Partners

Such an experience would never have been born without the invaluable cooperation of our partners, on both technical and financial sides:

École Centrale

ECP

The École Centrale Paris and it's Master in Open Information System are historic partners of the project. The Master in Open Information System aims to enable the student to acquire a real competence in the field of Open Computing Systems and supports VideoLAN as a key developement project.

IBM

IBM

IBM gave two Netfinity servers (see picture) to the VIA Centrale Réseaux association which manages the network of the student residence of the École Centrale Paris. Those servers are actually hosting VideoLAN (Web, FTP, CVS, Mailing-lists). IBM also awarded VideoLAN in the Linux Challenge, an international challenge for opensource projects developed by university students.

British Telecom Exact Technologies

BTexact
	Technologies

British Telecom Exact Technologies developed an IPv6 port of the VideoLAN solution, and contributed it back to the VideoLAN project under the GPL license.

AT&T

AT&T

AT&T developed a multicast support for VLC, and contributed it back to the VideoLAN project under the GPL license.

Extreme Networks / Silicomp

Extreme

The network of the student residence of the École Centrale Paris managed by the VIA Centrale Réseaux association is a brand new Extreme Networks network. It is a full multicast and full layer 3 network with an Ethernet Gigabit backbone and 100 Mbit/s switches on the periphery. This is where we test the VideoLAN solution.

Silicomp

The network was provided to us by Silicomp.

VTHR

VTHR

VTHR is the first digital network for High-Resolution Video Transmission. We have developed the satellite input, deinterlacing routines and support for 4:2:2 MPEG-2 in VLC for them.

SNCF - Direction de la Recherche

SNCF

SNCF - Direction de la Recherche (French Railways - Research Area) hired Samuel Hocevar, a VLC developer, to work full-time on enhancing VideoLAN.

Bouygues

Bouygues

Bouygues is an historic partner of the École Centrale Paris and helped to build and finance the network of the student residence of the school.