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Context Aware Network project approved by EPSRC

CASMS proposes to create an interconnected network of Virtual Reality (VR) test-beds located at Liverpool University, UCL and, subject to confirmation, Bristol, in order to develop an integrated experimental platform that provides remote VR experimentation. The existing NDFIS optical infrastructure will be used to interconnect UCL, Bristol and Telehouse at rates up to 100 Gb/s, while the Liverpool test-bed will be linked in via a 10GE Janet Lightpath terminated at Telehouse.
Context Aware Network project approved by EPSRC

UCL VR lab

Context Aware network architectures for Sending Multiple Senses (CASMS) has been awarded 0.5 million and 0.7 million pounds to Prof Alan Marshall, the University of Liverpool and Prof Anthony Steed, UCL, respectively, by EPSRC. It proposes to create an interconnected network of Virtual Reality (VR) test-beds located at Liverpool University, UCL and, subject to confirmation, Bristol, in order to develop an integrated experimental platform that provides remote VR experimentation. The existing NDFIS optical infrastructure will be used to interconnect UCL, Bristol and Telehouse at rates up to 100 Gb/s, while the Liverpool test-bed will be linked in via a 10GE Janet Lightpath terminated at Telehouse. 

The ability to provide highly actuate timing for delay-sensitive HCI applications will open up a range of new research areas involving for example, HCI using multi-sensory channels, high-performance compute platforms for distributing such media-rich applications as well as the applications themselves such as advanced manufacturing and design for the automotive and avionics industries, and in assistive technologies.