ETSI Publishes DECT Spec

ETSI publishes new Digital Enhanced Cordless Telecommunications (DECT) standard, the Open Data Access Profile (ODAP) specification

September 6, 2004

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SOPHIA-ANTIPOLIS, France -- ETSI has published a new important Digital Enhanced Cordless Telecommunications (DECT™) standard. The DECT; Open Data Access Profile (ODAP) specification (TS 102 342) builds upon the tremendous success of the DECT GAP (Generic Access Profile) standard (EN 300 444), which has been implemented in 99% of the DECT products on the market today. ODAP aims at providing the means to include all kinds of "things" in to the communication process that surround us at home and at work.

ODAP allows the creation of an accessories market for alarms, sensors and similar devices, which can be connected through a DECT base station to users and/or servers in either a home or industrial environment. This enables home applications such as automatic voice calling or messaging when a fire or smoke alarm goes off, as well as, remote control for home appliances…and this is just a start. In an industrial environment, sensors can be monitored reliably using the protected DECT frequency band and the DECT Dynamic Channel Selection (DCS) mechanism - the best known vaccine against interference and for ensuring high communication capacity.

The chairman of EP DECT, Dr. Guenter Kleindl (Siemens) observed: "The DECT community has once again proved the effectiveness of the joint dedicated standardisation effort and its ability to quickly respond to market demands. In less than 6 months we have produced an excellent standard destined to ensure the continuation of the DECT technology's success in the residential and business environments - a new cherry has been picked from the DECT tree to enrich the taste of our every day communication experience."

European Telecommunications Standards Institute (ETSI)

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