HGI announces new direction

HGI, the global organisation for publishing requirements for the Smart Home, has announced at Broadband World Forum 2014 that it will be taking a new direction as it moves towards its tenth anniversary and continues to define the enabling platforms and APIs, enabling service providers to achieve the smart home of the future.

The major re-launch will see HGI work on a number of new areas including Home Gateway security and hybrid access boxes, as well as continue its work to develop the abstraction layer and requirements for software modularity.

It will also launch the Services and Business Insight (SBI) Group which will track and bring to light market and technology developments about the broadband home, as well as create timely and insightful analysis. HGI’s vision for the smart home and recent developments in its work will be outlined by some of its members at a workshop in The Next Big Thing Exhibition Theatre of Broadband World Forum.

“We know there are some areas in which HGI can improve in effectiveness for its members and our new direction will ensure we are taking the optimum approach,” said Duncan Bees, HGI’s Chief Technology and Business Officer. “The SBI Group is a big part of this as it will focus on a small number of key topics and aim to publish reports very quickly so that the work is tangible and relevant to our members.”

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