Telia Research, Axis, Oracle och Echelon visar nya Internetlösningar m m för hemmet

Telia Research AB och Axis AB har tillsammans utvecklat en trådlös lösning för Internet som visas på Computer World Expo som idag öppnar i Stockholm. Lösningen bygger på WAP-anpassade telefoner samt Suns Jini-teknik och ger användaren möjlighet att via telefondisplayen identifiera besökare för att sedan kunna släppa in dem. Axis AB står bakom kameratekniken i lösningen.
- Teknikutvecklingen ändrar radikalt alla förutsättningarna för telekombaserade tjänster, säger Leif Bengtsson som är vice VD på Telia Research AB. Vår vision är att framtidens hem är intelligent och alltid tillgängligt via en ständigt uppkopplad bredbandsanslutning. Ökad säkerhet är en tjänsterna som kommer att bli mycket populär. Applikationen som visas på Computer World Expo är en lösning inom ramen för Telias initiativ "Hemmets Kommunikation". Syftet är att förse hemmen med dessa lättanvända, prisvärda nätbaserade tjänster. Målsättningen är att introducera konceptet på den europeiska marknaden och ett antal fältprov genomförs redan i år i Skandinavien. Lundabaserade Axis har sedan 15 år tagit fram olika typer av lösningar för nätverksanslutningar. Företaget är världsledande inom segmentet nätverkskameror och satsar nu allt mer på mobila lösningar för Internet. Solutions for securely accessing home networks STOCKHOLM, Sweden - March 13, 2000- Oracle (NASDAQ: ORCL) the largest provider of software for e-business, and Telia AB, the leading Swedish telecom company, have announced that they plan to jointly develop solutions for securely accessing home networks remotely from a variety of devices. This is a part of Telia's Connected Home initiative for delivering services to the home. Connected Home services will embrace many areas of the home, including networked kitchen appliances, interactive entertainment centres, home control and security systems, and the home office. Telia is currently working to roll out the concept to a small collection of homes in Europe and will conduct initial field trials in select areas of Scandinavia during the year 2000. Telia and Oracle have been collaborating on mobile services since 1997 and a number of commercial services like unified messaging and a WAP portal have been introduced under the DOF brand. "Telia is aggressively developing mobile services for the Internet" according to Bruce Horowitz, program manager for the Connected Home initiative at Telia Research. "Leveraging these services in conjuncture with our broadband initiatives to the home gives us a unique service portfolio. We plan on working together with the recently announced joint venture company that is owned by Telia and Oracle to offer these services." In a demonstration being shown this week at Computer World Expo, Scandinavia's largest trade fair for IT related products, attendees can use a Wireless Application Protocol (WAP) enabled mobile phone to control home devices. "We are very pleased to be part of Telia's Connected Home initiative" said Pier Carlo Falotti, Executive Vice President, Oracle Europe, Middle East and Africa. "Telia has an outstanding record of being ahead of the pack when it comes to anticipating key market trends, and Oracle, through such leading technology as Portal-to-Go, is excellently positioned to accelerate their development of exciting new products and services". Oracle Corporation provides the software that powers the Internet. Visit us at http://www.oracle.com Leading Swedish Telecom Selects Echelon's LONWORKS® Networks For Connected Homes STOCKHOLM, Sweden - March 13, 2000- Echelon Corporation (NASDAQ: ELON) the leader in networking everyday devices, today announced that Telia AB, the leading Swedish telecom company, has chosen Echelon's LONWORKS® system as a standard for networking everyday devices in Telia's Connected Home initiative. Telia's Connected Home initiative involves collaborating on the development of network-delivered services via networked devices in the home. The initiative will involve typical products and services for the home including networked kitchen appliances, interactive entertainment center, home control and security systems, and home offices. Telia is currently working to roll out the concept to a small collection of homes in Europe and will conduct initial field trials in select areas of Scandinavia during the year 2000. "After extensive evaluation, we concluded that Echelon's LONWORKS system is the leading technology for networking everyday devices in the home," said Leif Bengtsson, vice president of Telia Research. "Echelon's LonWorks networks provide the open, interoperable platform we need to be able to interact with everyday devices in the home and provide valuable new services through both broadband, power wiring and wireless communication." In a demonstration being shown this week at Computer World Expo, attendees can use a Wireless Application Protocol (WAP) enabled mobile phone and Jini services to monitor and control LONWORKS devices located in the Telia Research booth. "We are pleased to be selected by Telia as a device networking standard for their Connected Home initiative," said Frits Bruggink, Echelon's vice president, Europe, Middle East and Africa. "In Scandinavia, and throughout Europe, we see a growing momentum behind the networked home and a growing recognition of LONWORKS networks as the defacto standard for connecting everyday devices in the home. While many parts of the world are talking about smart homes, they are becoming a reality here in Europe though initiatives such as Telia's Connected Home." About Echelon Corporation Echelon Corporation is the developer of LONWORKS networks, recognized internationally as a standard for open, interoperable control networks. With thousands of application developers and millions of devices installed worldwide, LONWORKS is the leading cross-industry standard for networking everyday devices in building and home automation, industrial, transportation, and public utility applications. Echelon is based in Palo Alto, California, Further information can be found at http://www.echelon.com. Further information about the LONMARK Interoperability Association can be found at http://www.lonmark.org.

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