New Media Technologies
|The ACTS domain 1 on multimedia has not only demonstrated innovative technologies but has also taken new developments out and tested them in the real world. Multimedia production developments, delivering services to the end-user and demonstrating applications in real circumstances are some of the legacies of this programme.
Multimedia production developments such as cheap production techniques, enhancement of archives quality and electronic distribution of high resolution video projection were the focus of the
has simulated the responses of the human eye, while
concentrated on facial animation, the former developing parameters using the MPEG4 standard (motion picture expert group) and the latter creating enhanced facial expression for the deaf.
, and its follow-up
, have monitored of end-to-end QoS.
have paved the way for immersive virtual reality applications.
Several projects have developed techniques for end-to-end delivery of services.
have demonstrated ‘last mile’ solutions of broadband services, paving the way for interoperability of broadcast of telecommunication services.
has developed an Interactive Satellite DVB-S terminal for TV via satellite, including interactive services.
tested the delivery of end-to-end services using existing cable TV networks.
conducted trials of interactive multimedia services using the ADSL network.
defined a generic architecture for interactive multimedia terminals using a computer that runs Java virtual machine and
developed and implemented a user interface for those services. SETBIS built a high-performance set top box offering rapid response and security features while billing and customer care systems were developed by
demonstrated an MPEG-based technique for user-friendly screen customisation and interactive programme selection.
have offered the possibility to locally store frequently used multimedia material and only surf the net for items to add in the collection.
showed the combined GSM and digital audio broadcast channel to deliver multimedia information in cars or lorries.
developed tools for content manipulation, scalability and content-based access, for Mobile multimedia systems. Many of these projects used or contributed to the MPEG standards.
A classroom of tomorrow was created by
with multimedia courses for teaching foreign languages.
produced a virtual 3D museum application while a transatlantic fibre optic link was used in BISEUM for similar applications.
developed a WEB authoring tool for creating, annotating and replaying multimedia document.
focused their efforts on telemedecine, exchanging medical images and patient records to support remote diagnosis, and up to telesurgerey, tested in the frame of
. Telepresence systems such as the one developed in
will help securely visiting hazardous places.
demonstrated collaborative work across the European automotive supply chain while the results of
will benefit maintenance, installation and repair of mechanical equipment. Surveillance is yet another hot topic and
showed how the images from a camera could be analysed automatically and raise alarms when needed. Finally,
carried out trials of multimedia kiosks facilitating access to social-welfare information.
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