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Multimedia Audio-visual Retrieval Service

Objective

- To define and standardise an open multimedia retrieval service suitable for a number of application domains.
- To define a network independent service architecture.
- To propose a network architecture taking into account public networks suitable for the service.
- To gain expertise in application development and service provision.
- To broaden the acceptance of the MHEG standard among the IT players for retrieval services
An open multimedia retrieval service suitable for a number of application domains has been defined along with a network independent service architecture. A network architecture has been proposed taking into account public networks suitable for the service. Stand alone application mock ups have been designed and implemented. User requirements have been identified for a number of application domains (audio visual catalogue, product catalogue, distance learning). The project specifies a global network architecture allowing any terminal to access any server independently of the particular access networks (broadcast or telecommunication). Contributions are made to the standardisation of services, which is very important for their success.
Technical Approach

The project identifies user requirements for a number of application domains (audio-visual catalogue, product catalogue, distance learning).

The project specifies a global network architecture allowing any terminal to access any server independently of the particular access networks (broadcast or telecommunication). Contributions are made to the standardisation of services, which is very important for their success.

A European service pilot is being implemented to demonstrate the service operation at the European level. Interworking between terminals on different network types and servers in different countries will be demonstrated.

Key Issues

- Identification of user requirements and service definition.
- Development of a terminal, a server and 3 applications.
- Implementation of a service trial, demonstrating European interworking

Expected Impact

The project will demonstrate the commercial viability of the service. It will provide expertise in the application production and operation to service providers. A better integration of service equipment will be achieved. The project will contribute to the standardisation of a multimedia retrieval service, which is the first condition for the commercial success of the service.

Coordinator

Centre Commun d'Études de Télécommunications et de Télédiffusion (CCETT)
Address
4 Rue Du Clos Courtel
35512 Cesson-sévigne
France

Participants (15)

AXO
Spain
Address
C/ruzafa, 41-3 -6
46006 Valencia
British Broadcasting Corporation (BBC)
United Kingdom
Address
Kingswood Warren
KT20 6NP Tadworth
CAP SESA
France
Address
Rue De La Rigourdiere
35510 Cesson-sevigne
CNET France Télécom
France
Address
2 Route De Tregastel
22301 Lannion
Centro Studi e Laboratori Telecomunicazioni SpA (CSELT)
Italy
Address
Via F. Reiss Romoli 274
10148 Torino
DeTeBerkom GmbH
Germany
Address
Voltastraße 5
13355 Berlin
France Télécom Expertel
France
Address
25 Rue Des Jeuneurs
75002 Paris
INSTITUTO DE TELECOMMUNICACOES
Portugal
Address
Campus Universitario
3800 Aveiro
Italtel Società Italiana Telecomunicazioni SpA
Italy
Address
Piazzale Zavattari 12
20149 Milano
Laboratoire d'Électronique Philips
France
Address
22 Avenue Descartes
94453 Limeil-brevannes
NKT ELECTRONIK
Denmark
Address
Nkt Electronik
2605 Brondby
NTUA
Greece
Address
Iroon Politechniou 9, Zographou
16121 Athens
TELEFONICA
Spain
Address
C/emilios Vargas N 6
28043 Madrid
Thomson CSF
France
Address
3 Avenue De Belle Fontaine
35510 Cesson-sévigne
Videotime
Italy
Address
Viale Europa 44
20093 Cologno Monzese