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Dear PAC World Editor,
I was so delighted to see 'Guru' Dr. M. Ramamoorty on the cover of Sept 2013 Issue of PAC World. He is such an inspiration to many electrical engineers in India. For me especially he is so special, since he is also 'Guru' to my 'Guru' Late Dr. K.S.Prakasa Rao, of Indian Institute of Technology, Delhi (IIT Delhi) where I did my Ph.D. I had the privilege of hearing so many nice stories of 'Guru' Dr. Ramamoorty while he was teaching at IIT Kanpur when my 'Guru' was doing his Ph.D.

Coincidently, a few days ago, Dr. Ramamoorty visited us at ERCOT (Electric Reliability Council of Texas) and gave an excellent talk on 'Applications of Voltage Source Converters Using High Frequency Power Switches' and I had the great privilege of introducing him to the audience.

I really appreciate PAC World for covering 'Gurus' all over world that are a source of inspiration to all the readers like us!

Sarma (NDR) Nuthalapati, Ph.D,
Sr. Member IEEE
Senior Engineer/Analyst
Advanced Network Applications
ERCOT (Electric Reliability Council of Texas),
Texas, US

PAC World:
Dear NDR, we are very happy that you enjoy and appreciate the Gurus interviews. They all are amazing people and it is always a pleasure to meet them and speak with them about their lives and accomplishments. Talking to Dr. Ramamoorty, in addition to our great appreciation for his amazing work, was the result of the suggestion of readers like you. This is why we ask everyone to send us proposals for future Gurus.

As I'm a crossover P&C and Telecommunications type of person, a trend that is a bit disturbing has been emerging on the Broadband world. Resources in Telecommunications teams have been challenged by persons in Information Technology roles, with experience in packet transport networks.

While packet transport networks (Frame Relay, MPLS, Carrier Ethernet, etc.) all have their place and function, putting my P&C hat on, I've been a bit leery of the trend toward having packet networks transport mission critical/line relay data.

Perhaps we could start some sort of dialog - a blog, a series of articles, etc., meant to inform, educate, and stimulate conversation around the potential impacts such transport methods currently available may have. Keep it manufacturer-agnostic, but focused on performance criteria.

Your thoughts?

Adeian G. Zvarych, PE
Principal Engineer
Communications Systems
Florida, USA

PAC World:
Dear Adrian, we agree with you that this is an important issue that we need to discuss as an industry. Regarding the format of the dialog, I think we already have a tool – the Forum on the PAC World web site. Please check it out and tell us what you think. Any other suggestions from the community are welcome. However, you make an excellent point regarding additional involvement among all PAC engineers! We created the PAC World Facebook page in an attempt to inspire precisely such communication. It would be wonderful if more people in our community get involved and share all of their thoughts and concerns on the site, and encourage our colleagues to do so as well!

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