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The European application home alliance

Objective

The European Application Home Alliance (TEAHA) addresses networked home control applications and their complementarity to A/V networked applications. Its objective is to work with the A/V world to specify an open, secure, interoperable and seamless global home platform.

The TEAHA initiative has been structured into two phases. Phase 1 is this project. Phase 2 will involve a significant test programme. TEAHA approach is to define a suitable secure open middleware platform that will allow the seamless interworking of the wide variety of appliances found in a home environment (from the 3 cent device to the 300 euro device), over the wide variety of network solutions from the 100bit/s to the 100mbit/s.

The following research and innovation work is foreseen:
- Definition and development of an open middleware framework to ensure interoperability across heterogeneous networks. New network independent service discovery and security mechanisms will be defined and implemented;
- Development of new low-cost RF components supporting TEAHA middleware based on advanced RFCMOS technology;
- Development of ultra low-cost power-line communication allowing the connection of virtually any household small appliance;
- Development of new residential gateway components.

The route to industrial deployment will be addressed as TEAHA developed technology will be validated through three applications: white goods control, energy management, and residential gateway applications with seamless integration with networked A/V applications. Standardisation work will be carried out as well as marketing and dissemination.

Coordinator

TELEFONICA INVESTIGACION Y DESARROLLO SA UNIPERSONAL
Address
Calle Emilio Vargas 6
28043 Madrid
Spain

Participants (11)

ADVANTICA LIMITED
United Kingdom
Address
1-3 Strand
WC2N 5EH London
ELECTRICITE DE FRANCE SERVICE NATIONAL
France
Address
22 Avenue De Wagram
75008 Paris 08
FAGOR ELECTRODOMESTICOS S. COOP
Spain
Address
Barrio San Andres, 18
20500 Mondragon
IKERLAN S. COOP
Spain
Address
Paseo J.m. Arizmendiarrieta 2
20500 Mondragon
KATHOLIEKE UNIVERSITEIT LEUVEN
Belgium
Address
Oude Markt 13
3000 Leuven
PHILIPS ELECTRONICS UK LIMITED
United Kingdom
Address
Guildford Business Park - Guildford
GU2 8XH Surrey
SHARP LABORATORIES OF EUROPE, LTD.
United Kingdom
Address
Edmund Halley Road, Oxford Science Park
OX4 4GA Oxford
SIGMA CONSULTANTS
France
Address
1240 Route Des Dolines Buropolis Sophia Antipolis
06560 Valbonne
TRIALOG
France
Address
25 Rue Du General Foy
75008 Paris
UNIVERSITEIT TWENTE
Netherlands
Address
Drienerlolaan 5
7522 NB Enschede
WRAP S.P.A.
Italy
Address
Via Lamberto Corsi 55
60044 Fabriano