End-to-End QoS through Integrated Management of Content, Networks and Terminals
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European Commission "Information Society Technology" (IST) 6th Framework Programme
THALES BROADCAST & MULTIMEDIA - Coordinator,FRANCE
UNIVERSITY of LANCASTER, UK
TELEDIFFUSION de FRANCE S.A., FRANCE
UNIVERSITE DE VERSAILLE SQY Lab. CNRS PRISM, FRANCE
INESC PORTO, PORTUGAL
ECOLE POLYTECHNIQUE FEDERALE de LAUSANNE, SWITZERLAND
FRANCE TELECOM, FRANCE
ROHDE & SCHWARZ, GERMANY
T-SYSTEMS NOVA, GERMANY
THALES RESEARCH and TECHNOLOGY, UK
RUNDFUNK BERLIN-BRANDEBURG, GERMANY
CITY of METZ, FRANCE
ELECTRONICS and TELECOMMUNICATIONS RESEARCH INST., KOREA
UNIVERSITY POLITEHNICA Bucharest, ROMANIA
|Duration :||December 2003 to November 2005|
The ENTHRONE project proposes an integrated management solution which covers an entire audio-visual service distribution chain, including content generation and protection, distribution across networks and reception at user terminals. The aim is not to unify or impose a strategy on each individual entity of the chain, but to harmonise their functionality, in order to support an end-to-end Quality of Service (QoS) architecture over heterogeneous networks, applied to a variety of audio-visuals services, which are delivered at various user terminals. To meet its objectives, the project will rely on an efficient, distributed and open management architecture for the end-to-end delivery chain.
The availability and access to resources will be clearly identified, described and controlled all the way along the content distribution chain.
The MPEG-21 data model will be used to provide the common support for implementing and managing the resources functionality's.
The ENTHRONE project addresses the scalable generation, protection, distribution and usage of multimedia content and resources in geographically distributed environments.
ENTHRONE is concerned with end-to-end QoS in terms of performance, at both the user and network levels, and with the mapping between these levels.
Adopting the MPEG-21 framework in our project will contribute to implement the Universal Multimedia Access (UMA) concept, which aims at achieving interoperable transparent access to multimedia resources from any type of client terminal or network.
A high-level goal of the ENTHRONE project is to bridge the divide between the content provision and the networking worlds, resulting in cross-industry co-ordination on both network and content management issues, and bringing focus to mutually advantageous standards such as MPEG-21.
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|NEC's main contributions are made to the network infrastructure work package, concerning the control and configuration of network elements like firewalls and Network Address Translators (NATs). NEC is contributing to standardization in the area of firewall and NAT control within
IETF's Middlebox Communication (MIDCOM) and Next Steps in Signaling (NSIS) working groups.
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Stiemerling, M., Quittek, J., and P. Srisuresh, Definitions of Managed Objects for MIDCOM Server,<draft-stiemerling-midcom-server-mib-00.txt>, Internet Draft, work in progress, November 2003
M. Stiemerling, Loose End Message Routing Method for NATFW NSLP, <draft-stiemerling-nsis-natfw-mrm-01.txt>, Internet Draft, work in progress, February 20'05
M. Stiemerling, C. Cadar, A. Fessi, M. Brunner, IP Multimedia Subsystem Inter-working with Firewalls and NATs, WTC/ISS 2004, September 2004
M. Martin, M. Brunner, M. Stiemerling, A. Fessi Path-coupled signaling for NAT/Firewall traversal, HPSR 2005, May 2005
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