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TEDIS: Using EDI and ISDN to revamp traditional industry sectors

The TEDIS programme, developed by the Commission's Directorate-General for Industry (DG III), launched several initiatives in 1993 and 1994 in the framework of its telecommunications activities. These activities will be presented and demonstrated during the ONLINE '95 conferen...
The TEDIS programme, developed by the Commission's Directorate-General for Industry (DG III), launched several initiatives in 1993 and 1994 in the framework of its telecommunications activities. These activities will be presented and demonstrated during the ONLINE '95 conference and exhibition in Hamburg on 5-10 February.

TEDIS was launched in 1988 to coordinate work on the development of trade electronic data interchange (EDI) systems in the Community. The second phase of the programme, launched in 1991, aimed to ensure that EDI systems were established to the best effect, in view of the socio-economic importance of such systems, and to mobilize the necessary resources to achieve this end at Community level.

The activities to be presented at the ONLINE '95 conference and exhibition include the development of a Memorandum of Understanding for the registration of EDI users, EDIRA, and four EDI and Integrated Services Digital Network (ISDN) projects whose purpose is the delivery of telecommunications services and applications combining the use of EDI and multimedia supported by Euro-ISDN.

These projects are:

- EUROMED, providing telediagnostic improvement tools;
- EUROPRODUCT, supplying an electronic catalogue for the furniture sector;
- COBODATA, supplying an electronic catalogue for the building industry;
- FORTIUS, organizing routine payments.

All these activities illustrate the recommendations of the Bangemann Report and the Community policy on the information society. They demonstrate existing European developments which combine the advantages of EDI, digital networks and multimedia by addressing applications for the benefit of both the public and private sectors and for SMEs. In addition, they act both as suppliers and users of these modern and currently available techniques. They also demonstrate ways of redesigning traditional industries and creating new added value.

At ONLINE '95, the EDI and ISDN projects will present a common global scenario in real life, and a multimedia application illustrating their results. There will be workshops discussing the results of EDIRA, as well as the presentation of a strategic report addressing the conditions for the generalization of services offered by the projects in all other sectors of industry.

The TEDIS programme is currently preparing a CD-ROM which presents all the results and deliverables of the TEDIS projects.
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