Malaysians interested in CESNET solution

Prague, 28 January 2015. The Malaysian telecommunication company Telecom Malaysia Research & Development has expressed an interest in the UltraGrid technology, which enables low-latency video transmission over the Internet at resolutions from HD up to 4K, developed by the CESNET association.

The company plans to deploy the technology as part of its ambitious GEARS project, which is designed to connect the main campus of the Multimedia University in Cyberjaya with the school’s remote campus in Nusajaya with a 10-gigabit network. The pilot users of the new network should be students at the Creative Multimedia Faculty and the Film Art Centre, who will need it, for example, to carry out so-called collaborative music performances. They should be using the SAGE software and equipment, of which CESNET has been a long-standing user, to display high-resolution video.

Telecom Malaysia Research & Development has therefore invited CESNET’s specialist Miloš Liška to present the two technologies in person in mid January and train the local staff for their potential use.

UltraGrid is a software solution for high-resolution video processing that has been developed by CESNET. UltraGrid is globally unique in that it enables both compressed and uncompressed low-latency video transmission in HD, 2K and 4K using standard PC or Mac hardware. With appropriate compression settings, the difference from uncompressed video quality is not visually perceptible. Visit www.ultragrid.cz for details.

CESNET employs the SAGE technology in its SAGElab and SITOLA laboratories. The SAGElab is equipped with a large-format visualisation device with a definition of 9600×4320 pixels (more than 8Kx4K), composed of LCD panels with ultra-slim frames (5 mm between the images). A similar visualisation device in the SITOLA lab has a definition of 11,520×4,320 pixels. Both the devices are connected to a high-speed optical network at 10 Gbps.

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. Among other things, the association deals with the use of high-speed networks for sharing multimedia data both through synchronous video conferencing and shared applications and asynchronous streaming.

Last change: 30.1.2015