State and County Government entities in Pennsylvania are exploring new opportunities via the MAGPI network. The low latency characteristics of MAGPI make interactive video a cost effective means of reaching out to other connected sites, sharing applications and holding virtual meetings without the cost of time and travel with their peers. As the network expands to include more regional networks, these institutions have the ability to collaborate with Economic and Community Development programs, Workforce Development, and Technology Transfer Initiatives as Pennsylvania looks to the future growth of its economy.
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As the need for increased outreach to the public and interaction between government agencies increases, MAGPI is able to provide a low cost, high performance network infrastructure and support mechanism. The judicial system is using connectivity in regions to perform video arraignments across distances and county lines that previously required transport and security logistics. Departments of Education are finding that interactive video technologies are an excellent means of communicating with school district administrators and students alike. Rural municipalities and economic development organizations are using technology and infrastructure as a means of enticing entrepreneurs to develop businesses in their regions.
MAGPI and the NOAA Climate Change Research Project
Government working with research to study climate change
A portion of the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act of 2009 included funding to investigate and analyze data associated with climate changes throughout the globe. Collection sites administered by NOAA will begin moving large amounts of data to various analysis stations across the country for a better understanding of current and historical causes and effects of global climate changes. MAGPI will be working closely with the Geospatial Fluid Dynamics Laboratory in Princeton, NJ to create the high performance network infrastructure necessary to send, receive, view, and manipulate vast amounts of data across the United States and international collaborators.