the East West Center Techs
in Paradise (TIP) 2004 International Conference, an 11
Mbps/2.4 GHz Wireless LAN (IEEE 802.11b) between Honolulu
and Tokyo was demonstrated by the Communications Research
Laboratory (CRL) via the Asia-Pacific Advanced Network (APAN)
network. The IP controlled model car introduced by the CRL
can be controlled from long distances through the Internet.
PEACESAT Honolulu staff were able to control the model car
located in Tokyo, Japan and they participated in a very exciting
car race from Hawaii via the Internet.
The Asia-Pacific Advanced Network
(APAN) is a non-profit international consortium established
on 3 June 1997. APAN is intended to be a high-performance
network for research and development on advanced applications
and services. APAN provides advanced networking environment
for research community, and promotes international collaboration.
On April 1, 2004, the Communications Research Laboratory (CRL)
and the Telecommunications Advancement Organization of Japan
(TAO) will be recognized as the National Institute of Information
and Communications Technology (NICT).