January 27, 2005, Bangkok – Researchers from CANARIE in Canada, CRC in Canada, KISTI in Korea, NCHC in Taiwan and i2CAT in Spain today collaborated on the world’s first demonstration of a single end user controlling the setup of over 40,000 kilometer of lightpaths from Taiwan, Korea, Canada and Spain to enable multiple HDTV video streams to be delivered sequentially to the APAN meeting in Bangkok.
Herve Guy, Manager of the UCLP program for CANARIE, demonstrated the setup and switching of the lightpaths from the various HDTV sources around the world and sequentially projecting them to the attendees at the APAN meeting.
The demonstration illustrated, that in the future, it will be possible for broadcasters and other user of multi-stream HDTV to quickly establish global optical lightpaths for sports and rapidly developing news events. More importantly they will be able to quickly reconfigure these networks to redistribute video feeds to other destinations.
The User Controlled LighPaths was originally developed as a critical component of Canada’s CA*net 4 advanced network program with the software being developed by teams at CRC/Ottawa University, Waterloo University and University Quebec a Montreal. UCLP allows end users to setup end-to-end lightpaths and change the configuration and topology of lightpaths or optical VPNs without the involvement of a central network management facility. UCLP promises to significantly reduce operating costs for large network operators and is a critical component of building Service Oriented Architectures for integrated networks and applications. UCLP development has now become an international initiative with software developers and researchers in Taiwan, Korea, Spain, Netherlands and the US participating in its ongoing development.
For more information on UCLP software please visit the CANARIE web site CANARIE is Canada’s advanced Internet organization, a not-for-profit corporation that facilitates the development and use of next-generation research networks and the applications and services that run on them. By promoting collaboration among key sectors and by partnering with similar initiatives around the world, CANARIE stimulates innovation and growth and helps to deliver social, cultural, and economic benefits to all Canadians. CANARIE positions Canada as the global leader in advanced networking, and is supported by its members, project partners, and the Government of Canada. CANARIE developed and operates CA*net 4, Canada’s national research and education network.
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Communications Research Centre Canada (CRC) is the Government of Canada’s primary laboratory for research and development (R&D) in advanced communications technologies. Its collaborative R&D addresses rural and remote broadband access, spectrum issues, wireless and satellite communications systems, radio fundamentals, broadcast and multimedia technologies, broadband networks, network security and photonics.
For more information Korea Institute of Science and Technology Information (KISTI) is a national institute under the supervision of MOST(Ministry Of Science and Technology) and is playing a leading role in building the nationwide infrastructure for knowledge and information by linking supercomputing with the optical research network (KREONet2). KISTI will become the uppermost important institution based on e-Science, Grid and advanced network technologies. KISTI acknowledges the help of GIST (Gwangju Institute of Science & Technology) for providing both
National Center for High-performance Computing (NCHC) is a non-profit organization dedicated to provide high-performance computing (HPC) and high-speed network applications, services and research environment to major high-education and research organizations in Taiwan. The union of computing and networking enhances NCHC function in the advancement of academic research and the acceleration of fundamental scientific discoveries in Taiwan. NCHC serves as a critical drive in maintaining a competitive edge for academia, applications and services in the areas of high-performance computing and next-generation network in Taiwan. NCHC also developed and operates TWAREN (Taiwan Advanced Research and Education Network), a national next-generation research and education network. TWAREN is Taiwan’s new entry in the world of national research networks based on 10G and DWDM technologies.
For more information, please visit 2CAT Foundation (i2CAT) is a Catalan private non-profit Foundation whose aim is the boost of Research & Innovation on the Internet second generation environment. i2cat Foundation is a partnership platform for research and innovation, whose aim is:
Promote advanced networks research and broadband application and increasing its practice.
Create new cooperation platforms between the private sector and the university researcher environment.
Pushing teamwork between world wide institutions and societies with similar objectives to networking.
i2cat is a meeting forum for those institutions, societies and companies wishing to participate inside a global project for the infrastructures development and broadband network services.
The i2cat key model is based on the collaboration between the public, private sectors and the academic environment, setting up an innovative Triple Helix model (Loet Leydesdorff) in the Information and Communication Technologies. For more information