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Doctor Bob Dixon received the “Infrastructure Development Award” from the American Distance Education Consortium at its All-ADEC Meeting on May 6. Dixon won the award for his work on the Transportable Satellite Internet System team in recognition for its continuing contributions in testing and developing new Internet technologies, particularly for work in support of the National Science Foundation-sponsored ADEC Advance Internet Satellite Extension Project. The TSIS team includes Dr. Alan Escovitz, Megan Troyer, and Gabe Moulton.
Miami University has received 6 fiber optic strands as a gift from alumnus Robert C. Schuler, of Dublin, Ohio. The strands of fiber are part of the Loop connecting Oxford, Hamilton, Middletown and Evendale. The estimated value of the gift is more than $1 million. Miami leases 12 fiber optic strands of the Loop from the county, which are used for network communications among the university's Ohio campuses.
COLUMBUS, Ohio – July 1, 2004 – The nation’s most extensive high-speed fiber optic network dedicated to higher education and research is nearly complete in Cleveland. Equipment for the Third Frontier Network (TFN) has been installed at Cleveland State University and Case Western Reserve University campuses, and the remaining Cleveland area campuses will soon follow. The network is being built by the Ohio Supercomputer Center’s networking division.
Columbus, Ohio -- March 19, 2003 -- The Third Frontier Network (TFN), along with the Cincinnati Education Research Fiber Loop (CERF), will help create the nation’s most advanced research network. Eventually, TFN and CERF will serve libraries, hospitals, cultural institutions, and corporate research communities.
OARnet plays a leading role in the extension of Internet technology services to rural Ohio through the Connecting Rural Ohio Wireless Neighborhood Project. OARnet, ITEC-Ohio, and OSU engineers worked in conjunction with community leaders in Southern Perry County in Southeastern Ohio to install a satellite dish, LAN and WAN antennae that provide Internet connectivity throughout New Straitsville, Ohio, from a satellite 23,000 miles out in space.
COLUMBUS, OH -- July 18, 2005 -- The Boards of Directors of Internet2 and the National Lambda Rail (NLR) recently passed resolutions to discuss a possible consolidation of the two national high-speed fiber optic networks for education and research.
Telehealth Video Resource Center on the Web at: www.telehealthvrc.org
Columbus, Ohio (March 18, 2009) – The recently established Telehealth Video Resource Center (TVRC) today officially launched a website to make the center’s videoconferencing services easily available to physicians and healthcare education professionals worldwide.
COLUMBUS, Ohio – December 1, 2006 – A set of the world’s most powerful electron microscopes can now be accessed remotely by researchers and commercial industries over the Internet, thanks to collaborations between the Ohio Supercomputer Center (OSC) and The Ohio State University’s Center for Accelerated Maturation of Materials (CAMM).