See examples of how our members are exploiting the benefits of technology through the use of the Janet Network.
Supporting the aspirations of curriculum delivery
Bedford College is using the Janet Network to support how technology and tools can be used to create innovative and new forward-looking ways of delivering teaching and learning.
Broadening our understanding of the universe
Discover more about the pioneering work conducted at Jodrell bank. As part of a wider array of radio telescopes, the Janet Network enables the observatory to share data with telescopes across the UK and globally, to track phenomena such as meteors, quasars and pulsars.
Inspiring learning through technology
Barking & Dagenham College is using technology to develop innovative ways of teaching, to inspire students develop their entrepreneurial skills.
The college's ambitious vision requires Janet's network infrastructure which is always available and provides fast and reliable connectivity.
Future-gazing for weather and climate control
Climate science helps us to understand what could happen and use that knowledge to control the risk. This data helps industry to plan ahead and on a global scale it helps government to make policy decisions.
Simulating weather conditions requires tens of petabytes of data to be shared across many groups of scientists across the UK, and globally. By using Janet's robust, high-capacity network, scientists can compare data in 'real-time' and develop new and even more accurate predictions for the future.
Critical to discoveries in bioinformatics
EMBL-EBI distributes datasets worldwide using the Janet Network. This biological data enables the discovery of new drugs, new diagnostics and increasingly new agro-chemicals. Their work, which includes the 1000-genome project, has generated petabytes of data and this growth is showing no signs of abating. On-demand bandwidth over Janet will therefore be critical to their ongoing work.
Harnessing the skills of academia and industry
Strategically placed at Loughborough University HPC Midlands provides on-demand supercomputing facilities to enable industry and research to perform real-life simulations and modelling. These have benefitted the auto and aeronautical industries, enabling quicker results, reduced costs and enhanced products.
By using the Janet Network, researchers at the University can share data with industry partners and other researchers to enhance the reliability of their research and harness skills and resources from across the UK.
Engaging students in university life
The National Student Television Association (NaSTA) is working with Janet to provide a streaming network, to empower their 40 affiliate stations to broadcast live across the network. By using the Janet Network, Nottingham students can access the TV streams anytime, and anywhere - from off-site student halls, to inner city locations, and even internationally.
Connecting performers across the globe
LOLA (Low Latency), developed by GARR in Italy, is a unique audio-visual streaming technology, which enables musicians to play together in real-time, from different locations, using high-speed networks.
The Janet Network provides a robust, low latency and low jitter connection between two points which is vital for LOLA to work. By virtually removing any delay when data is sent over the network, performances can take place, seamlessly, in real-time.
Expanding the opportunities for academia and broadcasters
Academia and the broadcast community are collaborating in a 'streaming to broadcasters' trial which aims to bring content directly from universities into the news studios, using the Janet Network.
The pilot system will enable broadcasters to directly access established experts in any given field, enhancing the range and depth of their news stories.
Cutting-edge technology driving a truly digital Olympics
In the summer of 2012 Janet collaborated with the BBC and the Japanese broadcaster NHK to make the London 2012 Olympics the first truly digital sporting event of its age.
By using Janet's high-speed network, live broadcasts were able to stream experimental footage to parts of the country where people were unable to get into the stadium. The footage was shot in Super Hi-Vision (which is 16 x the resolution of standard HD).
Some of the footage in this video has been provided by BBC research and development team.
Musicians play in real-time over Janet using LOLA
Musicians at sites in Edinburgh and London play in real-time over the Janet Network. This performance took place during the official launch of Janet6 in November 2013.
Find out how research and education are using the Janet Network to innovate, collaborate and achieve more. With the launch of Janet6 the possibilities to fully exploit technology is even greater.