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Fraunhofer Research News March/CeBIT 2004

English summary of February research news

CeBIT trade fair in Hanover opened today. Fraunhofer in Hall 11, Stand A24: D-Cinema: Bytes instead of celluloid, , (I oughta be in pictures ...),Inside every movie buff is a would-be director - and soon he'll be able to prove he's got what it takes. Researchers are demonstrating software that creates virtual representations of objects within a running film. In each scene, the viewer can move and look around. , , (IT security: battening down the hatches),Mobile devices and data storage media present a serious security risk when data is exchanged. Fraunhofer researchers demonstrate how this information can be more effectively protected using the latest encryption and authentication technology. , , (Building blocks for reliable electronics),The functionality of most of today's more complex electronic devices depends on software. To ensure that it works smoothly together with hardware, Fraunhofer researchers developed the component-based software MARMOT. , , (A new dimension in display panels),For the first time, Fraunhofer researchers are presenting a 3D kiosk system at CeBIT: three-dimensional high-resolution objects appear to float in front of the display. Viewers will be able to see them with the naked eye and to "move" them by hand. , , (Software: help or hindrance?),Are customers getting the message or the product they wanted? PR agencies, software manufactures and web designers all must ask themselves such questions. How usability is scientifically investigated is demonstrated.,