1993 - 2003 period: standards for digital broadcasting

 Digital transmission

Initiate the first digital transmission ever on cable networks in Belgium (June 95 - June 96).

 OSCAR (Open & Secure Control of Access & Rights)

Experimentation showing the feasibility of an open conditional access system based on thrusted third parties (an architecture developed by Titan under the acronym of OSCAR: open and secure control of access and rights) (June 95 - December 96).

National Host ACTS (1995)

National Host: welcome infrastructure for the European ACTS program (1995)

Digital experimentation centre

Conception and installation of a digital experimentation centre based on MPEG 2 standards.

Prototype of interactive digital television multiplex

Development of a prototype of digital television multiplex incorporating data relative to news bulletin items in the form of texts, photos, graphs ...(summer 98).

 Hannover 2000

The Titan association initiated the idea of formulating a project for the "Hannover 2000" World Exhibition

RIMES (Rushes Indexing Multimedia eXchange System)

In collaboration with Skema, Panasonic, RTBF, etc..

The project AIDAR: Addressing & Indexing Multimedia Documents with Speech Recognition Technologies

In collaboration with Voice-Insight and the University of Brussels (ULB).

Project AIME (Archivage Intelligent Multimédia Economique)

The dynamics and the AIMÉ project have contributed to the establishment of an approach and the provision of generic products aimed at creating the core of technological representation, structuring and indexing chains. These strings must be able to operate in manual, automatic or mixed mode; likewise, in real time of flows or batches or even in deferred time. Indeed, indexing and automatic structuring can only be expressed in the context of a synergy between automatic, semi-automatic or manual assisted functions. In addition, metadata representation formats must be able to be associated with the content of the media to which they relate, following an appropriate approach for open, scalable, portable and sustainable archiving, communication and exploitation.

The aim was to adopt non-proprietary data representation formats and media as well as to publish under control (ideally through normalization) kernel definition in the form of (meta-) metadata, structures, interfaces and protocols.

The technological choice was to base this archiving on a universal exchange format [based on Internet technologies and 'Websites', meta mechanisms (in particular XML and SMIL) and standard formats for multimedia representation], Consistent and sustainable to consider interactive online protocols, especially Internet and Intranet operations. It was also a solid base for the exploitation of audiovisual content in interactive radio and television.

The development of the project was carried out jointly by CIRTEF (International Council of Radios and Televisions of French Expression), an organization gathering 43 countries of the Francophonie as well as some partners member of the Titan association (Belgavox, InOvo, and Minotaur).