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  • 3rd International Workshop on Community Networking 1996. Proceedings

    Publication Year: 1996
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  • InfoRadio on demand, WebTV and digiTaz-telecommerce case studies

    Publication Year: 1996, Page(s):71 - 76
    Cited by:  Patents (10)
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    This paper focuses on hybrid systems for pay-per-view services over the Internet using standard browsing tools. Considerations on how old media can translate into new media are given. In our workgroup we focus on integration of multimedia teleservices (MMTS) in World Wide Web (WWW), telecommerce applications and integration of classical media in WWW. We design prototypes of converters, multimedia ... View full abstract»

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  • Regional PC community/group communication network service system driving FTTH forward

    Publication Year: 1996, Page(s):1 - 5
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    A new network service, designed to enrich the life styles of the subscribers by helping in their daily activities in a regional community or in groups, using PCs (personal computers) is discussed. To provide the service, a new network function and cost effective hardware and software are described. A feasibility experiment is mentioned where the main customers are housewives and children in a clus... View full abstract»

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  • The user interface to the Infolan university library

    Publication Year: 1996, Page(s):55 - 59
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    This paper discusses the general problems and difficulties in using the Infolan university library. A prototype has been developed to help users interact with the system. The prototype adopts a graphical user interface style and incorporates user interface design principles to ensures that the interface is easy to use. The paper also discusses the user interface and implementation of the prototype View full abstract»

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  • Impact of the development of Internet on EDI

    Publication Year: 1996, Page(s):77 - 82
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    This paper analyses the impact of the development of the Internet on EDI (electronic data interchange) and the opportunities offered by the integration of interoperability standards such as CORBA within the Internet technology View full abstract»

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  • Trial of CATV, VOD and ISDN services over FTTH

    Publication Year: 1996, Page(s):33 - 38
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    NTT is conducting utilization tests for CATV video transmissions in which CATV video transmissions, video-on-demand (VOD) and ISDN services are provided on an integrated basis to customers in test areas where optical fiber is installed to each household. The test systems adopt two types of PON systems, and are now operating in three test areas, each of which has about 300 subscribers. The trial pr... View full abstract»

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  • RCM: An open architecture to build a community

    Publication Year: 1996, Page(s):123 - 126
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    Milan Civic Network (RCM) is a community network developed with owned, windows based, software that supports the construction of highly interactive environments. It introduces basic multimedia functionalities according to the real hardware and software capability of current Italian personal computers users. Its open architecture let its members communicate with many different protocols, including ... View full abstract»

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  • ATM SuperPON capacity dimensioning

    Publication Year: 1996, Page(s):61 - 64
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    One of the most promising architecture for the future integrated services network is probably the APON (ATM over PON) system. More than offering the advantages of PON it allows for a bandwidth on demand provisioning to the customer by using VPI/VCI switching. Standard APON products are now on the market and used in trials. By the way the splitting ratio of such architectures is often limited to 1:... View full abstract»

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  • Scheduling Disciplines for HFC Systems: What can we learn from ATM scheduling?

    Publication Year: 1996
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  • BT interactive TV

    Publication Year: 1996, Page(s):111 - 115
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    In the summer of 1994, BT demonstrated some of the key elements necessary for interactive home services. In particular the ability to transmit near broadcast quality TV pictures using 2 Mbit/s digital compression, broadband transmission over normal telephone lines and subsequent reconstruction of the pictures in the home. As a result of that trial, since October 1995 BT has been operating an inter... View full abstract»

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  • Cable networks evolution for multimedia delivery in Russia

    Publication Year: 1996, Page(s):39 - 42
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    The paper presents some results of the first step of multimedia service introduction on broadcast networks in Russia. A cable network evolution strategy toward a full service network (FSN) on the basis of service requirements is proposed as a possible path of transition to broadband ISDN for Russia using the St. Petersburg region's example. Network topologies are analysed and future investigations... View full abstract»

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  • A survey on the diffusion of existing media and the attitude towards new multimedia services in Belgium

    Publication Year: 1996, Page(s):65 - 69
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    As usual the success of a multimedia service depends on the goodwill of the end-user. Indeed it is the consumer who has to `consume' these services. Therefore all the other market players going from content providers over service providers to network operators need a profound insight in the consumer's needs and (latent) wishes. Marketing research is an essential basic step in the creation, develop... View full abstract»

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  • The LAMBDA project: using advanced telematics to deliver services and information to rural areas

    Publication Year: 1996
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    Summary form only given, as follows. The LAMBDA project was a two year European funded project to bring practical services and information to remote rural areas. It has utilised multimedia, interactive public access terminal units linked by ISDN to service provider sites. The project has involved the local communities at all stages and has shown how a combination of social science and technology r... View full abstract»

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  • Public networks and home networks

    Publication Year: 1996, Page(s):103 - 105
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    This paper gives new possibilities of public and home networks to provide new services in the near future and the result of a project using the PSTN and ISDN in tele-assistance services. The author and his group are involved in work related to the European standard Home System (EHS) and the development of software for a service centre connected to the home providing assistance to the elderly and d... View full abstract»

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  • A multimedia integration trial for groupware with video-on-demand

    Publication Year: 1996, Page(s):97 - 102
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    A multimedia integration trial for groupware with video-on-demand is described. The integration is realized by association of a groupware server with a video-on-demand server using a video service bridge. The integrated platform enables application developers to develop multimedia application systems supporting both groupware and video-on-demand functions, and provides both real time and stored vi... View full abstract»

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  • Intercom Ontario: a community experiment in media affordances

    Publication Year: 1996, Page(s):133 - 138
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    Intercom Ontario is a four-year study with the objective of determining what services Ontarians want, need, and will use on the information superhighway-and how to deliver them. Now in its second phase, the trial is moving to Newmarket, Ontario, a residential community where detailed usage data regarding which appliance is used in which location to perform which application will be captured. Each ... View full abstract»

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  • Plugged In's epa.net project: low-income community networking

    Publication Year: 1996, Page(s):117 - 121
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    epa.net is a project of Plugged In, a non-profit computer center in a low-income community near Silicon Valley. The project is designed to bring computer and Internet infrastructure to the community through partnerships that bring access to equipment, communications combination of technical, management skills. Partnerships include Silicon Valley companies and community organizations View full abstract»

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  • CONNECT: A case study in promoting the advantages of the Internet to SMEs

    Publication Year: 1996, Page(s):127 - 131
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    The potential of the Internet to provide a means through which economically deprived and geographically isolated sectors of the community may be revitalised has received much attention. This paper details the strategy employed by CONNECT, the Internet Centre for Merseyside Businesses, Department of Computer Science, Liverpool University to help establish Merseyside as a centre of electronic commer... View full abstract»

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  • Group communication platform concept as a community networking service

    Publication Year: 1996, Page(s):107 - 110
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    For the successful introduction of multimedia information communication services, it is strongly required to realize much less expensive community networking. The proposed group communication platform is a public LAN environment designed to provide various community networking services, and its tariff is not on the basis of each individual subscriber but on each user group View full abstract»

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  • EUROMED-visualisation suites for medical imaging

    Publication Year: 1996, Page(s):91 - 96
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    EUROMED is an European Commission funded three year project, which began with phase I in January 1996. The overall aim of EUROMED is to collaboratively exploit, combine and support HPCN activities to enhance and standardise visualisation techniques to be used in telemedicine applications. Firstly, EUROMED will create a hierarchical telemedicine network throughout Europe and ex-Soviet Union countri... View full abstract»

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  • Architecture of a knowledge processing system

    Publication Year: 1996, Page(s):19 - 26
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    We start with three basic notions: that knowledge is based on concepts; that events enhance or refute such concepts; and that no concept or its modifications is absolute. Within this framework, we build a processing system that is dynamic based on the knowledge available, aware of current events that are modifying the knowledge base with some finite probability that its result is accurate. In a se... View full abstract»

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  • Bit velocity is not enough: content and service issues for broadband residential information services

    Publication Year: 1996, Page(s):49 - 54
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    This paper addresses the design issues for creation and management of content and services, which arose from our work at Hewlett Packard Laboratories in broadband residential information systems. Particular attention is given to the issues engendered by an emphasis on community-based content and services. Hewlett Packard has introduced the HP Broadband Interactive Data Solution (BIDS) product fami... View full abstract»

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  • Service brokering in object-based systems: advanced information services

    Publication Year: 1996, Page(s):43 - 48
    Cited by:  Papers (3)  |  Patents (1)
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    Open object-based systems are emerging as the underlying foundation for the design of large-scale distributed applications. As an integral component of the ISO/ITU-T Reference Model for Open Distributed Processing (RM-ODP), service brokering may be applied at multiple layers of the software hierarchy, spanning distributed operating systems, through telecommunication service provision up to the app... View full abstract»

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  • Scheduling disciplines for HFC systems: what can we learn from ATM scheduling?

    Publication Year: 1996, Page(s):13 - 18
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    The support of multimedia traffic with different quality of service (QoS) requirements on an integrated network has proven to be difficult. It requires simple design of conceptually complex mechanisms. We study the application of proposed ATM scheduling disciplines to a hybrid fiber/coaxial (HFC) system. Switching networks are based on point-to-point communication links whereas HFC is a shared med... View full abstract»

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  • Architectural design and implementation of the Singapore high-speed ATM-testbed

    Publication Year: 1996, Page(s):27 - 31
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    This paper covers some technical planning and design issues of the Singapore national ATM network testbed. The network architecture and current implementation are discussed. We elaborate on a reference model that is aimed at effectively addressing the challenge of supporting multiple multimedia services over a broadband network with quality of service (QOS) guarantees and exhibits scalability and ... View full abstract»

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