The Focal Internet eXchange allows us to meet the increasing bandwidth demands of our customers , while providing reliable , high-speed , great performing managed Internet access service , said Bob Dammeyer , general manager of Focal Dallas/Fort Worth.
The Focal Internet eXchange allows Dallas and Fort Worth area customers to bypass Internet bottlenecks by offering direct access to multiple global backbone providers -- bringing Focal closer to its goal of making Internet access service as reliable as dial-tone service.It also offers colocation space to Internet content and application providers who want to reach Internet users at the point closest to the edge of the network.The Focal Internet eXchange consists of a state-of-the-art high-speed switch and router infrastructure that exists inside the Focal Dallas switch facility.This configuration allows Focal to provide three core services to its customers :.
Focal Communications Corporation (Dallas, TX), a national communications provider, has announced the appointment of Robert Danmeyer to General Manager for the Dallas and Fort Worth markets.Danmeyer will be responsible for sales, customer care and day-to-day operations for these metropolitan areas.
Danmeyer will report to Andy Robitshek, Vice President for Focal's western region.
"Bob has extensive experience and knowledge of the telecommunications industry," said Robitshek.
"We look forward to the contributions of Bob's staff in Texas as Focal continues to move ahead and rapidly grow our business."
Before joining Focal in 1999 as area sales director, Danmeyer worked at Anixter International as Vice President of International Sales with responsibility for sales and marketing for Fortune 100 companies.Prior to Anixter, Danmeyer held several executive positions including co-founding Lincom Corporation and as president of Contel Office Communications (now GTE), along with technical positions at both MCI and AT&T. www.focal.com
Robert P. Dammeyer, Chief Executive Officer, The Best Security, Inc.Press Room
Robert P. DammeyerChief Executive OfficerThe Best Security, Inc.Robert P. (Bob) Dammeyer, 54, brings more than 30 years of progressive management experience to his role as chief executive officer of The Best Security, Inc. (TBS).His prior senior-level responsibilities have included positions in sales, marketing, strategic planning, mergers and acquisitions, customer relations and financial planning in both domestic and international markets. Prior to joining TBS, Dammeyer was general manager of Focal Communications Texas, a Chicago-based competitive local exchange carrier with regional operations in Dallas.From 1991 to 1998, he was vice president of international sales for Anixter, a global distributor of data communications, structured wiring and active data communications components.Dammeyer also served as president of Contel Office Communications, a national business-to-business telecommunications company, from 1987 to 1991.While leading the telecom start-up, he grew Contel's revenues from $2 million to more than $35 million.Dammeyer also founded Lincom Corporation in 1983, a partnership with Lincoln Property Co., growing that business to more than $8 million in less than three years.He has also worked as an advisor with Equity Group Investments, assisting in the creation of Allied Riser, a nationwide fiber transport building local exchange carrier (BLEC).Dammeyer also served as vice president of corporate communications for RepublicBank from 1981 to 1983.Dammeyer is a Vietnam veteran and attended Cuyahoga Community College in Cleveland, Ohio.
"There are so many areas, so many questions, they're paralyzed," said Robert Dammeyer, chief executive of The Best Security Inc., which sells a system called Lock-Out that aims to thwart unauthorized users from gaining access to a PC.
But while it's not clear why people need to replace PCs, there are plenty of reasons to upgrade security. Whether the enemy is a global terrorist or a disgruntled employee, password-based security is failing us.Walk around just about any office and you'll find passwords on slips of paper taped to computer monitors.We have too many passwords to remember them all.
Passive security systems that require no particular attention from users are gaining ground in Europe at least, where The Best Security has been winning some contracts, Mr. Dammeyer said. Lock-Out integrates a variety of technologies to authenticate the identity of users, based on the idea that several kinds of locks are much safer than one.The most basic lock relies on the user carrying a key-ring token based on a programmable chip.The top-of-the-line lock depends on electronic readers capable of facial recognition. Although facial recognition technology can be balky, Mr. Dammeyer said it works very well for user authentication. "We're not trying to find Osama bin Laden in a crowd," he said."We're just looking to match your ID."
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