The Key to Content Management Services
The branding of these services is a very important issue for BT. While the company itself may not be the author of the content of a service, the end user of a BT multimedia service perceives all content delivered to be stamped with the BT brand. The initial absence of any automated content management processes in the trial services greatly hampered efforts to quickly roll out robust, full scale services without significantly increasing manpower. In between, the content can be included in various applications and service offerings, held in content archives or even modified, creating multiple versions of the content all of which need to be managed. Content sharing and reuse is greatly simplified through the use of common interfaces, and any improvements made to the content management processes are immediately available to all services.
The content management system itself is composed of a set of distributed components, each providing a particular function such as content tracking, metadata generation, content storage, or content validation. The remaining component is the universal content engine, responsible for examining both the user environment profile and the requested content, and then deciding what content selection should actually be transmitted to the user. The content control component authorises the movement of a piece of content between components and ensures that content is in the right place at the right time. The content is then returned to BTs content management system where it undergoes automatic content validation and is routed towards the content store for a particular service. 5.0 CONCLUSIONS. As the demand for new multimedia services grows, and the variety of multimedia clients in use increases, a content management system must be implemented for all large scale multimedia services.
Content management can seem unimportant for trial services, and it is only when services are prepared for full deployment that the content handling crisis rears its head. Therefore, as well as research into content management systems, we have spent significant amounts of time talking to service designers about the need to consider content management from the beginning of the design process. The presence of basic metadata, even in non standard formats, makes it much easier to reuse content, to include automatic content management as service development requires and adds immediate value to the content. Permission to reprint/republish this material for advertising or promotional purposes or for creating new collective works for resale or redistribution to servers or lists, or to reuse any copyrighted component of this work in other works must be obtained from the IEEE. Metadata – The Key to Content Management Services.
Developed under the auspices of the American Society of Heating, Refrigerating and Air-Conditioning Engineers, BACnet is an American national standard, a European standard, a national standard in more than 30 countries, and an ISO global standard. Here you will find the latest BACnet news, the status of SSPC 135 activities, a comprehensive bibliography of BACnet publications – many of which are available on-line – along with a wealth of other information. BACnet’s success depends on the implementation of BACnet in commercial products. ASHRAE Standard 223P to Integrate Haystack tagging and Brick data modeling! Atlanta, GA, Berkeley, CA, and Richmond, VA.
The ASHRAE BACnet committee, Project Haystack and the Brick initiative announced they are actively collaborating to integrate Haystack tagging and Brick data modeling concepts into the new proposed ASHRAE Standard 223P for semantic tagging of building data. While the original purpose of the Vendor ID was to provide a numerical value to distinguish vendor-specific extensions to the BACnet protocol, the VID has also become a general metric to gauge organizations’ interest in exploring BACnet technology. The SSPC wishes to thank all the organizations that have shown their interest in BACnet by obtaining a VID! BACnet Committee Meets in Long Beach! Long Beach, CA.
SSPC 135 met over 5 days in June. Meeting leader Rupert Fritzenwallner of the Leadership Support and Cyber Defense Command thanked the participants for their commitment and contributions and expressed delight that the BACnet meetings of the Austrian Armed Services, as a platform for information exchange and transfer of BACnet knowledge, were being so positively received. Addendum 135-2016bi, Audit Reporting, is going out for its 3rd Publication Public Review of Independent Substantive Changes while Addendum 135-2016bp, Tweaks to BACnet Web Services, is going out for its first review. Strides Made Towards Higher-Level Semantics! Las Vegas, NV.
During its winter meeting in Las Vegas, the BACnet committee made substantial progress towards the application of semantic information in BACnet and the creation of a general standard tag dictionary for building automation and associated building systems, useful in a broad range of applications and protocols, including BACnet. This tagging concept is foreseen to be a new BACnet Annex and defines how semantic tags from various dictionaries are applied in BACnet objects and the abstract data model. This is a type of pioneer work, even for BACnet, above and beyond BACnet objects and semantic tags. This new addendum will fix a number of small issues found by implementers of the BACnet RESTful web services defined in Annex W of BACnet.