Harmonic, a leading provider of professional video processing and delivery technologies for cable, satellite, broadcast, IPTV and internet TV service providers, will be integrating their latest IP-based headend and advertisement insertion technologies in the Fraunhofer FOKUS Media Interoperability Lab (MI Lab).
Based on the extensive IPTV and rich media infrastructure of the laboratory, Fraunhofer and Harmonic will develop new solutions for individualized TV services. Joint development will concentrate on the simultaneous delivery of personalized media and targeted advertisements including delivery to mobile devices where TV programs are adjusted to suit the end device.
The focus is on seamless integration of different media sources and their preparation for the distribution channel. Furthermore, the integration of Harmonic’s content management solutions and tools for distribution planning in Next Generation Networks (NGN) based IPTV environments will be examined.
“Harmonic brings significant experience in streaming multimedia data for mass markets to the Media Interoperability Lab,” commented Dr. Stefan Arbanoswki, executive of the FOKUS Competence Center Smart Environments. “This experience, alongside the latest ad insertion and digital video mosaic technologies from Harmonic, will help us to develop personalized media services for converging media ecosystems.”
“Harmonic is pleased to have been selected as the lead technology provider by Fraunhofer in the growing convergence and targeted advertising space. Telco operators are now moving into the 2.0 version of their IPTV service and companies like Fraunhofer and Harmonic will be providing key enabling technology solutions,” said Thierry Fautier, Director of Telco Solutions for Harmonic.
One focus of the collaboration will be the development of the individualized advertisement formats and services in IPTV environments. Fraunhofer FOKUS, in cooperation with the media group RTL, presented the first personalized advertisement formats to the audience at the International Radio Exhibition (Internationale Funkausstellung) 2008 in Berlin. The cooperation with Harmonic will allow similar solutions for the distribution of new advertisement formats in real communication environments based on highly scalable streaming technologies.
Dr. Gudrun Quandel | alfa
Brown researchers teach computers to see optical illusions
24.09.2018 | Brown University
One Step Ahead: Adaptive Radar Systems for Smart Driver Assistance
20.09.2018 | Fraunhofer-Institut für Hochfrequenzphysik und Radartechnik FHR
The building blocks of matter in our universe were formed in the first 10 microseconds of its existence, according to the currently accepted scientific picture. After the Big Bang about 13.7 billion years ago, matter consisted mainly of quarks and gluons, two types of elementary particles whose interactions are governed by quantum chromodynamics (QCD), the theory of strong interaction. In the early universe, these particles moved (nearly) freely in a quark-gluon plasma.
This is a joint press release of University Muenster and Heidelberg as well as the GSI Helmholtzzentrum für Schwerionenforschung in Darmstadt.
Then, in a phase transition, they combined and formed hadrons, among them the building blocks of atomic nuclei, protons and neutrons. In the current issue of...
Thin-film solar cells made of crystalline silicon are inexpensive and achieve efficiencies of a good 14 percent. However, they could do even better if their shiny surfaces reflected less light. A team led by Prof. Christiane Becker from the Helmholtz-Zentrum Berlin (HZB) has now patented a sophisticated new solution to this problem.
"It is not enough simply to bring more light into the cell," says Christiane Becker. Such surface structures can even ultimately reduce the efficiency by...
A study in the journal Bulletin of Marine Science describes a new, blood-red species of octocoral found in Panama. The species in the genus Thesea was discovered in the threatened low-light reef environment on Hannibal Bank, 60 kilometers off mainland Pacific Panama, by researchers at the Smithsonian Tropical Research Institute in Panama (STRI) and the Centro de Investigación en Ciencias del Mar y Limnología (CIMAR) at the University of Costa Rica.
Scientists established the new species, Thesea dalioi, by comparing its physical traits, such as branch thickness and the bright red colony color, with the...
Scientists have succeeded in observing the first long-distance transfer of information in a magnetic group of materials known as antiferromagnets.
An international team of researchers has mapped Nemo's genome, providing the research community with an invaluable resource to decode the response of fish to...
21.09.2018 | Event News
03.09.2018 | Event News
27.08.2018 | Event News
24.09.2018 | Physics and Astronomy
24.09.2018 | Earth Sciences
24.09.2018 | Health and Medicine