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2008-09-03 12:00:08

Glimmerglass, leading provider of Intelligent Optical Switches, announced today that its switches have been certified for use in Russia, expanding the company's global footprint to Eastern Europe. The company also announced the first sale of its switch in Russia. Certification for use in Russia's telecommunications networks is a rigorous process which includes assessment of technical specifications and verification of compatibility with other telecommunications equipment in the Russian...

2008-08-06 06:00:15

Acacia Research Corporation (Nasdaq:ACTG) announced today that its subsidiary, Acacia Patent Acquisition LLC, has acquired rights to patents relating to optical switching technology. "As Acacia's licensing success grows, more companies are selecting us as their partner for the licensing of their patented technologies," commented Paul Ryan, Acacia Chairman and CEO. "Acacia is rapidly becoming the leader in technology licensing and we continue to grow our base of future revenues by adding new...

2008-06-16 12:00:17

Glimmerglass, leading provider of Intelligent Optical Switches, announced today that it is a charter member of the Advanced Fiber Connectivity and Switching Forum (AFCS). AFCS is a coalition of industry-leading service providers, optical switch vendors, network infrastructure providers and manufacturers including Verizon, AT&T, NTT, Tyco, ADC and others. The group was formed to accelerate the adoption and deployment of optical switching and advanced fiber connectivity solutions into...


Word of the Day
cock-a-hoop
  • Exultant; jubilant; triumphant; on the high horse.
  • Tipsy; slightly intoxicated.
This word may come from the phrase 'to set cock on hoop,' or 'to drink festively.' Its origin otherwise is unclear. A theory, according to the Word Detective, is that it's a 'transliteration of the French phrase 'coq a huppe,' meaning a rooster displaying its crest ('huppe') in a pose of proud defiance.' Therefore, 'cock-a-hoop' would 'liken a drunken man to a boastful and aggressive rooster.'
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