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GiDVN: Global Internet Digital Video Network

GiDVN projects are enhancing media capabilities for the next-generation Internet, enabling new applications to interoperate.

One general objective of the GiDVN project is to expand the capabilities of digital video from its current restricted usage on the Internet, to allow it to be utilized more as a common data type; especially with regard to core architecture, access, integration with other applications, infrastructure scalability, differentiated services, quality of services, and interfaces with other Internet technology components. Eventually, advanced capabilities will be an integral part of an architecture that will provide a general, persistent digital video dial tone.


Joe Mambretti
International Center for Advanced Internet Research (iCAIR) Northwestern University


Canada, CERN, Japan, Korea, Mexico, Netherlands, Singapore, Spain, Sweden, USA

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