Top European Firms Demonstrate “IP Anywhere”

The Fantastic
Corp.
has joined with Deutsche Telekom, Nokia and ZDF to demonstrate ‘multimedia
over the air.’


The [email protected] Project sets out to prove that multimedia data can be sent wirelessly to portable devices.


For the project, The Fantastic Corp. has created a light version of
its MediaSurfer client software which resides on the Nokia portable multimedia device. ZDF, Germany’s second largest broadcast network, provides content and broadcasts it via Deutsche Telekom’s Digital Terrestrial infrastructure.


“IP Anywhere means that it is possible to send multimedia data over any
high-speed
network to any device,” said Peter Pircher, chief technology officer for The
Fantastic
Corp.


“Going to any device expands the potential base of end-users for content
providers
to send relevant, multimedia content,” he added.


The Fantastic demonstrations can be seen at the
Internationale Funkausstellung (IFA
’99)
conference in Berlin, Germany, (August 28 – Sept 5).


Fantastic’s solutions enable the provision of TV-quality content over
broadband. The company maintains a London office and is working in
partnership with British Telecom on broadband multimedia projects.

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