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Sensors 2017, 17(10), 2397; doi:10.3390/s17102397

The Light Node Communication Framework: A New Way to Communicate Inside Smart Homes

Département d’Informatique et de Mathématiques, Université du Québec à Chicoutimi, Saguenay, QC G7H 2B1, Canada
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Received: 5 September 2017 / Revised: 4 October 2017 / Accepted: 17 October 2017 / Published: 20 October 2017
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The Internet of things has profoundly changed the way we imagine information science and architecture, and smart homes are an important part of this domain. Created a decade ago, the few existing prototypes use technologies of the day, forcing designers to create centralized and costly architectures that raise some issues concerning reliability, scalability, and ease of access which cannot be tolerated in the context of assistance. In this paper, we briefly introduce a new kind of architecture where the focus is placed on distribution. More specifically, we respond to the first issue we encountered by proposing a lightweight and portable messaging protocol. After running several tests, we observed a maximized bandwidth, whereby no packets were lost and good encryption was obtained. These results tend to prove that our innovation may be employed in a real context of distribution with small entities. View Full-Text
Keywords: messaging protocol; IoT; smarthome; distributed computing messaging protocol; IoT; smarthome; distributed computing
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Plantevin, V.; Bouzouane, A.; Gaboury, S. The Light Node Communication Framework: A New Way to Communicate Inside Smart Homes. Sensors 2017, 17, 2397.

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