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Orange Open Home Automation Infrastructure
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Orange
Open Home Automation Infrastructure
Jean-Michel Ortholand, André Bottaro Daniel Schellhoss

Orange Labs ProSyst

September, 20th, 2011

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Outline
1 – The Home Automation market is a new world of applications

2 – However, the Home Automation market just slowly emerges

3 – Orange proposes a technical & economical opportunity to Home


actors

4 – Orange chooses OSGi technology and ProSyst and starts first


experiments

5 – Challenges remain for the infrastructure to be open to 3rd party


applications

6 – Open the box!

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1 – The Home Automation market is a new
world of applications

Page 3 Orange Open Home Automation Infrastructure - J.M. Ortholand, A. Bottaro, D. Schellhoss
What is Orange Home Automation ?

A bunch of services and smart devices installed at home that allow

• an always-on system that watches over your


home and alerts you if something goes wrong
(Serenity)

• an easy management of actuators with well


designed and rich interfaces (Comfort)

• the optimisation of electricity and gas


consumptions (Energy)

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French case
Consumers equipment perspectives

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Home Automation and Smart Home

• Other services can be met by the Home Automation


infrastructure
• Health: The care of elderly or handicapped people at home
(Ambient Assisted Living)
• Wellness: A coach at Home
• Multimedia : Content sharing

• A new world of applications will emerge with the variety


of sensors, actuators, and devices that become
available

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2 – The Home Automation market just slowly emerges

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A slowly emerging market
Many service providers and solution integrators initiatives…

electricity Security & energy Homescope, Offer with Energy@Hom energy Security demand response Androïd@Home
efficiency energy efficiency trial to see at home iJenko e with monitoring
pilot monitoring with alertme Electrolux, with remote
with EPS Video- Enel, Indesit on/off switch
energy &
surveillance Smoke security
detection with Homes
Delta Dore

… and business actors that play both as service providers and product manufacturers

• The Smart Home Market is fragmented into niche markets


• Proprietary protocols, APIs and solutions
• Expensive solutions with a professional installation
• Numerous partnerships on vertical applications

⇒ Weak ecosystem structure


⇒ Weak infrastructure for sharing applications
⇒ Multiple standards = weak integration

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Heterogeneity of local networks
communication protocols
Wired and powerline Communication Radio Communication

DPWS IP application
High rate protocols
protocols

Ethernet

Low rate protocols


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3 – Orange proposes a technical & economical
opportunity to Home actors

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Orange commitment : open the Home
to the Internet …

Open for third-party


services

Devices
TV
Phone
Computer

Open for third-party


devices
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Opportunity : Catalyze the market through the
share of a common technical infrastructure
• Leverage a common ICT infrastructure
• Standard sensor networks
• Advanced Home Gateway or a box dedicated to home automation apps
• Remote Device/Network Management platform

• To lower the barriers and make the market emerge


• Lower installation and maintenance costs of each service
• Go beyond quadruple play, accelerate service delivery
• Enlarge the Home Automation market

Shared sensors Embedded software platform


hosting applications. Remote HMIs
Adv. Home gateway or dedicated box

Home ation
Controller applic
3rd party platforms
adm Home Application stores
inis
trat
ion
Shared screens

Operator platform
Shared infrastructure
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4 – Orange chooses OSGi technology
and ProSyst and starts first experiments

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Orange open infrastructure
Specific Home controller :
- a multi-services / multi-partners
java/OSGi running environment
- API to manage
- security, right management,
and to supervise
isolation
Third Home Area
Third
party(s) - SDK to interact with Home AN
party(s) Network
application
Information Controller and devices
System
- Native ZigBee HA
communication, extensible to
API API other RF protocols
Access Management
Platform & supervision
Platform Third
party local
application
Home Home Controller
Box
- API to initiate
interaction from the
Cloud with Home
Controllers and
devices HOME DEVICES
- Security, right Activators, sensors

management
- No message
transport

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Software stack

Orange Labs - Recherche & Développement


OSGi and ProSyst

• Sharing and isolation


• Java
• Embedded solution

• Main provider for embedded OSGi


• Industrial approach (licensing,
standardization)
• HDM abstraction layer

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5 – Challenges remain for the infrastructure to
be open to 3rd party applications

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An advanced state of the art, however incomplete
Embedded service software platform Partial solution to be improved

Resource sharing and isolation on a common embedded software OSGi is the technology reference on the market before .NET and
platform Androïd but it addresses only code sharing and isolation
Robustness, adaptation to constrained devices, transactional OSGi Micro Edition – specified by Orange and IS2T, maintained
guaranties by IS2T – shows promises, however demands testing and tools.
Security – management of the access rights to applications, to
hardware functions and to deployed sensors
Dynamic and distributed application programming, data mediation
infrastructure
Device and software management platform and application Partial solution to be improved
shops
Modular validation of applications Tools are needed to bring guarantees before deployment

Openness of device management platforms and application shop Secure and scalable tools remain to be developed.
tools to 3rd parties
Modular application deployment and administration Protocols exist (TR-69) and need to be adapted and integrated.

Sensor network management Protocols (TR-69) need to be adapted and tested against concrete
use cases based on new low rate sensor networks (ZigBee).
Hardware box platform and sensor networks Partial solution to be improved

Low power and low cost technology requirements

Technology interoperability The promise of ZigBee and IPv6 must be guaranteed.

Consistent integration of sensor network technologies on a


hardware platform
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6 – Open the box!

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Orange and ProSyst ambition
• Create a dynamic market of applications with Home players:

Application designers (bundles & services)

Platform administrators & application stores

Techno providers (SW part of the platform)

Hardware providers (HW part of the platform)

• Standardize the infrastructure: OSGi, HGI, BBF, UPnP … and ZigBee

• Keep in touch for the using of Orange APIs !


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Jean-Michel Ortholand, André Bottaro Daniel Schellhoss

Orange Labs ProSyst

September, 20th, 2011

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