Pate, Prayson

Overture Networks
507 Airport Boulevard
Morrisville, NC 27560


VP Engineering Overture Networks.

Prayson has over 16 years of experience developing software and hardware for networking products. He began his career at FiberLAN, Inc. where he designed TDM, fiber-optic Ethernet and Token Ring equipment. After completing a masterís degree, he worked at Bell Northern Research (Nortel), where he designed embedded software for telephony systems as well as creating the hardware design for an OC3 interface module. He joined Larscom in 1992 and rose to the position of Director of Engineering.

Prayson built the software team at the RTP facility from 2 engineers to a capable team of 20. In addition, he brings to Overture Networks expertise in bridging and routing, IP management, frame relay and ATM networking, inverse multiplexing, and configuration management.


BS in electrical engineering and computer science, Duke University.

MS in electrical and computer engineering from North Carolina State University.


[RFC 3020] Definitions of Managed Objects for Monitoring and Controlling the UNI/NNI Multilink Frame Relay Function.

[RFC 3916] Requirements for Pseudo-Wire Emulation Edge-to-Edge (PWE3).

[RFC 3985] Pseudo Wire Emulation Edge-to-Edge (PWE3) Architecture.


Transceiver Design and Implementation Experience In An Ethernet Compatible Fiber Optic Local Area Network.
1984. IEEE Proceedings of INFOCOM.

Centralized Collision Detection in Fiber Optic Ethernet.
1985. Proceeding of FOCLAN.

Digital Methods of Timing Recovery.
April 1988. masterís thesis.

Passive Network is Totally Resistive.
August 2, 1990. EDN. Design Idea winner for that issue.