Alumin - STB for Elderly People (AAL)


Alumin - STB for Elderly People (AAL)

Prototype / R&D: Set-top box with easy Internet functionality for elderly people (AAL, Ambient Assisted Living), focussed on Germany.
Hardware Vendor: Albis Technologies

"Alumin" is a joint R&D project of TARA Systems GmbH and the Research Center for Information Technology (FZI) in Karlsruhe. The goal of Alumin is to establish an easy-to-use Set-top box platform, which integrates TV functionality with services in the context of "Ambient Assisted Living" (AAL). The Alumin project has been selected for support by the German Federal Ministry of Economics and Technology (BMWi).

TARA Components

  • TVolution DVB Reference Application incl. Inaris DVB Middleware as turnkey for DVB reception
  • Specific enhancements: The solution was extended with a new user interface with new functionality for receiving emails, photos, news, RSS feeds and further features. Furthermore, additional software modules, e.g. for communication between STB and server including handling of authentification and data encryption have been integrated.
  • Embedded Wizard GUI Technology for design of a specialized graphical user interface suited for elderly people
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