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First Uncompressed Real-time Gigabit HDTV Transmission Across Wide Area IP Network Made Possible by Tektronix, University of Washington, USC/ISI and Level 3

Working in collaboration with the University of Washington, the University of Southern California Information Sciences Institute (USC/ISI) and Level 3 Communications, Inc. (Nasdaq:LVLT), Tektronix, Inc. (NYSE:TEK), a market leader in video and telecommunications test equipment, last night successfully demonstrated the first transmission of uncompressed real-time gigabit high-definition television (HDTV) signals over an Internet Protocol (IP) optical network. The demonstration was conducted as part of SuperComputing 2001 at the National Coordination Office for Information Technology Research and Development booth.

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First Live HDTV Over Internet Newscast Demonstrated at National Association of Broadcasters Convention

Broadcasters, telecommunication, and Internet experts celebrated today when the first live high definition television newscast produced over the Internet successfully reached television viewers in Seattle on KING 5's digital television channel. Attendees at the National Association of Broadcasters (NAB) Convention in Las Vegas watched the live production in progress as four simultaneous HDTV streams were sent from Seattle over new high speed Internet networks to the Sony exhibition booth at the Convention Hall, switched on site for the live newscast, and streamed back over the Internet to Seattle for KING 5 viewers.

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New Network Speed Record Set

Seven high technology leaders collaborated at SC99 today to set a number of internet speed records, demonstrating that long-distance gigabit-per-second networking is ready for prime time and that next generation Internet technologies and capabilities are emerging in applications, in end-systems, and in network infrastructure.

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