Alcatel Lucent

Demo 1 : DSL vectoring & phantom mode

To remind people that copper is there, in the ground, an investment and not dead. To stress that ALU and Bell Labs are working to make the transition from FTTN to FTTH seamless, which is a gamechanger wrt. incumbent operator strategies. Demonstrated technical prowess

  1. The fact that FTTN is dominated by noise, and that by advanced signal processing, crosstalk cancellation (also called vectoring), the bitrates for residential access can go to 100 Mbps and above
  2. That given 2 pairs, the bitrates go up even more if you look beyond the obvious: there is an addition Phantom mode you can exploit.

Demo 2 : Virtual video director

Many of our enduring experiences, holidays, celebrations and moments of fun and laughter are framed as family events.
This is something that current technology doesn’t address well: modern media and communications serve individuals best by providing individual experiences.
The virtual video director addresses this imbalance , by exploring how technology can support group to group communication.

Demo 3:Cloud based multiscreen delivery

Upgrading existing set-top box deployments towards newer hardware, induces both an operational, as well as a capital investment for service providers. As a result, the capabilities of deployed set-top boxes always lag behind compared to the available software capabilities.
One approach to overcome these problems is to push the execution, rendering  & encoding of an application to the cloud and stream the visual output to the client set-top box using standard codecs.
The big challenge of such an approach is to make this scalable and cost-effective. The cloud based multiscreen delivery project is investigating a number of approaches to reach the necessary scalability: lightweight user environment virtualization, sharing of GPU resources by multiple applications, expediting encoding based on knowledge gathered from the application flow, and the use of massive multi-core hardware resources for encoding.

 Demo 4:Gesture based augmented reality

To enable Immersive communication it is important that people can collaborate with each other in a more interactive and intuitive ways . By analyzing human gestures, people can dynamically manipulate and insert multimedia content displayed on a screen. To handle this video processing in an efficient way, we have developed a parallel processing framework that enables optimal use of CPU & GPU resources.

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