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(January 17, 2007)

UAlbany Joins Priority in Partnership at Harriman

University at Albany Officer in Charge and Provost Susan Herbst joined Harriman Research and Technology Development Corp. (HRTDC) Chairman John Egan and Albany Mayor Gerald Jennings on Dec. 7 in welcoming Priority Connections to the Harriman Business Center as the newest member of Tech Valley.

The firm will partner with UAlbany's College of Computing and Information to pursue collaborative opportunities and internships. The objective is to establish the Albany office as the IT Design and Development Center for all company operations.

Herbst said, "Researchers and professors at UAlbany are finding fast partnerships with private industry and willing cooperation from all levels of government. Through the technical expertise at UAlbany and the collaborative relationships with the city of Albany and state of New York, the Harriman Research and Technology Park presents a unique opportunity for the intersection of academia and industry."

Paul Henson, president of Priority Connections said, "We are extremely pleased to be able to join the growing number of firms that are locating in Tech Valley. We believe that the Harriman Business Center offers a perfect combination of location, University-based talent and flexibility for our start-up needs." HRTDC President F. Michael Tucker noted that with the support of state and local government, "as well as the sterling research reputation of the University at Albany, we are well on our way in turning the Harriman Campus into a world-class technology and research park."

The research park's goal is to attract tenants who are looking to collaborate with local universities and research facilities, in particular the University at Albany's College of Nanoscale Science and Engineering and the College of Computing and Information.

Priority Connections, a subsidiary of Pair Gain Communications Inc., is based in Cicero, N.Y. Priority Connections provides services including cutting-edge switching, fiber optic transmission, large-scale Information Technology (IT) systems, and wireless solutions.


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