OMI Multimedia Interactive Newspaper Pilot Applications and Distribution


NEWSPAD - 9252

Keywords multimedia news broadcasting system, portable multimedia device, multimedia newspaper


Start Date: JAN-94 / Duration: 30 months

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Objectives

NEWSPAD is an OMI application project in the multimedia consumer market area. Its overall objective is to design, implement and pilot a multimedia news broadcasting system, where the information is disseminated via digital communication means (such as satellite/terrestrial digital broadcasting and ISDN), and delivered through a low-cost, small size, low weight, fully-featured portable multimedia device. Broadcasted information includes news, entertainment, education and advertising. However, for the sake of simplicity the term "multimedia newspaper" will be used.

The project concentrates on both the hardware and software components of the delivery system and on the required software for the authoring system. However, the project takes into account all aspects of the service: data collection, data storage (multimedia object databases), multiuser authoring environment, distribution to consumers and final delivery. The detailed objectives are to:

Further information about NEWSPAD is available from the NEWSPAD home page.


CONTACT POINT

Mr Joaquin SANS
Edidiones Primera Plana
SA/Grupo Z
Comte d'Urgell, 71-73
E - 08011 Barcelona
tel: + 34 / 3-451-3232
fax: + 34 / 3-451-4862

Participants

EDICIONES PRIMERA PLANA, SA - E - C
ACORN COMPUTERS LIMITED - UK - P
ASA FILMS SA - F - P
ARCHIMEDES SA - GR - A
INSTITUT CATALA - E - P
UNIVERSITY OF EDINBURGH - TECHMAP UK - A


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NEWSPAD - 9252, December 1993


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