Software

The MediaCup software allows to interconnect different types of backbone networks. On top of the MediaCup system applications can take profit from the enhanced environment. Two classes of applications exist:

HotClock

-- > Responsible: Michael Beigl, Holger Krull, Christian Decker

  • Is a clock, that shows the temperature and the status of a MediaCup
  • Also beeps to warn you when the liquid in the cup is too hot
  • uses the onhandpc watch
  • written as a normal onhandpc application
  • Download: EXF english (29kB), EXF german (29kB)

Ambient Telepresence

-- > Responsible: Michael Beigl

  • is build on top of the MediaCup system
  • allows to interconnect distinct places through ambient events; e.g. it transfers cup events and interprets them as noise conditions: pull cup down noise, play with cup noise ...
  • creates an ambient feeling of the presence of a distinct person
  • needs to be installed at the intranet on both sides of the presence
  • versions for CAN-backbone or direct IrDA access (through integrated IrDA interface e.g. in a laptop or PC) available (Win95/98/NT)
  • Software: mail

Smart DoorPlate

-- > Responsible: Michael Beigl, Felix Hupfeld

  • is build on top of the MediaCup system
  • detects meetings in a room based on the detected MediaCups in the room
  • displays a "MEETING" text on an LCD display mounted near the door
  • LCD display is connected to a PC host (where the DoorPlate application runs) via serial line
  • Uses the G12032 LCD display from Seetron (Controller, display from Powertip) or the EA DYN line from Electronic Assembly
  • Needed: Windows95/98/NT, command line program (can also run as a service)
  • Software: ZIP File (41kB)
  • picture

Web Visualizer

-- > Responsible: Michael Beigl, Albrecht Schmidt

  • visulizes MediaCup condition (location, state, temperature) to the Web user
  • receives UDP packets with MediaCup state and interprets them
  • shows where meetings happen
  • Runs on Windows 95/98/NT (command line program), runs on 486 or higher
  • have a look at our lab (red background behind the MediaCup GIF means cup hot / blue background means cup cold; if a cup moves, the MediaCup GIFs background is grey, if the cup stands on the table the background is white)
  • Download V0.6 Beta: ZIP (53K)

Intranet Visualizer

-- > Responsible: Albrecht Schmidt

  • visulizes MediaCup condition (location, state, temperature)
  • allows for a more detailed state report containing information that should not be seen outside the lab
  • receives UDP packets with MediaCup state and interprets them
  • shows where meetings happen
  • Runs on Windows 95/98/NT (Screenshot)
  • Software: mail

Backbone-IR Network Connector (IrIp R(3))

-- > Responsible:   Michael Beigl, Albrecht Schmidt, Holger Krull, Albert Krohn

  • interconnects a IR device (e.g. MediaCup) and Backbone networks (e.g. your Ethernet); (MediaCup) packets from CAN are broadcasted to the subnet and vice versa to be used by applications e.g. the Visualizer
  • Version for Windows 95/98/NT
  • receives IR from build in IrDA compliant module (available in almost all modern Laptops and PCs) or from external LiteLink modul at 19200 bit/s
  • only slow 80486 needed (e.g. an old PC104 board)
  • Download V0.6 Beta Software (Win95/98/NT): ZIP (49K)

Backbone-CAN Network Connector (CIp R(3))

-- > Responsible: Albrecht Schmidt, Holger Krull, Albert Krohn, Michael Beigl

  • interconnects CAN and Backbone networks (e.g.your Ethernet); (MediaCup) packets from CAN are broadcasted to the subnet and vice versa to be used by applications e.g. the Visualizer
  • Version for Windows 95/98/NT
  • receives CAN-Packets from serial line at 115000
  • only slow 80486 needed (e.g. an old PC104 board)
  • Software: mail