Fraunhofer FOKUS, together with partners and friends from the (mobile) media and content industry organized the FOKUS Media Web Symposium 2010. During these two days, international experts presented and discussed current trends in tutorials, technical workshops, and invited conference presentations. We welcomed 180 guests from 17 countries. We had 3 tutorials, 3 panels, around 50 presentations and a great social event. See event’s website for program, speakers, presentations, pictures. Check our twitter channel #MWS10 on what participants have been actively discussing during the event.
See you all next year at FOKUS Media Web Symposium 2011; Berlin, November 03-04, 2011 – more details will be provided soon.
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Fraunhofer FOKUS supports demonstrations on OIPF IPTV Specifications
September 10- 14, 2010; Amsterdam, Netherlands
Fraunhofer FOKUS, an active member of the Open IPTV Forum (OIPF), supported the OIPF at IBC 2010. Besides the previously published Release 2 IPTV Specifications, OIPF members as e.g. Fraunhofer FOKUS, Ericsson, ANT, Verimatrix , and Intertrust showcased implementations of the OIPF Specifiactions in terms of Interoperable Content Protection (DRM), features of OIPF Declarative Application Environment (DAE) based Set-Top-Boxes, support of multiple service providers and IPTV middlewares as well as interactive applications based on OIPF DAE and CE-HTML. Fraunhofer FOKUS provided key elements as the IPTV Service Control as part of the FOKUS Open IPTV Ecosystem as well as a selection of interactive services and applications.
Connected TV Solutions
September 3-8, 2010; Berlin, Germany
At the IFA 2010 from 3rd to 8th September in Berlin, Fraunhofer FOKUS demonstrates how Connected TV solutions will look like in the future and how apps can be used on different end devices regardless of the manufacturer. With the FOKUS MEGASTORE the institute has introduced a platform which provides a convenient way of producing, administrating and delivering apps for smartphones, TV and set-top boxes. Furthermore Fraunhofer FOKUS presented the possibilities of using the new German ID card in Connected TV environments. The presentation of recent market ready solutions for connected TV services and white label portals has been presented in close collaboration with NetRange MMH and enjoyed great popularity during the 6 days at IFA 2010. Visitors from around the globe including trade visitors, industry experts, press, and consumers informed themselves on recent trends in hybrid TV, mobile applications and converged media services.
Annual conference 2010
May 19-20, 2010, Leipzig, Germany
The Fraunhofer Society celebrates their annual conference for 2010 in Leipzig. Accompanied by award ceremony for the Fraunhofer Research Awards 2010, Fraunhofer FOKUS showcased their non-linear video technology. The president of the Fraunhofer-Gesellschaft, Prof. Dr. Hans-Jörg Bullinger, presented the advantages and technological key facts about Fraunhofer FOKUS' non-linear video technology to an audience of about 400 guests.
On the 10th and 11th of May 2010, the Esprit Arena in Düsseldorf was stage for the SPONSORs Sports Media Summit 2010. The SPONSORs Sports Media Summit 2010 covered once again the entire spectrum of the sports and media industries. The central issues have already been clearly defined: Broadcast & Production, Buying and Selling Sport Rights, Media, and Advertising.
The IPTV and Rich Media experts from the Competence Center Future Applications and Media (FAME) represented Fraunhofer FOKUS. In his speech on “Sports TV of the Future - 3D, personalized and interactive”, Robert Seeliger reported about challenges and opportunities coming along with interactive and personalized TV services. In parallel FOKUS exhibits during the two conference days their non-linear video technology for interactive content experience.
Integrating TV, internet and mobile phone for a richer multimedia experience.
March 31st, 2010; Eindhoven, Netherlands
On March 31st 2010, the "All-in-one-media event" inspired participants with international speakers from industry and academia, which presented their vision on integrating TV, internet and mobile phone for a richter multimedia experience.The demo market has shown the results of the iNEM4U project, where Fraunhofer FOKUS worked on for the last 3 years, in a technological way. The Event was very successful, to quote Ms. Neelie Kroes, European Commissioner for Digital Agenda: “By bringing technologies and stakeholders together, working on a better future is possible.”
iNEM4U was a research project carried out by a European consortium of companies and institutions, co-funded by the European Commission. Its goal was to develop an open and intelligent service platform that enables groups of people, such as families and friends, to share media and services in an easy and integrated way. The iNEM4U platform facilitates such experiences by allowing applications to easily combine media and services from different networks, such as the Internet, IPTV networks, and mobile networks. The unique feature of the iNEM4U platform is the integration of different technical domains and devices, creating a richer experience, based on extra services or content delivery by the user.
As one of the partners of the INEM4u project Fraunhofer FOKUS was attending the final meeting of this project on Wednesday the 31.03.2010 at Philips (High Tech Campus /Eindhoven). To end the project in a good manner, an important part of the meeting was to present some of the results of this European co-funded project, to a wider audience. In this way six demos have been presented beside some inspiring talks of guest speakers to the approximately 100 people.
With this final meeting the INEM4u project is successfully finished now and will be presented in Brussels in front of the European commission on Thuesday the 27.04.2010.
March 24-25, 2010; London, UK
From March 23rd- March 25th Fraunhofer FOKUS has shown ongoing development of its Open IPTV Ecosystem, based on the Open IPTV Forums specifications at the IPTV World Forum 2010 in London, UK.
Fraunhofer FOKUS also announced a roadmap for release of components of the Ecosystem, helping stimulate uptake of the specifications. The demonstrated scenarios correspond to the OIPF Release 1.1, and beyond Baseline Managed Profile and Enhanced Managed Profile, and show the convergence of IPTV, communications and community services. This includes basic IPTV services such as Scheduled Content (Linear TV) and Content on Demand shown inside a prototypical HTML5 client (DAE), as well as advanced services such as Incoming Call and interaction with VoD, "See what I See" and Recommendations.
The Fraunhofer FOKUS Competence Center Future Applications and Media (FAME) has opened their non-linear video technology to the public at CeBIT 2010 for the first time. Non-linear video provides a new interactive experience for moving pictures on TV, mobile phones and in the Web. The technology developed by Fraunhofer FOKUS makes content clickable, allows for multiple user interaction and a non-linear video utilization.The Fraunhofer FOKUS experts presented the capabilities of non-linear video on multiple devices in terms of CE-HTML based TV, PC as well as a mobile solution on the iPhone.
The Fraunhofer joint stand was downright a crowdstar during the whole week at Hannover. Visitors from all areas of interest and business segments came to the Fraunhofer stand to get informed about recent developments and technologies within the Fraunhofer society.
In addition to the non-linear video demonstration, Fraunhofer FOKUS showed use cases with the new german electronic identity card (EPA) in cooperation with the Fraunhofer Competence Center for Electronic Government and Applications (ELAN). Interested visitors were able to experience the new functionality of the identity card, and how to use it at home at the TV for online shopping, video-on-demand as well as electronic administrative aspects.
As part of the BONDI activities, employees from Fraunhofer FOKUS supported OMTP in promoting BONDI at the Mobile World Congress (MWC 2010) in Barcelona.
To demonstrate the cross-platform concept behind BONDI and showcase the numerous BONDI implementations, presentations weren't limited to a single exhibition stand, but shown on “BONDI enabled booths” of different vendors and organizations supporting the standard.
Scientists from Fraunhofer FOKUS were present to presented BONDI widgets on the new Samsung Bada platform and BONDI development at the LiMo Foundation.
The MWC 2010 coincided with a number of significant milestones:
BONDI 1.1 specification became a stable release
BONDI 1.5 specification was available for first review
One year since the first running BONDI widget on MWC 2009
The first phone with 'BONDI on board' was released
JIL and BONDI announced an alliance to develop a common standard within 12 months
As part of the BONDI promotion by OMTP photos were taken of the congress visitors with a BONDI branded surf board.
Of course, the FAME members posed with the board as well.