Title: Rapid prototyping and fast user trial of multimedia broadcast and cellular services

Authors: John Cosmas, Leon Cruickshank, Leina Elgohari, Takebumi Itagaki, Alan Lucas, Kannan Krishnapillai, Lizhi Zheng

Addresses: Brunel University, Uxbridge, Middlesex UB8 3PH, UK. ' Brunel University, Uxbridge, Middlesex UB8 3PH, UK. ' Brunel University, Uxbridge, Middlesex UB8 3PH, UK. ' Brunel University, Uxbridge, Middlesex UB8 3PH, UK. ' Brunel University, Uxbridge, Middlesex UB8 3PH, UK. ' Brunel University, Uxbridge, Middlesex UB8 3PH, UK. ' Brunel University, Uxbridge, Middlesex UB8 3PH, UK

Abstract: This paper presents the results of fast user trial of multimedia services that are enabled when a mobile terminal has access to converged services over digital broadcast and mobile telecommunications networks. It first describes the motivations behind developing this system and describes the service scenarios that benefit most from it. It then provides an overview of the service components of the test case scenario. Finally, it presents the results of fast user trials on end users of the services that were developed. This work was conducted as part of the EU-funded CISMUNDUS project.

Keywords: rapid prototyping; fast user trials; multimedia services; broadcast services; cellular services; mobile communications.

DOI: 10.1504/IJMC.2005.006584

International Journal of Mobile Communications, 2005 Vol.3 No.3, pp.263 - 286

Available online: 22 Mar 2005 *

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