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Towards the era of personal services at home and everywhere

Objective

European citizens own a large number of devices with different capabilities ranging from TV to smart phones, PCs or set-top boxes. The ability to exchange data and access external services from these devices is limited which severely hampers the effectiveness of personalisation. This in turn affects the usability and thus mass- market adoption of advanced audio-visual networked services.

The ePerSpace project addresses the major challenge to "make it happen". ePerSpace project aims at significantly increasing the user acceptance of networked audiovisual systems and applications at home and virtually anywhere by developing innovative personalised value-added networked services. With the integration of the telecom global networks and the home audiovisual and networking sectors, ePerSpace will solve existing interoperability problems in personalisation data exchange, services, context adaptation and management of service platforms.

From a social and business perspective, ePerSpace will develop user adoption and business models focussing on mass- market services enabling seamless cooperation of multimedia user platforms and devices to access anywhere personalised services. Dissemination activities including trials, user surveys and demonstration will be instrumental for that purpose. ePerSpace objectives will be realised through 4 major work areas:-The Home Platform providing the means to exchange audiovisual content between user terminals and home equipment-Global Network Integration and Interoperability offering innovative seamless access by sharing user profiles in a secure manner-Home and Personal Devices building unified personal environments-Rich Media Object Management supplying the tools for content creators to make optimal use of the infrastructure. ePerSpace will start from past results gained in past European projects(@HOM and YOUNSTER)and will bring together 20 partners(telecom operators, research institutes, universities and technology providers).

Coordinator

FRANCE TELECOM SA
Address
Place D'alleray 6
75015 Paris
France

Participants (18)

APIF MOVIQUITY S.A.
Spain
Address
Calle Isabel De Colbrand 10 - Edificio Venecia, Pl. 5 Of.150
28050 Madrid
BRITISH TELECOMMUNICATIONS PLC
United Kingdom
Address
81 Newgate Street
EC1A 7AJ London
EURESCOM-EUROPEAN INSTITUTE FOR RESEARCH AND STRATEGIC STUDIES IN TELECOMMUNICATIONS GMBH
Germany
Address
Wieblinger Weg 19/4
69123 Heidelberg
FONDAZIONE UGO BORDONI
Italy
Address
Via Baldassarre Castiglione 59
00142 Roma
INACCESS NETWORKS S.A.
Greece
Address
Odos L. Pentelis 95A
15234 Chalandri
MOTOROLA ELECTRONICS S.P.A.
Italy
Address
Via Cardinal Massaia 83
10100 Torino
MYCOM (UK) LIMITED
United Kingdom
Address
47 Queen Anne Street
W19 9JG London
NORSK RIKSKRINGKASTING AS
Norway
Address
Bjornstjerne Bjornsons Pl. 1
0340 Oslo
OPENSUGAR
France
Address
Chemin Du Vieux Chene 51
38240 Meylan
RAI - RADIOTELEVISIONE ITALIANA SPA
Italy
Address
Viale Mazzini 14
00100 Roma
SERCONET LTD
Israel
Address
16 Haroshet St.
43657 Raanana
SIEMENS AKTIENGESELLSCHAFT
Germany
Address
Wittelsbacherplatz 2
80333 Muenchen
SIEMENS S.P.A.
Italy
Address
Viale Pirelli Piero E Alberto 10
20100 Milano
TELEFONICA INVESTIGACION Y DESARROLLO SA UNIPERSONAL
Spain
Address
Calle Emilio Vargas 6
28043 Madrid
TELENOR ASA
Norway
Address
Snaroeyveien 30
1331 Fornebu
THE UNIVERSITY OF WESTMINSTER
United Kingdom
Address
Regent Street 309
W1B 2UW London
UNIVERSITA DEGLI STUDI DI ROMA "LA SAPIENZA"
Italy
Address
Piazzale Aldo Moro 5
00185 Roma
UNIVERSITY OF BRISTOL
United Kingdom
Address
Senate House, Tyndall Avenue
BS8 1TH Bristol