|Andreas Broeckmann on Fri, 19 Mar 1999 10:52:05 +0100|
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INSULAR Technologies workshop presentation The results of the INSULAR Technologies workshop held at the end of the Next 5 Minutes 3 conference, were presented to the public on Wednesday 17 March 99, at V2_ in Rotterdam. INSULAR = International Networking System for Universal Long-distance Advanced Radio. INSULAR technologies is an open access, low cost, autonomous, decentralised, data and voice global radio network. It is designed to promote and protect the communication between independent cultural, media and social initiatives, non-governmental organisations and individuals. These may be operating from remote areas and/or environments with limited connectivity. INSULAR Technologies also functions as a back-up and emergency communication facility for existing digital/analogue networks and telecom infrastructure. IT is an initiative of the IT CONSORTIUM, an international not-for-profit body. The results of the 3-day workshop are summarised on the pages of the INSULAR website which is temporarily placed at: http://itt.nu/insular/ and will soon move to http://insular.net Topics include : Legal Issues <http://itt.nu/insular/legal.htm> Technical Framework <http://itt.nu/insular/technic.htm> Pilot Initiative <http://itt.nu/insular/pilot.htm> The workshop presentation and folowing public forum was netcast live and is now available in realaudio from http://orang.orang.org (search: insular; ca. 1:08 hrs playing time) The workshop was organised by the Next 5 Minutes and V2_Organisation in co-operation with PACT Systems Ljubljana and the Ljudmila hw_lab.