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Fwd: Universal Control API

From: Rich Tibbett <rich.tibbett@gmail.com>
Date: Tue, 8 Mar 2011 10:33:27 +0100
Message-ID: <AANLkTimttzzpKNya-XCUdtJyTA6tFAk4dhZei77r3E+W@mail.gmail.com>
To: public-device-apis@w3.org
FYI - a very thorough proposal for a Universal Control API proposed by the
BBC.

> ------- Forwarded message -------
> From: "Olivier Thereaux" <olivier.thereaux@bbc.co.uk>
> To: "W3C Web-and-TV IG" <public-web-and-tv@w3.org>
> Cc:
> Subject: Universal Control API
> Date: Mon, 07 Mar 2011 18:12:59 +0100
>
> Dear all,
>
> You may recall that during the workshop in Berlin, my BBC colleague Matt
> Hammond took a few minutes to present the work being done on a Universal
> Control API - a RESTFul API for query, command and control of set-top
> boxes, media servers etc.
>
> We have recently published the specification for that API, as well as an
> introduction blog post giving more information on the goals and context
> of the work: work on orchestrated media for possible future multi-device
> media services and content distributed across collaborative TV and
> mobile devices, and a flexibile accessibility solution for digital TV
> using remote devices.
>
> Spec: http://www.bbc.co.uk/rd/publications/whitepaper194.shtml
> Blog:
>
http://www.bbc.co.uk/blogs/researchanddevelopment/2011/02/universal-control.shtml

>
>
> We will also have an overview document published very soon on the BBC
> R&D Web space (http://www.bbc.co.uk/rd/). I will send a link as soon as
> it is out.
>
> What has been published is implementable today (indeed, we have
> implemented it on two set top boxes, as well as an iPhone "remote" and a
> synchronised web companion app for Orchestrated Media experience across
> ipad and TV) and we would like to collaborate with other actors in the
> field to build a standard API (or a set thereof).
>
> Your feedback, both on the spec in its current state, and on where/how
> you believe the standard work could take place, would be really welcome.
>
> Thank you,
>
> Olivier
>
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