Design and Implementation of Open Middleware System

For Interactive TV Service by Extending Mobile Android Platform
Part of the Lecture Notes in Electrical Engineering book series (LNEE, volume 181)

Abstract

As the development of digital broadcasting technologies introduced a new computing platform which utilizes the potential of increasing digital multimedia contents, the software platform for this digital broadcasting infrastructure was expected to open up a new eco-system called interactive TV service. However, despite of successful early-stage development and standardization, the existing interactive TV technologies were not able to form a unified, globally interoperable eco-system lacking the critical mass of popularity from the industry. This research and development work analyzes the limitations of existing interactive TV specifications and provides a new system architecture which seamlessly merges the interactive TV functionality with mobile software platform. As a case study of the suggested converged software architecture, the mobile Android system is analyzed and extended with digital broadcasting functionalities to be a next generation interface TV software platform which makes the interactive TV as an interoperable service with mobile smart phone eco-system.

Keywords

Interactive TV Digital Broadcasting Middleware Android 

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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.Department of Computer EngineeringHongik UniversitySeoulKorea

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