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Major standards organisations cooperate to drive the development of Home Environment Services

Identification of key areas to enable ubiquitous service access from mobile and fixed devices

BARCELONA, Spain April 24, 2012 Barcelona

  • addressing the ever expanding range of computing and connected devices in the home environment
  • ensuring devices in the home have quality of service regardless of the access method, i.e. 3G, UMTS, LTE, DSL, Fibre, Cable, WiFi… 
  • offering users ubiquitous access to converging services across devices in the home as well as seamless handover from one device to another in terms of service continuity
  • strengthening and standardising wired and wireless support of Device Management
  • supporting Machine to Machine (M2M) devices which are playing an increasingly important role in the extended distribution of services, and need a common management platform
  • empowering users of devices in the home environment to exploit other capabilities such as centralised address books and access to rich multimedia content repositories

Mark Cataldo

Robin Mersh

Oliver Maiwald

Hans-Werner Bitzer

The fora are now investigating how to further cooperate around these shared interest areas, and look forward to continued development and promotion of emerging services in the home environment.

Dana Corson [email protected]

The DECT and CAT-iq installed base in the consumer environment of cordless telephony has now reached almost 500 million units worldwide with the enterprise installed base estimated at a further 8.5 million handsets. More than 820 million DECT and CAT-iq devices have now been sold worldwide, which continues to increase by over 100 million per annum (Source: MZA, 2012).

Berne, Switzerland

Bouygues Telecom, BBC, BT, Deutsch Telekom, KDDI, PCCW, Rogers, SES-Astra, TeliaSonera, ANT Software, D-Link, Motorola, Sharp, Vestel, Zyxel, Alcatel-Lucent, Intel, Huawei, HwaCom, Intel, Technicolor, ZTE, BesTV, IRT, RAI, Dolby, DTS, Fraunhofer, Gemalto, Intertrust Technologies, Mstar Semiconductor, MediaTek Inc, Opera Software, Penki Kontinentai, Quative/Nagravision, Rovi, Sigma Designs, Smartlabs, TNO, Testronics, Toshiba, Verimatrix.

Members of the Open IPTV Forum are working together on the development of open specifications because they recognise that combining the expertise of all parties involved will help to streamline and accelerate deployments of IPTV technologies. Their aim is to make the next generation of IPTV a mass-market service and to maximise the benefits of IPTV and Connected TVs for consumers as well as the industry.

As a collaborative industry body the OIPF has incorporated existing standards wherever possible – OIPF standards are also being adopted by complementary groups including HbbTV. A forthcoming device certification and IOT program will see the OIPF logo appearing on numerous services and devices, aiding consumers, service providers and manufacturers as new technologies are delivered to retail, end user living rooms and across multiple mobile screens.

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SOURCE The Broadband Forum

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