSAT from Manaus, Amazonas, Brazil,
> where the "Coffee" is out of this world!!
> John Hibbs wrote:
> > Watts Rozel calls me all the time on www.dialpad.com. Works just
> > fine for us, or for that matter anyone not behind a firewall, as is
> > my Windows machine. Except for a short delay when I answer the
> > phone, I don't notice any difference in the audio quality, excepting
> > perhaps when Watts is doing several other functions on his computer,
> > like sending me files or us, together, looking at sites or graphics.
> >
> > During the Oasis, we will be recommending that the audio services
> > available from http://www.hearme.com, http://www.firetalk.com and http://www.dialpad.com
> > and www.clearphone.com be used by tested, in advance for various
> > uses. We are building a bridge mechanism that allows all the audio
> > to flow through that bridge then be directed to all the audio
> > channels we use. We will link all of this to a POTS conference
> > capability so that all who fail to get audio by Internet telephony
> > can hear through the telephone at rates under 10 U.S. cents per
> > minute regardless of where they are in the world. This is our single
> > biggest technical challenge at the conference.
> >
> > At 9:41 AM -0500 5/31/00, Layton Clifford wrote:
> > >ALL,
> > >
> > >Check out the below regarding FREE computer to telephone service
> > >across the U.S., one-to-one only as far as I can determine. I not
> > >tried the product, computer to computer.
> > >
> > >So far, the product seems to work well, but may require some
> > >tweaking if you are on a private network.
> > >
> > >Cliff
> > >
> > >http://www.dialpad.com/
> >
> > John W. Hibbs
> > Benjamin Franklin Institute
> > of Global Education
> > Director
> > 2529 Front Street
> > San Diego, CA 92103
> > hibbs@bfranklin.edu
> > Direct Tel: 619-230 0212
> > http://www.bfranklin.edu
> > Global Learn Day Prelude
> > http://www.bfranklin.edu/gld99/plgld3
> > http://www.bfranklin.edu/gld4

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Date: Fri, 02 Jun 2000 07:57:10 -0500
From: rboston <rboston@tenet.edu>
To: utsumi@columbia.edu, hhartman@dcccd.edu, msli@tyler.tjc.cc.tx.us
Subject: [Fwd: http://www.teched.org/hist00/brazil/]


Date: Fri, 02 Jun 2000 12:41:09 +0900
From: Steve McCarty <steve_mc@kagawa-jc.ac.jp>
To: rboston@tenet.edu
Subject: http://www.teched.org/hist00/brazil/

Via you're Website I'm exceedingly grateful to have been
able to view and hear live proceedings halfway across the
world from Manaus to a southwestern island of Japan. Both
>from the fiber cable connection of my college and from home
with a 56k modem I was able to enjoy fairly uninterrupted
Real Video, and the AmazonSat live TV usually transmitted
very well. I ordinarily experience Net congestion from the
U.S. to Japan, so it has been difficult to enjoy streaming
video, but the transmission was if anything better from
the arrangements you provided. I saw, for example, part
of the telemedicine demo and TV interview with Dr. Utsumi.
Your digital photos were also online in such a timely fashion
that I was able to confirm before the conference that Dr.
Utsumi had arrived safely. So I felt that I should thank you
with this feedback.

Steve McCarty
Professor, Kagawa Junior College, Japan
President, World Association for Online Education
(WAOE): http://www.waoe.org/
Website Map: http://www.kagawa-jc.ac.jp/~steve/

Date: Mon, 05 Jun 2000 07:08:47 -0700
From: Roger Boston <rboston@tenet.edu>
To: utsumi@columbia.edu
Subject: [Fwd: "Live Now" from the Amazon!]


Date: 31 May 2000 05:03:00 -0500
From: "Ruth Burgos-Sasscer" <BURGOS_R@hccs.cc.tx.us>
To: rboston@tenet.edu
Subject: Re: "Live Now" from the Amazon!
Cc: PEREZ_J.ofcmail@austin.hccs.cc.tx.us,

Roger: I guest you heard about my invitation to be a guest of the State
Department during a July visit to Brazil. There seems to be quite an
interest in Brazil lately. Thank you for sharing the information about
Manaus - please keep me informed of any future developments along those
lines. I suspect that we will be involved with other projects as a
result of my pending visit - if all goes well. RBS


Date: 30 May 2000 19:37:28
From:rboston <rboston@tenet.edu>
Subject:Re: "Live Now" from the Amazon!

Perhaps your husband would enjoy this live feed from Amazonas?
He might also enjoy the links at http://www.teched.org, click
"international initiatives", we have a growing choice now :)

If you come here this summer you will enjoy your stay, very good hosts
and wonderful food!

rboston wrote:

> We're "Live" from Brazil:
> http://www.teched.org/hist00/brazil/

Date: Mon, 05 Jun 2000 07:11:48 -0700
From: Roger Boston <rboston@tenet.edu>
To: utsumi@columbia.edu
Subject: [Fwd: COSTA RICA]


Date: Wed, 31 May 2000 14:29:02 -0700
To: Jose Brenes <jbrenes@cariari.ucr.ac.cr>
From: John Hibbs <hibbs@bfranklin.edu>
Subject: Re: COSTA RICA
Cc: Jose Brenes <jbrenes@cariari.ucr.ac.cr>,
Roger Lee Boston <rboston@tenet.edu>

Hi Jose. Try http://www.teched.org/hist00/brazil/ see you at
www.bfranklin.edu/hearme --- bye bye.

At 2:40 PM -0600 5/31/00, Jose Brenes wrote:
>Dear John
>Any URL I can use to hook to the Manaus conference. At least to hear it.
>Just came back from Isareal and had not have time to do a search.

Date: Mon, 05 Jun 2000 07:12:24 -0700
From: Roger Boston <rboston@tenet.edu>
To: utsumi@columbia.edu
Subject: [Fwd: Manaus Presentation]


Date: Fri, 02 Jun 2000 10:24:21 -0700
From: Colette Mazzucelli <colettegrace@earthlink.net>
To: rboston@tenet.edu
CC: co-president@boschalumni.org
Subject: Re: Manaus Presentation

Hi Roger,

Thanks for the update from the Amazonas. Congratulations on your efforts. This
is great news!

Let me know when you are back please and we'll discuss the results of my
meetings in Stuttgart.

All the best.

Regards, Colette

"Time spent with cats is never wasted." - Colette

Colette Mazzucelli, Ph.D.
Robert Bosch Foundation Alumni Association (RBFAA)
1864 74 Street
Brooklyn, New York 11204-5752
718 234 0143 (phone)
718 621 1659 (fax)
co-president@boschalumni.org (secondary)



Date: Mon, 05 Jun 2000 07:12:42 -0700
From: Roger Boston <rboston@tenet.edu>
To: utsumi@columbia.edu
Subject: [Fwd: [Fwd: http://www.teched.org/hist00/brazil/]]


Date: 02 Jun 2000 13:53:00 -0500
From: "STEPHEN LEVEY" <LEVEY_S@hccs.cc.tx.us>
To: rboston@tenet.edu
Subject: Re: [Fwd: http://www.teched.org/hist00/brazil/]


Great response.

I, too, eavesdropped on your activities using RealPlayer. It was well
done. I'm looking forward to talking to you when you return.


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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

Mr. Nivelle Daou Junior
Radio TV do Amazonas Ltda (AMAZONSAT)
Rede Amazonica Radio e Televisao
Av. Andre Araujo
n 1555 - Aleixo
CEP 69060-000
Manaus, Amazonas
Tel: 092-642-1900 e 642-1672
Fax: 092-642-2625

Prof. Lincoln Campos
Fundacao Getulio Vargas (FGV)
Instituto Superior de Administracao e Economia da Amazonia (ISAE)
Av. Djalma Batista, 712 - Chapada
Manaus - AM
Brasil 69050-901
Tel: + 5592 633.1514 / 2266
Fax: + 5592 633.3476 / 1827

Dr. Walmir de Albuquerque Barbosa
University of Amazonas
Manaus, AM - Brazil 6900
Fax: +55-92-644-2384

Roger Lee Boston
Rockwell Chair/Instructor
Distance Education/Technology Center
Houston Community College System
4310 Dunlavy Street
P.O.Box 7849
Houston, Texas 77006
Tel: +1-713-718 5224
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The Robert Bosch Foundation Alumni Association (RBFAA)
1864 74th Street
Brooklyn, New York 11204-5752
718 234-0143
Fax: 718 621 1659
co-president@boschalumni.org (secondary)

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Senior Engineer
Video Networking
Information Technology Division
University of Michigan
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Ann Arbor, MI 48104-3297
Fax: 313-936-7787

Dr. Mariano Terrazas
Cirurgiao Cardiaco
Cirurgiao Vascular
Incor Instituto do Caracao do Amazonas
Rua Major Gabriel, N 823
CEP 69020-060
Manaus. Amazonas, Brazil
Tel/Fax: 633-1930

Paulo Roberto de Lima Lopes
System Engineer, M.Sc.
Telemedicine Laboratory
Department of Health Infomatics
Federal University of Sao Paulo
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04039-032, Sao Paulo, SP, Brazil
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Fax: +55-11-572-6601

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Agilent Technologies Brasil Ltda.
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