Open Standards

Committed to open standards

A highly committed member of its ecosystem, SoftAtHome participates in the design and deployment of several key standards and open source projects, drivers for market growth.

Broadband Forum

The Broadband Forum, a non-profit industry organization, is focused on engineering smarter and faster broadband networks. The Forum’s flagship TR-069 CPE WAN Management Protocol has now exceeded 350 million installations worldwide.

Our work defines best practices for global networks, enables new revenue-generating service and content delivery, establishes technology migration strategies, engineers critical device, service & development management tools, in the home and business IP networking infrastructure. We develop multi-service broadband packet networking specifications addressing architecture, device and service management, software data models interoperability and certification in the Broadband market.

DLNA

Members of Digital Living Network Alliance (DLNA) share a vision of an interoperable network of consumer electronics (CE), personal computers (PC), mobile devices and service providers throughout the home, enabling an environment for sharing and growing new digital media and content services. Founded in 2003, the group established and maintains a platform of interoperability based on open and established industry standards that, when used by manufacturers will support the sharing of media through wired or wireless networks. More than 250 multi-industry companies from around the world have joined DLNA, committing the time and resources necessary to achieve their vision. Additional information about the Alliance, its participating companies and membership benefits is available at www.dlna.org

SoftAtHome is a member of the DLNA through Orange group.

Gstreamer

GStreamer is an extremely powerful and versatile framework designed to create streaming media applications. Many of the virtues of this framework come from its modularity: GStreamer can seamlessly incorporate new plugin modules.

This popular cross-platform multimedia framework, is used to create a variety of media-handling components in SoftAtHome’s solution.

Linux

Linux, the power and ubiquity of this de-facto standard operating system, is leveraged in all SoftAtHome’

RDK

The Reference Design Kit (RDK) is a pre-integrated software bundle that provides a common framework for powering customer-premises equipment (CPE) from network operators. It enables network operators to standardize certain elements of these devices, but also to easily customize the applications and user experiences that ride on top. The RDK is supported by more than 250 companies including CE manufacturers, SOCs vendors, software developers, system integrators, and network operators. It is administered by the RDK Management LLC, a joint venture between Comcast Cable, Time Warner Cable, and Liberty Global.

 More information can be found at www.rdkcentral.com

UPnP

UPnP Forum, established in 1999, is a global alliance of more than 1000 industry-leading organizations working to enable device-to-device interoperability and facilitate easier and better home networking. The Forum promotes the adoption of uniform technical device interconnectivity standards and certifies devices conforming to these standards. UPnP Forum is an impartial group enabling member companies to participate and develop extensions to the UPnP Device Architecture, which defines how to use the Internet Protocol (IP) to communicate between devices, and Device Control Protocols (DCPs), which are services between devices. Members of UPnP Forum include market leaders in computing, printing and networking, consumer electronics, home appliances, automation, control and security, and mobile products. – http://upnp.org

SoftAtHome participates to the work of the UPnP forum through Orange group.

WebKit

WebKit is a market-standard layout engine is used in SoftAtHome’s solutions to create graphical-user-interface engines, embedded web-browsers and HTML5-based application environments.

Wi-Fi

Wi-Fi Alliance® is a global non-profit industry association of hundreds of leading companies devoted to seamless connectivity. With technology development, market building, and regulatory programs, Wi-Fi Alliance has enabled widespread adoption of Wi-Fi® worldwide. The Wi-Fi CERTIFIED™ program was launched in March 2000. It provides a widely-recognized designation of interoperability and quality, and it helps to ensure that Wi-Fi-enabled products deliver the best user experience. Wi-Fi Alliance has certified more than 15,000 products, encouraging the expanded use of Wi-Fi products and services in new and established markets. – http://www.wi-fi.org

SoftAtHome is a member of the Wi-Fi Alliance.