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1 SAT-ED Sat-Ed Access to Education, anyone, anywhere Digital Libraries for Schools

2 What we Do Bring access to digital content for education in rural and remote areas Bring access to digital content for education in rural and remote areas Sat-Ed Digital Library for Schools Sat-Ed Digital Library for Schools Launched Friday 2 nd November 2007Launched Friday 2 nd November 2007 – 10 schools, – 9 in Red Zones Southern Thailand Sat-Ed Learning Cafe's Sat-Ed Learning Cafe's Launched Songkran April Sites – 500 plannedLaunched Songkran April Sites – 500 planned First IPTV Video on Demand in rural and regional schools First IPTV Video on Demand in rural and regional schools Ghana, South Africa, Vietnam and Cambodia Ghana, South Africa, Vietnam and Cambodia

3 E-Learning fails - why Access to Broadband Infrastructure Access to Broadband Infrastructure – Costly and prone to failure in remote areas – we love iPSTAR $80 a site – sustainable $80 a site – sustainable $800 a site - unsustainable $800 a site - unsustainable The nature of the Internet - Never enough! The nature of the Internet - Never enough! – Bottlenecks every where – Leaving the school Leaving the school Across the network – schools run 8 – 4 HOT Across the network – schools run 8 – 4 HOT At the servers of education web sites At the servers of education web sites – you wouldn't hire a teacher who stopped... start.. stop... – but we accept that from e-learning

4 Sat-Ed has developed a technical solution that allows Universal Access to Digital Content by PC's and TV's, called the Sat-Ed Digital Library Sat-Ed has developed a technical solution that allows Universal Access to Digital Content by PC's and TV's, called the Sat-Ed Digital Library

5 The Digital Library The Digital Library Content repository ON SITEContent repository ON SITE A site exactly like a normal library, except all content is digital - AVAILABLEA site exactly like a normal library, except all content is digital - AVAILABLE Like a normal library, INSTANT access to content regardless of Internet connectionLike a normal library, INSTANT access to content regardless of Internet connection A school with minimal Internet access can have ultra high speed access to contentA school with minimal Internet access can have ultra high speed access to content Digital Library Management Control System Digital Library Management Control System Pushing, pulling, and security of contentPushing, pulling, and security of content The Librarian, removes old content,The Librarian, removes old content, Sends new content to all sitesSends new content to all sites Sat-Ed Digital Library Concept

6 Sat-Ed – Not just technology Content is King – – Over 2000 hours of VoD content for Thai schools – – Thai content in Thai – – VoD in Classrooms is radically changing how lessons are conducted – – Caching important web sites locally There is no ONE solution, TV's and PC's both will play important rolls in the future to access digital content, as will other devices

7 Teachers are scared technology will replace them. The Sat-Ed Digital Library makes them BETTER teachers Teachers are scared technology will replace them. The Sat-Ed Digital Library makes them BETTER teachers The graph shows how VOD – 4 x 1 minute sessions in a class, greatly improved the students ability to understand and use maths The graph shows how VOD – 4 x 1 minute sessions in a class, greatly improved the students ability to understand and use maths Video used as a Teachers tool in the USA, showed remarkable improvement in students ability and DESIRE to learn. Video used as a Teachers tool in the USA, showed remarkable improvement in students ability and DESIRE to learn. DOES IT WORK? DOES IT WORK? The power of Video on Demand

8 Introducing a new dynamic in teaching – students and teachers working together rather than 1 way communication

9 Sat-Ed Learning Cafe Income generation from: Internet Access Internet Access PC Sales, PC Sales, PC Training and Support PC Training and Support TV Based Training TV Based Training VOIP (Local calls to Bangkok – 40 Baht!) VOIP (Local calls to Bangkok – 40 Baht!) E-Cinema E-Cinema Local Pay TV Local Pay TV Legal and Health services Legal and Health services Provides e-government Provides e-government – A luxury in the City, – A necessity in the rural ar

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11 Sat-Ed Learning Cafes - serving Farmers, Children, young adults, everyone in the community with ICT services

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13 How we do it! T he Digital Librarian

14 Sat-Ed's Central Library The Central Digital Library contains The Central Digital Library contains Over 2000 of hours of video materialOver 2000 of hours of video material Ever changing web sites to upload to all sitesEver changing web sites to upload to all sites managed by the librarian at the central library (Head End)managed by the librarian at the central library (Head End)

15 Content Distribution from International Datacasting Many Other Applications and Models

16 example application: NPRs ContentDepot NPR affiliates request file based audio content over the Internet and Datacast XD delivers to stations over satellite via XD File Server Client on SFX2100 appliances

17 example application: Vyvx video distribution Datacast XD is used for distribution of broadcast quality video files (25 Mb/s MPEG-2 TV ads) XD Client integrated on Vyvx Catch Server Large files (100 MB to 6 GB) transferred to Catch Server, for remote distribution and playback ADS service delivers 3 million ads per year

18 example application: Hearst Argyle/Tribune Distribution of syndicated TV programming & advertising Distribution of syndicated TV programming & advertising Typical 4 Gbyte files per half hour digital TV program Typical 4 Gbyte files per half hour digital TV program 1000s distributed per week1000s distributed per week Fully automated from ingest to delivery Fully automated from ingest to delivery XD File Server Client uses FTP push to deliver files to station automation and storage systems XD File Server Client uses FTP push to deliver files to station automation and storage systems Tribune Broadcasting SFX2100MR

19 example application: Best Buy large High Definition file and PC software upgrade distribution to stores across North America integration with existing authoring/playback systems satellite overlay to existing network for content distribution and congestion offloading – curse of the internet again integrated web reporting & administration using Datacast XD.Net/XML interface

20 The Pendulum Swings to Warning Two uplinks for redundancy and 1700 locations of warning towers


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