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AXMEDIATECH is technical partner of TRIPIX, a project co-funded by the Tuscany Region with the aim to set up a set of tools for archiving, processing, distribution and sharing of digital content in tourism.
 
AXMEDIATECH is technical partner of the recent ECLAP ICT PSP project.
 

A New version of the AXMEDIATECH AXMEDIS Content Processing Tools has been realised (May 2010, v3.0) and is available as free download. These tools are now available for free for research and no-profit institutions. Visit this page for additional details.

 
A new version of the AXMEDIS player for PDA Windows Mobile 5/6 (March 2010 v2.2) is now available for free download.
 
A new version of the AXMEDIS player for PDA Windows Mobile 5/6 (January 2010 v2.1) is now available for free download.
 
AXMEDIS Editor and players for MPEG-21 and AXMEDIS content PDF Print E-mail

An authoring tool and playing tools based on AXMEDIS model (presentation layer with SMIL, HTML, Flash, MPEG-4- and including any kind of digital resources), licensing, protection, packaging, workflow, playing, etc. AXMEDIS players for: MS Windows, Internet Explorer, Mozilla Firefox, Apple MAC, Linux, Windows Mobile 5/6, and Java mobiles. They can be fully customized in terms of GUI and functionalities.

The AXMEDIS Editor/Authoring can be used for the manual production, authoring, editing and/or inspection of AXMEDIS MPEG-21 cross media content/objects.
It is the most complete MPEG-21 Authoring Tool on the market.

These tools are now available for free for research and no-profit institutions.

The AXMEDIS MPEG-21 content model can be used as a descriptor and/or as a package for content and for distribution of more complex elements such as NewsML, MXF, SCORM/IMS, ZIP, collections, menus, etc. The AXMEDIS package can be protected and the resourcescan be managed by AXMEDIS DRM model. The package may have nested levels.
It may contain also links to other AXMEDIS objects and direct URL. AXMEDIS may range from simple files with single resources such as video, audio, images, documents, animations, games, etc., to cross media and multimedia content including: HTML, SMIL, MPEG-4, FLASH, etc., as presentation layer, to large packages of Gbytes with thousands of files as well as entire DVDs.

The production of AXMEDIS content can be automated by using AXCP tools.

AXMEDIS players
are interoperable, which means they can perform the rendering of the same AXMEDIS objects on different players and operating systems:

  • PC MS Windows players, capable to execute SMIL, HTML, MPEG-4, video, audio, documents, images, etc., and JavaScript. PC player may provide different skins. Most of the AXMEDIS players can be customized in terms of GUI and functionalities;
  • WEB player: ActiveX for IE, plugin for Mozilla; to integrate the AXMEDIS player into WEB pages and other applications, for example .NET based; See the CrossMedia Finder of AXMEDIS as example (see http://xmf.axmedis.org );
  • PDA Windows Mobile 5 and 6 player, supporting: SMIL, HTML, MPEG-4, video, audio, documents, images, etc.;
  • STB/PVR player based on (i) Linux, supporting audio visual, SMIL and HTML and on (ii) Kreatel STB;
  • Pure java player for mobiles, supporting SMIL, images and audio visual for all mobile phones supporting MMAPI.
All the above mentioned AXMEDIS players have DRM capabilities.
See for a comparison on Wikipedia: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Comparison_of_media_players

For a summary take about the features of the AXMEDIS player see the technical note.

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