Press Releases
 
TIC-TOC technology moves Tactile Internet a step closer to reality

Researchers in South Korea have developed extremely fast information processing technologies that can help usher in the next generation of the Internet.

Daejeon, Korea, 17 January 2019 -- (ACN Newswire) -- Researchers at the Electronics and Telecommunications Research Institute (ETRI) in South Korea have developed technology capable of sending packets of digital information at 25 Gb/s (giga-bit per second) - 10 times faster than currently available speeds. The technology, named TIC-TOC, is a critical component of the future Tactile Internet, in which information is sent and received at speeds on par with human perception.

The technology operates at a speed fast enough to download a 3 GB movie within one second. Furthermore, the TIC-TOC system enables more urgent data to jump ahead of other information packets and be transferred in one milli-second (1/1000 of a second), the same speed at which the human sense of touch works.

TIC-TOC stands for "Time Controlled Tactile Optical Access" and is designed to work on 5G networks. The researchers anticipate the TIC-TOC technology will help advance virtual reality and augmented reality in all sorts of sectors, from education and healthcare, to entertainment and public safety.

For example, it could be possible to deploy and operate robots in dangerous or disaster areas with instant sight and feel communication between human controllers and machines. When the machine sees something, the humans sees it, and when the human remotely controls the robot's hand or head, the motion will happen immediately. The same could be true for telesurgery, with a doctor remotely controlling a robot performing the surgery, but the doctor feels as if she were in the operating room because the response is instantaneous.

"The Tactile Internet is expected to be the fourth industrial revolution," said HwanSeok Chung, a project leader at ETRI. "We will see robots, cars and all other machines connected to the Internet all around us. Tactile Internet will enable humans and machines to interact with each other even from far away."

The team developed TIC-TOC in order to help address the traffic jams that occurs within current information processing systems, causing delays. By increasing the speed at which information can be transmitted, and allowing more important information to jump the queue, they have ensured that as soon as a user clicks on a webpage, it loads instantly, or they can watch a video live essentially without any delay.

Described in the Journal of Lightwave Technology, the TIC-TOC technology consists of internet access control chips and optical transceivers to speed up data processing time. The optical transceiver converts high-speed electrical data into optical signals to transmit over optical fibers. The chips guarantee latency (the time from data's origin to destination) is less than 1 milli-second with ETRI's new low latency oriented packet scheduling technology controlling network traffic. The chips could further increase network speeds faster than 25 Gb/s by combining several channels for data transmission.

A few hurdles remain before commercialization such as system implementation. ETRI continues researching to solve such hurdles, and the tactile Internet enabled by TIC-TOC should be available in one year.

For more information, contact
HwanSeok Chung
Project Leader
E-mail:

Research paper on Journal of Lightwave Technology: https://ieeexplore.ieee.org/document/8447207

About ETRI - the Electronics and Telecommunications Research Institute
ETRI, a government-funded research institute based in Daejeon, Korea has been at the forefront of technological excellence for about 43 years. For more information, please visit our website: https://www.etri.re.kr/eng/main/main.etri

# # #


Submitted by ACN Newswire, ACN Newswire on Thursday, 17 January 2019 at 12:48 AM
Category: Enterprise Technology
 
Related News

Suprema ID introduces Android-based mobile fingerprint enrollment solutions at ConnectID 2019
Thursday, 18 Apr 2019

Fully-fledged Smart Factory to be unveiled at SEMICON Southeast Asia 2019
Thursday, 18 Apr 2019

NIST testing ranks TECH5 among the world's best performing Face Recognition Algorithms
Thursday, 18 Apr 2019

GlenBit Exchange Announces Integration with Blockpass KYC Connect
Wednesday, 17 Apr 2019

Albuquerque NM Building Energy Management Systems Company Introduces Commercial Building Solutions
Wednesday, 17 Apr 2019

Related Events

Palo Alto Networks: UTD NGFW, 18 April 2019, Bangalore
Thursday, 18 Apr 2019

Palo Alto Networks: Palo Alto Networks Next Generation Firewall Hands-on Seminar
Friday, 19 Apr 2019

Cyber Security and Cloud Expo Global 2019
Thursday, 25 Apr 2019

Palo Alto Networks: UTD NGFW, 25 April 2019, Delhi
Thursday, 25 Apr 2019

Fintech 2.0 Hackathon
Thursday, 25 Apr 2019

Latest News

Handtruck Market Size, Share, Growth, Trends, Key Players, Competitive Strategies and Forecasts 2019
Friday, 19 Apr 2019

Steel Hand Trucks Market Size, Share, Growth, Trends, Key Players, Competitive Strategies and Foreca
Friday, 19 Apr 2019

Aluminum Hand Trucks Market Size, Share, Growth, Trends, Key Players, Competitive Strategies and For
Friday, 19 Apr 2019

Aluminum Hand Trucks Market Size, Share, Growth, Trends, Key Players, Competitive Strategies and For
Friday, 19 Apr 2019

Hire Electricians For Qualified Operate at an Affordable Price
Friday, 19 Apr 2019

 
Want to get your press releases, event listings, and job ads on Scoopasia? Register now for a FREE account or login if you already have one!
Scoopasia v1.0b. Copyright © 2019
Today is Friday, 19 April 2019

About Scoopasia | FAQ | Privacy Policy | Contact Us

Press Releases
Event Listings
Job Listings
Arts & Entertainment
Architecture & Construction
Automotive & Travel
Business
Consumer Technology
Economy
Education
Enterprise Technology
Food & Fashion
Government & Policy
Health Care & Medical
Legal/Law
News & Media
Religion
Science & Research
Sports & Fitness
Login / Register
Get Scoopasia through RSS Feeds & Email Notifications!


Journalist's Toolbox
Hello journalist, welcome to Scoopasia--a powerful online resource for media information in Asia. Scoopasia has press releases and media events for every beat and industry. All content on Scoopasia is 100% FREE. You don't even need to login!

  • Scoop Line
    (Instant Information Request)
    The easiest way to ask questions and request information from the PR community.


  • Advanced Search
    Drill down, dig deep, for media information the way you want it.

  • Journalist's Resources
    Resources and tools you can't do without.

  • PR Tools
    Scoopasia Blog Search
    Search the largest handpicked collection of Asia's most prominent and influential blogs.


    Resources
  • PR Bookmarks
  • Web 2.0 Bookmarks
  • Media Bookmarks

    More Coming Soon...

  • Upcoming Events
  • The 2nd Middle East Laboratory and Diagnostics Congress
  • Palo Alto Networks: Ultimate Test Drive - Migration Process (MP)
  • The 6th SG-ANZICS Asia Pacific Intensive Care Forum (SG-ANZICS 2019)
  • portable crusher plant with convenient operation
  • Atlanta Trauma Symposium

  • Latest Jobs
    Sorry, there are currently no entries posted here.