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Ericsson Intros Connected Home Gateway Software

February 12, 2009

Ericsson is preparing to launch its Connected Home Gateway software at next week’s Mobile World Congress in Barcelona, Spain. The software is expected to give users the freedom to access and interact with their home multimedia devices, services, and media from any location.

In addition, the gateway also enables one single entry point for Internet Protocol television (IPTV) and multimedia telephony services into the home.
Ericsson Connected Home Gateway is deployed at home, and provides a secure connection between users’ digital home networks and the telecommunications network, and a single point of entry for IPTV and communication services like multimedia telephony.
This latest offering from Ericsson acts as a central multimedia outlet in the home, and serves as a single service-delivery platform. Officials said that Connected Home Gateway allows remote management for service provisioning and maintenance.
Officials said that users can use their mobile devices, such as mobile phone and laptops to communicate directly with their computer, TV or media player, and they can share their photos and videos with others.
The Connected Home Gateway is compliant with telecom and consumer electronic standards, such as IMS, Open IPTV Forum and the Digital Living Network Alliance.
“The Connected Home Gateway brings simplicity and gives users true control of their everyday communication and media services,” said Jan Waereby, senior vice president and head of multimedia business at Ericsson.
Ericsson is a provider of technology and services to telecom operators. The company’s portfolio comprises of mobile and fixed network infrastructure and broadband and multimedia solutions for operators, enterprises and developers.
Also this week, Ericsson and Telefónicaannounced that they will synergize their efforts to trial multimedia applications based on the Rich Communication Suite standard. The RCS initiative aims to speed up and facilitate the adoption of applications and services that provide an interoperable, convergent, rich communication experience.
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Michelle Robart is a contributing editor for unified communications. To read more of Michelle's articles, please visit her columnist page.

Edited by Michelle Robart

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