In the innovation field Cross-domain Middleware, T-Labs develops software components and interfaces based on existing network assets and enablers for an open communication platform to securely connect components across domains such as home, health, energy or traffic which will serve as a basis for 3rd party services. Cross-domain Middleware is provisionally headed by Dr. Raimund Schmolze.
It is the stated goal of this innovation field to offer access agnostic services within a one-stop-shop approach. Cross-domain Middleware aims at strengthening Deutsche Telekom’s position as a software company by connecting network assets with devices in customer premises. This will be achieved by providing a software layer on different hardware and Operating Systems platforms to encapsulate secure and efficient access to Deutsche Telekom network assets by using device capabilities and sensors as well as enablers like payment, security, or the Android platform. Ultimately this serves to support the efficient creation of novel services for Deutsche Telekom in areas such as Home, Health, Energy Grid and Automotive.
By exposing services to 3rd parties via APIs and by exploiting existing Telekom infrastructure (e.g. in home environments), the company’s reach to the digital home and to the mobile ecosystem will be supported and fostered. Cross domain topics are treated as end-to-end solutions, thereby allowing close interaction with the other topic fields.