The principal issues to be addressed in the project are:
Execution of this pilot project is essential for the operational service of Health Information Services. Verification of the technical solution as well as fine-tuning of program with acceptance tests within the target group in the sensible health sector are indispensable preconditions for establishing efficient structures for a sustainable commercial service.
The system architecture has the main task to deliver an ad-hoc TV program and specific IP based content to the End User Site. The pilot system platform spans several geographic locations. It encompasses a broadcasting centre, which is located at a content service provider site, a satellite Uplink Station, and edge media servers connected to audio, video, and data equipment at each end-user site. An overall picture of the pilot system platform is shown in the figure below.
|The pilot system platform is a satellite-based multicast content delivery platform built on a flexible modular architecture and industry standards like DVB-S, DVB-MPE and UDP over IP. It provides a complete end-to-end delivery solution for live TV and IP-based digital media content.|
The Project will be executed through these major stages:
The project has been accomplished successfully. More partners could be won for the project as well in the area of service provision as on customer side. Active pilot operation with live broadcasting from 8 a.m. to 8 p.m. was executed from October 2004 until January 2005. Live-program is created in cooperation with n-tv, the German news channel. All systems have been tested and optimized under operating conditions. They proved to be reliable and suitable.