Serpens for Kepler
next generation MultImedia efficienT, Scalable and robUst delivery
Market opportunities and pressure are pushing toward a very fast deployment of video solutions that are currently not interoperable and that imply an increasing processing complexity. Video systems are entering a new age where contents will have to be delivered to the users whatever the device or network they are using. New video consumption modes relying upon the use of smartphones and tablets have introduced new protocols (HTTP streaming), not always interoperable and increasing the issue of data retransmission, which escalates bandwidth and energy requirements and also creates inherent congestion on the network. Furthermore, various new video codecs are also under development, aiming for either low complexity or for more compression efficiency with increased computational complexity.
Scheduled finish date: 2016-05-31
Two main demonstrators will be considered in MITSU, one for multimedia and one for security applications. The objective of the multimedia demonstrator is to show in a real environment the strong advantages introduced by the bricks of video technologies developed within the MITSU project. It will take advantage of the different level of video encoding and transcoding modules in order to adapt video content either at server level or during video streaming within the network. To validate the usage of these solutions, the project will use a number of network technologies such as fixed wire LAN (Ethernet), wireless network (WIFI, WIMAX, LTE, etc.) and also it will address various kinds of user terminals such as PC/Laptop, Connected TV, TV with set-top boxes, Tablet PC and Smartphone with varying performance and video technical characteristics. The security related demonstrator is based on the Mobile Monitoring System, a service-oriented mobile surveillance platform prototype. The validation scenario refers to the real use case of supporting police departments or other public institutions with the ability to remotely monitor selected areas from both fixed and mobile surveillance installations.
MITSU will reinforce the Networked Media sector in Europe by proposing alternative solutions and optimisation, so that the sector will become more competitive on the international market. It will provide power- and bandwidth-efficient communications for communities of various sizes enabling people to stay connected with their related social groups in a more trustful manner. This new communication architecture should enable the deployment of new services for society consuming more personal services, dealing with safety and entertainment. It is a growing market which is open to the MITSU consortium and its service platform with respect to energy and communication resources, with the opportunity to evaluate it at the European level before starting its commercialization.
Covering state of the art technologies in that field, the aim of MITSU (next generation Multimedia efficienT, Scalable and robUst Delivery) is to study and develop the next generation of multimedia streaming systems to be used over wireless networks to provide video interoperability while minimising the complexity and power consumption.
MITSU will propose a robust, efficient and interoperable video streaming solution by studying and implementing the following key elements:
• MPEG HEVC video codec and its competitors
• Video streaming protocols and format interoperability
• Video transcoding and transrating
• Video quality metrics and probes
• Robustness enhancement
• Context aware video streaming adaptation
• Management of heterogeneous networks
• Cross-layer optimisation
• Privacy, security and content protection
• Latest-generation mobile communication system (4G)
• Implementation of multimedia and security application use cases
• Field trials
• Cloud Computing management