MAID will develop high-level information services to boost competitiveness in the industrial design sector. It will demonstrate effective multimedia data exchange and asset trading systems, allowing designers and design-based companies to access interactively multimedia databases of products, materials and services and to integrate data, into their own design computing environments. They will also be able to participate in distant work groups, receive on-line design tools and services and implement projects at a distance. The system will handle 'conventional' multimedia data assets (including video), 3D CAD data and simulation data and allow the integration of VR tools.
MAID is designed as a cluster of activities covering the aspects of multimedia information engineering; information product design; and validation/demonstration in practical environments.
MAID will develop and demonstrate systems which allow designers and design-based companies to:
- interactively access multimedia databases of products, materials and services;
- integrate data into their own design computing environments;
- participate in distant work groups and receive on-line design tools and services ;
- implement projects at a distance.
MAID will demonstrate networked services based on the concepts of a Design Information Centre and a Design Services Centre for test by target users as a prelude to commercial exploitation. The system will handle 'conventional' multimedia data assets (including video), 3D CAD data and simulation data, and allow the integration of VR design tools. It is conceived as a transaction-based system with a commercial charging mechanism. The business plan also includes the exploitation of generic sub-products and IE solutions developed in the project. The Demonstration Stage will show the use of MAID services in a series of real-life high-level applications.
Funding SchemeCSC - Cost-sharing contracts
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