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

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.

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Coordinator

THOMSON BROADCAST & MULTIMEDIA SA

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1, Rue De L'Hautil, Zone Des Boutries
78700 Conflans Sainte Honorine

France

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Participants (28)

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AKELA

France

BSOFT SRL

Italy

CEFRIEL - SOCIETA CONSORTILE A RESPONSABILITA LIMITATA

Italy

CENTRE NATIONAL DE LA RECHERCHE SCIENTIFIQUE

France

ECOLE POLYTECHNIQUE FEDERALE DE LAUSANNE

Switzerland

ELECTRONICS AND TELECOMMUNICATIONS RESEARCH INSTITUTE

South Korea

EXPWAY SA

France

FRANCE TELECOM SA

France

INESC PORTO - INSTITUTO DE ENGENHARIA DE SISTEMAS E COMPUTADORES DO PORTO

Portugal

INSTITUT FUER RUNDFUNKTECHNIK GMBH

Germany

INSTITUT NATIONAL DE RECHERCHE EN INFORMATIQUE ET EN AUTOMATIQUE

France

INSTITUT NATIONAL DES SCIENCES APPLIQUEES DE RENNES

France

LANCASTER UNIVERSITY

United Kingdom

N D S TECHNOLOGIES ISRAEL LTD

Israel

NATIONAL CENTRE FOR SCIENTIFIC RESEARCH "DEMOKRITOS"

Greece

NEC EUROPE LTD

United Kingdom

OPTIBASE LTD.

Israel

OTEPLUS - TECHNICAL AND BUSINESS SOLUTIONS S.A.

Greece

ROHDE & SCHWARZ GMBH&CO KOMMANDITGESELLSCHAFT

Germany

RUNDFUNK BERLIN-BRANDENBURG

Germany

T-SYSTEMS ENTERPRISE SERVICES GMBH

Germany

TDF

France

THALES RESEARCH & TECHNOLOGY (UK) LIMITED

United Kingdom

UNIVERSITATEA POLITEHNICA DIN BUCURESTI

Romania

UNIVERSITE DE BORDEAUX I

France

UNIVERSITE DE RENNES I

France

UNIVERSITE DE VERSAILLES SAINT-QUENTIN-EN-YVELINES

France

VILLE DE METZ

France

Project information

Grant agreement ID: 507637

  • Start date

    1 December 2003

  • End date

    31 March 2006

Funded under:

FP6-IST

  • Overall budget:

    € 11 918 894

  • EU contribution

    € 6 200 000

Coordinated by:

THOMSON BROADCAST & MULTIMEDIA SA

France