14 March 2005 Design of a multimedia gateway for mobile devices
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Although mobile users are currently offered a lot more capabilities on their mobile devices, they still experience some limitations. They can surf the Internet, read their e-mail and receive MMS messages, but they have limited processing power, storage capacity and bandwidth and are limited in their access to peripherals (e.g. printers). We have designed and implemented a multimedia gateway for mobile devices that reduces these limitations. It gives the mobile devices transparent access to high capacity devices connected to the gateway, which is built around a central, modularly extensible server that can run on any PC or home gateway. It manages two sets of modules: one set offering the actual services and another set handling the IP-based wireless interaction with the client applications on the mobile devices. These modules can be added and removed dynamically, offering new services on the fly. Currently services for storage, printing, domotics and playing music are provided. Others can easily be added later on. This paper discusses the architecture and development, the management of modules, the actual services and their benefits. Besides a proprietary implementation, it also looks into OSGi and how both platforms compare to each other, concerning design, architecture, ease of development, functionality, ...
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Raf Hens, Raf Hens, Nico Goeminne, Nico Goeminne, Sofie Van Hoecke, Sofie Van Hoecke, Tom Verdickt, Tom Verdickt, Thomas Bouve, Thomas Bouve, Frank Gielen, Frank Gielen, Piet Demeester, Piet Demeester, } "Design of a multimedia gateway for mobile devices", Proc. SPIE 5684, Multimedia on Mobile Devices, (14 March 2005); doi: 10.1117/12.596510; https://doi.org/10.1117/12.596510
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