CRC Celebrates 50 years

Founded in 1969, the Communications Research Centre Canada has pioneered satellite, broadcasting, fiber optic and wireless technology.

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Text: 1969

Narrator: What do you remember from 1969? Maybe the moon landing?

Old-style television appears beneath the text, on top of a colourful round carpet

On the screen is a blurry image of an astronaut climbing down to the moon’s surface

Narrator: For us, 1969 was a big year. Because it was the year Canada’s Communications Research Centre was founded.

Zoom out to a person watching the television with old  images of CRC researchers

A red ribbon appears on the screen and a hand with scissors cuts the ribbon

Text: CRC

Narrator: Which makes this our 50th anniversary!

The carpet grows to fill the background and paper confetti is blown to festive effect

Text: 50

Narrator: For fifty years, CRC research has pioneered technology like satellites, broadcasting and fiber optics, areas where Canada became a world leader.

An image of Earth replaces the carpet, flanked by two researchers in lab coats

Images of a satellite, a broadcasting tower and a fibre optic cable orbit the Earth

Narrator: Today, our focus is on advanced wireless telecommunications.

Scene changes to a city skyline in the background with a person, cars, a drone, a satellite, a hospital and a transmission tower all with wireless signals

Narrator: We are looking at three important questions: How is spectrum used today? How can we use it better? And how can more spectrum be used?

A large transmission tower fills the screen, with different sine waves representing wireless signals

Narrator: As we explore answers to these questions, we’ve achieved some exciting milestones:

Five researchers in lab coats appear viewing various images on a screen:

Image of a wireless laboratory with measuring equipment

Narrator: demonstrating mobile 5G communications using millimeter waves,…

Text: 5G

Image of an aerial view of mobile 5G coverage at Ottawa City Hall;

Narrator: …engineering wireless coverage with engineered surfaces,…

Text: Engineered Surfaces

Image of three sheets of Engineered Surfaces

Narrator: …and making the invisible – spectrum – visible in our Big Data Analytics Centre.

Text: Big Data Analytics Centre

Image of wireless signals represented by beams on the street in front of Ottawa City Hall.

Narrator: As a world leader in this field, we are using artificial intelligence, big data analytics, and high performance Cloud computing…

Scene changes to a blue background with clouds and colourful images representing the text which is written across a banner

Text: Artificial Intelligence

Text: Data Analytics

Text: Cloud Computing

Narrator: …to increase the pace and the impact of our research to enable the best wireless solutions for Canadians.

Scene changes again to show wireless users – people, a car, an airship and buildings – in front of a city skyline

Narrator: Want to join us?

Narrator: Come visit us online or contact us to find out more and to help achieve advanced technology breakthroughs for the next 50 years!

Text: http://www.crc.gc.ca

Zoom in to one of the wireless users whose cell phone displays the CRC website address

Narrator: Communications Research Centre, celebrating 50 years of finding what is possible and what works.

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