TAMLINK has been operating in technology transfer business for over 20 years with the business idea of developing and maintaining co-operative actions between industry and technological research organisations. The specific skills include technology transfer and project management. The client profile of the confidential industrial projects is comprised of both large multinational companies and SMEs. Tamlink's expertise can be divided into four areas of business: product development projects, consortium projects, EU projects, and research result management.
Tampere University of Technology conducts scientific research in technology and architecture and provides the highest education within these fields. In the MOBILE3DTV project, two university units, i.e. the Department of Signal Processing and the Unit of Human-Centered Technology, are involved.
The Department of Signal Processing is one of the world's prominent research organizations in the field, unifying signal processing algorithms with bioinformatics, telecommunications, and networked multimedia. The heart of DSP's expertise is a thorough knowledge of signal processing algorithms including compression techniques, audio, image and video analysis, filtering and transform-based techniques, and biomedical signal processing. The institute is highly recognized internationally by its participation in international projects and research actions, such as SCHEMA, SIMILAR, BIOPATTERN, PLUTO, COST 292, and 3DTV.
The Unit of Human-Centered Technology conducts a broad range of research on human-computer interaction and user-centered design of interactive systems for consumer and professional usage. It has accomplished a number of research projects in mobile phone and service interaction and assessment of subjective audio-visual and interaction quality, digital TV usability and web-based application evaluation and design.
Fraunhofer Institute for Telecommunications, Heinrich-Hertz-Institute (HHI) is a leading research institute in the fields of Photonic Networks, Mobile Communications and Electronic Imaging for Multimedia. The Image Processing (IP) Department has a long experience in signal, image, and video processing. About 50 researchers are working in fields related to multimedia with applications ranging from very low bit rate video for mobile services up to high quality coding and processing of Digital Cinema, HDTV, 3DTV and Immersive Media. HHI-IP is especially renowned for its leading role in video coding standardisation within ISO/MPEG, ITU-T/VCEG and DVB.
Middle East Technical University (METU) is one of Turkey's most competitive universities with its top quality students as well as its faculty. Each year, among 1.5 million students taking the National University Entrance Examination, over 1/3 of the top 1000 applicants with the highest scores attends METU. The language of instruction is English; hence each year, between 800 - 1200 students from nearly 50 different foreign countries attend METU. Department of Electrical-Electronics Engineering is one of the most prestigious among 37 other programs and its undergraduate educational program has been recently approved by US based "Accreditation Board for Engineering and Technology (ABET)" for its equivalence to similar departments in USA. Multimedia Research Group (MMRG) in EE Department is a newly formed group with 2 faculties and 20+ PhD and MS students with a focus on next generation multimedia technologies. Apart from some national research projects, MMRG participates in FP6 3DTV and iClass projects.
The Institute for Media Technology of the Technische Universität Ilmenau was founded in 1997 to boost research and education in the field of electronic media engineering – this was a novelty in Germany. To reach this goal, various special fields have been combined and bundled: audio and video technology, computer graphics, computer vision, media production, and the convergence of digital media. Research activities have been carried out since the institute’s foundation. Currently about 700 students are registered in the course of Media Technology.
Since 2005 – 2007 MMS established itself as a single stop shop of excellent imaging solutions for mobile phones. This was accomplished working with the Tier 1 silicon vendors and carrying out several projects for Tier 1 cell phone manufacturers. As a result of these projects, more than 8 camera phone models have been released with more than 60 million units utilizing MMS imaging solution sold until now. MMS has been supplying framework, image sensors integration, image quality tuning for 2, 3 and 5 megapixel camera-phones and integration/testing/support of codecs, provided by 3P. Recent products including MMS imaging solution were rated no. 1 in the imaging reviews of mobile phones. MMS imaging solution is based on state of the art in-house developed algorithms for image as autoexposure, auto-focus, auto white balance, de-noising, edge enhancement, false colore suppression and more. MMS was founded in late 90’s, with focus on design and development of portable multimedia devices for the consumer market. The company has been offering DSP and CISC/RISC hardware and software design as well as parallel programming of special functionality of OMAP IVA IMX and VLCD video/audio accelerators. Before engaging with mobile imaging, MMS has accomplished a number of successful projects in audio and DSC for customers like Texas Instruments, Alcatel, Sony Ericsson, Sagem, and Grundig.