Rede Nacional de Ensino e Pesquisa (RNP), Digital Video Applications Lab (LAViD) and the Federal University of Rio Grande do Norte (UFRN) have successfully demonstrated the first 4K uncompressed live streaming using the JVC GY-HMQ10 4K compact handheld camcorder and the FOGO player.
Onofre Lopes University Hospital (HUOL), a live cardiac surgery was streamed in uncompressed 4K to the UFRN's Virtual Reality Lab, both located in the city of Natal (RN), Brazil. The HUOL University Hospital and the Virtual Reality lab are 30 Km (~17 miles) away from each other. The uncompressed live streaming used 3.5 Gbps of bandwidth.
RNP - Brazil's National Research and Education Network, enabled the demonstration of this compelling application for collaboration and training in medicine – taking advantage of the deployment of hight speed research networks and innovations in visualization technology.
Photos are available here: http://relaxe.rnp.br/index.php/1-cirurgia-4K-ao-vivo
Television coverage is availalle here: http://www.band.uol.com.br/jornaldaband/videos.asp?id=14305556