ICT Infrastructure

Shared Data Centers

The Shared Data Centers (Centro de Dados Compartilhados - CDC) aims to ensure data security of the Brazilian academic community, by developing processing and storage services in cloud computing for education and research institutions in Brazil in the pilot phase. 

Launched in 2012 by the Ministry of Science, Technology and Innovation (Ministério da Ciência, Tecnologia e Inovação - MCTI), the project foresees the installation of two containerized data centers, in partnership with the Chinese company Huawei: one at the Federal Institute of Pernambuco (Instituto Federal de Pernambuco - IFPE), in Recife, and another at the National Institute for Amazonian Research (Intituto Nacional de Pesquisas da Amazônia - INPA), in Manaus.

Thus, it aims to reduce the fragility that education and research institutions experience when hosting a growing volume of information and applications, due to the lack of adequate infrastructure and support resources, plus identifying opportunities to reduce costs and increase agility when using hardware and software.

Distribution of Digital Content (DCD)

The Distribution of Digital Content (Distribuição de Conteúdos Digitais - DCD) is a program that aims to meet the Digital Content Distribution needs of tenderers, benefiting the user organizations RNP, promoting technological development and providing technical and methodological expertise to design, develop and integrate innovative solutions to radios and TVs in benefit of users of RNP organizations. Its main initiatives are the spread of Ginga middleware for digital TV, the Exchange Network TVs and Public Radio (RITVRP) and the implementation of trial service Monitoring the Conditional Access Service Program (MP-SeAC).

Ginga Dissemination

The initiative is an important instrument to strengthen the actions of RNP with the public policies of digital TV, in particular the national policy for development of creative content within the broad program of cooperation with the Ministry of Communications, named Ginga Brazil Program, created by Ordinance No. MC 482, of December 6, 2012, in order to stimulate the development of the national standard of interactivity for the Brazilian digital television.

Thus, the project promotes the training of professionals in content development and digital TV interactive applications in Ginga-NCL standard; deployment test labs, and a repository of content and applications, including the development of a tool that allows users to share applications developed, called ICDi (Digital Content Exchange Interactive); and the creation of an experimental service delivery of multimedia digital content (CDN - Content Delivery Network).

Content Exchange Network for Public Radio and TV (RITVRP)

Developed under RNP’s coordination and installed in a structure of servers built under the Ipê network, RITVRP (Rede de Intercâmbio de Conteúdo nas TVs e Rádios Públicas) provides the exchange of digital content between the EBC units, and those with the university TVs. Thus, a material (video and / or audio) produced in Pará about the Water Resources of the Amazon, for example, can be conveyed, with permission, by the associate in Rio de Janeiro, which allows a greater financial and production time gain.

RITVRP is based since 2009 at EBC, connected to the Presidency of the Republic, forming a domain of servers installed in the Funtelpa (PA), IRDEB (BA), TV Brasil Sao Luis (MA), Rio de Janeiro (RJ), São Paulo (SP) and Brasilia (DF) associates. It also owns a storage at RNP’s Internet Data Center (IDC) in Brasília. This set of partners constitute the “TV Brasil” domain.

Others benefit from the use of the exchange service, such as the university TVs network, with 20 broadcasters in many Brazilian cities, making up the Exchange of content on University TVs domain (Intercâmbio de Conteúdos nas TVs Universitárias - ITVU). TV Escola, Telemedicine University Network (Rede Universitária de Telemedicina - Rute) and Brazilian Association of University TVs (Associação Brasileira de TVs Universitárias - ABTU) are also user networks.

Currently, there are five domains, over 50 installed servers, with over 15.000 units of stored content and over 60.000 content exchanges performed since then.

Monitoring the Program of the Conditional Access Service (MP-SeAC)

The MP-Seac project is being executed as part of a joint cooperation program between Ancine, the Brazilian Cinematheque and RNP to develop a Monitoring Platform of the audiovisual content data capture service offered by packers and programmers of Service communication Conditional Access - MP-Seac Platform.

This platform is an unprecedented and innovative solution, fully planned and developed under this cooperation and installed in Brazilian Cinemateca in Sao Paulo/SP, which allows to provide the Ancine the necessary information to its institutional performance in compliance with regulatory obligations and oversight of programming activities and audiovisual content packaging for the market segment and conditional access service defined by Law Nº.12,485/2011.

Among the precepts of this law, it is established a minimum of  three hours and 30 minutes a week of unprecedented national programming where the conditional access service broadcasters must serve, in order to promote a significant jump in the production of national audiovisual content. Noteworthy is also the formation of a digital collection in the Brazilian Cinemateca to be made available to society, coming from the Conditional Access Service channels that are being indexed and stored in the MP-SeAC platform.