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World’s First Demonstration of Multi-stream HDTV

World's First Demonstration of Multi-stream HDTV

World’s First Demonstration of Multi-stream HDTV

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






Mark your calendars! Attend the 5th Annual BCNET Annual Advanced Network Conference, April 26 & 27, 2005, SFU Harbour Centre, Vancouver, BC.


This year, BCNET will be hosting the 5th Annual Advanced Network Conference, Western Canada’s largest Internetworking conference. The conference brings together network experts, researchers, academics, professionals and visionaries to learn and share their unique knowledge about high performance computing.


Keynotes from industry leaders:
· Eng Lim Goh, Ph.D, Senior Vice President and Chief Technology Officer, Silicon Graphics, Inc is a noted industry visionary who has delivered a series of outstanding innovations to the high performance computing community

· Ed Seidel, Director of the Center for Computation and Technology (CCT) at Louisiana State University is widely regarded as one of the most influential “grid” men in the world.

· Dr. Robert Deupree, Director, Institute for Computational Astrophysics (ICA) is the principal leader behind the “Atlantic Computational Excellence Network” or ACEnet vision. ACEnet is Atlantic Canada’s entry into developing a high performance network for regional education and research.

Exhibition hall: Get news from and exchange ideas with BCNET Partners, affiliates and government.
Technology tracks: Chose from a number of technology tracks, learn from a stellar line-up of research & technology leaders who will share their insights on HPC.
Networking: Opportunities to network with leading researchers, innovators, technology leaders, and academics.
BCNET’s Coolest Applications Contest: See presentations from this year’s outstanding winners.
Outrageous Opinions Session is calling for speakers
Do you have an opinion about what is going on in technology today? No matter how outrageous, we welcome your thoughts in this public forum. To participate and to be heard, please contact Andrea Maru at Do not delay because space is limited.



Reserving your Hotel Room
Reserve your hotel room by contacting The Delta Vancouver Suites directly at 1-800-268-1133 or through their website at BCNET has negotiated the following preferred rates for the 5th Annual Advanced Network Conference:

When making your reservation, please reference the “BCNET Advanced Networks Conference” to secure our preferred conference rates.

Make your reservations by March 31, 2005 to ensure you receive the preferred conference rate.

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About CA*net 4

About CA*net 4

About CA*net 4

In 1998, CANARIE deployed CA*net 3, the world’s first national optical Internet research and education network. CA*net 3 was among the most advanced in the world when it was built, and its design has since been replicated by many network operators, both in the research and education as well as commercial domains. However, exponential growth in network traffic, expected growth in new high bandwidth applications, and planned extreme high bandwidth grid projects require that a new network be built to support leading-edge research in Canada. To this end, the Government of Canada committed $110 million to CANARIE for the design, deployment, and operation of CA*net 4.

CA*net 4, as did its predecessor CA*net 3, interconnects the provincial research networks, and through them universities, research centres, government research laboratories, schools, and other eligible sites, both with each other and with international peer networks. Through a series of point-to-point optical wavelengths, most of which are provisioned at OC-192 (10 Gbps) speeds, CA*net 4 yields a total initial network capacity of between four and eight times that of CA*net 3.

CA*net 4 embodies the concept of a “customer-empowered network” which will place dynamic allocation of network resources in the hands of end users and permit a much greater ability for users to innovate in the development of network-based applications. These applications, based upon the increasing use of computers and networks as the platform for research in many fields, are essential for the national and international collaboration, data access and analysis, distributed computing, and remote control of instrumentation required by researchers.

CANARIE R&D Programs

Technology is changing the way we live and work more each day. Therefore, to retain their industrial competitiveness, companies must be prepared to embrace the so-called “information revolution” and explore ways to extend their organization’s reach.

Through its funding programs, CANARIE supports a variety of initiatives to develop innovative applications and technologies to advanced broadband networks. CANARIE supports projects that conform to principles of open systems and interoperability. To be eligible for funding, projects must be led by a Canadian organization and be carried out in Canada. Financial contributions from CANARIE are repayable if the project is successfully commercialized.

A summary of CANARIE’s funding programs is given below, with a link to full information on each program. In most cases, the initial application is done online. Interested applicants are encouraged to contact the appropriate program director or analyst for more information.

Please note: Each funding program is managed independently and has its own funding criteria, time frame, application process, and deadlines. A submission to one program does not transfer automatically to another. The criteria for each program are distinct enough that a proposal should only be submitted to a single program. If you are uncertain where a project might fit, please contact a CANARIE program officer.