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Open Museum Base (OMB)

OpenMuseum Base (OMB) the technology developed by the project coordinator, is a patented ¿turnkey¿ multi-modular solution for setting up innovative museum systems, based on digital technology and interactive multimedia methods for the representation of museum collections and for their local and remote access.

The system (based on market standards and open software tools) allows museums to acquire an industrial ¿package¿ in standardised form that makes it possible (through an appropriate customisation and configuration of application templates) to define, structure and implement in hardware, software and contents the whole range of facilities and applications required for the development of an innovative museum system with strong user-centred functionality for access and interaction.

OpenMuseum Base includes several specialised access modules, encompassing a Welcome Terminal, a Video wall system, a local and Internet-based Booking Terminal, a main Multimedia Station for interactive presentations (accessing media in real time from the central server store), an Interactive 3D Station for interfacing interactive VR models, a Digital Video terminal deploying MPEG-1 or MPEG-2 video, a GIS Station for the interactive access to territorial mapping systems, and many more. Among these it also features a specialised Digital Library station (developed in the frame of the TELEMATICS project "BAMBI"), by means of which digital documents (e.g., illuminated manuscripts) can be browsed and analysed, with the support of advanced text matching, annotation and hyper linking functions.

The main goal of OpenMuseum Base is the promotion of physical memory institutions by means of modular technology assisting the user throughout the phases of the visit.

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