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Live City & Video to Video

LiveCity addresses a number of communities where the citizen of a city have specific challenges which can derive benefits from the use of live interactive high definition video-to-video. These communities include emergency ambulances; hospitals, doctors, museum curators, city administrations and schools. Today live interactive high definition video-to-video is becoming possible with a range of devices and applications. These are well supported in private networks owned by enterprises where quality of service is available. For a mass market in the cities quality of services is missing in the public internet.

LiveCity implements a range of pilots for city communities across the public internet. We build a wireline and 4G wireless network of 4 cities and include a right of way without interference from unwanted traffic so that each user in can experience live interactive high definition video-to-video.

We use a virtual path slice (VPS) controller to provide the underlying QoS guarantee. A virtual path slice is a diffserv traffic event with associated resorce management and wholesale billing capabilities. A virtual path slice gives a right of way without interference from unwanted traffic in order to support live interactive high definition video-to-video. LiveCity combines the VPS Controller with off the shelf video components to build a Video-to-Video (V2V) platform and implements pilots for a range of communities across public internet infrastructure in five cities. LiveCity is a technology integration trial which offers advanced services to over 3000 users in five European Cities.