No technology in the last five years has had a more profound impact
on IT and the academic community as audio- and video-over-IP. Here,
SunSITE has played a leadership role — not just locally, but
regionally and nationally as well — in defining the issues and
in developing solutions.
Partnerships and Projects:
- SunSITE was a founding member of the Video Development Initiative,
an international cooperative which promotes the deployment of digital video in research and
- SunSITE was responsible for one of the first Internet-based
radio stations — WUTK — and continues to broadcast
WUOT, the local PBS affiliate, over the Web.
- SunSITE created a successful testbed and developed a business
plan for what became the University's Digital Media Services.
- In 1999, SunSITE and the Center on Deafness were awarded an
LSVNP grant to look at the specific barriers IP videoconferencing
for the deaf and hard-of-hearing.
- In 2001, SunSITE, in collaboration with SURFnet and the University
of California, Berkeley, successfully tested the use of MotionJPEG
for high-quality streaming video and full duplex videoconferencing.
UT Center on Deafness
Video Development Initiative (ViDe)
Internet Coming [The Daily Beacon, 10 January 2002]
UT Tests High-Quality Internet Video [UT Press Release, 18 December
Live Transatlantic Videostream Using MotionJPEG-over-IP Implemented [Supercomputing Online, 13 December 2001]
Helps Test Videoconferencing System [UT Press Release, 18 October 1999]
on Internet-based Research Video Network [UT Press Release,
24 August 1998]