ASPIS Project (A secure platform for IPTV Systems): EUREKA’s Eurostars program.
The objective of the ASPIS Project (A secure platform for IPTV Systems) was to develop a technical solution that will allow users to share their personal details in an easy, controlled and secure manner on the IPTV platform leading to broader adoption of IPTV turning it into a vastly more interactive medium.
ASPIS project suggested a way to solve a number of problems of handling personal information in IPTV based applications, establishing a chain of trust between the customer and the application provider with the triple play service provider as the transaction mediator. It also addresses the problem of repeatedly filling in personal details. Moreover, it increases the security of one’s personal details as they are stored in one place, namely the triple play provider’s database, and shared in a controlled manner upon a confirmed request only. The market of third party IPTV solutions is just beginning to emerge. There are many obstacles to its development, one of which is the fact that a modern web application should be user aware and in many cases able to collect certain personal details. IPTV platform has technical restrictions that makes filling in even small amounts of information like logins and password to difficult task. Therefore, creating user-aware applications that collect a large amount of personal data is not feasible.
IPTV subscribers are able to enjoy a large number of services previously available only to web users. It also enables them to easily share their personal details and perform transactions in a secure and totally controllable manner. These capabilities make peoples’ lives easier and open up the world of e-Services to those who are not computer literate or who simply do not have access to a computer, including the elderly and other vulnerable populations.