INDY: Integrated      Network Design         YardstickAnyone, Anywhere, Anytime, on Anything —Convergence
INTRODUCTION        McGraw Broadcast Communications (MBC) has developed a patented method(USPTO #5,577,042) to expedite ca...
EYE-BALL TO EYE-BALL: No one doubts technology is a valuable tool for helping us connect witheach other. So, in seeking th...
THE McGRAW METHOD          Casual observation demonstrates that humans, when engaged in thoughtful conversation, use amixe...
SCHEDULING (TIMELINE)Authorization for Capacity PlanProject Begins                Upon conclusion of Professional Services...
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  1. 1. INDY: Integrated Network Design YardstickAnyone, Anywhere, Anytime, on Anything —Convergence
  2. 2. INTRODUCTION McGraw Broadcast Communications (MBC) has developed a patented method(USPTO #5,577,042) to expedite carrier services to customers by converging networkservices through the infrastructure layer. This MBC method addresses a multitude ofnetwork applications, the unpredictability of their ensuing traffic, and the speed requiredfor access factors that when combined create the need for a unified control planestrategy. Specifically the necessity to manage heterogeneous networks from existinginfrastructure. The method will become an integrated network design yardstick (INDY) for allnetworks by providing multiple applications (voice, video and data) simultaneously; andwith many requiring absolute Quality of Service (QoS). All in a manner consistent withminimizing end user costs. To do that effectively the MBC Method broadens two fundamental networkprinciples. The First is to aggregate, as required, as many network applications functionsinto that network as possible. The Second is to bring network control as close to the enduser as practicable.PATH FORWARD Communications networks are complex distributed systems with a long and colorfulhistory. Moreover, the telecommunications industry has long taken advantage of consumers byproviding services in “Overlay.” This method can and should be replaced with the McGrawMethod. The MBC Method, based on U.S. patent #5,577,042, provides a control plane standarddesign (INDY) that not only reduces complexity associated with communications with andbetween network applications; but converges multiple mono media (computers, television,telephones and software) as well. Futurists refer to it as the Information Highway. At MBC werefer to it as building a cloverleaf for the Information Superhighway. How? Take the word conversation. An electronic definition of a human conversationwould suddenly substitute our “human” terminology into: variable circuits (individuals), in single(one of us) and in combination (two or more of us), intermittently (pausing between thoughts),dynamically (taking turns) and on-demand (seeking attention). But when you think about it a telephone call is just a conversation; you just can’t see whois speaking at the other end. Next, think of a video teleconference (VTC) as a conversation, andyou can see who is speaking at the other end. Think of Internet (IP) as if you’re somewhereshowing someone your catalog. Think of video-on-demand (VOD) as standing in front of anaudience telling everyone about your self. And finally, think of video communication as anyone,anywhere, anytime, on anything (Virtual Reality) just sort of communing (Imagineering) in thinair. And, of course: Reach as measured in distance and numbers of people. Now ask yourself: “What do I want to do?”Copyright ©2004 • McGraw Broadcast Communications 2
  3. 3. EYE-BALL TO EYE-BALL: No one doubts technology is a valuable tool for helping us connect witheach other. So, in seeking the creative deployment of broadband technology MBC asked this question:“What form should technology take to support the natural ways (integrated) we already communicate? Ouranswer was interaction communications —Eye-Ball to Eye-Ball. The McGraw Method is an arrow that ispointed directly at that goal. Our method addresses convergence —INDY —that of integrating networksat the Media and Transport Layers. Moreover, any examination of the infrastructure layer, which isembedded in the communications industry, gives rise to the conviction that a hybrid transport network ofInternet Protocol (IP), the legacy synchronous digital hierarchy/synchronous optical network(SDH/SONET) including frame relay, and asynchronous transfer mode (ATM) must be managed.INDY: A Capacity Plan based upon fresh perspectives. Develop an understanding of “understructure”the legacy network vs. the wants and needs of your end users. And remember, don’t “think” like atelecommunication’s company. Think like an end user. All you will have to do is identify the actual tasksyou want the applications to perform. Keep this in mind: ‘You are there.’ Forget that the MBC Methodprovides the network access transport arrangements (digital signal processing) to cross-connectmultiplexers, switches and transmission links that provide the virtual “pipes” custom developed to deliverall their applications between service points (facility to facility). (G)MPLS! That’s technical think-speak.Go ahead… Eye-Ball to Eye-Ball: “What do you want to do?” 1. Do you want all your network access points (NAPs) to be interactive? In single? In combination? 2. Do you want each facility to be able to interact simultaneously with only one facility or contact with “all” other NAPs? In the region, in state, in the United States, in the world? 3. Do you want all your NAPs to provide high resolution imaging (HRI) cameras and monitors in such a way that it gives the network a virtual ability to deliver services statewide… worldwide? 4. Accessible data networks for patent files? 5. Host and/or provide an Educational Network? 6. Businessmen and professionals from the private sector included? 7. A “live” Information Kiosk? 8. Studio Production/Post Production facilities for content delivery to homes/yes, homes…. 9. Multiple live-feeds for numerical (common) end-user collaboration? 10. Advertising, sponsoring, technology transfer? 11. Postings? 12. SAT uplink and downlink on demand? 13. Personal Interactive Network? 14. Video on-demand? 15. Wireless/Wireline 16. IP (Electronic White Pages and Yellow Pages) 17. VoIP 18. PSTN 19. HDTV 20. Anyone, anywhere, anytime on anything —convergence. Our Capacity Plan will commence when our project discussions begin. We will then distributequestionnaires to your agencies to determine exactly what you want  not what existing carrierinfrastructure will provide. Moreover, our study will facilitate a cheaper, better and faster network becauseeach network user will only pay bandwidth “by-the-bit” — “by-the-appliance” just like kilowatts forelectricity are paid; when all network components, thus connected, become seamless; eliminatingtechnicians; and thus systematizing processes.Copyright ©2004 • McGraw Broadcast Communications 3
  4. 4. THE McGRAW METHOD Casual observation demonstrates that humans, when engaged in thoughtful conversation, use amixed traffic pattern that crosses media (e.g., sight, sound, thought). Moreover, each one of ourcommunicative senses is distinct from the other each on its own platform so-to-speak. For instance:Sight is a platform, as is sound, and of course, we have a brain. Interestingly, when all of these sensescome together, though different, we become “a whole system” greater-than-the-sum-of-the-parts. In fact,the broadcast term “Analog” is defined as analogous to… humans. Moreover, if a communications network were to be designed, wouldn’t it be best practice tocombine multiple circuits —circuits that facilitate each of our human senses when engaged in thoughtfulconversation. If so, that method would have to be heterogeneous for vision (20/20) for voice (fidelity)and for thought (Virtual Reality) intermittently, in single and combination, utilizing variable bandwidthon-demand. In short: It would have to mirror… us! Interaction ―Eyeball to Eyeball. Now…since all these telecommunications applications already exist; all we really have are justfour hypotheses of future telecommunications to consider: 1. The first hypothesis is conventional growth telephone traffic will continue to dominate the telecom network. [Wireline and Wireless] 2. The second hypothesis views the Internet Age. It is assumed in this case that the IP traffic between computers and servers will grow so dramatically that it will become the dominant force and maybe the main force in telecommunications. Hence, most of the traffic in the future will consist of Internet traffic. [The plan for the Internet is to have no plan.] 3. The third hypothesis is that the digital video age is coming, so digital video distribution will dominate all other kinds of traffic. [Movies and Music] 4. The fourth hypothesis is the dominance of video communication in real time, which has completely different implications. [Virtual Reality] We consider just two issues: 1) The traffic attributes for the four hypotheses just listed: telephony,Internet, digital video distribution and digital video communications; and, 2) Whether or not they areneeded. It is clear that the attributes (latency, bit rate, holding time, burstiness, directionality andfunctionality) of these applications are vastly different for each type of traffic. Therefore, if the networkwere optimized for one particular type of traffic, it will be a rather poor network for another type, and viceversa. Accordingly, because neither hypothesis trumps the others, none of the hypotheses just discussedare likely to materialize in their pure form. It is not likely that a situation will occur where the entiretelecom community in the entire world will really consist of just IP switches and that all traffic will gothrough them, at least not in a time frame projected into the next decade. Thus the picture will becomemuch more complex. Many different kinds of traffic will still need to be carried, and therefore aheterogeneous network environment will eventually appear. So, our unambiguous answer is if weconverge the human senses —we must provide a control plane for a mixed traffic environment. Therefore,because of these distinct applications, broadband (Best Effort) by itself (IP) won’t work. In sum: The MBC patent composes itself of four operations that address the four hypothesesof future telecommunications: 1) It creates multiple connections over existing infrastructure by providingdynamic circuits for various (network) operating systems. 2) It remembers it. 3) Convergence comes withdigital signal processing, when translations from each of the separate operating systems address variouscompatibility issues between them. (Reconciles differences) 4) It seeks to provide an administrativeinterface that largely resolves difficult technical tasks that are unfriendly to the end user.Copyright ©2004 • McGraw Broadcast Communications 4
  5. 5. SCHEDULING (TIMELINE)Authorization for Capacity PlanProject Begins Upon conclusion of Professional Services Agreement and preparation of Questionnaires, Surveys.Week Four Meet with staff, review needs, survey resources, develop equipment resources, software, wiring recommendations, identify critical issues to implementation, develop bandwidth map. [Incoming ― Outgoing]Week Fourteen Complete & Present Capacity Plan StudyAuthorization to Implement Patented Method According to Capacity PlanWeek Sixteen Company management launches resource orders (if needed) MBC personnel commence developing project profile.Week Twenty-four Company management advises that resources are “in place” MBC Project Manager goes on-site.Week Thirty-six Programming installed to facility configuration. Testing and adjustments accomplishedWeek Forty-eight Workshop training and “Profiling” begins. McGraw Project Manager “turns over” facility.Week Sixty-four Scheduled EventWeek Sixty-eight Licensing & Technology TransferWeek Seventy-two Project ConcludesCopyright ©2004 • McGraw Broadcast Communications 5