The second version of the TEAHA (The European Application Home Alliance) Market Background Document has been released on January 7, 2005.

TEAHA Market Background Document

Sophia Antipolis

TEAHA Market Background Document
Sophia Antipolis - October 25, 2004


The second version of the TEAHA (The European Application Home Alliance) Market Background Document has been released on January 7, 2005.

Prepared by Homega Research, a partner of the TEAHA Project, this document aims at enabling the Project Management Committee to check, periodically, that the project remains well positioned and, if appropriate, to agree upon changes of direction.

In liaison with the European Commission, it has been agreed that this reference document should be considered as a public deliverable and therefore placed at the disposal of all the players involved in this area, in order to contribute to sharing information usefully on a general level prior to the development of healthy competition.

The next release of this document is planned by June 2005. Please contact us (info@teaha.org) if you have any remarks or suggestions: we will be happy to take them into account when preparing the next release of the TEAHA Market Background Document so that the document can be even more complete, accurate and useful to the Connected home industry.

Here is the report introduction:

This document was prepared as part of the TEAHA project (www.teaha.org), funded by the European Commission (DG Information Society, IST Programme) by a project team of Homega Research (www.homega-research.com) supervised by Roger Torrenti and Karine Valin.

 The TEAHA project, launched at the beginning of 2004 and coordinated by Telefonica, includes in its partnership: Advantica, EDF, Fagor, Homega Research, Ikerlan, Konnex, Philips, Trialog, Wrap, the University of Twente and the Catholic University of Leuven.

 In its first 36 month period, it aims to:

  • contribute towards specifications for home system architecture that will allow the interoperability and interworking of equipment, whatever the application in question (encompassing both the home control world and that of consumer electronics).
  • develop, in this environment, low-cost powerline and radio communication solutions (corresponding in particular to the needs and constraints of white goods manufacturers) and components for home gateways (facilitating the development of value-added services based on such gateways).

 As part of the TEAHA project, Homega Research has been given several responsibilities which include technological, environmental and market watch activities in the field of the Connected Home worldwide. The goal is to enable the project partners to check, periodically, that the project remains well positioned and, if appropriate, to agree upon changes of direction.

 The present document, updated every six months, is based on the results of Homega Research's watch activities, schematised in the illustration below ("Weekly Highlights" are reproduced in Annex 1).

 In liaison with the European Commission, it has been agreed that this reference document should be considered as a public deliverable and therefore placed at the disposal of all the players involved in this area, in order to contribute to sharing information usefully on a general level prior to the development of healthy competition.
 

For more information visit the TEAHA dedicated website: www.teaha.org .

To download the Background Document click here


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