Open Standard for Multimedia Optical Storage Environments


OSMOSE-1 - 5656

Keywords multimedia applications development tools


Start Date: 01-OCT-90 / Duration: 12 months

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Objectives

OSMOSE-1 is a preparatory action for a large-scale project aiming at an open standard for interactive multimedia applications, based on existing and emerging optical storage (CD) technologies.

The full-scale project will result in a high-level Application Programming Interface (API) for CD-based interactive multimedia applications. The API will enable the development of multimedia applications (CDs) which can be used on a variety of platforms (operating systems, processors, CD peripherals). In addition to enabling portability, the API will facilitate continuity (ie independence from new releases of hardware or software) and flexibility (allowing third parties to tailor or to add functionality to applications).

The preparatory action, OSMOSE-1, is focused on the requirements analysis for the API from various different perspectives. It addresses:

Special attention will be given to the involvement of potential users of the API and related tool platforms through the organisation of a seminar on the state of the art in multimedia computing and of a publishers' and end-users' workshop.


CONTACT POINT

Mr W. Bulthuis
PHILIPS GMBH TELEKOM. & DATA
SYSTEMS-ISA
Weisshausstr.
NL - 5600 JA EINDHOVEN
tel: + 31/ 40-744100
fax: + 31/ 40-744844
telex: 35000 PHTC NL

Participants

PHILIPS GMBH TELEKOM. & DATA
SYSTEMS-ISA - D - C
BULL SA - F - P
ELEKTROSON BV - NL - P
MAXWELL COMMUNICATIONS
CORPORATION PLC - UK - P
UNIVERSITY OF ATHINAI - GR - P
PHILIPS CONSUMER ELECTRONICS BV - NL - P
ING. C. OLIVETTI & C. SPA - I - P
ESPASA CALPE SA - E - P
CAP SESA TELECOM - F - P


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OSMOSE-1 - 5656, December 1993


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