Dr. Stefan Arbanowski
Tel: +49 (0) 30 / 34 63 71 97
The Fraunhofer FOKUS solution for IPTV applications fulfills the needs and demands of today’s target audiences such as Telcos, CEs and ISPs for interactive TV and rich media services. All of them are compliant with the OIPF and ETSI TISPAN standard.
The Fraunhofer FOKUS IPTV Media Client Suite
The Fraunhofer FOKUS IPTV Media Client suite enables consumers to enjoy access to converged TV services on the TV screen with an end-user interface that is optimized for the remote control using cutting-edge interfaces and interaction design. The solution also enables viewers to watch interactive and personalized IPTV on their PC screens and on the go. This further strengthens the business case with revenue sharing and greater advertising opportunities for both operators and content providers. The standards-based solution is designed to create complex IPTV and media applications. For this the Fraunhofer FOKUS IPTV media client suite comes with a modular four-tier composition. On top of the access plane, media and signaling technologies such as RTSP, HTTP, SIP and Web services provide the interfaces necessary for communication and signaling. The presentation layer supports HTML5, CE-HTML, .NET and Java FX. In addition, it allows the creation of so-called Media Clients, each acting as a client building upon a specifi c visualization technology. The service layer consists of a variety of applications, including hybrid TV, VoD, communications, content guides, personalization, communities, interactivity and targeted advertisement. The Fraunhofer FOKUS IPTV Media Client Suite takes advantage of cutting-edge technology and teams them with developments from other sectors such as the CE industry and telecommunications to provide a modular, platform-independent and robust foundation for standards-compliant IPTV and rich media applications.
The FOKUS IPTV Media Client Suite provides the following key services:
modular and flexible application framework
creation of cross-platform client solutions
IPTV and streaming (LinearTV, Video on Demand, Hybrid TV, Portal Pages, UGC and Web Content, Home Media)
Media and Service Personalization (Recommended Content, Personal Media Guide)
Electronic Program Guide
Telecommunication and NGN cross domain features (Contact list, advanced Presence, IP Telephony, Messaging, Community TV Services)
Multi-Device support (Remote Control, iPhone App, Wii Remote, Tablet, Touch, Keyboard)
Interactive Services (targeted Advertisement, Shopping, Voting, Virtual Quizshow)
Interactive, non-linear and clickable Content