August 11, 2001

MPEG-7 vote likely to trigger hunt for killer apps

Author: JT Smith

EE Times: "With the backing of a number of powerhouse companies,
the MPEG-7 standard is expected to win ratification within weeks, paving the
way for a broad range of advances in multimedia interfaces and search capabilities.

New products that could be powered by MPEG-7 include multimedia search
engines for the Internet; program search and retrieval systems for personal video
recorders (PVRs), set-tops or MP3 players; or mobile devices that could
intelligently retrieve, manage and display only the most important and relevant
information to users under bandwidth-constrained circumstances."

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