Számítástechnika, September 2000
Modern, universal and commercially available
The National Host of Hungary Society will open a showroom in September with
high-speed voice, data and image transmission capabilities in Munkácsy Mihály
Street, Budapest. The potential forms of high-quality live picture connections
will be shown at the demonstration site within the framework of different
spectacular programs available free of charge. The technical background is based
on the videoconferencing system of a Norwegian company, Tanberg, which and the
two connected Phillips plasma screens were installed by Synergon.
The universal protocol converter was supplied by Alcatel, while the 34
Megabit/second active devices connecting the showroom with the outside world via
a fibre optic cable were purchased from Nokia. The wire infrastructure is
completed by wireless earth and satellite communications systems with a rotating
parabolic antenna. The National Host of Hungary built a universal system based
on the most advanced, commercially available technologies that can be offered
safely to the Hungarian - mostly big - users, said Managing Director Zsolt
Initially, six ISDN2 and 2 Mbs IP-based LAN connections were built and will
be completed with an ATM interface in the future.
The Society expects interest mainly from the Government and the
municipalities but is ready to welcome visitors from other areas as well, of
course. They hope that telecom service providers and manufacturers will
gradually recognise the importance of demonstrations and will start to use the
showroom and place their own equipment.
The Society plans to use the demonstration room for distance teaching
purposes as well. They want to work together with the Technical University of
Budapest and the Széchenyi István College of Győr. The National Host of
Hungary Society plans to provide content services as part of its distance
teaching activities. They also plan to participate in other activities such as
the compilation of teaching materials and Internet broadcasting (streaming
The studio in Munkácsy Mihály street could be used as a videoconferencing
site where the members of the Telecommunication Conciliatory Forum can discuss
current topics. Of course, this is subject to the availability of appropriate
videoconferencing systems at the distant members' sites.
Managing Director Zsolt Balassy in the showroom
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