Storage for Multi-media Applications Systems in the Home

European IST 4th Framework programme


The SMASH project is investigating user needs for local storage in the home environment to enable the cost effective use of future Multimedia Services. Based on this investigation a storage system consisting of a hierarchy of storage technologies will be developed. This system should satisfy both the demand for large storage capacity as well as the need to access the stored information in a fast and interactive way. The main objective is therefore to show the technical feasibility of an integrated storage unit that is connected to the network and other consumer equipment and enables the efficient downloading, storage and retrieval of information for all multimedia applications.