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					      Internet-TV
         Yoichiro Tomari

    Mitsubishi Electric Corporation
Information Technology R & D Center
                Abstract
• We developed Internet-TV and shipped in
  October 1996.
• Internet-TV for home users to access the
  Internet easily
• Original browser
   – manipulated with a remote control unit
  – for lower-resolution TV screen than PC's
• VBI data broadcasting for TVs are
  necessary.
Concept of Internet-TV
• Integration of TVs and Internet
  access functions
   –Internet as a new TV channel
   –Quick start
• Easy manipulation and installation
• Lower price (not PC-TV)
  Hardware Specifications
• Media: NTSC, Hi-Vision, Wide-Clear-Vision
          Tele-Text, Internet
• 32bit RISC Chip
• 2MB RAM, 3MB ROM
• 1MB Flash ROM
• Resolution: 1008x480 (Internet: 640x480)
• 256 colors (with color palette)
Recording in dual-screen



                 Expand
RECORD

          PLAY

    VCR
Simplified On-line Sign-up
• We cooperate with a provider.
• We developed a simplified on-line sign-up.
• A user ID and a password are assigned
  before shipping.


  Only two items to select
      - Kind of telephone line
      - Place of residence.
    Software Specifications
•   Real-time OS
•   TCP/IP/PPP
•   Original Browser
•   HTML Tag : HTML 2.0 + Netscape 1.1
•   Image : GIF, JPEG
•   E-mail : SMTP/POP3
•   Software Keyboard :
           Alphanumeric, Japanese-Kana
   Software Structure
                   シェルShell

                         WWW Browser
Tele-text
              Software Keyboard
                                   Flash ROM TCP/IP
                                   File I/O  PPP
Graphic Library    Event Library


                    Real-time OS

				
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