||Mobilizing Totalview - Designing Middleware for Mobile Solutions
||Karlsson, Sven (Embedded Systems Engineering, Department of Informatics and Mathematical Modeling, Technical University of Denmark, DTU, DK-2800 Kgs. Lyngby, Denmark)
||Technical University of Denmark, DTU, DK-2800 Kgs. Lyngby, Denmark
||As smartphones become more sophisticated and continue to evolve, they are slowly becoming an integral tool for businesses. A massive growth of smartphones in the recent years has led to them becoming far more common; they are gradually rising from being only a gadget to a tool of necessity.
This thesis explores the possibility of designing a mobile client as an add-on solution to an already existent unified communications system, Totalview.
Totalview is a presence and time resource management system that is closely integrated with Siemens’ HiPath telephone system platform. Totalview includes switchboards and clients that give an overview of the employees in an organization. The system displays information, such as contact information, employees’ current presence information (e.g. in a meeting, at the office) and telephony status (e.g. available, on the phone).
The main focus of this project is on creating middleware that acts as a link between the Totalview server and mobile clients.
Mobile clients are occasionally connected devices; internet speed varies depending on network signal strength and is generally slow compared to a normal broadband internet connection, connection can be unstable and costs are relatively high.
Emphasis is on constructing an appropriate data model that assists mobile devices to synchronize data while minimizing data traffic and ensuring data integrity. The middleware must also allow clients to update
data and call special functionality on the server; the middleware will act as a mediator between the two systems.
The main study will be on designing a model for communicating live events with mobile devices. One challenge is keeping connected mobile clients up to date; minimizing data traffic and ensuring that no critical data is lost.
||Department of Informatics and Mathematical Modeling, Technical University of Denmark, DTU : DK-2800 Kgs. Lyngby, Denmark
Creation date: 2011-01-21
Update date: 2012-12-19