Open Standard for Multimedia Optical Storage Environments


OSMOSE-2 - 6788

Keywords multimedia applications development tools, Common Publishing Format, CD-I, CD-ROM, DVI, multimedia communications standards


Start Date: 01-SEP-92 / Duration: 24 months

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Objectives and Approach

To stimulate the multimedia CD title business by offering a multi-platform publishing solution.

The publishing of information, entertainment, and learning material will be largely based on interactive multimedia CDs in the 1990s. The development of this business is hampered by the diversity of play-back platforms available, and by the continuous changes in the computer world.

The OSMOSE project is developing a Common Publishing format (CPF) allowing publishers to develop multimedia CD titles that can be placed on multiple platforms, such as CD-I and CD-ROM XA. This will offer a large market for a single CD title and enable portability of CD's between the office (computer) environment and the home (CD-I) player.

The OSMOSE work includes integration of (modem) communication functions in the format and realisation of instances of CPF runtime engines and authoring tools for a number of platforms.

Exploitation

The resulting Common Publishing Format and the related tools will be used by publishers and title developers to develop CD's with a larger target audience or with specific multiple-use benefits (same disc at school, home, office, portable). The application areas are numerous, eg entertainment, training, education, information, hobbies, point-of-sale and advertisement.

The Common Publishing Format will offer an ideal growth path for publishers who are already starting with specific formats such as Photo-CD, CD-I or CD-ROM XA.

The main outcomes are expected to be:


CONTACT POINT

Ms Marijke Derks
Philips Consumer Electronics BV
Advanced Development Centre
Glaslaan
NL - 5600 JB Eindhoven
tel: + 31 / 40-734-133
fax: + 31 / 40-734-046

Participants

PHILIPS CONSUMER ELECTRONICS BV - NL - C
BULL SA - F - P
ING. C. OLIVETTI & C. SPA - I - P
CAP SESA TELECOM - F - P
UNI-C - DK - A
AUDIOVISUAL - GR - A
UNIVERSITY OF ATHINAI - GR - A
TRACK ONE - B - A


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OSMOSE-2 - 6788, December 1993


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