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AXMEDIATECH is technical partner of TRIPIX, a project co-funded by the Tuscany Region with the aim to set up a set of tools for archiving, processing, distribution and sharing of digital content in tourism.
 
AXMEDIATECH is technical partner of the recent ECLAP ICT PSP project.
 

A New version of the AXMEDIATECH AXMEDIS Content Processing Tools has been realised (May 2010, v3.0) and is available as free download. These tools are now available for free for research and no-profit institutions. Visit this page for additional details.

 
A new version of the AXMEDIS player for PDA Windows Mobile 5/6 (March 2010 v2.2) is now available for free download.
 
A new version of the AXMEDIS player for PDA Windows Mobile 5/6 (January 2010 v2.1) is now available for free download.
 
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New AXMEDIS PDA player for Windows Mobile devices PDF Print E-mail
Thursday, 25 June 2009 01:00
AXMEDIS PDA player for Windows Mobile devices (june-09, v1.6), it is zip that you can download and unzip to obtain the CAB that you can install on your mobiles, PDA player allows you to play AXMEDIS content with audio, video, images, HTML, SMIL, etc., now it is sensible to rotation, full screen in SMIL and video, higres on higres devices, it work also on low res devices, etc.. It contains also an organizer AXObjectFinder to organise your MEDIA file (any format) in your pda and play them with the players your have there. This version contains also a lot of examples organised with an internal database.
 
New PDA Player available for free PDF Print E-mail
Friday, 03 April 2009 01:00
April 2009. A new version of the AXMEDIS player for PDA (Windows Mobile 5/6) is now available for free download.
Major improvements:
- play-stop buttons and status bar added on the player (no seek functionality implemented actually)
- first implementation of the full screen capability for SMIL objects
- the SMIL objects goes automatically in full screen if the screen size defined in the SMIL is too big with respect to the real screen size available
- kiosk mode support
 
CONNOI Social TV PDF Print E-mail
Monday, 26 January 2009 18:46

The project CONNOI, that is realising an infrastructure for the broadband diffusion in some deprived Tuscan municipalities, uses the AxMediaTech AXMEDIS technology for the realization of his SocialTV.

The CONNOI SocialTV  is a social network that allows politicians and people to leave and public interviews to maintain citizens up to date regarding the project evolution.

 
AXMEDIS technology cited by Insight Research PDF Print E-mail
Wednesday, 07 January 2009 12:28
Insight Research (one of the major US companies on innovation and market analysis and forecast) published a report on the mobiles market, the content management solutions, content distribution, DRM/CAS, and the content players for mobiles: http://www.insight-corp.com/reports/content08.asp

In the report, the Insight Research has identified AXMEDIS technology (http://www.axmedis.org) as the most promising and innovative research result and potential product with respect to the state of the art in the market of mobile technology tool. The President of Insight Research Corporation cited that “For mobiles, the content management technology that really stands out is the AXMEDIS framework”. In Section 3.8, of the above mentioned Insight Research report, AXMEDIS is mentioned as the future for the mobile distribution. And in particular: “The strong points of the AXMEDIS approach is that it provides a complete framework for content creation as well as the packaging of existing resources, content management, and multi-channel content delivery. It can handle very large amounts of information and it shows the applicability of emerging standards. [omissis] AXMEDIS shows how quite complex interactions between the many components can be achieved.”.

 
Removing user constraints from digital rights management, ICT results publication on AXMEDIS PDF Print E-mail
Monday, 15 December 2008 13:43

Removing user constraints from digital rights management click here to read the full article from the ICT Results.

Bridging the often-large gap between the commercial imperatives of digital content providers and the requirements of users who buy their content has been achieved by a team of European researchers. Allowing end users to access and play copyright-protected multimedia files downloaded onto their devices, and transfer the files between devices – PCs, cell phones, PDAs, TV set-top boxes – should not in theory impinge on the intellectual property rights of the content provider (CP). If somebody has bought a license to play a particular video or song, it should not matter to the provider where, when and how it is played provided digital rights are not violated. In practice, however, the situation is much more complex than that. Each device has a different operating system, and the file to be downloaded needs to be coded for each system. Using current technologies this is costly and time consuming, and especially so for multimedia and cross-media files that include different digital instructions to be used for composing the same content, such as an HTML page or an educational course. An ambitious EU-funded research project, AXMEDIS, addressed this by defining and developing new solutions and a system for automating the post-production formatting process of complex intelligent content. This makes it commercially viable to have the same multimedia and cross-media files available to download to, transfer between and play on different devices. The project has also been focusing on the important area of digital rights management (DRM) to ensure that only the users who have paid for the content may exploit the rights specified by the licenses, and the content is protected from copying and distribution aside from the specified rights. A spin-off company, AxMediaTech, has been founded by some of the partners in the project and other parties, including BIXIO, SED and AFI, one of the largest associations of content producers in Italy. The new entity brings together content producers with ICT firms. AxMediaTech will initially concentrate on re-engineering the prototype system with the aim of getting a commercial product for CPs on the market and in widespread use within two to three years. This will be a commercial operation charging the affiliated partners for the services provided, to guarantee the maintenance of the AXMEDIS framework and tools. At the same time, a not-for-profit organisation will be working on the AXMEDIS client end to provide free media players for end users to view, play and interact with the downloaded AXMEDIS content files that the CPs are now able to automatically generate. The AXMEDIS content objects have more in common with a DVD than with the type of digital audio or visual files accessible today. “The files can be part audio, part video, part still photos, part text, and interactive,” says Nesi, with some built-in “intelligence” and user-generated content alongside AXMEDIS content.

 
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