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Deutsche Telekom Laboratories. Exhibits at CeBIT 2008 in the future parc, hall 9, stand B65

(PresseBox) (Bonn, ) Ambient Life - The living mobile phone
The project Ambient Life is investigating how "signs of life" can be reproduced on mobile devices. Using a servo motor and a vibration unit, the device can signal its various states, through constant movements imitating breathing, heart beat or muscular contractions.

The aim of Beta-Plattform is to develop an open network between industry, small and medium enterprises, universities and professional developers. Incentives will be created for the development of innovative IP services as well as for the exchange of the results of research & development. Specialised test environments permits partners to prevalidate results.

A delivery bicycle with fuel-cell technology is Deutsche Telekom's contribution to city mobility that protects our climate. It can carry 150 kg at speeds of up to 25 km/h. A PEM fuel cell filled with hydrogen drives the motor. A five litre cartridge is enough for approx. 250 km.

In the project Daidalos , a method is being developed to simplify the use of services and to simplify their provision by network and service providers. Voice and data services are available for users, free from interruption and appropriately to the situation. The project will demonstrate dynamic service composition taking account of the user profile concerned.

The new electronic identity card planned by the German government will have improved security components and at the same time will enable electronic proof of identity. With this citizen's function, eGovernment and eBusiness applications, such as opening an account, will be quick and easy. The ePair project is presenting a first prototype.

Helios - Open development
Helios opens up services from Deutsche Telekom for use by third parties in web applications. The goal is to create simple interfaces for developers, who can combine these services to create new products. Via the developer portal, developers become part of the community, get access to open programming interfaces and, as required, use the software development kit.

In the project MediaScout a personalised programme overview is being developed, which compares the content of TV, online videotheques, music videos and Internet offerings with the user's profile and makes recommendations. MediaScout can supplement the recommendations with personalised ads, as well as using bar code recognition on mobile phones to provide product information.

The project MeMo is pursuing an innovative approach to the process of software development, which enables automated usability tests at an early stage of development, without the involvement of real test persons. Subsequent, expensive corrections can thus be avoided.

Mobile Music Making
Mobile devices can mostly play sounds and music. Increasingly, built-in sensors can also detect movements of the wireless mobile device. This means that it is possible to use mobile devices as interactive music instruments which can be played alone or in a group, even when out and about.

NetCentric Security
In the project NetCentric Security, processes are being developed to provide defence from attacks within the network, protecting private and business customers' terminal units, server systems and network components. Special mechanisms analyse the payload of the IP traffic to block malicious content. This network-centric approach is then complemented by protection mechanisms in the terminal units.

The combined effect of an action and the matching sound is an important aspect in the development of products and services. Our senses work together to form the world as we perceive it. PebbleBox demonstrates how sound can have a surprising effect on our experience of objects when we handle them.

Zimory is a spin-off from the Deutsche Telekom Laboratories and it is developing powerful and dynamic infrastructure for computing centres, which enables "adaptable IT infrastructure" and new Internet business models. The patented innovation allows computing centre capacity to be offered and called up on request, via an international platform.

Brief introduction to the Laboratories

Deutsche Telekom Laboratories is the research and development institute for Deutsche Telekom. Its objective is to coordinate Deutsche Telekom's research activities and to add a new dimension to the strategic business units' R&D activities. Working in cooperation with the Technical University in Berlin, with other universities and with industrial partners, it provides a bridge between commerce and science, so as to turn ideas into marketable innovations as quickly as possible. In the Laboratories, which are an integral part of the Technical University (An-Institut), the best scientists from all around the world research and develop new services and solutions for Telekom customers. The Laboratories concentrate on five fields of innovation and research, the five "I"s: Intuitive usability, Integrated service components, Intelligent access, Inherent security and Infrastructure development.