Project Website: http://atnog.av.it.pt/odtone


Start Date:
July of 2009

ODTONE (Open Dot Twenty ONE)

Welcome to OPEN DOT TWENTY ONE - An open-source multiple-plaftorm IEEE 802.21 MIHF implementation
ODTONE stands for Open Dot Twenty ONE and is an Open Source implementation of the Media Independent Handover framework from the IEEE 802.21 Media Independent Handover Services standard, using C++ APIs.

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Problem to address:
How to take advantage of today's smartphones multiple interfaces (Wi-Fi, 3G, LTE, Bluetooth, etc.) and allow the user to enjoy optimised connectivity to services. How to allow the control of the different interface technologies under a generic way, independently of the technology specifics. How to leverage that generic control and information to optimize the terminal's connectivity to the network.

Project contributions:
Develop an abstraction middleware allowing applications to control, and obtain information, from the different access interfaces, using a single mechanism. Allow this middleware to send this information to the network, allowing it to obtain control and information capabilities over the different terminals, and realise different connectivity optimisation operations, such as handover and mobility management. Define, enhance and deploy such mechanisms under a standardised vision, based on the IEEE 802.21 Media Independent Handover standard.