For electronic products, especially information and communication technology (ICT), product lifetime is closely linked to advances in technology, which is clearly faster for ICT than for other product groups and categories.
Limited memory, outdated processors and operating systems, incompatible hard- and software interfaces and transmission standards may cause functionality loss. In addition, there are technological developments such as higher display and camera resolution and additional features that extend the range of the desired functionality of the products.
In this context, it will be analysed how the functionality of products can be maintained in the longer term despite rapid technology development. This affects stand-alone product designs as well as the interplay of technical systems with each other (for example, protocols and interfaces) and changing usage (eg mobile streaming).
For further information please contact Marina Proske