The Enhanced Product Realization Project (EPR) is an experimental, Internet-based collaborative computing system that will allow U.S. manufacturers to accelerate time-to-market for new products, and to make product modifications anywhere in the world in as few as five days.
EPR is designed to provide a competitive advantage in the global economy.
The prototype EPR system will integrate and leverage the Internet with other information technologies to enable a host of collaborative manufacturing and electronic commerce applications, including CAD/CAM, PDMS, electronic whiteboarding and multipoint desktop videoconferencing. These applications are used extensively by manufacturers today, but typically work only with proprietary networks and operating systems. By enabling wide-area collaborative computing over corporate extranets, EPR is designed to provide a competitive advantage in the global economy.
This half-day workshop, slated for Tuesday, Mar. 11 at the Moscone Convention Center in San Francisco, will target business, manufacturing and IT professionals interested in exploring issues such as system security and performance, collaborative tools development, Internet performance benchmarking and business case evaluation.
The workshop is being chaired by Troy Eid, executive director and COO of InfoTEST International. Speakers include Stephen Batsell, network research group leader for the Oak Ridge National Laboratory; James Latimer, chief technical director of Hughes Electronics; and John Longenecker of Bay Networks.
For complete details about the InfoTEST EPR, go to http://www.niit.org.
For more information on UniForum '97 and to register for the conference and trade show, please go to the Web site at www.uniforum97.com.
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