Adding content is seen as the next important step in the development and deployment of broadband networks. This paper proposes three different ways of adding content to wireless broadband networks. First, the home gateway is presented as the focal point for delivery of digital services to future homes. It must bridge across the most prevalent standard protocols for data, video, telephony and telemetry, and must be able to automatically discover new devices in a residence and allow over the air/wire provisioning, billing, management and aggregation of new services from multiple service providers on the network. Then the extension of a DECT network into determining the location of DECT terminals, aiming at the design of a location based system is described. The location method is based on the received signal strength measurements in the DECT clients communication with the base stations. The localization is initially demonstrated in a 52 DECT base station installation covering four office buildings of total 4500 m2 . Finally the paper proposes the application of a commercial off-the-shelf wireless broadband network as a sensor network, without any additional hardware, for physical intrusion detection of e.g. an indoor site. It is demonstrated how it can be used for detecting door opening and person passing, in an environment of 243 m2 with three rooms and a corridor, using three low cost access points.
Proceedings of the Second International Cict Conference: Next Generation Broadband -content and User Perspectives, 2005
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International Conference on Next Generation Broadband -Content and User Perspectives, 2005
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