IMMP: Integrated Multimedia Project

The Integrated Multimedia Project (IMMP) primarily studies the integration of interactive multimedia services and system architectures addressing both residential and business users and focusing on the overlaps and synergy between the two. The main focus is on investigating and using IP/ATM connections and using applications relevant to the business sector. The evolution towards new multimedia applications will take place in a step by step fashion with successful services developed only after extensive end-user evaluations. This process will be followed in the project emphasising end-user trials and the feedback from them. t is necessary for IMMP to conduct focused trials with selected services to understand the key ssues (technical, human and commercial) which will affect the successful deployment d end user acceptance of such services. Of particular relevance will be common new services that can be utilised in both business and residential areas.