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Project VADIS
FrameWork EUREKA-625
Contract Number:
Full Name Video-Audio Digital Interactive System
Participants IVML, Intracom S.A (GR), Katholieke Universiteit Leuven (B), Ecole Polytechnique Federale de Lausanne (CH), Deutsche Thomson-Brandt, Forschungsinstitut der Deutschen Bundespost Telekom, Heinrich Hertz Institut fur Nachrichtentechnik Berlin GmbH, Institut fur Rundfunktechnik GmbH, Siemens AG, Telenor
Budget €28500
Duration 1990-1995 (1 months)
Description More than thirty companies have participated in the VADIS project. The goals of the VADIS Project were to coordinate input from Europe into the MPEG2 standards committee and to promote European functionalities and specifications within the MPEG2 standardisation process. Also, to promote and encourage the use within Europe of the emerging MPEG-2 digital television standard for TV and multimedia distribution and to initiate the development of appropriate technology which would allow the rapid exploitation within Europe of the new standard. VADIS has achieved its goals. For example: the MPEG-2 standard has been adopted by ETSI in a number of its standards and the contributions made by VADIS have strongly influenced the functionalities and definition of the MPEG2 standard. MPEG2 decoder VLSI has been developed within the project and is commercially available and prototype MPEG2 coding and decoding equipment has been constructed and many field trials have been carried out to gain experience of the use of MPEG2 over satellite, cable and ATM links.
URL http://www.cselt.stet.it/ufv/leonardo/vadis.htm 
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