We use cookies to provide you with a better experience. If you continue to use this site, we'll assume you're happy with this. Alternatively, click here to find out how to manage these cookies

hide cookie message
78,131 News Articles

Intel gives wireless boost to panda research

Chinese pandacam now on the web

Intel has teamed up with Globio, a nonprofit educational group, to set up a wireless network for researchers at China's Wolong Nature Reserve in Sichuan province, the home of the endangered giant panda.

The wireless network set up by Intel and Globio is based on 802.11b WLAN (wireless LAN) technology and covers all of the main research facilities at Wolong, including the China Conservation and Research Center for the Giant Panda, which houses a panda breeding center, nursery room, playground and hospital.

The new wireless network at Wolong includes a video monitoring system that allows researchers at the reserve to better monitor the animals and to share this information with other researchers in China and abroad, it said.

Before the installation of the wireless network, researchers at Wolong had limited cellular coverage and dial-up internet access was available only in the research centre's nursing area. This limited network access meant that research teams primarily relied on paper notebooks to track the health and growth of infant pandas.

Now this information is being recorded using WLAN-enabled notebooks and is accessible to researchers within the reserve, as well as outside, it said.

Financial details of the project were not disclosed.


IDG UK Sites

OnePlus Two release date rumours: Something's happening on 22 July

IDG UK Sites

13in MacBook Air review, Apple's MacBook Air 2014 reviewed

IDG UK Sites

5 reasons to buy an electric car and 5 reasons not to

IDG UK Sites

Evernote Skitch: the best way for creatives to doodle feedback