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Title: Power line network automation over IP
Authors: Trichakis, Dimosthenis
Advisors: Hadjinicolaou, M
Keywords: Smart home;Home automation;XIO Protocol;Remote control
Issue Date: 2011
Publisher: Brunel University School of Engineering and Design PhD Theses
Abstract: A smart home contains many kinds of devices, sensors and user interfaces. In order for these to communicate with each other and share information and processing power they need to be connected together. Thus, seamless networking and device interconnectivity is a fundamental requirement for a smart home. Unfortunately, this requirement for compliance and compatibility still presents a difficult obstacle as there are numerous competing standards and technologies available today and some devices are completely without communication interface. Current state-of-the-art smart homes are implemented with home based on Web servers in order to surpass the difficulties. Also, a more sophisticated implementation is based on middleware. These two methodologies are expensive to implement. Our proposed system is cost-effective and does not require Web servers or any special hardware and has low complexity. The novelty and the achievement of the thesis is the integration of homogeneous networks through IP. In addition, the system was built-in terms of software and hardware based on a new protocol.
Description: This thesis was submitted for the degree of Master of Philosophy and awarded by Brunel University
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Dept of Electronic and Computer Engineering Theses

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