These initial offerings reflect our member's immediate interests and outline the overall range of programs we expect to offer through the Learning Center," said Bill Densham, director of programs at BAMTA.
Densham noted that seminar offerings will be supplemented by hands-on programs, including training in the use of application development tools and new technologies, to meet BAMTA member needs not addressed by existing private or public training resources.
For specific information on Learning Center program schedules and fees, BAMTA members and non-members can contact Lynda Davis (Phone: 408/562-7856, Fax: 408/654-0468, e-mail: davisl@bamta.
Headquartered in Santa Clara, BAMTA's programs to speed the development of networked multimedia include the Collaboratory; a showcase facility that will provide high-bandwidth network connections, secure product development suites, digital production studios and training facilities for BAMTA member organizations.
The BAMTA framework is focused on two concurrent efforts to advance networked multimedia: technology and partnership exploration and open systems solutions.
The Collaboratory: A multi-million dollar test lab and showcase facility, with high-bandwidth network connections, secure product development suites, digital production studios and training facilities for BAMTA member companies.
Projects: The major mechanism for BAMTA members to collaborate in applying technology to real-world applications of networked multimedia.
Information Exchange: Through membership meetings, participation in programs and projects, and BAMTA Web Site discussions and reports.
Through its projects and technology working groups, BAMTA is fostering seamless operation of networked multimedia, regardless of the platform or network used, by addressing interoperability, asset management and intellectual property rights issues.
Bay Networks, another BAMTA member, is providing the network connectivity hardware needed to bring this project on-line this year, and the BAMTA Collaboratory will house and maintain the server needed to support collaborative work between the schools, located in Santa Clara and Los Angeles County.
Other active, or recently accepted, BAMTA projects are summarized below.
More than 40 additional projects are currently being evaluated by BAMTA.