AJA Xena HD Card Used in Streaming Demo

At a recent Internet2 meeting, the AJA Xena HD card was used in a demo of uncompressed 1080i video. Internet2 is a consortium of university, business and government representatives who discuss the development of advanced network applications and technologies. The ResearchChannel--a group of research universities and c
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At a recent Internet2 meeting, the AJA Xena HD card was used in a demo of uncompressed 1080i video. Internet2 is a consortium of university, business and government representatives who discuss the development of advanced network applications and technologies.

The ResearchChannel--a group of research universities and corporate research divisions--demonstrated the video streaming on a shared OC48 fiber connection over the Abilene Network in Austin, Texas, connecting 1,700 miles away, to the University of Washington, in Seattle.

Participants were able to see and hear each other with the images and sounds streamed at 1.5Gbps.

Michael Wellings, director of engineering for the ResarchChannel said that the AJA Xena cards worked well because of the speed and the minimal latency.

The demo was a trial run for SC2004 conference in November where ResearchChannel will have a dedicated 10 Gbps circuit.

Jim DeRoest, director of streaming media for research for ResearchChannel, said "future applications include medicine, simulation, digital cinema and anywhere requiring high fidelity images."