We offer facilities for the development and testing of networked multimedia applications and services. The Multimedia Studio includes laboratory facilities equipped with various kinds of multimedia equipment and Internet connections for hosting the services. Additionally, the studio contains software platforms for rapid prototyping of multimedia services and state-of-the art video streaming technology.
The prototyping platform for the mobile multimedia services include functionalities for recording, managing and sharing multimedia content using end user mobile terminals. Videos or images can be recorded on a mobile phone – using the devices’ own camera software. Videos and images can be uploaded to VTT's content management platform, which provides tools for analysing and managing the content. The platform enables fast creation of visually attractive, lightweight mobile multimedia services and applications.
Additionally, our open wireless IPTV development platform provides a cost-effective and realistic environment for testing and developing video transmission technologies and services. The platform supports video delivery to mobile users in various networks, such as WLAN, WiMAX, and 3G. Furthermore, the platform includes support for managing client mobility and quality of service (QoS). The environment comprises a controlled laboratory environment including a network emulator as well as actual networks with wide coverage and regular users. Currently, the main activity in the wireless IPTV development platform is to demonstrate and evaluate the use of scalable video (SVC) streaming in future multimedia services.