Alcatel-Lucent wins CES 2011 design award

6 Jan 2011

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LAS VEGAS – A panel of independent industrial designers, independent engineers and members of the trade press has presented Alcatel-Lucent with the CES 2011 Innovations Design and Engineering Award in the Integrated Home Systems category.

Alcatel-Lucent was first to introduce a single-box approach that cost-effectively facilitates “connected home” services, such as home media sharing, smart metering and home automation.

The product combines broadband connectivity and processing/storage capacity into a single residential gateway that supports the industry’s first Residential Gateway Application Module (RGAM) – a USB dongle functioning as a mini PC for processing and storage.

Motive’s device and applications management expertise complements its approach, enabling easy activation, auto configuration and device/services management.

Easier roll out of connected home services

Alcatel-Lucent’s innovation guarantees an easier, more flexible and more cost-effective roll out of connected home services. It makes sure that operators no longer have to ship, deploy and manage multiple devices for every subscriber (a costly and error-prone process), and consumers don’t have to manage all the cabling and communication and storage devices.

The approach significantly reduces the home network’s complexity in terms of deployment, installation and maintenance. It contains support costs while achieving greater customer satisfaction and loyalty.

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Editor John Kennedy is an award-winning technology journalist.

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