MediaOne, Assured Digital Launch Net


Littleton, Mass. -- MediaOne Group will work with Assured
Digital Inc. and JABR Technology Corp. on a pilot virtual-private network in Boston,
designed so that doctors in the area can access medical imagery from their homes through
cable modems and automated VPN connectivity.

The trial uses ADI's "dynamic-VPN-switching"
products, MediaOne's broadband plant and JABR's medical-imaging application,
executives said.

In the experiment, physicians can access the medical
application through MediaOne's modems and ADI's VPN gear. The idea, executives
said, is to give on-call neurosurgeons, radiologists and trauma surgeons critical medical
images and data, so that they can make immediate decisions about patient care without
wasting windshield time en route to hospitals.