Clearcable partnered with Lambton College for video streaming research project

HAMILTON, ON — Telecom consulting firm Clearcable has partnered with Sarnia, Ont.’s Lambton College on a one-year research project that will use artificial intelligence to establish high-quality, live television streaming.

The collaborative project also promises to produce a measurement process and method for assessing the quality of live streamed video, by setting parameters and guidelines to ensure optimized high-quality streaming video and by reducing these data points to a software-based tool to automate measurement and reporting.

“The key to fulfilling the market demand will be verifiable quality of experience,” said Rob McCann, President and Founder of Hamilton, Ont.-based Clearcable. “We understand the challenge, and are pleased to be working with Lambton College, as the college has expertise for video measurement, data mining, processing, and artificial intelligence.”

As part of its Applied Research and Innovation program, Lambton College has worked collaboratively with 153 partners, primarily small and medium-sized companies, for a total of 111 projects in the 2016-2017 timeframe. Lambton College is also the top college for the number of projects funded by the Ontario Centres of Excellence (OCE) initiative.

“We are very excited about this project, especially the artificial intelligence area,” said Dr. Mehdi Sheikhzadeh, executive dean of applied research and innovation at Lambton College. “The area of artificial intelligence (AI) is very important to us, and many industries are approaching Lambton College for their projects using AI algorithms and methodologies. Projects similar to the one with Clearcable help us to build a new area of research, attract new faculty and more companies. It’s an important step in our growth.”

The two organizations’ applied research project on high-quality video streaming has been designed and developed in such a way that a close collaboration between the two research teams is emphasized and highly encouraged on all aspects of the project.

Dr. Sheikhzadeh and McCann first developed this applied research collaboration last February while they were travelling back home from Taipei, Taiwan, where they had been attending the 2017 “Internet of Cities Forum”. Both men are board members of the Intelligent Community Forum Canada.

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