Crisp images with four times the resolution of high-definition TV, projected on a 30X20-foot screen, wowed hundreds of international networking experts who attended iGrid 2005 in late September. The conference was hosted by Calit2 in its new building along the Jacobs School engineering courtyard.
It was the first international real-time, two-way transmission of video in 4K—the super-high-definition format that is emerging as a future standard for digital cinema. Organizers streamed most of the programming from Keio University in Tokyo . The bits traveled 9,000 miles through optical fiber networks with virtually no delay in video and audio signals.