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At the Wednesday, March 20, 2013 meeting...
MIT's IPTV System

The MIT Administration, faced with an aging broadband coaxial CATV infrastructure, took the bold step to leverage it's campus-wide IP network to provide an IPTV system carrying both commercial and locally generated content in both HD and SD into academic, administrative, and residential facilities across campus.

Hosted by engineer Jonathan Ward of the MIT Information Services & Technology Department and his colleagues Network Manager Chris Murphy and Senior Network Engineer Ron Hoffmann, they provided a complete and thorough technological overview of the development of the system, from the early days of experimentation to the present day application of MIT's Internet Protocol Television service.

They also demonstrated aspects of the new campus system with live transmission of video via a transport system carrying HD-SDI signals over their single mode fiber backbone.

The current Campus System at MIT is now entering its second generation of video distribution, arranged in collaboration with the national provider Comcast. This new system allows MIT to provide video services to computers across campus.

Chairman Marty Feldman was also able to welcome the new Fitchburg State University Student Section.

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Posted: 26 April 2013
Bob Lamm, SMPTE/New England Newsletter/Web Page Editor