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The ESSAI teleshopping system: an example of a broadband multimedia application

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2 Author(s)
Mercalli, F. ; Centro di Cultura Sci., Como, Italy ; Negrini, Roberto

The goal of the paper is to show how the progress in multimedia and communication technologies makes possible the implementation of an effective teleshopping application, based on a unique control center connected through a network to a large number of remote low cost vending terminals. In the paper, the advantages that this centralized, network-based architecture has over a distributed one is highlighted and the lessons learned through the operation of a first prototype installed in Milan reported. This application is being studied and developed by a Consortium of 13 European Companies and Research Institutions in the frame of the RACE Project 2029 ESSAI, sponsored by the EEC

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Global Telecommunications Conference, 1994. GLOBECOM '94. Communications: The Global Bridge., IEEE

Date of Conference:

28 Nov- 2 Dec 1994