4th International ICST Conference on Testbeds and Research Infrastructures for the Development of Networks & Communities

Research Article

Interactive Multimedia Services over Open NGN Testbed

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  • @INPROCEEDINGS{10.4108/tridentcom.2008.3124,
        author={Adel Al-Hezmi and Oliver Friedrich and Stefan Arbanowski and Thomas Magedanz},
        title={Interactive Multimedia Services over Open NGN Testbed},
        proceedings={4th International ICST Conference on Testbeds and Research Infrastructures for the Development of Networks \& Communities},
        publisher={ICST},
        proceedings_a={TRIDENTCOM},
        year={2010},
        month={5},
        keywords={IMS; TISPAN; Next Generation Networks; Multimedia Applications; IPTV SIP; Testbed},
        doi={10.4108/tridentcom.2008.3124}
    }
    
  • Adel Al-Hezmi
    Oliver Friedrich
    Stefan Arbanowski
    Thomas Magedanz
    Year: 2010
    Interactive Multimedia Services over Open NGN Testbed
    TRIDENTCOM
    ICST
    DOI: 10.4108/tridentcom.2008.3124
Adel Al-Hezmi1,*, Oliver Friedrich2,*, Stefan Arbanowski3,*, Thomas Magedanz4,*
  • 1: Fraunhofer Institute FOKUS Berlin, Germany +49 30 3463 7109
  • 2: Fraunhofer Institute FOKUS Berlin, Germany +49 30 3463 7145
  • 3: Fraunhofer Institute FOKUS Berlin, Germany +49 30 3463 7179
  • 4: Fraunhofer Institute FOKUS Berlin, Germany +49 30 3463 7229
*Contact email: adel.al-hezmi@fokus.fraunhofer.de, oliver.friedrich@fokus.fraunhofer.de, stefan.arbanowski@fokus.fraunhofer.de, thomas.magedanz@fokus.fraunhofer.de

Abstract

Delivering multimedia services over Next Generation Networks challenges the developers to define a unified and converged framework. However the IP Multimedia Subsystem (IMS) defined by the 3rd Generation Partnership Projects offers basic features of such a framework, which enables the provisioning of multimedia services with quality of service and mobility support across heterogeneous networks. The Fraunhofer Institute FOKUS has recently launched the FOKUS Media Interoperability Lab (MIL) which is based on the “Open IMS Playground” testbed. MIL is as an open environment gathering all major IMS core components, and a triple play toolkit originating from own developments as well as major industry players, which can be used by academic and industrial partners for early prototyping of innovative interactive multimedia services and the related system components. This paper introduces the relevant technologies and provides an overview of the lab architecture and the relevant multimedia services at FOKUS. The validation of this architecture is demonstrated with an implementation of different enablers within the Playground as well as an adapted User Agent demonstrating the interaction of streaming and basic NGN telecommunication services.