New network multimedia SAGElab will improve research and education in modern technologies

Prague, March 12, 2014. Laboratory for research and education in modern networking and multimedia technologies has been open at the site of Faculty of Information Technologies of the Czech Technical University in Prague. The lab represents the collaboration among the CESNET Association, Faculty of Information Technologies and Faculty of Electrical Engineering of the Czech Technical University in Prague. The SAGElab will be used for remote lectures and education of subjects in the area of multimedia, virtual reality, and network technologies. It will be also at a disposal for individual research of undergraduate and postgraduate students as well as other professionals in networking and multimedia technologies. The lab will be open on demand for research collaboration to all CESNET e-infrastructure users. In the future, SAGElab will participate in the international community of similar laboratories.

The SAGElab offers a large visualization screen of 9600×4320 pixels (over 8K×4K) that is formed of LCD panels with ultrathin frames (5 mm between images). The equipment is connected to high-speed optical network at a speed of 10 Gbps. The software SAGE (Scalable Adaptive Graphics Environment) is used for control. In the future, other types of interaction equipment will be added.


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. Thanks to its research involvement, CESNET represents the Czech Republic in important international projects, most notably the pan-European GÉANT network development and grid projects (, and participates actively in their implementation. The Association also develops the high-speed networks for multimedia data sharing both in a synchronous way in form of videoconference and shared applications, and asynchronous way in form of streaming.

Faculty of Information Technologies of CTU in Prague was founded in 2009 as the eighth faculty of the Czech Technical University in Prague. It offers a wide scale of study areas related to informatics: from hardware to information systems and web technologies. The students may also participate in the work of faculty research teams in various fields such as arborology, stringology, knowledge engineering and data mining, VLSI design, computer security, database design, parallel algorithms, and web engineering. More info at

Faculty of Electrical Engineering of CTU in Prague is a prestigious university workplace with about six thousand students and 730 employees. Currently is offers Electrotechnical and Informatics programs of bachelor, magister, and doctor studies both in Czech and English full-time and combined. The graduates gain wide job potential not only within the Czech Republic but also in abroad. Since its establishment the faculty has been offering the high level of education in one of the fastest developing field of human activities. More info at

Press release, March 13, 2014

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