TeraBurst Networks has unveiled its Wide Area Visualization Solution (WAVS), designed to provide connectivity and real-time collaboration capability between geographically disparate locations of high bandwidth, 3D display, and video applications over optical networks.
The solution combines TeraBurst's optical networking platform with its newly developed digital imaging and audio/video/data mapping technologies capable of transporting video, audio, and control data over a single wavelength in the optical network.
According to the company, several potential applications exist for this technology, including collaboration between different groups within the energy and government sectors, high-definition video distribution, and computer-aided design collaboration. TeraBurst has announced that it is focusing initially on a 3-D stereographic video distribution application used in immersive visualization centers in the oil and gas industry.
WAVS' ability to provide secure, high-bandwidth, real-time connectivity across wide area networks provides users of high-end applications the opportunity to increase productivity and reduce resource constraints, say company representatives. TeraBurst recently tested the WAVS solution at the Center for Immersive Telecommunications for Global Exchange housed at San Diego State University (SDSU).
"We are grateful to TeraBurst for its support and the development of its innovative wide area immersive visualization solution, which is currently scheduled to link SDSU with the San Diego Supercomputer Center (SDSC) and Scripps Institution of Oceanography (SIO) over high-bandwidth fiber-optic connections," says Dr. Eric Frost, director of the Center for Immersive Telecommunications for Global Exchange at SDSU.
WAVS will be on display beginning mid-February at the Center for Immersive Telecommunications for Global Exchange at SDSU and is available for testing today. General availability is scheduled for March 2002.
TeraBurst Networks Inc. (Sunnyvale, CA) develops high intelligent optical switching and transmission solutions for next-generation optical networks. For more information, visit the company's Web site at http://www.teraburst.com.