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Open Services Residential Gateway stack sits on Linux

Oct 26, 2001 — by LinuxDevices Staff — from the LinuxDevices Archive — 2 views

Palo Alto and Sunnyvale, CA — (press release excerpt) — Gatespace and Jungo Software Technologies have jointly announced a strategic technology alliance to provide an integrated solution for next generation value added services to the home, and SOHO / ROBO (Small Office/Home Office and Remote Office/Branch Office).

Gatespace, which was launched as a result of a 3-year joint research project between Ericsson and the consulting firm CR&T, is one of the pioneers and current leaders in the emerging market for distributed service platforms based on OSGi (Open Services Gateway Initiative) standards. Gatespace's Distributed Service Platform (GDSP) enables development, delivery and management of network-based services, providing intelligent and seamless connectivity and interoperability between content/application service providers, network operators, and service gateway and device manufacturers.

Jungo's OpenRG packs in essential residential gateway elements, including device drivers, a small-footprint embedded-Linux based operating system, networking and management software, and a set of highly integrated applications and services required for the home, including voice and security software. Jungo's OpenRG also provides a robust development environment and open APIs, so that other value added services may be developed and customized to the needs of each target market. OpenRG's highly flexible and extendable platform enables the smooth integration of third party applications, for a more customized and application-rich residential gateway solution. OpenRG is easily upgradeable via the Internet through comprehensive remote management and includes diagnostics capabilities.

Gatespace's product complements Jungo's OpenRG solution by adding an OSGi framework along with a variety of value added components for secure communication, remote management, and enterprise integration and supports a variety of device protocols such as UPnP. This service delivery platform works with OpenRG's platform, which includes Firewall, VPN, Gaming and Streaming support, advanced network services “Plug and Play” home networking, and more. By porting Gatespace's software to the Jungo platform, the combined solution enables Original Equipment Manufacturers and Service Providers to bring new products and services to market quickly, cost effectively, and with the competitive edge to win.

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