|Hewlett-Packard Company designs,
manufactures and services electronic products and systems for measurement, computing and
communication used by people in industry, business, engineering, science, medicine and
is the main provider of hardware for the 12th World AIDS
Conference, supplying 250 desktop machines, monitors and printers.
|Novell defined the
networking operating system marketplace, with close to 15 years of experience serving over
79 million users worldwide. Today, as the fifth largest software company in the world and
the networking leader, Novell is bringing its knowledge and expertise to the intranet,
providing you with the services you need to evolve your network into an intranet.
Novell, Inc. provided the software for the
email system which serves each of the approximately 12,000 Delegates.
|Alcatel's Cables and
Components sector, the worldwide leader in the field of telecom and energy cables, has the
industrial strength to offer products and services that meet the growing needs of the
infrastructure, industry and construction markets. Its 1997 sales represented FF
provided fibre-optic cables used for networking the vast array of on-site computers at
|Internet Prolink, a
subsidiary of PSINet Inc., is one of Switzerland's leading Internet service providers
offering an extensive selection of high quality Internet services for individuals, small
business and corporations.
Iprolink has provided Web and email access for the Conference and
its Secretariat since 1995.
|m.c. art design
communications, LLC is a fast-growing American advertising firm providing full
range of strategic marketing and advertising design services. With local offices both in
the United States and in Europe, MCAD specialises in communicating messages simply and
provided the design and maintenance of aids98.ch, the on-line news service of
the 12th World AIDS
Conference, as well as helped develop the Conference's early image and communications
from the Chair
GENEVA, SWITZERLAND. 14 June, 1998.-- In
our bid for the 12th World AIDS Conference back in 1994, we promised to make
unprecedented use of computers to bring Conference information to delegates
and to the world at large.
More than four years later, we have fulfilled this promise:
· by making the Programme available on the Internet ahead of
· by including search engines and software to build
individualised programmes (the Itinerary Builder)
· by equipping the Conference site with more than 250
· by creating an Internet-based message system with separate
accounts for each participant that can also be used for E-mail
· by providing abstracts on CDs for easy search capability
· by offering an updated CD with Conference presentations
· and by putting many sessions available on the Internet
within hours of presentation (the "Webcast").
On behalf of the Conference, I offer my commendations to the IT staff for a job well
done. As a result of two years of inspired efforts of all involved, the 12th World AIDS
Conference promises to be one of the largest and most technologically advanced
international Conferences ever organised.
Nine Servers, 17 km of Cable and a Coffee
Geneva, SWITZERLAND. -- In a
large bowl (100,000 square metres of space at Palexpo), place 250 computers. Add 17
kilometres of UTP network and fibre optic cable, 10 switches, 60 hubs, 10 live Internet
cameras and 70 printers. Mix with 90 staff persons, more than 10,000 Delegates from all
over the world. Season with 15,000 Internet mailboxes and stir very, very carefully.
Sound like a recipe for disaster? Not likely.
NO PLACE MORE APPROPRIATESwitzerland's CERN Research Centre was
the birthplace of the World Wide Web and its early development. Palexpo is also the
site for the upcoming Internet Society Meeting, which will make use of the services
established the 12th World AIDS Conference.
Victor Gabriel, IT Chair and mastermind behind
the IT services, describes local co-operation as the key ingredient to the success of the
IT project: "We set out to accomplish a task which has not been attempted before,
anywhere. With the help of the Canton de Genève, the University, and Switch, what was a
dream two years ago is now very much a reality."
Internet Traffic Reports for those who
really love it
The University of Geneva IT team
programmed our switches and routers to generate live Internet traffic statistics.
Please also see our feature story from Friday, 3 July on the
on-site and on-line communications services
|Since its inception in
1975, Microsofts mission has been to create software for the personal computer that
empowers and enriches people in the workplace, at school and at home. Microsoft products,
available in more than 30 languages and sold in more than 50 countries, are available for
most PCs, including Intel microprocessor- based computers and Apple computers.
Microsoft donated licenses for all of the
software used by the 12th World AIDS Conference, from office
applications to server software.
|Cisco Systems, Inc.
(NASDAQ: CSCO) is the worldwide leader in networking for the Internet. Cisco products
include routers, LAN and ATM switches, dial-up access servers and network management
software. These products, integrated by the Cisco IOS software, link geographically
dispersed LANs, WANs and IBM networks.
Cisco supplied all of the active components of the network for the 12th
World AIDS Conference, from routers to switches, allowing the
Conference to have its Local Area Network (LAN).
manufactures a vast range of interconnection products as measured by every applicable
criterion, including size, complexity, application, bandwidth, options,
characteristics or technology. From the original stamped and formed brass and copper
terminal product line we launched in 1941, AMP has grown into the world's leading
manufacturer of interconnection products - today offering the most complete and diverse
selection available anywhere.
provided cabling for networking the computers on-site for the 12th World AIDS Conference.
|INTERNET Connection SA,
one of the leading consulting companies in Geneva for Internet and networking technology,
has been involved since the beginning in the preparation of the 12th World AIDS
video, multimedia and networking support, as well as the Pre-Conference Online Video
Magazine, INTERNET Connection SA has shown to be one of the main resources of the 12th
World AIDS Conference for IT technology.
|ABC Network is a
Geneva-based service firm specialising in data-processing and Internet services. Using
state-of-the-art technologies, ABC Network helps create and disperse both images and
information on the web.
Network provided consulting services for networking, LAN services and Delegate services.