Multimedia Project

Multimedia Project

Interactive Multimedia Network Access to the User

APPLIED RESEARCH PROJECT 5% MULTIMEDIALITY DM 21.01.97 (G.U.N.28 OF 4.02.97)

National Coordinator: Prof. Ing. O.Andrisano

Project Duration: 1999-2002

The project

In recent years the evolution of services and technologies related to telecommunications has received great impetus from the pressing request by users, of increasingly rich and heterogeneous content: the need to integrate information of a different nature - voice, images and data - in a single flow of information usable through a multiplicity of different technological solutions, has given rise to a new type of communication, whose peculiarities are summarized in the multimedia attribute.

The creation of a modern heterogeneous telecommunications network, able to efficiently manage new multimedia services, is today the new frontier of the research world in this sector.

As part of the three-year applied research project "Multimediality - Interactive Multimedia Network of Access to the User", funded by the Ministry of Education, University and Research, implemented by the National Research Council and coordinated at national level by Prof. Oreste Andrisano, technologies and related applications have been studied to face this challenge, with particular reference to radio, satellite and fiber optic communications.

The project has seen the participation of numerous university research units and the CNR, supported by some of the leading companies active in the sectors of services and multimedia communications, among which we mention Siemens Mobile and Marconi Communications.

COORDINATION:

RESEARCH LINES:

I - MULTIMEDIA RADIOMOBILE SYSTEMS IN EVOLUTION TO UMTS
    Coordinator Prof.Ing. O.Andrisano - University of Bologna

  • Demonstration project and realization
  • Architecture and interconnection with the fixed network
  • Multiple access protocols and management of radio resources
  • Transmission and compression of the multimedia signal

II - INTERACTIVE MULTIMEDIA SERVICES ON PASSIVE OPTICAL NETWORK
      Coordinator Prof.Ing. G.Prati - University of Parma

  • Multimedia teledidactic applications
  • Definition of the demonstrator
  • Demonstrator system project
  • Design and implementation of the equipment
  • Solutions for optical maintenance
  • Demonstrator integration
  • Demonstration

III - NETWORK FOR INTERACTIVE TELECOMMUNICATIONS WITH SATELLITE ACCESS AND INTERCONNECTION
      Coordinator Prof.Ing. E. Del Re - CNIT / University of Florence

  • Signal processing
  • Transmissive aspects
  • Network aspects and applications
  • Prototype realization

IV - APPLICATION TO CULTURAL HERITAGE AND THE DISTRIBUTION OF SOCIO-SANITARY SERVICES
      Coordinator Prof.Ing. R.Picco - Study Center for Television - Turin

  • Multimedia data bases
  • Advanced acquisition and return methods
  • Applications to the distribution of social health services