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October 7, 1997updated 03 Sep 2016 11:30am


By CBR Staff Writer

With the first connections of the US Internet2 project plugged in last week (CI No 3,260), the Internet2 research initiative, backed by 115 US universities, has formed a new company to represents its interests. UCAID, the University Corporation for Advanced Internet Development, will formally launch Internet2 in Washington on Wednesday of this week, and demonstrate its capabilities to US Congress and US Governmental agencies. UCAID will be non-profit making and has board trustees from the universities of North Carolina, Chicago, Pennsylvania State, and California. The Internet2 project aims to develop high speed applications using an Internet Protocol IP network, and to develop the additional protocols and network management to make this possible. At the launch, real time remote medical imaging, video conferencing, and use of a digital library are among the displays planned demonstrate its capabilities. UCAID will also announce its full board and chief executive officer at the launch. All the universities have signed agreements to commit $0.5m a year to their campus network infrastructure, and the intellectual property rights that come out of the project will be owned by the universities or government agencies, or companies that develop the technology

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