TITAN: Televisual Interactive Terminal and Associated Networks
The non-profit organization Titan (Televisual Interactive Terminal and Associated Networks) was founded in 1994 by Belgian partners from various sectors (industry, broadcast, cable networks, universities, telecommunication, services and public authorities) in order to contribute “to the study and the developments of digital AV programs and services”.
From 1994 to 1998, the association constituted a Laboratory that undertook between the design of a multi-standards set-top-box, an open access control system, and the experimentation of MPEG2 coding, the fiber transmission and insertion in cable networks (64 QAM modulation.) The Laboratory shut down after the first wave of digital industrialization.)
The Forum (Think tank of the association) kept contributing actively to the promotion of a global digital information management in reference to international standards in order to suggest solutions of structuring information, tracking of projects (description of process) and interoperability between heterogeneous systems (Ontologies and application tools.)
For this purpose, the NPO organized from 2006 to 2013 an event entitled: European Media Wrapper Round Table. The objective of the EMWRT was to confront regularly the points of view on the problems of handling cultural objects (audio-visual contents, pictures and the metadata's which characterize them.) The documentation concerning these events is published inside EVENTS.
The association took also in charge of the dissemination of the Eureka-CelticPlus MediaMap and MediaMap+ projects which dealed with the new dimensions of information and communication management in the media industry. During this two projects, the npo has conducted a 8 years of conceptual and prototyping research on a conceptual semantic model (AXIS-CSRM) coping with the evolution of the place of the archives in the digital semantic era; coping with the incorporation of the old analog archives and coping with the Internet of Things.
All the documents included in this site are public in so far as during their use the reference to the non-profit organization Titan is clearly mentioned.