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End-to-end QoS through Integrated Management of content, networks and terminals

Objective

The ENTHRONE project proposes an integrated management solution, which covers an entire audio-visual service distribution chain including content generation and protection, distribution across networks and reception at user terminals. The aim is not to unify or impose a strategy on each individual entity of the chain, but to harmonise their functionality, in order to support an end-to-end QoS architecture over heterogeneous networks, applicable to a variety of audio-visual services, which are delivered at the various user terminals. To meet its objectives, the project will rely on an efficient, distributed and open management architecture for the end-to-end delivery chain. The availability and access to resources will be clearly identified, described and controlled all the way along the content distribution chain. The MPEG-21 data model will be used to provide the common support for implementing and managing the functionalities of the resources.

The project addresses the scalable generation, protection, distribution and usage of multimedia content and resources in geographically distributed environments. ENTHRONE is also concerned with end-to-end QoS in terms of performance, at both the user and network levels and with the mapping between these levels. The adoption of the MPEG-21 framework in the project will contribute to the implementation of the Universal Multimedia Access (UMA) concept, which aims at achieving interoperable transparent access to multimedia resources from any type of client terminal or network. A high-level goal of the project is to bridge the divide between the content provision and the networking worlds, resulting in cross-industry co-ordination on both network and content management issues, and bringing focus to standards such as MPEG-21.

Funding Scheme

IP - Integrated Project

Coordinator

THOMSON BROADCAST & MULTIMEDIA SA
Address
1, Rue De L'hautil, Zone Des Boutries
78700 Conflans Sainte Honorine
France

Participants (28)

AKELA
France
Address
14 Rue Soleillet
75020 Paris
BSOFT SRL
Italy
Address
156 Via Velini
62100 Macerata (Ma)
CEFRIEL - SOCIETA CONSORTILE A RESPONSABILITA LIMITATA
Italy
Address
Via Fucini Renato 2
20133 Milano
CENTRE NATIONAL DE LA RECHERCHE SCIENTIFIQUE
France
Address
3, Rue Michel-ange
Paris Cedex 16
ECOLE POLYTECHNIQUE FEDERALE DE LAUSANNE
Switzerland
Address
Ecublens
1015 Lausanne
ELECTRONICS AND TELECOMMUNICATIONS RESEARCH INSTITUTE
South Korea
Address
161 Gajeong-dong, Yuseong-gu
305700 Daejon
EXPWAY SA
France
Address
Le Crystalide Pole Technologique Farman, 8Bis Rue G. Voisin
51100 Reims
FRANCE TELECOM SA
France
Address
Place D'alleray 6
75015 Paris
INESC PORTO - INSTITUTO DE ENGENHARIA DE SISTEMAS E COMPUTADORES DO PORTO
Portugal
Address
Campus Da Feup, Rua Dr. Roberto Frias 378
4200-465 Porto
INSTITUT FUER RUNDFUNKTECHNIK GMBH
Germany
Address
Floriansmuehlstrasse 60
80939 Muenchen
INSTITUT NATIONAL DE RECHERCHE EN INFORMATIQUE ET EN AUTOMATIQUE
France
Address
Domaine De Voluceau
78153 Le Chesnay
INSTITUT NATIONAL DES SCIENCES APPLIQUEES DE RENNES
France
Address
20 Avenue Des Buttes De Coesmes
35043 Rennes Cedex
LANCASTER UNIVERSITY
United Kingdom
Address
Bailrigg
LA1 4YW Lancaster
N D S TECHNOLOGIES ISRAEL LTD
Israel
Address
5A Hamarpe St.
97774 Jerusalem
NATIONAL CENTRE FOR SCIENTIFIC RESEARCH "DEMOKRITOS"
Greece
Address
Patriarchou Gregoriou Street
15310 Aghia Paraskevi Attikis
NEC EUROPE LTD
United Kingdom
Address
Nec House, 1 Victoria Road
W3 6BL London
OPTIBASE LTD.
Israel
Address
7 Shenkar St.
46120 Herzliya Pituach
OTEPLUS - TECHNICAL AND BUSINESS SOLUTIONS S.A.
Greece
Address
Marinou Antypa 90
14121 Irakleio
ROHDE & SCHWARZ GMBH&CO KOMMANDITGESELLSCHAFT
Germany
Address
Muehldorfstrasse 15
81671 Muenchen
RUNDFUNK BERLIN-BRANDENBURG
Germany
Address
Marlene-dietrich-allee 20
14482 Potsdam
T-SYSTEMS ENTERPRISE SERVICES GMBH
Germany
Address
Mainzer Landstrasse 50
60325 Frankfurt Am Main
TDF
France
Address
Rue D'oradour Sur Glane 10
75015 Paris
THALES RESEARCH & TECHNOLOGY (UK) LIMITED
United Kingdom
Address
2 Dashwood Lang Road, The Bourne Business Park
KT15 2NX Addleston, Weybridge, Surrey
UNIVERSITATEA POLITEHNICA DIN BUCURESTI
Romania
Address
Splaiul Independentei 313
060032 Bucuresti Sectorul 6
UNIVERSITE DE BORDEAUX I
France
Address
351, Cours De La Liberation
33405 Talence
UNIVERSITE DE RENNES I
France
Address
Rue Du Thabor 2
CS 46510 Rennes Cedex
UNIVERSITE DE VERSAILLES SAINT-QUENTIN-EN-YVELINES
France
Address
55 Avenue De Paris
78035 Versailles
VILLE DE METZ
France
Address
1 Place D'armes
57036 Metz Cedex 01