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ERIC Number: ED411844
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1996
Pages: 6
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Solving the Imaging Dilemma for Internet and Intranet Applications.
Meek, Brian
Providers of online information with a high visual content face an uncompromising dilemma--how to achieve fast delivery while maintaining good picture quality. As storage space or bandwidth increases, the demands placed on it by the user are always two steps ahead. Since limited bandwidth for communicating images looks like it may remain a problem for some time, the biggest issue facing graphics developers is how to create a Web site, using today's technology, which remains attractive to all users regardless of their access speed. Their site must be accessible to both ends of the speed spectrum and still be video and image rich for each user. Since its founding in 1987, Iterated Systems, specialist in imaging solutions, has pioneered the application of fractal mathematics for the management of digital images. A fractal image is an infinitely magnifialbe picture that can be produced by a set of instructions and data. Advantages of fractal mathematics include: resolution independence; content addressability; fast, software-only decompression; and progressive decompression. Fractal video compression is optimized for low bit rate video delivery in online applications and addresses the issues that existing video compression schemes hadn't even considered. It enables the publisher to deliver a message more clearly and to a wider audience in less time. Iterated Systems has recently launched a new product range for both still images and video, based on its patented Fractal Image Transform to give surfers, software developers and content providers for the Internet/Intranet a solution to the Web managing dilemma. (AEF)
Publication Type: Reports - Descriptive; Speeches/Meeting Papers
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Language: English
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