Portable Workstation for Education in Europe


POWER - 6892

Keywords portable workstations, ARM, speech interface workstations, education


Start Date: 01-JUN-92 / Duration: 36 months

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Objectives

The objective of the POWER project is to develop a portable workstation, targeted on the education market, capable of operating in stand-alone mode or on a network and able to support multiple input devices including a speech interface.

The project builds on existing microprocessor technology with the Advanced Risc Machine (ARM) chip, but envisages both further development of this chip and the exploitation of any results emerging from the Open Microprocessor systems Initiative (OMI) regarding its successors.

Areas of development will include:

The consortium plans to enhance market acceptability through close monitoring of user requirements via structured user trials and evaluations together with additional market research in the early phases.


CONTACT POINT

Mr T. Caspell
Acorn Computers Ltd
Vision Park - Histon
UK - Cambridge CB4 4AE
tel: + 44 / 223-254-254
fax: + 44 / 223-254-262

Participants

ACORN COMPUTERS LTD - UK - C
PLURICOM - P - P
OPSIS - F - P
INSTITUT DE L'AUDIOVISUEL
ET DES TELECOMMUNICATIONS - F - P
ADVANCED RISC MACHINES LTD - UK - P
ETNOTEAM SPA - I - A
UNIVERSIDADE DE AVEIRO - P - A
LERNOUT & HAUSPIE
SPEECH PRODUCTS - B - A


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POWER - 6892, December 1993


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