Creating and sharing knowledge for telecommunications

PASMO, an opportunity for cooperative ITS in the Portugal Smart Cities Summit 2018


on 18-04-2018

... The PASMO project, a Platform for the Development of Intelligent Mobility Solutions, was present in the Portugal Smart Cities Summit 2018, held in the Centro de Congressos de Lisboa this April 11-13. Through debates, conferences, exhibitions and the presentation of different solutions, this event promoted the sharing of knowledge about all sectors involving the emerging concept of smart cities, an opportunity to reflect about the future organization of our cities.

Developed by researchers of the Embedded Systems group and the Telecommunications and Networking group, both from IT in Aveiro, PASMO consists of three subsystems that mirror the different layers of intelligent transport systems: data collection (roads, railways and vehicular resources), data transfer (telecommunications and data infrastructure), and applications. These components, with equipment, interfaces and open data, will be integrated and made available for business experimentation, leading to what could be an open innovation ecosystem (Living Lab) in the area of ITS - Intelligent Transport Systems and Services (ITS) in Portugal´s center region. PASMO (https://www.facebook.com/projetopasmo/) presents an opportunity for companies to collaborate in creating, developing and validating equipment and services, protocols, processes, applications and standards.

https://tek.sapo.pt/noticias/negocios/artigos/portugal-smart-cities-summit-2018-coloca-na-agenda-o-tema-das-cidades-inteligentes

IT collaborates in the development of the new generation of interactive television


on 11-04-2018

... Ultra TV is the name of the project that aims to create the next generation of interactive television, with a vast ecosystem of applications that will allow supporting a service with the most advanced functionalities in the market. Led by Altice Labs, this project also includes the collaborations of IT and the University of Aveiro. Under the coordination of Susana Sargento, the IT research team is currently testing the content distribution models, through distributed content storage architectures, in order to provide a high quality viewing experience to the user.

The particularities that the new generation television has to offer are intended to be distinctive and appealing elements for the young, whose pattern of visualization is dispersed through several devices and increasingly distant from television.

And to guarantee that all contents are viewed with the highest quality - whether the consumer is at home, on the street or on a train - IT is developing mechanisms that allow the delivery of these contents to be adapted to the quality of the available communication networks. The team is also working to predict users' needs and location, allowing them to view content with the best possible quality (even on the go) and optimizing network conditions in an integrated way. In short, IT aim is that the new-generation television ecosystem uses adaptive distribution technologies as the basis for content transmission so that it is as agnostic as possible to the conditions of the communication networks.
The particularities that the new generation television has to offer are intended to be distinctive and appealing elements for the young, whose pattern of visualization is dispersed through several devices and increasingly distant from television.

Project Ultra TV (http://www.alticelabs.com/site/ultratv/) demonstrates the pioneering position that Altice Labs occupies regarding innovation and development concerns and leverages the importance of the advances and scientific contributions of IT and the University of Aveiro. The promotion of this scientific know-how transference - boosted by the support of COMPETE 2020 - is fundamental to accomplish projects such as "Ultra TV", whose results will allow the valorization of this component with a strong R & D impact

http://portal.i9magazine.pt/projeto-liderado-pela-altice-labs-it-participa-na-criacao-da-televisao-interativa-de-nova-geracao/