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03.03.2004


Video applications should play an important role in the coming growth of third generation (3G) mobile telephony services. But where are the applications? Researchers in one IST project, INMOVE, believe that they, at least, can produce a winner.




Early trials scheduled

Scheduled for completion in August 2004, INMOVE is pioneering a new software toolkit for building intelligent mobile video applications and services. Project coordinator Matti Penttilä is already optimistic about the results, "Although most of our work is in enabling technologies, we are now discussing the bridge to commercialisation. For example the Finnish mobile telecoms company Elisa is trialling our toolkit to see if it can help them in developing new services."


A member of the INMOVE consortium, Elisa is also Finland’s second biggest mobile operator. The company plans to run internal trials of the toolkit during April and May 2004, after analysis of the concept and the business planning. And, Penttilä adds, project participants are also talking to other mobile operators.

Watch football or your home

The INMOVE toolkit is an expandable set of software tools for providing intelligent video-based services over mobile and wireless networks. The toolkit is based on an open systems architecture and makes use of object-oriented programming techniques.

Project researchers have developed two prototype applications; sports viewing and intelligent monitoring. The first offers a video football reporting service to mobile PDAs that allows users to follow the match in real-time or watch action replays of match highlights, with video supplied from any of the cameras around the football ground. The intelligent monitoring application enables video monitoring of remote locations (e.g. your home or business premises), mobile security (e.g. cargo checking) or route monitoring (guiding people or vehicles to their destination).

Project researchers have created an online demonstration of a typical football viewing application based on the INMOVE software toolkit. The demo can be reached via the following link.

Ready for the growth of 3G

Penttilä says that INMOVE’s second phase of market survey results should be published around the end of March. He sees the applications that INMOVE technology makes possible as arriving at exactly the right time. "Senior people from all the big mobile operators have been saying in Cannes at the 3GSM conference that the takeoff for 3G services will be in Europe, most likely during the second half of this year.

"The slow growth to date has not just been a network problem," he says. "There has been a lack of high-quality content to drive new services. So there is lots of space for video-based applications. That’s why we started INMOVE."

Contact:
Matti Penttilä
VTT Information Technology
PO Box 1200
FIN-02044 VTT
Finland
Tel: +358 9 456 6047
Fax: +358 9 456 7049
Email: matti.penttila@vtt.fi

Source: Based on information from INMOVE

Tara Morris | IST Results
Further information:
http://inmove.erve.vtt.fi/
http://istresults.cordis.lu/index.cfm?section=news&tpl=article&BrowsingType=Features&ID=62759

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