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Space Station Videoconference Sets New District Use Records for Internet, SAFARI Montage

Asa Low Intermediate School’s videoconference with astronauts on the International Space Station led to the establishment of two new records related to use of technology equipment and services in MISD.

  • One option was to access NASA’s stream using the direct link.  We can tell that this option was used heavily because traffic to the Internet from within MISD peaked at 500 Mbps during the session. This sustained level of use reflects a 20% increase over typical traffic, which ranges from 350-400 Mbps.
  • As an back-up, all four channels on the SAFARI Montage system were configured to stream the DirecTV signal for the NASA channel. Logs within SAFARI Montage indicate that 897 users used this system — a new record.

The Help Desk reports no calls for assistance with accessing the stream. We’re hoping that in this case, no news is good news! Please share your experiences.

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  1. Lynn G. #

    We used the NASA link to access the video conference at Tarver-Rendon–worked great!

    February 1, 2012
  2. Debbie Clark #

    We viewed the video conference during a lunch period and showed it to all one grade level at one time. Willie Brown students surely did enjoy this project. Thanks for sharing with all of us!

    February 1, 2012

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