Subject: News for and about the Internet2 community
- From: "Scott Yates" <>
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- Subject: Radio Stations Webcast Via New Internet Protocol
- Date: Wed, 3 Nov 2004 10:51:11 -0500
RADIO STATIONS WEBCAST VIA NEW INTERNET PROTOCOL
NCNI enables Ibiblio.org to stream WCPE and WXYC radio using IPv6
CHAPEL HILL, N.C. (Nov. 3, 2004) – Ibiblio.org today announced that a team from the North Carolina Networking Initiative (NCNI), the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill (UNC-CH) and the CENTAUR Lab at NC State University’s Centennial Campus has enabled ibiblio.org to begin broadcasting two radio streams using Internet Protocol Version 6 (IPv6).
Ibiblio.org is one of the largest "collections of collections" on the Internet. It is a conservancy of freely available information, including software, music, literature, art, history, science, politics, and cultural studies.
IPv6 is the foundation for the next generation Internet, which is currently based on version 4 of the Internet Protocol (IPv4). The broadcast streams are accessible to a growing number of computer users worldwide via networks that support the new protocol.
“This is another example of ibiblio being at the forefront of the Internet technology curve,” said Paul Jones, director of ibiblio.org. “WXYC, UNC-Chapel Hill’s student radio station, was the first radio station to provide a 24/7 Webcast 10 years ago.”
The primary users of IPv6 today are those in the research
and education community, the same early-adopter community that fostered the
growth of today’s Internet. NCNI provides the IPv6 support for UNC-CH and
ibiblio. It also facilitates the IPv6 connection to
"Much of the benefit of IPv6 will not be apparent to radio listeners initially. They will hear the same high-quality audio stream that ibiblio now provides with IPv4,” said John Moore, technical director of CENTAUR Labs. “But from a network engineering perspective, gaining experience in using this new technology will ultimately enable new services, particularly in the area of mobile multimedia.”
“This work is a great example of merging leading-edge
technology into the existing production environment,” says John Streck,
director of the CENTAUR Labs and director of networking research and
development for the NC State Information Technology Division. “It is
directly aimed at improving
About CENTAUR Labs at NC
CENTAUR Labs at NC State University serves as a focal point
ibiblio.org is a contributor-run digital library and archive serving the world. Although ibiblio began as a way to share and support all kinds of free software, it now hosts over 1,500 non-software related projects. From Project Gutenburg (the famous free book archive) to etree.org (where fans of tape-friendly bands share concert music); from charities and non profits both in North Carolina and worldwide (especially those of the Tibetan government in exile) to video documentaries of folk practice; and from educational sites to those of odd amusements, ibiblio.org serves over 10 million requests for information per day.
In addition to Web-based services, ibiblio.org is involved in Internet2 projects, 3-D environments, video archiving, and supports NASA educational video and the streaming of six not-for-profit radio stations. ibiblio.org is also involved in free software development directly with several local projects as well as leadership in the Linux Documentation Project. For more information see: http://ibiblio.org/pjones/presspack and visit ibiblio at http://ibiblio.org.
Led by more than 200
The North Carolina Networking Initiative (NCNI) is an
advanced networking collaborative of
A nationally recognized leader in science and technology
with historic strengths in agriculture and engineering, NC State has evolved
into a comprehensive community of scholars that also has outstanding degree
programs in the humanities and social sciences, design, education, life
sciences, management, natural resources, physical and mathematical sciences,
textiles and veterinary medicine. The university's unique research park,
Centennial Campus, hosts more than 100 companies and agencies and creates an
advanced technology community where university, industry and government
partners produce scientific and technical innovations. NC State serves all
Through its teaching, research and public service, the
The Classical Station, WCPE, is a l00% listener-supported
nonprofit radio station dedicated to bringing Great Classical Music to everyone
24 hours a day. In addition to streaming audio online, WCPE's programming
is available in central
WXYC 89.3 FM is the award-winning student-run radio station
Scott Yates, MCNC (on behalf of NCNI)
- Radio Stations Webcast Via New Internet Protocol, Scott Yates, 11/03/2004
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