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SMART EDU Broadcast Center

Broadcast Center is a connection (node) between contribution and distribution part of the SMART EDU e-learning network.

Multiple Remote Studios are connected to a single Broadcast Center. Broadcast Center receives communication from a Remote Studio via a contribution link, and broadcasts it to the trainees.

Broadcast Center is also used to allow the communication, by the Feedback Link, from Trainees to Trainer, or to other Trainees.

Broadband IP infrastructure can be also used as a forward link. This makes sense mainly for large corporation with own broadband connectivity as banks etc. Important is they have to enable multicast traffic.

SMART EDU is supposed to operate broadcasts on a time sharing basis, so each Remote Studio has a pre-scheduled time slot for broadcasting Live Session to the Trainees. So, for example, Remote Studio (1) in Torino broadcasts live sessions each Monday 10:00-12:00, while Remote Studio (2) broadcasts live sessions each Friday 12:15-15:00.

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Communication Links (interfaces) available at the Broadcast Center are:
Contribution Link
  • Remote Studios Contribution link termination alternatives:
  • Satellite: DVB SRC, SCPC
  • Land Line: IP E1 (MPLS), ISDN Pri, ATM, Frame Relay, etc.
Forward Link
  • Satellite Digital TV Broadcast
  • Cable Digital TV Broadcast
  • Terrestrial Digital TV Broadcast
  • Broadband IP (Intranet)
Feedback link
  • Internet
Broadcast Center Infrastructure
  • Learning Management System- WEB Server with PHP and MySQL
  • DVB/IP GW (IPE)
Optional
  • Hybrid-Net GW "S"
  • BNMS + Statistics
  • PUSH e-mail
  • PUSH FTP + Download Center
  • TCP/IP accelerator
Additional Services

Besides of SMART EDU courses, Training Organization may provide to its Trainees other complementary services on their PCs, via same the technical platform. These services are:

Hybrid-net

It provides broadband asymmetric Internet to end-users.

PUSH e-mail

It provides instant access/reception of incoming e-mails without dialling into Internet.

PUSH FTP

It provides high speed and cost effective download of files from Internet, without keeping dial-up connection to the Trainees ISP.

DOWNLOAD CENTER

It allows the user to get the file being broadcasted without any need to dial to Internet.

WEBCASTING

It allows the broadcast of selected web pages, e.g. news web sites, to selected Trainees.