For electronic products, especially information and communication technology (ICT), product lifetime is closely linked to technological progress, which is much faster here 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 analyzed how the functionality of products can be maintained in the longer term despite rapid technological progress. This concerns questions of a stand-alone product design as well as the interaction of technical systems with each other (e.g. protocols and interfaces) and in connection with changing usage (e.g. mobile streaming).
For further information please contact Marina Proske