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Tylite's subsidiary Ptera Wireless is developing Tylite's wireless network system, including community NOC/data centers and POP (Point of Presence) locations to provide the connectivity for remote users in your new network. For more information on Ptera, go to www.ptera.net
Another Tylite subsidiary is Priority Terabit Inc., which is a CLEC for providing a range of services from simple telephone to full video/TV/VOD. For more information on Priority Terabit Inc, contact Jim Wilson at 509.927.7837
Tylite in the News – Liberty Lake Splash, Volume 4, Issue 6
Local Company Offers Cost Effective High Speed Network
Robin Toth
February 7, 2002

Tylite, Inc. announced this week that their innovative network design and new hardware offerings will enable them to deliver lower cost fiber to homes and businesses.

Tylite, Inc., a recently formed Liberty Lake company who aims to be the premier architect of high-speed Ethernet over Fiber networks, today announced they have developed innovative network design techniques that enable cost-effective and immediate deployment of new generation networks. 
Founded in response to the emerging need for technical expertise in the design and development of high-speed networks, Tylite brings the crucial price/performance aspect of a network to a new level.
“There are a number of critical issues involved in a well-planned and well-executed network deployment,” said Jim Wilson, president and CEO of Tylite, Inc. “Network operators don’t always have the expertise on staff to address those issues. With our team’s experience in telephony, video and fiber networks, we understand the importance of having the right equipment in the right place and we’ve developed systems that can be deployed today – not just in the future. Our designs allow our customers to deliver the services they desire, at a price they can afford now, cost comparable to hybrid fiber coax (HFC) but with ultra high speed symmetrical Ethernet over fiber to the home or business.”
Tylite’s clientele includes school districts, utilities, municipalities and real estate developers.
Chris Heftel, president of River Bluff Ranch, says, “Tylite designed a network for River Bluff Ranch that will prepare us for the future.”
River Bluff Ranch is a gated residential community in North Spokane that combines the ultimate lifestyle convergence of nature, convenience and technology, and one of the first developments in the Inland Northwest to offer homes with fiber. Tylite products and services are the keys that allow River Bluff Ranch to offer “city-like” connectivity in such a rural environment.
“Our customers are looking for more value-add in their home purchases. A community network delivering Ethernet services over a fiber-optic infrastructure allows effective, high-speed telecommuting, without the delays and costs associated with alternative infrastructures like copper phone lines or coaxial cable – especially in rural areas,” said Heftel.
The Tylite solution has enabled Heftel and his team to offer high-tech, connected homes in a setting which preserves wilderness lands, wildlife and natural resources.
While Tylite’s portfolio of products and services includes consulting, full network design, deployment and operation, they also provide troubleshooting services for existing networks.
Nationally recognized Spokane School District 81 (SD 81) was one of the first Tylite clients. They were experiencing echo, delay and problems with an original voice gateway product on their Educational Metropolitan Area Network. The Tylite team tested and installed an alternate technology that not only resolved these problems, but also saved the district a significant amount of money.
Dennis Schweikhardt, Manager of Technology Infrastructure for School District 81 confirmed, “We are experiencing excellent quality voice over our Gigabit network.”
Wilson explained, “While we have been very successful with our original business model of consulting and integration services, we’re also in the process of developing hardware products that will add another layer of functionality to our network designs. We anticipate announcement of those products late 2002.”
Management Team
Jim Wilson, president and CEO, has over twenty years of experience at prominent high-tech companies, including Packet Engines, Divicom, Pixar, Unisys and Hewlett Packard. Fred Dunham, senior vice president, with a JD/MBA from Gonzaga University, previously practiced business law and led a computer software firm. Fred Bielen, PE, Tylite’s vice president of Network Engineering, has over thirty years of telephony and fiber design experience at AT&T, Mountain Bell, US West International and Qwest. As a complement to their team, Tylite utilizes the services of several well-known industry consultants as well.

Tylite is a privately held corporation based in Liberty Lake, Washington. For more information on Tylite, please visit our Web site at www.tylite.com. Ptera Wireless is a Tylite subsidiary.

Illuminate your world with Tylite Inc P.O. Box 135, Liberty Lake, WA 99019 info@tylite.com or call 509.927.7837 fax 509.255.1177