Multi Protocol Interface Gateway


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MPIGate : Multi Protocol Interface and Gateway


MEDETEL, LUXEMBOURG : Luxembourg (2011)

Authors: Hugo Cruz Sanchez, Shahram Nourizadeh, Ye-Qiong Song

Abstract: We present MPIGate, a multiprotocol gateway and interface for assisted living applications. This project aims to facilitate the development of applications thanks to the abstraction of sensing data and the facility of access to read and write functions over the devices plugged to the network. The contribution includes modularity and a middleware layer offering modularity and quality of service. The proposed unified syntax of messages facilitates interconnection with other systems, networks and devices.

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MPIGate: A Solution to use Heterogeneous Networks for Assisted Living Applications


The 9th IEEE International Conference on Ubiquitous Intelligence and Computing (UIC 2012)

Authors: Hugo Cruz Sanchez, Lionel Havet, Moutie Chehaider, Ye-Qiong Song

Abstract: Existing sensors and actuators, that can be used in an AAL (ambient assisting living) environment, work on heterogeneous network protocols, e.g., WiFi, Bluetooth, EIB/KNX and Zigbee. For a given sensor/actuator, the choice of its underlying communication protocol is optimized according to its bandwidth and/or energy needs. However, integrating sensors/actuators of heterogeneous network protocols into an AAL system arises interoperability problems. In this paper, we present MPIGate, a multi-protocol gateway and interface for assisted living applications. Besides its multiple communication drivers for supporting the different protocols, MPIGate also proposes a database for storing the last updated sensor data as well as an user interface for both transparent data access and easy application development. MPIGate has been deployed in a smart home technical test bed at our LORIA labs. We presents some first results and discuss the lessons learnt.

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