Project FP7-ICT-ALICANTE has successfully finished

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The successfully fulfilled objectives of the project were:

  • Network- and User Context-Awareness to the Service Environment, thanks to the proposed Home-Box Layer and the main element constituting it, namely, the Home-Box, novel home gateway entity present in the users’ home and permitting Prosumer capabilities, in addition to efficient delivery
  • Content-Awareness to the Network Environment, thanks to the proposed CAN (Content-Aware Network) Layer on top of the classical Internet infrastructure, and the main element constituting it: the Media-Aware Network Element (MANE), new edge router with Content-Aware capabilities
  • Network- and User Context-Awareness to the Service Environment, thanks to the proposed Home-Box Layer and the main element constituting it: the Home-Box, novel home gateway entity present in the users’ home and permitting Prosumer capabilities, in addition to efficient delivery
  • A full adaptation framework capable of providing personalized and adaptedvideo content to the End-User for his best service experience possible.

Media Networks Lab in the frame of the project successfully implemented and released as open source two basic modules

  • The Linux based Media Aware Network Element (ΜΑΝΕ)
  • The Intra-Network Resource Manager, encompassing a novel cross layer active network monitoring framework.

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