Title: Internet access to heterogeneous home area network devices with an OSGi-based residential gateway

Authors: Sherali Zeadally, Priya Kubher

Addresses: Department of Computer Science and Information Technology, Network Systems Laboratory, University of the District of Columbia, Washington DC, USA. ' Telematics Software, Software and Controls, General Motors Corporation, Detroit, MI, USA

Abstract: Home area networks are proliferating rapidly in many residential homes. These networks are being designed to enable remote access and control to services and contents such as music, video, and data. It remains a significant challenge to design a home network that exploits different protocol architectures and standards while allowing interoperability among them. We describe the design and implementation of an architecture (known as a residential gateway) that: enables full interoperability among different technologies by exploiting the Open Service Gateway Initiative (OSGi) technology; provides secure internet access to heterogeneous devices connected to a home area network.

Keywords: home area networks; Jini; Java; OSGi; residential gateways; security; UPnP; internet access; interoperability.

DOI: 10.1504/IJAHUC.2008.016194

International Journal of Ad Hoc and Ubiquitous Computing, 2008 Vol.3 No.1, pp.48 - 56

Published online: 08 Dec 2007 *

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