NEBS Conference 2003

 

NEBS 2003 Agenda:
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October 8th and 9th, 2003

Verizon Communications is proud to announce its 9th annual NEBS conference will be held in Arlington, Virginia, on October 8-9, 2003.  The conference has been assembled as a 'must see' opportunity for manufacturers, Independent Testing Laboratories (ITL), suppliers and end users of central office equipment to hear views of and interact with representatives from leading LEC's on NEBS Requirements and applications.  In addition, you will gain insight from leading experts including Telcordia Technologies, AT&T, UL, Curtis-Strauss, Met Labs, Cisco Systems and Verizon Technology.  This year we have reduced the attendance fee by 40%  This conference will prove to be the most valuable 2 days you will spend away from the office.

Gain the Competitive Advantage in NEBS Compliance

  • Gain insight into your customers quality and reliability needs
  • Understand the criteria for designing 'NEBS compliant' equipment
  • See how compliance can be achieved cost effectively
  • Get your questions answered by NEBS experts
  • Meet the Industry Leaders in NEBS compliance
  • Network with your colleagues and other professionals
  • Hear information on Verizon's award winning ITL programs
  • Receive thorough review of the NEBS requirements
  • Learn the NEBS nuances of all the network carriers
  • Attend now because this will be the only NEBS seminar offered by Verizon this year!

 

 

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The NEBS 2003 conference area.

 

 

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NEBS 2003 Pictures of a Speaker and a Q&A Session.

 

 

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Additional NEBS 2003 Q&A Panels.

 

Picture of Verizon NEBS team

 

 

Gold Sponsors

Cisco logo Curtis Straus logo
Cisco Curtis-Straus
National Technical Systems logo Intertek logo
National Technical Systems Intertek

Underwriters Laboratories logo

 

 

 

GNP logo
Underwriters Laboratories GNP
Ciena logo Sun Microsystems logo
Ciena Sun Microsyste

 

 

Silver sponsor

 

 

 


 



 

 Conference Day 1 - Wednesday, October 8, 2003
8:00-8:10
Welcome/Introduction
Chuck Graff, Director - Verizon Technology
8:10-8:40
Keynote Address
Mark Wegleitner, Chief Technology Officer - Verizon
8:40-9:30
GR-63 Fire Requirements (Section 4.1) and Discussion of Ignition and Fire Spread Theory
Robert Backstrom, Engineering Group Leader - Underwriters Laboratories
9:30-10:20
GR-63 (Section 4) Fire testing Techniques and Applications
Chuck Graff, Director - Verizon Technology
10:20-10:35
Break, Exhibits Open
10:35-11:20
GR-63 Temperature, Humidity, & Altitude Criteria (Section 4.2)
Richard Kluge, Director - Telcordia Technologies
11:20-12:00
GR-63 Earthquake and Office Vibration (Section 4.4)
Richard Gemra, Consultant, NEBS Compliance
12:00-1:00
Lunch
1:00-1:30
Earthquake Testing Video
John Krahner, Manager NEBS Compliance - Cisco Systems
1:30-2:10
Understanding Verizon s Telecommunications Carrier NEBS Checklist
Tom Amatulli, DMTS - Verizon Technology
2:10-3:00
Power and Ground Design for Telecom Central Offices: A Fundamental Step for NEBS Compliance
Marko Radojicic, Compliance Engineer - Nokia Internet Communications
3:00-3:20
Break, Exhibits Open
3:20-4:00
AT&T Network Equipment Design Specifications (NEDS)
Dean Garrett, District Manager - AT&T Compliance
4:00-4:30
Central Office Virtual Tour (Video)
Howard Davis, DMTS - Verizon Technology
4:30-5:00
Industry Panel Discussion - Q&A
5:00-6:00
Networking - Reception

Note: Master of Ceremonies: Dianna Ray, Manager NEBS Compliance- Underwriters Laboratories

 

 

Conference Day 2 - Thursday - October 9, 2003
8:00-8:30
Physical Design for Next Generation Networks
James Sylvester, Vice President - Verizon Technology Organization
8:30-9:30
GR-1089 ESD and EMC (Section 2-3)
Chris Harvey, EMC Lab Director - MET Laboratories
9:30-10:30
GR-1089 Electrical Protection & Safety (Sections 4-9)
Jon Curtis, President - Curtis Straus LLC
10:30-10:45
Break, Exhibits Open
10:45-11:30
Comparison Between US and International Network Standards
Corey Hyatt, Manager EMC - Underwriters Laboratories
11:30-12:00
Maintaining NEBS Compliance Throughout a Product Life-Cycle
Andrea Szabo, DMTS - Verizon Technology
12:00-1:00
Lunch
1:00-1:40
GR-78 Physical Design & Manufacture of Telecommunications Products
Mark A. Ali
1:40-2:10
ITL and NEBS Consulting and Training Programs
Chuck Graff, Director - Verizon Technology
2:10-2:50
GR-487 Generic Requirements for Electronic Equipment Cabinets
Ernie Gallo, Manager - Telcordia Technologies
2:50-3:10
Break, Exhibits Open
3:10-3:40
NEBS Compliance for Fiber Optic Networks
Rudi Schubert, Director Fiber Transport & Synchronization ? Telcordia Technologies
3:40-4:10
NEBS Requirements for NEXT Generation Equipment
Kathleen Jarosinski, DMTS - Verizon Technology
4:10-4:45
Industry Panel Discussion - Q&A
4:45-5:00
Closing Remarks
Chuck Graff, Director - Verizon Technology