A Behind-the-Scenes Look at the Air Force Tech Network

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What better way to understand the ins and outs of the U.S. Air Force’s technology network than to get a live, interactive tour of the facility itself.

That’s what’s in store on Tuesday, Dec. 2 at the 2015 Government Video Expo when attendees get a live tour of the ATN: the U.S. Air Force Air Technology Network, which is located at the Air Force Institute of Technology at Wright-Patterson AFB outside of Dayton, Ohio.

During the session, viewers will see the behind-the-scenes integrated video components that support the ATN. This interactive television network combines a live TV-receive-only satellite system along with wire-line audioconferencing system to provide two-way audio interaction. The goal is to emulate the classroom environment by delivering distance learning programs. The ATN has a one-way video uplink at Wright-Patterson and reaches more than 350 classrooms within the U.S. and 13 locations in Europe and the Western Pacific.

At the GV Expo session, viewers will learn about how ATN uses compressed digital video to reduce the cost of transmission but still provide full-motion video.

Since its development in 1991, ATN has provided continuing education and training to more than 20,000 students each year. The network serves as the gateway for all other ITV programming within the Department of Defense.

At the Government Video Expo, the interactive program will be held Dec. 2 from 1:30-2:30 p.m. at the Presentation Theater, which is located on the show floor and features back-to-back educational sessions and keynotes throughout the show. The session will be bookmarked by a keynote by Bob Blakley, captian of the Fairfax County Police Department, and a producer’s panel on unmanned aerial vehicles.

More information on the session can be found at www.gvexpo.com.


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