Multimedia adaptation for mobile lightweight terminals
M.Sc.(Eng.) Antti Koivisto has done his M. Sc. thesis at MediaTeam, studying how multimedia can be adapted for mobile lightweight terminals.
Services operating in the Internet contain an immense amount of hypertext, images, video, and sound. These services and the techniques used in transferring and presenting them, such as the World Wide Web, have been designed to perform in powerful computers equipped with fast network connections. Consequently, using them is often slow, difficult, and sometimes even impossible with technically modest wireless terminals.
It has been predicted that mobile phones and other lightweight terminals will outnumber fixed computers in the Internet in the near future. Although service selection in the web is expanded with dedicated, mobile services, also the services already created will have to be adapted according to the requirements of ever-growing user and hardware groups.
Antti Koivisto has studied how the most common multimedia presentations in the Internet can be adapted to perform better in a limited, lightweight environment. Koivisto’s solution on multimedia adaptation allows content character and limitations set by the composer of the presentation to be taken into account. The test section of the thesis includes a system (Princess), which is used in demonstrating the adaptation of the most common Internet media types for a lightweight mobile terminal environment. The system contains a versatile software interface and testing tools. Koivisto has published several scientific articles on the subject.
Keywords: multimedia, lightweight terminals, adaptation, content adaptation
Koivisto Antti (2001) Multimedia Adaptation for Mobile Lightweight Terminals. Department of Electrical Engineering, University of Oulu. M. Sc. Thesis, 78 p.