A Postcard of the Big Bang from SatStream with Love

When the latest Large Hadron Collider (LHC) experiments kicks off with a media event on the 30th March, enthusiasts across the globe will be able to logon to SatStream’s website and watch a video postcard of the first collisions.

With this experiment, CERN, the European Organization for Nuclear Research, will be making its first attempt at colliding proton beams in the LHC at the record energy of 7 TeV. The organisation and scientists across the globe hope this latest experiment will help answer unresolved mysteries of physics such as dark matter, antimatter, and the existence of Higgs Boson.

SatStream will provide a satellite downlink live from the CERN control centre near Geneva and stream using new Adaptive Streaming technology. Adaptive Streaming essentially makes multiple quality streams available from a single link and adapts to changing conditions behind the scenes automatically without any buffering. Adaptive Streaming also gets around the usual firewall streaming issues as it uses port 80; the regular http browsing port; open on all firewalls. Ultimately, it delivers a seamless technical experience to the viewer, allowing the focus to be on the event content.

The video postcard can be viewed on SatStream’s website on 30th March from 9am 10:30am CEST (Central European Summer Time) at: http://www.satstream.com/CERNvideopostcard For further information about the experiment, please visit http://public.web.cern.ch/public/



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