Latest Developments and Use Cases in          the Digital Home         Broadband World Forum             September 2011   ...
Contents Brief introduction to the HGI What role can the HG play in an OTT Smartphone  Cloudworld ? Next generation ser...
Introduction to the HGI Formed in 2004 by leading Broadband Service Providers  who recognised the benefits of a common ap...
HGI: Connecting Homes, Enabling Services                          NEC
The Role of the HG in the new service                world High functionality, managed HGs were predicated on BSPs being ...
Potential HG Advantages                • Associated with a fixed locationAlways there    • Unlike mobile devices, which ar...
HG Service Advantages                • Services associated with the home as a                  locationAlways there    • H...
HGI 2011 Service Examples Home Energy Management Next-Generation Communications DECT and High Definition Voice Home an...
Storage - Home and Cloud If everything is in the Cloud, then when the Cloud  goes away there is nothing…. Need co-operat...
HG as the Media Home Gateway Deliver content, both user and premium content to  retail devices. Media gateway can adapt ...
Next generation communicationBringing communication services to home devices                                 Target Device...
The HG as an applications platform Current HGs typically have locked down, monolithic  firmware   good for security, bad...
S/W Modularity as a Service Enabler Framework for application support on HGs providing reliability,  security, life cycle...
Home Energy ManagementUse Cases Visualization of current energy and power data Visualization of historical data Alarms ...
HEM Business model…is complex
Home Architecture with Energy Gateway                                                 Home Domain                         ...
Device Abstraction, A View       Java, JSON, RPCOne phys. device,                                                standard ...
HGI Testing HGI Testing is NOT    Certification    Interop testing Designed to test the market status of the more adva...
HGI Test Program 2009 and 2010 events were both a great  success 2011 happening soon Service Providers    Pre-qualific...
Test Plan Updates for 2011 Higher performance (Gigabit Ethernet) More IPv6 testing DLNA media server/controller perform...
HGI Diagnostics Diagnostics increasingly important as services become an  arbitrarily complicated mix of managed video, O...
HGI Diagnostics Overview                           22
Conclusions The Home Environment is becoming increasingly complex  from a technology and services perspective Competitio...
Follow-up Contact              duncan.bees@homegateway.org                 www.homegateway.org Next HGI meetings    Q4 ...
ThankyouAny Questions ?                  25
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  1. 1. Latest Developments and Use Cases in the Digital Home Broadband World Forum September 2011 David Thorne, HGI Board Member david.j.thorne@bt.com“CONNECTING HOMES – ENABLING SERVICES”
  2. 2. Contents Brief introduction to the HGI What role can the HG play in an OTT Smartphone Cloudworld ? Next generation services The HG as an applications platform The HG and Home Energy Management HG Testing HGI Diagnostics Conclusions 2
  3. 3. Introduction to the HGI Formed in 2004 by leading Broadband Service Providers who recognised the benefits of a common approach to specifying the functionality of Home Gateways Starts with business propositions or Use Cases Close interworking between BSPs, chip makers, and box vendors Output is a set of functional specifications ranging from the basic to the state of the art:  interfaces, QOS, energy efficiency, multi-session support…. These can then be used by BSPs as part of their procurement specifications 3
  4. 4. HGI: Connecting Homes, Enabling Services NEC
  5. 5. The Role of the HG in the new service world High functionality, managed HGs were predicated on BSPs being able to sell Value Added Services, in particular video services, via STBsThen along came... The Smart Phone The Tablet OTT video The Cloud……… 5
  6. 6. Potential HG Advantages • Associated with a fixed locationAlways there • Unlike mobile devices, which are associated with a person, and laptops • Normally powered on, and little Always on power penalty in being so • Unlike PCs, laptops Single, • Only one device of its type in a homecentral point • Simple, stable OS of control • Wide range of interface types Do these translate into viable services ???? 6
  7. 7. HG Service Advantages • Services associated with the home as a locationAlways there • Home energy management, security, home health • Services which require 24/7 connectivity Always on • Home energy management, security, home health, home comms, home storage Single, • Services which rely on a single, ‘simple’, central control pointcentral point • Home energy management, security, of control home networking control, diagnostics 7
  8. 8. HGI 2011 Service Examples Home Energy Management Next-Generation Communications DECT and High Definition Voice Home and Cloud storage Home and Cloud Media Gateway Enhanced in-home QoS as a service supporter Service specific diagnostics if it doesn’t quite work 8
  9. 9. Storage - Home and Cloud If everything is in the Cloud, then when the Cloud goes away there is nothing…. Need co-operation between the Home and Cloud HG can keep or manage local copies of key files HG can do scheduled, incremental back-ups to the Cloud HG can manage file access from anywhere by any device (includes streaming media) HG can control user access to files from one single point – both local and remote access
  10. 10. HG as the Media Home Gateway Deliver content, both user and premium content to retail devices. Media gateway can adapt content for different CPE devices Need to handle:  DRM, Link protection  Content adaption for different devices.  User experience (remote user interface)  Value added features: time shift, resume on new device, etc.  Metadata management
  11. 11. Next generation communicationBringing communication services to home devices Target Devices 3G phone 3GLAN side Technology Mobile operator CE device(to support WAN sidecommunication Service) RCS VoIP- UPnP telephony- SIP Voice devices PSTN- CAT-iq (DECT-IP) CAT-iq Gateway Phone Service PSTN Provider CAT-iq Portable device DECT Legacy phone(PSTN)
  12. 12. The HG as an applications platform Current HGs typically have locked down, monolithic firmware  good for security, bad for flexibility and innovation HGs now much less limited on processing power and memory HG could be used as a platform for 3rd party applications  as long as all the security and performance issues are addressed  not a full-blown Smartphone apps environment  diagnostics and HEM are prime examples of what might make more sense 12
  13. 13. S/W Modularity as a Service Enabler Framework for application support on HGs providing reliability, security, life cycle management and remote management Known as SWEX, but strongly based on OSGi Smart E-health … Energy
  14. 14. Home Energy ManagementUse Cases Visualization of current energy and power data Visualization of historical data Alarms for different events Home Domain overload management and avoidance Optimising energy cost End User Control Demand response  ranging from tariff variation, though phased usage to power-down 14
  15. 15. HEM Business model…is complex
  16. 16. Home Architecture with Energy Gateway Home Domain Appliance Appliance Smart Smart Smart Plug Smart Appliance Plug Appliance Local Display HANy HANx GW/EM (Home Area IF5 IF6 Network) IF3 Home IFwIFx IF4 Gateway IF2 SI Energy Smart Smart Gateway Info Tbd….. Meter IF1 • Security HN • Privacy Smart (Home • Data ownership Appliance Network) • Auto-configuration • Addressing User User • Performance Interface • Technology selection(s) Interface • Device abstraction • APIs
  17. 17. Device Abstraction, A View Java, JSON, RPCOne phys. device, standard OSGiseveral abstract Eventing (into Java)objects routed to JSON/RPC Z-wave SML EHS ZigBee Wireles KNX M-Bus Switches smart, smarter, ready IP-Camera all relevant etc. smartest Meters… HomeMatic, EQ3/FS20 support Smart Home standards 17
  18. 18. HGI Testing HGI Testing is NOT  Certification  Interop testing Designed to test the market status of the more advanced HGI features  QOS, Energy Efficiency, multi-session support, SWEX… With performance testing where appropriate  performance not currently included in most HGI requirements – they are mainly functional Organised as an annual test event 18
  19. 19. HGI Test Program 2009 and 2010 events were both a great success 2011 happening soon Service Providers  Pre-qualification of HGs and chips  Understand state of the art of the cutting edge features  Common service provider metrics and procedures HG System, Chip and Software Vendors  Prequalify with Service Providers  Marketing based on test event results  Understand leading edge performance requirements and how they compare LOGO Program is available to participants 19
  20. 20. Test Plan Updates for 2011 Higher performance (Gigabit Ethernet) More IPv6 testing DLNA media server/controller performance SWEX robustness Multisession overload and critical session handling Diagnostics Future test directions  Include Home network infrastructure devices  Separate, more formal procurement testing specification 20
  21. 21. HGI Diagnostics Diagnostics increasingly important as services become an arbitrarily complicated mix of managed video, OTT video, and in-home comms running over time-variant in-home technologies (WiFi and PLC) Primary aim is to avoid support calls, and employ as much customer self-help and expert system assistance as possible System builds up a history of performance, usage, connectivity etc. and provides access to real-time service specific monitoring Remote access to the HG and network provided when help-desk assistance is needed 21
  22. 22. HGI Diagnostics Overview 22
  23. 23. Conclusions The Home Environment is becoming increasingly complex from a technology and services perspective Competition and traffic from OTT and Smartphone based services will increase, and revenue opportunities may be limited The HG has some inherent features which should allow it to continue to play a key role in this complex ecosystem, and enable new services The HGI brings together the key industry sectors needed to make this happen in a unique way 23
  24. 24. Follow-up Contact duncan.bees@homegateway.org www.homegateway.org Next HGI meetings  Q4 Dubrovnik, Croatia  Q1/2012 Taipei Join us on Linkedin http://www.linkedin.com/groups/HGI-Home-Gateway- Initiative-News-3894101?trk=myg_ugrp_ovr 24
  25. 25. ThankyouAny Questions ? 25

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