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Design of a multimedia gateway for mobile devices
Author(s): Raf Hens; Nico Goeminne; Sofie Van Hoecke; Tom Verdickt; Thomas Bouve; Frank Gielen; Piet Demeester
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Paper Abstract

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, ...

Paper Details

Date Published: 14 March 2005
PDF: 9 pages
Proc. SPIE 5684, Multimedia on Mobile Devices, (14 March 2005); doi: 10.1117/12.596510
Show Author Affiliations
Raf Hens, INTEC, Ghent Univ./IMEC (Belgium)
Nico Goeminne, INTEC, Ghent Univ./IMEC (Belgium)
Sofie Van Hoecke, INTEC, Ghent Univ./IMEC (Belgium)
Tom Verdickt, INTEC, Ghent Univ./IMEC (Belgium)
Thomas Bouve, INTEC, Ghent Univ./IMEC (Belgium)
Frank Gielen, INTEC, Ghent Univ./IMEC (Belgium)
Piet Demeester, INTEC, Ghent Univ./IMEC (Belgium)

Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 5684:
Multimedia on Mobile Devices
Reiner Creutzburg; Jarmo H. Takala, Editor(s)

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