Mobile multimedia services using DAB and GSM

Mobile multimedia services with high data rates will bring significant operational flexibility to professional sectors such as publishing and the construction industry. The ability to handle large data volumes for graphics and multimedia information, such as construction plans, will be a key benefit.

The MEMO project is developing a generic architecture for mobile interactive multimedia services. The results are based on experience with two generations of prototypes, user requirements studies and evaluation of user trials. MEMO is developing a generalised service model with hardware and software infrastructure, to implement a variety of interactive data-casting services where mobility is needed.

The target architecture is a two-way connection combining a broadband down-link and a low bit-rate up-link. Trials are being carried out using experimental networks in France, Germany and Sweden. The data terminals used are laptop personal computers (PCs) and personal digital assistants, which are being integrated with receivers and mobile telephones. The project expects to be able to adapt these terminals to other application areas as necessary.

Two target services are planned. One is for electronic publishing (newspaper, videotext) with strong interactive capabilities. The other is in the construction industry, to support large on-demand data downloads for user groups and collaborative work.

Some of the terminals and the applications are operating on the stand. Visitors can also view a typical infrastructure and examine the MEMO specification.

Contact Wolfgang KLINGENBERG, Robert Bosch GmbH
tel +49 51 2149 4999/ 2501
fax +49 51 2149 4970
email wolfgang.klingenberg@de.bosch.com
website MEMO.lboro.ac.uk/

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