The project presents research issues that need to be addressed to enhance the quality of life for people living in context-aware digital homes (spaces), namely dependability issues like reliability, availability, security, and manageability in small enterprise and home networks. Thus, ANSO aims to overcome the technological constrains and create a standardised HW and distributed SW embedded network system that will enable homogeneous access to heterogeneous access/ indoor multimedia services, supporting the full variety of automation, computing and entertainment device. New content distribution and new device self-management tools will allow rapid and easy provision of different types of content without extensive programming skills.
ANSO has targeted a very fast growing market and there will be three levels of revenue generation in ANSO emerging model and project exploitation:
Service providers, who will sell premium services over the network;
Network operators, who will evolve from today’s Internet service providers (ISPs), telecommunications operators and cable/satellite operators; and
Appliance manufacturers and digital home service developers, who will market the various new forms of interoperable end-user products through online and retail stores, as is currently the case.