20 March 2013 A universal data access and protocol integration mechanism for smart home
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Proceedings Volume 8768, International Conference on Graphic and Image Processing (ICGIP 2012); 87683K (2013) https://doi.org/10.1117/12.2011064
Event: 2012 International Conference on Graphic and Image Processing, 2012, Singapore, Singapore
Abstract
With the lack of standardized or completely missing communication interfaces in home electronics, there is no perfect solution to address every aspect in smart homes based on existing protocols and technologies. In addition, the central control unit (CCU) of smart home system working point-to-point between the multiple application interfaces and the underlying hardware interfaces leads to its complicated architecture and unpleasant performance. A flexible data access and protocol integration mechanism is required. The current paper offers a universal, comprehensive data access and protocol integration mechanism for a smart home. The universal mechanism works as a middleware adapter with unified agreements of the communication interfaces and protocols, offers an abstraction of the application level from the hardware specific and decoupling the hardware interface modules from the application level. Further abstraction for the application interfaces and the underlying hardware interfaces are executed based on adaption layer to provide unified interfaces for more flexible user applications and hardware protocol integration. This new universal mechanism fundamentally changes the architecture of the smart home and in some way meets the practical requirement of smart homes more flexible and desirable.
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Pengfei Shao, Pengfei Shao, Qi Yang, Qi Yang, Xuan Zhang, Xuan Zhang, } "A universal data access and protocol integration mechanism for smart home", Proc. SPIE 8768, International Conference on Graphic and Image Processing (ICGIP 2012), 87683K (20 March 2013); doi: 10.1117/12.2011064; https://doi.org/10.1117/12.2011064
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