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IPv6 wireless internet initiative � 6WINIT

Project ID: IST-2000-25153
Funded under: FP5-IST


This document provides a brief update on the achievements of a project funded under the "Research Networking" theme of the FP5 Information Society Technologies (IST) programme. It describes the objectives, experimental work and results of the project.

The 6WINIT project investigated the problems in introducing a range of IPv6-enabled applications over an IPv6-enabled wireless Internet. It covered the areas of end-stations, routers, gateways, generic technologies and applications � with specific emphasis on following the IPv6-related standards emerging in the IETF. Thus Mobile IP, Road Warrior technology, Quality of Service, agent technology, interworking across WLAN, GPRS and UMTS, and security were of particular concern. Generic applications investigated included conferencing, voice over IP, video streaming, location-based services and home environments. There was specific emphasis on clinical applications, where secure mobile access was demonstrated to clinical data and radiographic images, and emergency treatment from ambulances for Accident & Emergency. Most of the work was in the context of Wireless LANs, since the access to and functionality of GPRS were very limited and the access to UMTS test facilities was provided only at the project end; never theless, experiments were carried out both with GPRS and UMTS test facilities.

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Record Number: 5883 / Last updated on: 2004-01-05
Category: PRJS