The ARTES-3 Line 2 theme "Multimedia Ground Terminals and Equipment" supports industries in the process of developing or enhancing their products to match specific opportunities in the multimedia domain.This ITT is relevant for the following areas: developments in support of multimedia services on existing or planned infrastructures; development of satellite interactive terminals (SITs), gateways, network management software, and modems/codecs for SITs and gateways.
The ESA ARTES 3 Programme assists European and Canadian industry, satellite operators, service providers and other interested parties in their efforts to become global players in the promising market of multimedia services by satellite. The support actions are being initiated along three programme lines:
- Line 1: Development of the Multimedia Market
- Line 2: Development of Satcom System Elements
- Line 3: Pioneering Novel Systems
A description of how this program Element relates to Programme Lines, which cover the main strategic areas of the Telecom Department, can be found online (see link on the right). As elaborated in the ARTES-3 programme proposal, support will only be granted to Tenderers who are visibly committed towards a future commercial exploitation of the developments supported by ARTES 3 and who are prepared to contribute financially to it.
The tendering period is from 15 February 2005 until 16 April 2005.
Please refer to EMITS for more information.