The objective of the project is to prepare for the development of future Video-On-Demand (VOD) products for the transportation market.
It is envisaged that, in the near future, commercial planes, ocean liners, ferries and trains will be fitted with VOD servers. Passengers will then be able to choose and control video programmes from individual terminals. The server will also provide games, tourist information, news and other services. A strong growth in this type of services and products is anticipated in the near future if such systems can be made available with an acceptable performance at a reasonable price.
The project will evaluate the suitability of HPCN technology for an embedded VOD server. This will be supported by the development of a demonstrator including a server with an operating environment and applications. Evaluation of this demonstrator will require the presence of a large number of terminals, a few of which will be physical while the others will be simulated. This will enable the project partners to implement a pilot VOD application and to debug, test and optimise the whole system from a functional and a technical point of view. The system will be largely based on standard components and interfaces. Specially designed software tools will be used for system tuning.
Funding SchemeCSC - Cost-sharing contracts