Technicolor Research & Innovation presents a demonstration video is built around the home gateway (residential gateway) and demonstrates the capability of the platforms when operated in an aggregated manner forming a virtual media oriented data center. The residential gateway is used through a virtualization framework allowing the simultaneous execution of application environments. When operated in a controlled peer-to-peer manner, the framework offers a serious alternative to centralized data centers providing reliability and consuming less network resources.
Today’s consumers use multiple entertainment devices in their homes, including TVs, laptops, computers, gateways, set top boxes and tablets. However, there is often a lack of internet service quality, as well as a lack of management between the different types of technology.
Technicolor uses the “power of the crowd” to deliver consistently high quality services in a managed Peer-to-Peer (P2P). This “home gateway,” which is always on, is designed to become center of the home digital life. When operated in a controlled peer-to-peer manner, the framework offers a serious alternative to centralized data centers providing reliability and consuming less network resources.
Thanks to technologies such as virtualization, using the home gateway, the consumer can replace all of their remotes in the home with a single tablet or by a smart phone.
Utilizing Technicolor’s solution, consumers can enjoy a better viewing experience by receiving content from a neighbor’s residential gateway. Some of the many advantages include quick start up delay, robustness to failure and much higher quality.