Liaison Desk Tel: 0235 445517 UKERNA Fax: 0235 446251 Atlas Centre E-mail: Liaison-Desk@ukerna.ac.uk Chilton, Didcot, OXON OX11 OQS
SuperJANET is a national high performance network supporting UK education andresearch. It currently provides three services: a high performance IP service to all connected sites, an ATM service to a sub-set of the connected sites and a video network to the ATM sites. Access to the IP and ATM services is at 34 Mbps; developments are in progress to upgrade the ATM network to 155 Mbps. The network uses SMDS and PDH/SDH network services provided by BT, supplemented by other facilities such as 34 Mbps leased lines and dark fibre links. SuperJANET is connected to the European PNO ATM Pilot.
SuperJANET's primary role is to provide stable, high quality network services to meet the requirements of the UK university and research community. In addition, it is able to support network research and development activities to the extent that those activities are compatible with, and do not disrupt, the service provision to the wider user community. All use will be governed by the JANET and SuperJANET Acceptable Use Policy.
Access to the SuperJANET ATM network is via equipment on the user's site (e.g. an ATM switch or host computer) equipped with an ATM interface that is linked to the appropriate SuperJANET ATM switch. The type of interface required depends on the type of access selected (e.g. PDH or SDH link, dark fibre).
Access to the video network is via a video codec on the users site linked to the appropriate SuperJANET video switch via a 2 Mbps channel provided as a leased line or via the ATM network.
UKERNA will advise on the most suitable type of connection and the equipment required for that connection.
A major expansion programme has recently been launched which is expected to increase the total number of organisations connected to more than 110 over the next three years, including all UK universities. It is expected that a growing number of organisations outside the university sector will connect to the network over the same period.For more information contact:
Liaison Desk Tel: 0235 445517 UKERNA Fax: 0235 446251 Atlas Centre E-mail: Liaison-Desk@ukerna.ac.uk Chilton, Didcot, OXON OX11 OQS WWW http://www.ja.net/SuperJANET/SuperJANET.html
By stimulating and co-ordinating the creation of a Regional data network which is also a testbed for developing and piloting services and applications, the NIAA is providing an open forum in which suppliers and customers can co-operate for mutual advantage.
One of the primary objectives of the initiative is to co-ordinate the integration of a region-wide communications infrastructure as well as an associated programme of applications. This is being achieved by the integration of existing regional and national networks together with selective in-filling of the gaps. For example, the SuperJANET network is providing a core network of broadband-width services and is being interfaced with networks from utilities, Tecs and Business Links. Other large businesses in the region are also offering to integrate their communications networks into the regional infrastructure.
The objective is not only to provide excellent regional facilities but to make the region a key node on the world wide network.
For more information contact:
Chris Drew Tel: 091 284 3151 Northern Informatics Applications Agency, Fax: 091 284 0378 Northumbria House, Regent Centre, E-mail: CHRIS.DREW@Newcastle.ac.uk Gosforth, Newcastle, NE3 3PX.
The INTREPID consortium comprises MARI (Northern Ireland) Limited, University College Dublin, the University of Ulster at Jordanstown and Mentec Picturecom Ltd. The trials are currently in the areas of tourism, educational teleworking and education multimedia database access tools.
In Northern Ireland this will be done by connecting to the UK academic network SuperJANET or directly to BT SMDS, and thus connecting through to the ATM node in London. In Ireland the Metropolitan area network will be connected to the Telecom Eireann ATM Node.
Connectivity to the ATM pilot will provide opportunities to interwork with other broad band islands in Europe and carry out interoperability experiments across INTREPID.
Access to the service will be either via SuperJANET or via a direct connection to BT SMDS (UK) or the Dublin Metropolitan Area Network (Ire).For more information contact:
Patricia Jones Tel: 0232 669500 MARI (Northern Ireland) Limited Fax: 0232 669800 Bridgewood House, Newforge Lane E-mail: email@example.com Belfast, BT9 5 NW
The current user group consists of three common interest groups (ClG) working in Printing & Publishing, Training & Education, and Information Technology & Telematics. They have identified opportunities to work together for common business objectives in diverse markets by communicating and working at a distance.For more information contact:
Stuart McLean (LEDU) Tel: 0232 491031 LEDU House, Fax: 0232 691432 Upper Galwally, E-mail: 100336,2311(Compuserve) Belfast, BT8 4TB Garry McMullan Tel: 0232 669500 MARI (Northern Ireland) Ltd, Fax: 0232 669800 Bridgewood House, Newforge Lane E-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org Belfast, BT9 5 NW
The Distributed / High Performance Computing facility consists of 8 SGI Indy workstations, each with 64MB RAM, 1 GB disc and R4400 processor. All workstations are connected by a local ATM switch via a TAXI interface and internal ATM cards. The local ATM switch then connects to the DV2 SuperJANET connection. TCP/IP is supported throughout this configuration.For more information on CSCW/Multimedia/WLANs contact:
Dr. A. Marshall Tel: 0232 245133 ext. 4248 Dept. Electrical & Electronic Engineering, Fax: 0232 667023 Queen's University, E-mail: A.Marshall@ee.qub.ac.uk Belfast, BT9 5AH.For more information on Distributed/High Performance Computing contact:
Dr. R. F. Rankin Tel: 0232 245133 ext. 3819 Parallel Computer Centre Queen's University, E-mail: R.Rankin@Queens-Belfast.ac.uk Belfast, BT9 5AH.
As an independent producer the company has substantial experience of cost-effective production (including the particular problems of using prototype equipment) and the creation and management of multi-national high technology operations.For more information please contact Ian Martin or Paul Kafno at:
HD Thames Ltd. Tel: 0181 614 2965 Teddington Studios, Fax:0181 614 2955 Broom Road, Teddington Lock, Middlesex, TW11 9NT.
The first stage of the Mercury One-2-One network, implemented mainly with Ericsson supplied equipment, was switched on in September 1993. By mid October 1994, the network provided access to 30% of the UK population, representing about 16 - 17 million people. Mercury One-2-One will provide coverage to 90% of the UK population by the end of the decade.For more information contact:
Dr Alan Marsh Tel: 0181 214 2233 Mercury One-2-One, Fax: 0181 905 1671 Imperial Place, Borehamwood, WD6 1EA.
Yorkshire Cable offer a wide range of entertainment and telecommunications services which include the following.
Kevin Truby Tel: 0274 828282 Engineering & Operations Manager Fax: 0274 828400 Yorkshire Cable Communications Ltd E-mail: Kevin@truby.demon.co.uk Mayfair Business Park, Broad Lane, Bradford, BD4 8PW.
The Eurobell commercial facility comprises Cable TV distribution and digital telecommunications networks built in the last two years using state-of-the-art technologies. Both networks share a ring topology using optical fibres. A good cross section of both residential and business users are connected.
The cable TV facility offers almost 40 channels to its subscribers. The digital telecommunications network offers telephony, ISDN and other advanced services For more information contact:
Peter Woodward Tel: 0293 400 444 Eurobell Ltd Fax: 0293 400 440 E-mail: email@example.com
The network will include a single mode optical fibre backbone carrying switched 155MBit/s ATM. It will provide an Ethernet segment (10MBit/s) to every desk, with 155MBit/s ATM where required for higher bandwidth applications. A wide range of servers or terminal equipment can be connected to the network via an appropriate interface card. Optical fibre technology will be exploited on part of the network to provide much greater bandwidths (GBit+) and free application developers from concerns over bandwidth limitations.
The Futures Test-Bed has a link to SuperJANET (currently SMDS) to facilitate joint research with Universities on applications, networks and network management.For more information contact:
Steve Sim Tel: 0473 642041 Applications Research, Fax:0473 637400 BT Development and Procurement, E-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org Advanced Applications and Technologies Department, Martlesham Heath, Ipswich, IP5 7RE.
The Rutherford Appleton Laboratory (RAL) supports the entire UK academic community with scientific skills and facilities. It provides a wide range of support services for scientific, commercial and industrial applications, serving more than 7000 different users.
Videoconferencing capability is available from a number of rooms, ranging from a video booth through regular meeting rooms up to a full 200-seater lecture theatre equipped with three video projectors. The kernel of the video conferencing system is located next to the Atlas Video Facility; this provides a flexible interface between the video conferencing system and many types of computer and video source: Unix workstations, personal computers, video disks and most videotape formats.
RAL also uses the MBONE system over Internet and is currently installing ISDN video conferencing equipment. Bridges between all these various video conferencing domains are being developed to allow the maximum inter-connectivity and allow flexible conference structures, with groups, individuals, computer sources and video sources to be used simultaneously.
The terminal operates in the 12-13/14 GHz frequency range. It has a solid-state transmitter amplifier. Transmission is digital with bit rates up to 8 Mbps possible. Transmissions may be continuous or burst mode (for packet transmission).For more information on RAL Support Services contact:
Terry Mawby Tel: 01235 445787 Rutherford Appleton Laboratory, Fax: 01235 445147 Chilton, Didcot, E-mail: email@example.com Oxon, OX11 OQX.For more information on RAL Videoconferencing contact:
Chris Osland Tel: 01235 445733 Atlas Video Facility, 01235 446565 (message) Atlas Centre, Fax: 01235 446626 Rutherford Appleton Laboratory E-mail: Chris.Osland@rl.ac.uk Chilton, Didcot, Oxon, OX11 OQX.For more information on the RAL Satellite Ground Terminal contact:
Prof. John Burren Tel: 01235 446671 Advanced Communications Unit Fax: 01235 445753 Rutherford Appleton Laboratory E-mail: John.Burren@rl.ac.uk Chilton, DIDCOT Oxon, OX11 OQX
The BBC is collaborating with other broadcasters in Europe to look at the possibility of digital audio broadcasting (DAB) by satellite. It is considering starting a pilot digital terrestrial broadcasting service in London towards the end of 1995, with a view to offering a public service in 1997. A limited satellite DAB service is expected to be provided in mid-1995 using an Inmarsat satellite.
The TV studio is equipped with 1250-line HDTV cameras and 625-line cameras, lighting and some scenery. 625-line and HDTV signals can be recorded on professional quality digital recorders. Post-production facilities include editing and captioning. Programme output is normally on tape, but satellite links can sometimes be set up with advance notice for live events.For more information contact:
Andrew Oliphant Tel: 0737 836657 BBC Research & Development Department, Fax: 0737 836665 Kingswood Warren, Tadworth, E-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org Surrey, KT20 6NP.
The viewing facility is capable of showing standard and high definition pictures recorded on a number of formats to be displayed on a 4 metre screen. The facility allows up to 24 people to be seated in a small cinema-like environment.For more information contact:
Mr J Wilkinson Tel: 0256 483330 Sony Broadcast & Professional, Fax: 0256 810950 Jays Close, Basingstoke, E-mail: email@example.com Hants, RG22 4SB.
Ray Winders Tel: 0752 233635/9 University of Plymouth, Fax: 0752 233638 The Hoe Centre, Notte Street, Plymouth, Devon, PL1 2AR.
David Hurworth Tel: 0223 334392 Technical Manager, Audio Visual Aids, Cambridge University, Cambridge.
Dr D. G. Jameson (Gordon) Tel: 0171 380 9320 Audio Visual Centre, Fax: 0171 580 0995 Windeyer Building, Cleveland Street, E-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org London W1P 6DB.Alternative contacts:
Mr Nick Leach E-mail: email@example.com Mr Piers O'Hanlo E-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org
Graeme Wood Tel: 0131 650 5003 Computing Services, Fax: 0131 650 6552 The University of Edinburgh, E-mail: Graeme.Wood@ucs.ed.ac.uk James Clerk Maxwell Building, Mayfield Road, Edinburgh, EH9 3JZ.Part of the: Scottish MICE National Support Centre For multimedia conferencing support:
Jon Knight Tel: 01509 228225 Department of Computer Studies Fax: 01509 211586 Loughborough University of Technology, E-mail: J.P.Knight@lut.ac.uk Loughborough, Leicestershire, LE11 3TU. Martin Hamilton Tel: 01509 222799 Department of Computer Studies Fax: 01509 265393 Loughborough University of Technology, E-mail: email@example.com Loughborough, Leicestershire, LE11 3TU.
Janusz Lukasiak Tel: 0161 275 6007 University of Manchester Computing Centre, Fax: 0161 275 6040 Oxford Road, E-mail: J.Lukasiak@mcc.ac.uk Manchester, M13 9PL.
Dr. J. S. Morgan (Steve) Tel: 051-794-3746 Computing Services Department, 051-794-3719 (for messages) The University of Liverpool, Fax: 051-794-3759 P.O. Box 147, E-mail: J.S.Morgan @ UK.AC.LIVERPOOL Liverpool, L69 3BX.
Leon Watts Tel: 01904 433186 HCI Group, Fax: 01904 433181 Department of Psychology, E-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org University of York, WWW: http://www.york.ac.uk/~law4 York, YO1 5DD.
Stephen Maudsley Tel: 01454 329115 (Direct) Motion Media Technology Limited, 01454 313444 (Switchboard) Horton Hall, Horton Hill, Horton, Fax: 01454 313678 Bristol, BS17 6QN. E-mail: email@example.com or: firstname.lastname@example.org
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