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Frontier Communication Laboratory

The Media Innovation Research Laboratory is researching and developing intelligent photonic technologies that realize ultra-low latency function-specific dedicated network for all-photonics network of the Innovative Optical and Wireless Network (IOWN). The technologies include Innovative Optical Network Interface technology that leverages optoelectronics devices to enable end-to-end ultra-low latency communications and Protocol-Free Media Communication technology that can transmit any media data such as uncompressed video and audio independently with IP.

Frontier Communication Laboratory

Innovative Optical Network Interface Technology

Against the evolution of optoelectronics devices, existing hardware and software architectures cannot leverage the full performance of optoelectronics devices. The Media Innovation Research Laboratory is researching and developing the items below to realize the Innovative Optical Network Interface technology by creating new hardware and software architectures in a clean slate manner.

  • Clean slate communication protocol and NIC.
  • Huge capacity intercommunication with memory and storage.
  • Hardware-software convergence architecture design.

Innovative Optical Network Interface Technology

Protocol-Free Media Communication

The Protocol-Free Media Communication technology enables to inject any media data as protocol independent elementary streams into the IOWN and transmit them independently with IP. The Media Innovation Research Laboratory is researching and developing the items below to realize the technology.

  • The diverse media interface can handle large variety of high-speed digital signal and enables timed delivery on the IOWN.
  • The communication quality prediction can adopt to communication environments fluctuated by users, devices, time and place.
  • The network configuration optimization realizes dynamic configuration of network nodes and links according to network monitoring and the prediction.

Protocol-Free Media Communication

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