About History

The History of the IMC

April 1981 Computer Center established
April 1988 Information Processing Center established
February 1989 Information Processing Center System (NDGMV 20000) introduced
March 1989 On-campus LAN service launched
March 1993 SINET connection launched
March 1994 Information Processing Center System upgraded (DEC 3000, etc.)
March 1994 Campus Information Network established
April 1996 MUPS (Multimedia University Pilot Study) Project launched
August 1996 The construction of the Multimedia Center completed
December 1996 Multimedia Education System introduced (SGI ONYX, Challenge DM, Indigo2, etc.)
December 1996 ATM network established
February 1997 Multimedia Center established
March 1997 Space Collaboration System (SCS) introduced
April 1997 MUPS Project launched (until March 2002)
March 1998 Information Processing Center upgraded (SGI ORIGIN 2000, DEC AlphaServer, etc.)
February 2002 Information Processing Center upgraded (COMPAQ AlphaServer GS160, etc.)
March 2002 High-speed Campus Information Network (GbE) established
March 2002 Web education classroom (Room: B-206) system introduced
April 2002 Project to promote IT in higher education launched (until March 2004)
May 2002 SINET connection line speed increased to 15 Mbps
February 2003 Distance Learning Server System introduced
May 2003 SINET connection line speed increased to 100 Mbps
March 2004 Multimedia Classroom System upgraded (MintWaveVID, MiNTPC, Pidotto3, etc.)
March 2004 Wireless LAN introduced in lecture building
April 2004 e-learning Higher Education Coordination Project (eHELP) launched
April 2005 Information and Media Center (IMC) launched by integrating Information Processing Center and Multimedia Center
March 2006 Computing System upgraded (SGI Altix350, etc.)
October 2006 Video Transmission System introduced to the lecture building (A Building); CATV terminated
February 2007 Lecture recording studio created
July 2008 Hosting (common server) service launched
July 2010 Microsoft Campus Agreement concluded
Software Provision Service launched
September 2010 Computing System upgraded (Significant expansion of lab terminals)
Campus network upgraded (10 Gbps backbone ring)
March 2010 Audiovisual System upgraded (Rooms: MM, A1-101, A1-201)
February 2011 Lecture Building Wireless LAN System upgraded and access points increased (Buildings: A, A1, A2)
April 2011 SINET4 connection (1 Gbps)
October 2011 Lecture Building Wireless LAN System area expanded (student facilities, Hibari lounge)
March 2012 Audiovisual System upgraded (Rooms: A2-101, A2-201)
August 2012 Campus-wide Wireless LAN System introduced