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Encyclopedia > Hank Magnuski

Prior to founding NCast, Dr. Hank Magnuski was cofounder and CEO of GammaLink. He invented the industry's first PC-to-fax communications technology in 1985. In 1994, GammaLink merged with Dialogic Corporation of Parsippany, New Jersey, a leading manufacturer of voice cards for the PC. In 1999, Dialogic merged with Intel. In 1995, Dr. Magnuski received the Fax Industry Award from BIS, now Giga Information Group, Inc.

Dr. Magnuski pioneered the Internet's first video service provider in 1995 and founded Internet Video Services, Inc. Dr. Magnuski holds a Ph.D. in Electrical Engineering from MIT and conducted postdoctoral work at Stanford University.

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PA-ComNet Meeting June 2, 1999 (1075 words)
Hank began by saying that Palo Alto is a broadband island which will have local broadband services connected by thin relatively expensive links to other broadband data islands.
Hank demonstrated an old video played at various data rates, starting at 28.8kbps which has a stamp sized picture with jerky motion, muddy sound.
Hank noted the cable system is asymmetric and they can’t upload as fast as they can download.
Alumni News - Winter '96/97 - Magnuski family establishes Scholar Fund (124 words)
H.S. "Hank" Magnuski (BSEE '65), his wife, Cynthia, and their son, Nicholas, pose for a picture after the U of I Foundation's October 4 meeting on campus.
The couple donated $300,000 to ECE, establishing the Henry Magnuski Scholar Fund for Outstanding Young Faculty Members in memory of Hank's father, a longtime employee of Motorola who developed circuits for the Walkie-Talkie, a variety of microwave equipment for the multichannel phone, radar data, and television video transmission.
Magnuski is founder and president of Internet Video Services Inc., a California company that specializes in the storage and distribution of high-quality video over the Internet's World Wide Web.
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