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Essential Guide to Home Networking Technologies, The by GERARD O'DRISCOLL

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OSGI ARCHITECTURE

OSGi is creating a new technical specification that is based on open standards and includes mechanisms for downloading of software from service providers, managing in- home application development cycles, security, remote management, and access to devices that are attached to the residential gateway.

To understand a complete end-to-end OSGi architecture model, you first need to be familiar with the model's main components:

  • Services gateway

  • Service provider

  • Service aggregator

  • Gateway operator

  • Wide area network (WAN) and carrier/ISP

  • Local devices and networks

The relationships between these entities are shown diagrammatically in Figure 17.1.

Services Gateway

The central component of the OSGi end-to-end architecture is the open services ...

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