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Sensors 2012, 12(7), 8675-8690; doi:10.3390/s120708675
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WebTag: Web Browsing into Sensor Tags over NFC

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Received: 20 March 2012 / Revised: 8 June 2012 / Accepted: 19 June 2012 / Published: 26 June 2012
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Abstract

Information and Communication Technologies (ICTs) continue to overcome many of the challenges related to wireless sensor monitoring, such as for example the design of smarter embedded processors, the improvement of the network architectures, the development of efficient communication protocols or the maximization of the life cycle autonomy. This work tries to improve the communication link of the data transmission in wireless sensor monitoring. The upstream communication link is usually based on standard IP technologies, but the downstream side is always masked with the proprietary protocols used for the wireless link (like ZigBee, Bluetooth, RFID, etc.). This work presents a novel solution (WebTag) for a direct IP based access to a sensor tag over the Near Field Communication (NFC) technology for secure applications. WebTag allows a direct web access to the sensor tag by means of a standard web browser, it reads the sensor data, configures the sampling rate and implements IP based security policies. It is, definitely, a new step towards the evolution of the Internet of Things paradigm.
Keywords: wireless sensor monitoring; near field communication; wireless sensor networks; internet of things; embedded web server; TCP/IP tunneling; sensor tag wireless sensor monitoring; near field communication; wireless sensor networks; internet of things; embedded web server; TCP/IP tunneling; sensor tag
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Echevarria, J.J.; Ruiz-de-Garibay, J.; Legarda, J.; Álvarez, M.; Ayerbe, A.; Vazquez, J.I. WebTag: Web Browsing into Sensor Tags over NFC. Sensors 2012, 12, 8675-8690.

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