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The Honolulu Advertiser
Posted on: Tuesday, April 10, 2001

UH sends HDTV image over Internet

Advertiser Staff and News Services

Technology industry journal InternetWeek has used the University of Hawai'i to transmit a high-definition television image over the Internet, a broadcast InternetWeek calls the first of its kind.

InternetWeek product reviewers sent the HDTV image from the university's Advanced Network Computing Laboratory to the NASA Ames Research Center in Moffet Field, Calif., using software and hardware from data streaming company 2NetFX.

The test helps show the Internet can be an effective tool for transmitting high-quality video images, InternetWeek and UH officials said.

"This demonstration shows that 'normal' data and high-bandwidth video can coexist peacefully even on a public Internet," said Brian Chee, director of the Advanced Network Computing Laboratory.

InternetWeek has worked with the lab for several years to test and review high-speed communications hardware.