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SBIR Phase II: Implementation, Testing and Refinement of a Hybrid Distributed…

Award Information

Agency:
National Science Foundation
Branch:
N/A
Award ID:
84631
Program Year/Program:
2008 / SBIR
Agency Tracking Number:
0637849
Solicitation Year:
N/A
Solicitation Topic Code:
N/A
Solicitation Number:
N/A
Small Business Information
Network Foundation Technologies
818 Nelson Avenue Ruston, LA 71272 0000
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Woman-Owned: No
Minority-Owned: No
HUBZone-Owned: Yes
 
Phase 2
Fiscal Year: 2008
Title: SBIR Phase II: Implementation, Testing and Refinement of a Hybrid Distributed / Traditional System for Broadcasting Live and Pre-Recorded Content to Large Online Audiences
Agency: NSF
Contract: 0750136
Award Amount: $500,000.00
 

Abstract:

This Phase II project has two technical goals. In Year 1 the focus is on increasing the video quality (bit rate) of NFT delivered broadcasts, while keeping bandwidth costs low. In Year 2 the focus shifts to expanding product support to Mac and other non-Windows systems. Network Foundation Technologies (NFT) has developed a patented distributed broadcast technology that overcomes many of the current bottlenecks. The key difference between the NFT approach and the traditional approach is that with NFT the computers and Internet connections of the viewers watching a broadcast help deliver that broadcast on to other viewers. Network Foundation Technologies' products and technology have the potential to significantly impact the way television-style broadcasting is conducted over the Internet, greatly increasing the number of voices that can be heard. While NFT's near term goal is to bring television to the Internet, the long term goal is to give ordinary citizens their own online television stations.

Principal Investigator:

Mike O'Neal
PhD
3182575432
mike@nft-tv.com

Business Contact:

Mike O'Neal
PhD
3182575432
mike@nft-tv.com
Small Business Information at Submission:

Network Foundation Technologies
818 Nelson Avenue Ruston, LA 71272

EIN/Tax ID: 900024291
DUNS: N/A
Number of Employees:
Woman-Owned: No
Minority-Owned: No
HUBZone-Owned: No