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OSGi in the Residential Market - Andreas Kraft


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Everyone who is observing the home automation market notices a huge boost in activities in the last one or two years. Again. But this time it is different from similar stirs in the past. There are now very concrete requirements from residential industries, such as Energy Management, Health Care, and Home Security. The price decline for the necessary equipment also makes it feasible to install additional home network technologies and devices. OSGi technology plays a vital part in the implementation of these factors. It delivers a mature and rich, but still slim and easily to manage platform, on which various service providers and vendors can integrate their applications. To achieve this, the OSGi Alliance and its expert groups are working together with other consortiums, such as the Home Gateway Initiative and the Broadband Forum, to define new and revise existing OSGi service specifications. Early draft versions of the specifications were published and comments were received. Many Telcos are currently in the process of specifying and developing products for the residential market. Essential parts os these product are well-defined and open specifications for runtime environments and SDK’s, to enable the development of applications and products for residential service gateways. Compliance tests ensure the interoperability of runtime environments and applications. These tests not only help service providers, who provide the infrastructure for residential applications, that these applications will run on a specific runtime environment, but also ensure the necessary quality level of stability, security and safety.

Speaker Bio:
Andreas Kraft studied Computer Science at the Technical University of Berlin, Germany. Since 2000 he works for Deutsche Telekom AG as a Senior Systems Architect in the field of Connected Home Services. His current activities include strategies for and design of OSGi based service architectures for connected homes. Before that, he was involved in the design and development of platforms for remote access and control of devices and services in residential homes. Andreas Kraft also represents Deutsche Telekom AG in standardization groups, such as ISO/IEC, CENELEC, the OSGi Alliance, and the UPnP Forum. His current involvements with the OSGi Alliance include co-chairing the Residential Expert Group as well as to be a board member of the OSGi Users’ Forum Germany. ---- Other speakers: Vivien Helmut and Hans Werner Bitzer

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OSGi in the Residential Market - Andreas Kraft

  1. 1. OSGi in the Residential MarketAndreas KraftDeutsche Telekom LaboratoriesSeptember 21, 2011 OSGi Alliance Marketing © 2008-2010 . 1 PageCOPYRIGHT © 2008-2011 OSGi Alliance. All Rights Reserved All Rights Reserved
  2. 2. A much clearer view• A lot happened in the last 10 years. • In-House LAN’s and wireless technologies became ubiquitous. • Capable equipment is much more affordable today.• Credible functional and business requirements exist. • Smart Grid and Energy Savings. • Health Care and Ambient Assisted Living. Page 2 OSGi Alliance Community Event 2011© 2008-2011. All Rights Reserved
  3. 3. A mature technology• OSGi technology matured in the enterprise market while still being compatible with embedded devices.• OSGi plays a vital part in the implementation of the residential ecosystem.• The Residential Expert Group provides answers to residential requirements. Page 3 OSGi Alliance Marketing © 2008-2011 . All Rights Reserved
  4. 4. Why remote management?• Millions of households, millions of different infrastructures.• Customers are challenged to plan, operate and maintain small-office-like networks. In their free time. Frustrating and expensive. Page 4 OSGi Alliance Marketing © 2008-2011 . All Rights Reserved
  5. 5. Why remote management?• Remote management helps operators to manage home networks for their customer.• Remote management pushes structured approaches to configuration data and component representation. Page 5 OSGi Alliance Marketing © 2008-2011 . All Rights Reserved
  6. 6. Newsflash!Standards co-operate!• The OSGi Alliance cannot provide all solutions alone.• Experts from various consortia are working together to build a remote management infrastructure for the home. Page 6 OSGi Alliance Marketing © 2008-2011 . All Rights Reserved
  7. 7. Newsflash!Standards co-operate!• Home Gateway Initiative • Defines requirements for the home gateway’s Software Execution Environment. • Organizes test events for the integrated hardware and software.• Broadband Forum • Amended the TR-069 suite of protocols to enable the remote management of software execution environments.• UPnP Forum • The Device Management WG works on specifications to manage software modules on connected home devices and configurations. Page 7 OSGi Alliance Marketing © 2008-2011 . All Rights Reserved
  8. 8. The OSGi Residential Specification• Public review draft available now! OSGi Service Platform, Residential Specification Release 4, Version 4.3• The specification bundles the services required by the HGI’s HG Requirements for Software Execution Environment. Page 8 OSGi Alliance Marketing © 2008-2011 . All Rights Reserved
  9. 9. The OSGi Residential Specification• Three new and revised services • Configuration Admin Service Specification, Version 1.4 • Dmt Admin Service Specification, Version 2.0 • TR-069 Connector Service Specification, Version 1.0• Two guidelines & specifications • Residential Device Management Tree Specification • TR-157a3 Software Module Guidelines• And more Log Service, Http Service, Device Access, Metatype Service, User Admin Service, Initial Provisioning, UPnPtm Device Service, Declarative Services, Event Admin, Tracker, XML Parser Service Page 9 OSGi Alliance Marketing © 2008-2011 . All Rights Reserved
  10. 10. What makes a residential platform?• An open and managed execution environment.• Application security and reliability is ensured. The customer’s privacy is cared about.• An open domain-specific SDK to enable interoperability.• Continuous support for future connected home technologies. Page 10 OSGi Alliance Marketing © 2008-2011 . All Rights Reserved
  11. 11. Smart Connect The basis for the connected home Partner ecosystem End customers will be excited by the innovation power of Partner Partner Partner the open ecosystem based on a future-proof platform Energy efficiency Health Developer SDK Home automation Security Multimedia in-house distribution Heating Home Management Platform Home management App shop backend Deutsche Telekom Home Management Platform© 2011 Deutsche Telekom AG Page 11 OSGi Alliance Marketing © 2008-2011 . All Rights Reserved
  12. 12. The road ahead• Support customers to choose proper technologies. Ensure and maintain a high level of interoperability.• Operators need to prepare for the diversity of connected homes.• Integrate commodity hardware characteristics in future service gateways. Page 12 OSGi Alliance Marketing © 2008-2011 . All Rights Reserved
  13. 13. The road ahead• More than one application vendor will deploy and operate services on a service gateway. • How to manage and monitor resources and the correct operation? • How to ensure security and privacy for the data?• The OSGi Residential Expert Group will continue to work on specifications to build the residential market. Page 13 OSGi Alliance Marketing © 2008-2011 . All Rights Reserved
  14. 14. Thank you! Andreas Kraft Deutsche Telekom Laboratories Winterfeldtstraße 21-27 10781 Berlin, Germany Page 14 OSGi Alliance Marketing © 2008-2011 . All Rights Reserved