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ETSI publish report on Smart Home Specifications

The ETSI have published a report on Three Home Gateway Initiative Specifications after the work was transferred to them following the closure of the Home Gateway Initiative in June, 2016.

The three Smart Home specifications include Smart Home architecture and system requirements, Wireless Home Area Networks (WHANs) which support Smart Home services - and requirements for HGI Open Platform 2.1 regarding modular software deployments on the home gateway. The Home Gateway Initiative specifications have now been officially published as Technical Specifications by ETSI.

ETSI produces globally-applicable standards for Information and Communications Technologies (ICT) including fixed, mobile, radio, aeronautical, broadcast and internet technologies and is officially recognized by the European Union as a European Standards Organization.

The ETSI Publicly Available Specification (PAS) process enables an organization which has signed an agreement with ETSI to submit one or more of its Publicly Available Specifications for adoption by ETSI as an ETSI Technical Specification or ETSI Technical Report. A Publicly Available Specification published as an ETSI Technical Specification benefits from ETSI's recognition as a European Standards Organization and reputation as a provider of standards for global use. Submitting a PAS to be published by ETSI can also be a first step towards it becoming a European Standard. These three specifications from the HGI are the first to be published by ETSI under its recently revised PAS process.

Enrico Scarrone, chairman of ETSI SmartM2M Technical Committee, said: "HGI consulted closely with ETSI SmartM2M during the development of these key documents.  This work complements our own work on smart appliances very well, and we're happy to integrate these HGI requirements into our family of specifications."