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rapid searches to locate houses that meet the needs of the customer.
Multimedia kiosks are often being used nowadays in public places as information
providers in place of help desks with an attendant. For example, a multimedia
kiosk placed at an airport might provide the travellers with information on tourist
attractions, restaurants, and hotels, along with graphic images and maps showing
how to gel there. A kiosk at a large museum may be used to provide the visitors
with information on what types of displays are in which parts of the museum. A
kiosk at a cosmetic counter in a supermarket may provide customers witr
information on makeup for particular skin types and colors. A multimedia kiosk
generally has a touch-screer monitor with a very user-friendly graphical user
interface for ease of operation by general public.
For sales promotion, companies often advertise their products and services on
television. Most of the TV programmes are sponsored by one or more companies
and in turn they get time slots for advertising their products during the programme.
Several of these advertisements use computer animation to effectively
communicate the usefulness of the products or services. For example, if you
carefully watch the advertisements for detergent soaps/powders, toothpastes,
insecticides for mosquitoes and cockroaches, etc., you will see few scenes in them,
which cannot be videographed. These scenes are produced using computer
Virtual Shops and Shopping Malls
The already described video-on-demand system is also used to create virtual
shops, which remain open 24 hours and allow the customers to do purchases at the
time they wish without leaving the comfort of their homes. In this case, the video
server stores a large number of digitized videos containing multimedia description of all the products on sale in the shop. A customer makes a request to the system
for a particular type of product by select...
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This document was uploaded on 04/07/2014.
- Spring '14