Media Networks Laboratory

IMOSAN - Integrated Multi-layer Optimization in broadband DVB-S.2 SAtellite Networks

The IMOSAN project proposes an integrated management solution that allows optimum usage of the satellite spectrum, which spans across three layers: physical, network and service. This multi-layer optimization will be based on the capabilities of DVB-S.2 standard and will be performed in an integrated and coherent way for all layers, using a Satellite Resource Management System (SRMS). Adaptive coding and modulation (ACM) features of DVB-S.2 standard will be exploited, to provide optimization in time varying operating environments.

Start to End date: 
01/01/2006 - 30/06/2008

SOQUET - System fOr management of QUality of sErvice in 3G neTworks

3G systems will allow the inter-connection of heterogeneous intelligent networks and applications. The objective of project SOQUET was to provide methodologies that allow the definition and provision of a particular quantifiable quality of service (QoS) across heterogeneous networks for all users; individuals, groups, professionals and consumers. The QoS defined relied on the users perceived QoS, in order to manage the resources to meet users end-to-end requirements.

Start to End date: 
01/07/2001 - 28/02/2004

REPOSIT - Real Time Dynamic Bandwidth Optimisation in Satellite Networks

The key objective of the REPOSIT project was to define, implement demonstrate and validate a spectrum efficient interactive satellite (DVB-S) network, using real time dynamic management of the available bandwidth, for supporting a variety of heterogeneous bit rate services, like interactive TV, Internet and multimedia services. The network was used for the interconnection of terrestrial distribution nodes and was tested, demonstrated and validated over an actual satellite. Both the downlink and uplink were based on DVB-S technology.

Start to End date: 
01/03/2002 - 31/10/2004

ATHENA - Digital Switchover: Developing Infrastructures for Broadband Access (Real Time Dynamic Bandwidth Optimisation in Satellite Networks)

In Sevilla European Council it was indicated that two major problems (among the others) have to be solved towards eEurope 2005 and beyond: the transition to digital television in UHF band (digital switchover) and the broadband access for all. ATHENA project considers that if proper decision will be taken for the digital switchover (taking into account the networking aspect of the new television) it will also provide a solution for the second problem (the broadband access for all citizens).

Start to End date: 
01/01/2004 - 30/06/2006

ENTHRONE - End-to-End QoS through Integrated Management of Content, Networks and Terminals (Real Time Dynamic Bandwidth Optimisation in Satellite Networks)

The ENTHRONE project proposes an integrated management solution which covers an entire audio-visual service distribution chain, including content generation and protection, distribution across networks and reception at user terminals. The aim is not to unify or impose a strategy on each individual entity of the chain, but to harmonise their functionality, in order to support an end-to-end QoS architecture over heterogeneous networks, applied to a variety of audio-visuals services, which are delivered at various user terminals.

Start to End date: 
01/12/2003 - 31/03/2006

Virtual Video club: Design and development of an integrated system for the management and distribution

The objective of this project was the design, development and demonstration of an integrated distributed environment for the management and distribution of audiovisual content through the use of advanced video coding technologies, storage, wireless communications and interconnection of users. The project developed a pilot site, which was used to demonstrate the capabilities of the proposed method. The pilot application concerned the creation of a virtual video club, within the limits of a neighborhood. The proposed application replaced all activities in the relation customer ?

Start to End date: 
01/11/1999 - 31/10/2000

MAMBO - Multi-services Management Wireless Network With Bandwith Optimisation

The MAMBO project addressed the problem of managing the audio-video services distribution on the available bandwidth. It is clear that the main advantage of using digital transmission for audio-video services has been and will be the ability to use less bandwidth and infrastructure for reduced operation expenses per program. The project proposed an innovative concept and system capable of optimising the bandwidth allocation for every service, function of the complexity of the service and based on the perceived quality of the service.

Start to End date: 
01/01/2001 - 31/12/2002

AMFITRYON - Interactive TV programs through computer networks

The objective of this project is the creation of an integrated environment for the provision of TV programs through computer networks. Its aim is the development of the principles and functionalities of Video on Demand and interactive television services. Digital programs are distributed under the request and control of the user, through a computer network, directly to his personal computer. The capability of interaction and participation to the TV program is provided to the end user/viewer.

Start to End date: 
01/04/1999 - 31/03/2001


Tο Ινστιτούτο Π&Τ του ΕΚΕΦΕ «Δ», στο πλαίσιο υλοποίησης των ερευνητικών προγραμμάτων «SAVASA-Standards Based Approach to Video Archive Search and Analysis», «ALICANTE -Media Ecosystem Deployment Trough Ubiquitous Content-Aware Network Environments», «Επίγεια Ψηφιακή τηλεόραση ως ευρυζωνική υποδομή» και «GERYON-Next generation technology independent interoperability of emergency services», προσκαλεί τους ενδιαφερόμενους να υποβάλλουν εκδήλωση ενδιαφέροντος για 4 θέσεις εξωτερικών συνεργατών.

MNL participates in the FIArch Working Group

MNL (Media Networks Laboratory) researchers are involved in and contributing to the Future Internet Reference Architecture (FIArch) Working Group of the European Commission, which is working towards architectural recommendations for the Internet of the Future. MNL participated to the 3rd FIArch workshop (Brussels, Feb 22, 2012), which finalised a document on the proposed Design Principles for the Future Internet.

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