OSGi Community Event 2015
A new world of applications emerges in the home from the growing variety of things – devices, sensors, actuators – potentially available. Several application domains are considered, e.g., security, energy efficiency, comfort, ambient assisted living, multimedia communication. The Smart Home is slowly taking off.</p>
Several actors exploit a new technical and economic opportunity to catalyze this market. This opportunity is based on the re-use of the infrastructure that telecom operators have deployed for today classic Internet and TV services. It raises technical and business challenges: Telecom operators have to open their home infrastructure to third-party applications while guaranteeing application security and consistency to all home business actors using this infrastructure.
Telecom operators have to open APIs at least two levels of their architecture: APIs in the cloud and APIs on an embedded device environment. This end-to-end infrastructure between the home network and service platforms has also to provide security at several levels, especially a consistent access right management.
The presentation will provide a vision of an open end-to-end architecture providing APIs in the cloud and in a home box to host any application and connect to any device in the Home. Among the standard organizations and industrial alliances, oneM2M standard specifications are making a reference architecture emerge. The implementation of oneM2M standard features in OSGi technology will be detailed, especially the end-to-end access right management discriminating both applications and users when accessing devices.
This infrastructure is currently prototyped thanks to the integration of open source software bricks provided by <a>Open the Box</a>, <a>Eclipse SmartHome</a> and <a>Eclipse OM2M</a> open initiatives.