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Portable Workstation for Education in Europe

Objective

The objective of the POWER project is to develop a portable workstation, targeted on the education market, capable of operating in stand-alone mode or on a network and able to support multiple input devices including a speech interface.

The project builds on existing microprocessor technology with the Advanced Risc Machine (ARM) chip, but envisages both further development of this chip and the exploitation of any results emerging from the Open Microprocessor systems Initiative (OMI) regarding its successors.

Areas of development will include:

- development of network support through wireless networking
- support for multiple input devices
- a speech interface for both data input and output
- support for multiple operating systems.

The consortium plans to enhance market acceptability through close monitoring of user requirements via structured user trials and evaluations together with additional market research in the early phases.

Coordinator

Acorn Computers Ltd
Address
Acorn House Vision Park Histon
CB4 4AE Cambridge
United Kingdom

Participants (7)

Advanced RISC Machines Ltd
United Kingdom
Address
Swaffham Bulbeck
CB5 0NA Cambridge
Etnoteam S.p.a.
Italy
Address
Via Adelaide Bono Cairoli 34
20127 Milano
Institut de l'Audiovisuel et des Télécommunications en Europe
France
Address

34092 Montpellier
LEERNHOUT & HAUSPIE SPEECHPRODUCTS
Belgium
Address
Rozendaalstraat, 14
8900 Ieper
Opsis SA
France
Address
1 Rue Parc Foulon
91140 Villebon
PLURICOM
Portugal
Address
Torres Das Amoreicas, Torre 3, Esc 604
1200 Lisboa
UNIVERSIDAD DO AVEIRO
Portugal
Address
Campus Universitario
3800 Aveiro