television

Virtual newsreader

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Many people whose first language is not English or have problems reading could still benefit from information on the internet. There are text readers but these are still a bit impersonal. The newsfast services - funded from the Norfolk Open Link applications competition - gets over this problem by having a virtual character read news, weather and sport by taking these from RSS feeds and putting them into words and gestures. It is now being developed to support other languages for migrant worker communities. It is available on http://new.edp24.co.uk/content/videoconsole/Newscast.aspx .

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A computer generated character that reads RSS feeds
Partner: 
Norfolk County Council

IPTV

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A decisive and prominent trend in recent years has been the shift from global to local use of internet. The same trend is seen in TV-media. The regional IPTV turns television into an internet platform for all county citizens and border regions. It allows the user a quick and extensive summary of the county's infrastructure, refers to additional interactive possibilities in the county and acts as a portal for the regionally produced internet TV. To achieve this our IPTV becomes a multimedia communicator for the town and region.

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Broadband Services for local needs, the IP TV is the killer application of the Web2.0
Partner: 
City of Osterholz-Scharmbeck
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