NoTA (Network on Terminal Architecture) is taking its first steps into
commercial exploitation. The community, business models and practices are
getting a concrete shape. The technology is also evolving outside its original
use in mobile devices into embedded and ubiquitous systems, creating huge
business opportunities. NoTA eases also the adoption of 3rd party technology
VTT states that the NoTA device interconnect protocol and the service based
subsystem architecture has become a prominent alternative also business-wise.
The industrial presentations about testing and integration experiences and
demonstrations using various platforms such as Symbian S60, Maemo, Google
Android and Apple iPhone are concrete examples of maturity, openness and
usability of NoTA as a solution for whole mobile industry.
Devices proposed NoTA DIP (Device Interconnect Protocol) and MIPI DDB/IMF
stacks as extension architectures for mobile devices. This establishes NoTA
technology’s role as essential part of the future product and applications.
NoTA DIP is also evolving to a service sharing solution across device
boundaries. The ability to share services with open solutions creates new
business and application opportunities and simplifies the software
development. NoTA DIP will change the mobile device ecosystems by creating
open interfaces for new extensions and features.
also announced their commitment to support the release 3.0 of NoTA DIP and to
improve the developer tools and facilities in order to improve open source
development in notaworld.org community website.
experiences in developing NoTA-based subsystems have been revealed by leading
multimedia technology providers. For example, Plug-n-Play - OpenMAX multimedia
acceleration through NoTA was developed in 12 weeks confirming the promises of
lower integration and support costs and faster time to market.
and Nokia announced an open source launch of Smart-M3 interoperability
solution developed in Artemis SOFIA project and Finnish national DIEM project.
The software is available under BSD licence. The Smart-M3 concept is a
light-weight and scalable solution for information level interoperability and
it extends NoTA into smart environments. According to VTT, the Smart-M3 opens
the embedded information for new uses, creates a possibility to link virtual
and physical worlds in a simple and efficient way, and revolutionizes
application development by simplifying the co-operation of existing devices.
to the CTO of Notava Corporation Risto Suoranta the future of NoTA is
promising. The business around NoTA has started to grow and NoTA’s capability
to support communication outside the device creates huge possibilities for new
innovations also for smaller companies.
the 2nd international NoTA conference in Silicon valley, California from 30
Sept. to 1st Oct. at the Cypress Semiconductor premises. NoTA development was
presented with 11 demonstrations and 16 presentations from industry and