CESNET Has Its Second European Patent

Prague, 9 December 2015. CESNET Association has obtained another European patent. Its content is a unique design for devices for transmitting video over computer networks, enabling stable transmission and displaying even with low data buffers, achieving only a low additional latency. The new European patent is entitled A device for receiving of high-definition video signal with low-latency transmission over an asynchronous packet network, and is registered under No. EP2553936 (B1).

The patented design is the result of CESNET’s research activities in the area of high-definition transmission that take place in the Network Application Technology Department headed by Dr. Ing. Sven Ubik. The Association has applied this design successfully many times when performing national and international transmissions supporting long-distance collaboration among experts in medicine, culture and multimedia content processing.

The design is already protected in the Czech Republic (patent No. 302423) and the USA (US 8,792,484 B2). Obtaining a European patent is not easy at all. The European Patent Office is stricter in awarding patents than the American one. CESNET obtained its first European patent on 3 December 2014 by way of patent certificate EP2227911 (A2) for a Device for multicast of optical signals in the internet and other networks.

The CESNET Association was founded by Czech universities and the Academy of Sciences of the Czech Republic in 1996. It is engaged in research and development in information and communication technologies and builds and develops the CESNET national e-infrastructure for research and education. With its research activities and accomplishments, CESNET represents the Czech Republic in international projects, most notably the pan-European GÉANT network building project and grid projects (EGI.eu), and participates actively in their implementation. The association also works on the use of high-speed networks for sharing multimedia data both through synchronous video conferencing and shared applications, and asynchronous streaming.

Last change: 14.12.2015