ERIC Number: ED056523
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1971-May
Reference Count: 0
The Reston, Virginia, Test of the Mitre Corporation's Interactive Television System.
A description of how the time-shared, interactive, computer-controlled, information television (TICCIT) system will be implemented with a low cost home terminal system is offered in this paper. The equipment which comprises the demonstration system is described as consisting of three major elements--home terminal, computer facility, and communication link. The projected development and current state of each element in relation to interactive cable television is discussed. Equipment designed to alleviate some of the problems of maximizing channel capacity, such as low cost video tape recorders and specially designed couplers and decoders which serve as a refresh memory for the home terminal, is also described. The demonstration software package, designed to include both educational and community service material, is briefly outlined. (SH)
Publication Type: N/A
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: Mitre Corp., McLean, VA.
Note: Paper presented at a press conference on the Time-Shared, Interactive Computer-Controlled Information Television system