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Standarization

Contribution to standardisation bodies and fora will be of great importance. Areas where ASTRALS aim to contribute are:

Video Encoding Standardisation. ASTRALS will be represented in the IETF and the ITU-T by HHI. Effort will be put towards Scalable Video Coding extensions.

Broadband Wireless Standardisation. ASTRALS will be represented in the WiMAX form by Mitsubishi and Thomson. Potential contributions can be foreseen in the interoperability WiMAX forum to add a home network profile to their current broadband access profile.

Residential Gateway Standardisation. ASTRALS will concentrate on the Open Service gateway Initiative (OSGi) and Home Gateway Initiative (HGI).

Finally, ASTRALS will liaise with projects that are relevant in some areas with ASTRALS and if possible provide and defend common contributions to the relevant standards. Moreover, due to limited resources, ASTRALS foresees co-operation with the COPRAS (Co-operation Platform for Research and Standards) IST project, which objective is to support FP6 IST project in the standardisation activities


 
ASTRALS (IST-028097) is an Information Society Technologies (IST) project co-funded under EU's sixth framework (FP6)