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In the Cockpit instead of on the Sofa

News from Sep. 05, 2013

At this year’s IFA 2013 in Berlin between the 6. September and the 11. September, researchers of Fraunhofer FOKUS are presenting in hall 11.1 stand 21 how new entertainment technologies can augment classical television.

You are sitting in your living-room and are watching a Formula-1 race. The racing action is as usual being shown from various camera perspectives. Simultaneously you can follow the race live from the cockpit and from the perspective of your favorite driver. For this purpose, the stream from the onboard camera of the racing car is displayed on the smartphone.

This is enabled through the multi-screen platform Famium of Fraunhofer FOKUS, which combines screens and functions of individual devices. Thereby the strengths of each device can be combined. Be it television set, mobile device or PC – in the future the viewer controls the contents of films and entertainment by himself.  The viewer receives information on additional media and actively takes part in the program. At the joint-stand of the Fraunhofer-Gesellschaft in the theme area “Multiscreen Entertainment” IFA visitors can try out the application scenarios of the Famium platform and on the hand of five additional demonstrators get an impression of new technologies for interactive and cross-device entertainment.

Visit Fraunhofer FOKUS at the joint-stand of the Fraunhofer-Gesellschaft in Hall 11.1,
Stand 21

Lectures by Fraunhofer FOKUS in the TecWatch-Forum, Hall 11.1:

  • Stefan Kaiser: »Famium – Multiscreen DASH Ecosystem: »Discerning scenarios for adaptive streaming in the browser « | 10. September, 11:00 AM
  • Christopher Krauß: »Recommendations as a Service Platform – Intuitive graphical editor for the creation of referral-engines « | 10. September, 11:30 AM
  • Robert Kleinfeld: »Multiscreen TV-Service – Platform for collaborative Multiscreen-Applications« | 10. September, 12:30 PM

Lectures will be held in German.