European DMB project MI FRIENDS receives CELTIC label
01st December 2005: The DMB project “MI FRIENDS” planned and initiated by BLM received the european CELTIC label in the middle of November. Within the framework of the EUREKA program the conditions for national subsidies have thus been set. CELTIC supports european research and development projects in the field of telecommunications within the framework of the EUREKA subsidy program.
The project “MI FRIENDS” stands for mobile, interactive television, radio, information, entertainment and new digital services and has been founded in order to prepare a successful introduction of new mobile products on the market on the basis of the Digital Multimedia Broadcasting (DMB) technology.
bmt as technical co-ordinator is responsible for the technical project management. Beyond that, bmt develops various interactive applications (MPEG4-BIFS) and intelligent memory solutions (“DMB Tagging”).
“MI FRIENDS” will be realized with its four subprojects in Regensburg, Munich (for the World Cup 2006), Bodensee (as three-nation-project) and in South Tyrol for the duration of 24 months (01/2006 – 12/2007). Altogether 75 companies and institutions (from technology, economics and research) from 9 countries want to participate.
bmt-booth on the Medientage Munich 2005
19th of October 2005 – This year Bayerische Medien Technik GmbH will present itself again on the “Medientage Munich” from 26th to 28th of October 2005 with an exhibition booth and projects in the field of digital broadcast.
Among others the topics will be:
– Digital Multimedia Broadcasting (DMB) – Interactive Services on Mobile Terminals
– Traffic Information live in GoogleEarth
– The latest information about DVB-T: Digital Terrestrial Television in Bavaria
– MHP Applications and Information about the Data Base of the European Project MHP-KDB
– Dynamic Service Information about DVB-S
– Services around Digitally Radio Mondial (DRM)
The BMT exhibition booth is in the ICM foyer, area “Y”. You can visit the Media Fair in the ICM – International Congress Center Munich – every day from 9:00 to 18:00 o’clock with free admission.
You will find further information about the Medientage Munich at www.medientage.de.
Further panel on the Medientage: Interactive Television
17th of October 2005 – In addition to its congress contribution regarding TPEG, Bayerische Medien Technik GmbH also organizes a panel in the segment of television: “Interactive Television in Europe – IP-based or MHP?”. It will take place on Friday, 28th of October 2005 from 14:00 to 15:30 o’clock in area 13 A, 1st floor.
The combination of television and interaction can be realized in different ways – depending on technology and country. In several lectures of the panel current European formats will be explained and trends and success factors for interactive television will be discussed. The European round trip leads from IP-TV in France and Austria to MHP developments in Italy via digital terrestrial TV and finally ends in Germany with a new interaction between television and mobile phone via satellite.
We will also discuss which possibilities the different approaches mean for the market and for the consumer.
TPEG-Panel on the Medientage Munich 2005
29th September 2005 – This year Bayerische Medien Technik organizes a congress panel with the topic „From TMC to TPEG – a giant step for mobile services “. This technology-special will take place on Wednesday, 26th of October 2005 from 14:00 to 15:30 o’clock at the ICM.
RDS TMC enjoys a large popularity – almost every modern navigation system uses traffic information broadcast by TV and radio program providers. But TMC also has boundaries.
Due to technological developments more and more traffic information is available that would permit new kinds of telematic services, which are also favored by the automobile industry.
The TPEG protocol developed by EBU in co-operation with the European Union can move one step further and lift restrictions of the RDS-TMC data service, that is currently broadcast via VHF, with DIGITAL RADIO. The panel will give an overview of the technologies and will illustrate the upcoming giant step for mobile services.
Enhanced TV Show & Mobile TV Forum
11th August 2005 – The Enhanced TV Show and Mobile TV Forum will take place at Earls Court Conference Centre, London, on 27th, 28th & 29th September 2005. The Forum will look at building program loyalty and increasing telephony revenues through enhanced TV and delivering a new channel to market through the rapidly emerging mobile TV market. The conference will be supported by an exhibition of leading players in the market.
BMT will present possibilities and technical aspects of DMB in Germany also as an alternative to DVB-H.
MHP Knowledge Database online
27th July 2005 – The database is accessible via the project website www.mhpkdb.org and is now open for registration. All interested users from companies and organisations active in the field of
MHP are invited to benefit from the offered MHP knowledge and to actively make use of this new platform for information exchange.
For the relevant MHP issues, the database presents a continuously growing number of solutions including reference application modules as “OpenSource” code which is available
for free usage by any MHP-developer. The know-how in the database addresses all components within the entire value chain of MHP-based applications.
The project website also gives access to a “virtual test centre” which presents the unique possibility to test MHP applications online on standard hardware MHP decoders, without the
need for physical access to a testing laboratory.
Together with partners like the IRT, Panasonic, Philips, as well as different broadcasters, BMT took part in developping the database with its MHP-knowledge.
International Symposium on DMB in Seoul
24th June 2005 – The 7th and 8th of June, Bayerische Medien Technik was represented on the International Symposium on DMB in Seoul.
The symposium informed about the introduction of DMB as well as about the planned projects in Europe. BMT, which is intended for the technical management of the planned Regensburg-Pilotproject, presented the newest planning.