Monthly Archives: September 2009

SSDN Team Reunion – SLF09

Above photo taken as I walked from the hotel to the meal venue –featuring the Squinty bridge as it is locally known. The night before the Scottish Learning Festival and I was able to attend a reunion event for the … Continue reading

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New addition

Today we took a big step regarding our love of camping 😉 We have enjoyed our trailer tent and have had our annual summer holiday in Keswick under canvas for the last 20 years or so! But after a particularly … Continue reading

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Cisco Telepresence – the facts

Further to my last post which is about the impact of HD TV on the network – see below a video which is about Cisco’s Telepresence which provides an transformational improvement on traditional Video Conferencing. http://www.twitvid.com/19B5B I have had the … Continue reading

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HD Video for Education

Becta have made some information about HD Video and its implications for network load etc… See the following link http://emergingtechnologies.becta.org.uk/index.php?section=etr&catcode=ETRE_0001&rid=14433 This states that HD video requires about 1Gbps to transmit HD Video uncompressed in real time. There are of course … Continue reading

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The Global Growth of Broadband

It seems that Africa is now connected to the Global Broadband network via a sub sea fibre optic cable – this lead to the BBC publishing a model which makes interesting viewing. It shows how the Internet had evolved since … Continue reading

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