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NTII (National Tele-Immersion Initiative).
following information and website offer a significantly different dimension from
the usual praxis and theories of current "front- runner" concepts of
link we strongly recommend as reference for "tele-immersion" is
extensive and warrants some perusal time: http://www.internet2.edu/html/tele-immersion.html.
a brief overview of the concept, we are providing this information from the
link. The graphics are spectacular and the envisioned applications of the
concepts are inspiring.
(National Tele-immersion Initiative - NTII) will enable users at geographically
distributed sites to collaborate in real time in a shared, simulated environment
as if they were in the same physical room.
This new paradigm for human computer interaction is the ultimate
synthesis of networking and media technologies and, as such, it is the greatest
technical challenge for Internet2.
ensure that these new environments become a reality, Advanced Network &
Services has acted as a catalyst in bringing together recognized experts in
virtual reality and networking led by VP pioneer, Jaron Lanier.
The results of our research effort will be an objective voice and a
factual basis for the creation of networks for the future."
of 2000, there were three universities sponsored by Advanced Network &
Services, University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill, Brown University, and
Pennsylvania University, involved in realization of Tele Immersion.