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1 The Thomson Gateway as Software Service Platform
Sabine BULTEEL Product Marketing Manager Thomson Broadband Connected November 17, 2008

2 Thomson’s Vision

3 The Residential Gateway as Service Enabler in the Connected Home
1 Home Gateways have to be future-proof, both Hard- and Software, facilitating the Service Provider the introduction of new services to its installed base 2 Simplicity of installation and use is a key success factor, both for operator and end user 3 Advanced Service Offering – Building the Digital Home 4 Appropriate physical links between devices, control points, rendering equipment: Best in class WiFi .11n, 3G, PLC, POF, DECT, HPNA Ethernet, … What are the conditions for a CPE to bring operators success? 5 Extended Remote Management Software and Tools are necessary to address the diversity of connected devices around the Home Gateway

4 1. The Gateway must be Future Proof
Most Powerful and Versatile Software Core Highly Advanced Value Added Service Offering Customizable and Flexible Network compatibility Guaranteed QoS IP Acceleration Maximized throughput Open Architecture Easy Component integration – Dynamic Application Hosting With all these different components, Thomson is able to build the right gateway for any customer. Scalability is an important asset! Building THE gateway for YOUR innovative services

5 1. Thomson Gateway is Future Proof
OPEN ARCHITECTURE : WHAT? Unified Configuration Incorporation of customer applications Incorporation of host applications and devices Centralized configuration management BENEFITS Easy new service integration Third party development Life Cycle Management Full Control Fast time-to-market for own, Thomson or 3rd Party applications and services

6 2. Simplicity of Installation and Use
GATEWAY & SERVICE INSTALLATION TR69 Zero Touch Provisioning Installation Wizard ServYou Install DEVICE DISCOVERY HTML Wizard Voice Intercept ServYou/Home Portal Discover Connect CONNECTING DEVICES WPS (WiFi Devices) Easy Pairing (DECT Phones) Activate NEW SERVICES – SERVICE UPGRADES Dynamic Application Hosting/OSGi Home Portal Key success factor for enriched user experience and mandatory to avoid high operational costs at operator’s side

7 Customizable components Push Services: easy activation by clicking
Home Portal Solution Link to search engine Online Marketing Customizable components Personal Address Book Push Services: easy activation by clicking Push product offering

8 3. Building the Digital Home
Residential Gateway Advanced Services Home Devices

9 Quid UPnP AV ? Media Server Media Renderer Control Point
Content Directory Service Rendering Control Service Connection Manager Service Connection Manager Service AV Transport Service AV Transport Service Control Point

10 UPnP A/V Risk for …. What it is What it is NOT
Protocol defined by UPnP Forum Allows to control digital Audio/Video content Discover capable devices Play A/V content Stored anywhere in the home On any display device in the home From wherever you are in the home Defines the possible ways to do this Allows for certification Does not take care of DRM This is outside UPnP A/V Does not tell what A/V formats you need to support Does not guarantee two devices work together Risk for ….

11 DLNA Guaranteed functioning out of the box What does it bring
Requires UPnP A/V and WiFi Alliance certification Contains catagories similar but more extensive than UPnP A/V Digital Media Server Digital Media Controller Digital Media Player Digital Media Renderer Guarantees interworking by defining a minimum of requirements Media formats to be supported Networking stuff Similar to WiFi logo Superset of UPnP A/V

12 DLNA

13 And other DLNA certified ones…

14 What do we offer? TG787 First Residential Gateway
Worldwide DLNA certified What we support but is not required by DLNA … Support for Meta Tags Title, Artist, Genre, Album, Camera type Presentation to control points the Apple way

15 + The Thomson Ecosystem CP Auto Detection of Media Renderer
Auto fetch of Control Point 3. Play music from GW HD, even remotely 4. Even via Mobile

16 Advanced Services Content: what and whenever you want
Access online music or stored on your PC and play on your HiFi Access online music and play from your DECT phone The WiFi tablet streams the content enabling anyone to enjoy a true personal video experience anywhere in the home Service Based Subscriptions:

17 Advanced Services Multi line/multi number on DECT Femto Cells
Home Phone Assistance CD Quality Sound Femto Cells IMS/UMA Connect a Webcam via WiFi or USB to the Gateway and watch your house remotely on your PC or mobile through a webpage of your Gateway

18 Home Phone Assistance Additional Services to be offered by ISP,
What? Normal State - SIP registered: ‘commercial’ + dial tone No Internet Connection (Ethernet cable out): ‘warning’ + dial tone FXO out: ‘special warning’ Ethernet FXO FXS ‘commercial’: - push content (commercials, songs, ‘RSS’ feeds voice etc.) - ‘you have new mail’ ‘warning’: ‘you have no internet connection, you will be calling on a fixed rate X’ ‘special warning’: ‘you cannot make a phone call, please check your cables or consult…’ Additional Services to be offered by ISP, bringing additional revenue streams

19 Home Surveillance and Home Monitoring
Partnering with Portal

20 The Connected Home Multiple services for each device in the home
from each device in the home

21 4. In house physical links: wireless
Thomson’s expertise in Wireless: Long-time experience in Wireless Early on the market with b (2001) High performance and low cost solution for g Launching as first n Close cooperation with leaders on WiFi chipsets market Software Development Improved drivers delivered to match carrier’s market needs - WiFi alliance member for latest new technologies - Providing latest security methods Engineering capabilities Radio specialists for the antenna design Regulatory experts for each area of the world Design experience for thermal issues linked with WiFi Research on new applications such as video over WiFi Testing tools In house WiFi testing specialists 2 test labs for our own testing on top of supplier ones Azimuth tool to allow us to emulate specific environment for test Coming back to the physical links…

22 802.11n: larger bandwidth, better coverage, more reliable
Drivers for n Streaming Music growing number of people streaming music directly from the internet Streaming Video Media sharing Network Attached Storage (NAS) Users expect major increase in TV, video and film via Internet Need for more bandwidth Share files between multiple PCs: 57% of HNW users > Need for more bandwidth > Need for reliable connection

23 802.11n: larger bandwidth, better coverage, more reliable
Source: Dell’Oro Wireless LAN Report, Five Year Forecast , January 2007 WiFi remains a growing market. PC market is driving .11n (these figures are for AP market, client market should respect the same split but with different figures). Cheapest retailer in Europe selling draft n at unbeatable prices

24 drivers embedded in the gateway drivers embedded in the dongle
3G : HSPA USB Dongle Fallback access before xDSL activation or in case of xADSL failure NO SETUP CD drivers embedded in the gateway NO SETUP CD drivers embedded in the dongle Mobile HSDPA Internet access

25 4. In house physical links: wired solution
PLC (Powerline Communications) POF (Plastic Optical Fiber) a 1mm polymer core and a thin cladding to guide the light the outer buffer protects the fiber against damages Advantages: Easy to use - cut and plug Small mm or 1.5mm Flexible - bending radius down to 25mm

26 5. Extended Remote Management
TR-069 Standard Thomson attends Plugfests for testing interoperability Interoperable with extensive list ACS vendors Remote management solution based on TR-069 standard TR-069 Air upgrade DECT phones LAN VoIP phones/STB discovery (TR-111) TR-069 pass through: set up and management of Home Networking devices UPnP Device Discovery and Management Proxy (get info of all UPnP devices in Home Network, and manage them from gateway) Storage Service: remote management of storage attached devices (TR-140) Extended Datamodel for Ecosystem Field Proven Track Record > 3 mio > 3 mio > 600K

27 Conclusion 1 Thomson Gateways ARE future proof, both Hard- and Software, thanks to its open software architecture 2 Thomson Gateways PROVIDE the right mechanisms for simple installation and use is a key success factor, both for operator and end user 3 Thomson Gateways HAVE Advanced Service Offering both own development and 3rd party integration 4 Thomson Gateways HAVE versatile physical link offer Best in class WiFi .11n, 3G, PLC, POF, DECT, HPNA, Ethernet, … What are the conditions for a CPE to bring operators success? 5 Thomson Gateways are HAVE extended Remote Management Software and Tools

28 Product range and positioning

29 xDSL Product Portfolio 2008
TG789n VDSL2 TG797n TG628s ST620 & 620s TG787 TG787 VDSL2 ST608 WL TG608 TG587n TG782 & TG784 TG780 Business TG787 VDSL2 TG605 TG605s ST546f TG585v7 TG585n ST780 ST780 DeXtention ST546 ST706 ST536 ST516 ST510

30 Positioning WIRED data – 500 series
+ TR-69 Remote Management + TR-69 Remote Management + TR-69 Remote Management 4 port Ethernet + TR-69 Remote Management f

31 Positioning WIRELESS data – 500 series
Already 2 mio shipped this year 2.4 GHz 2.4 GHz

32 Positioning Voice and Data - 700 series
1 FXS 2 FXS 2 FXS + Ethernet WAN 2 FXS 1 FXS 2 FXS + GEthernet WAN

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