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Appl. Sci. 2015, 5(4), 1882-1903; doi:10.3390/app5041882

Design and Implementation of an IoT Access Point for Smart Home

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Department of Computer Science and Information Engineering, Tamkang University, No. 151, Yingzhuan Road, Tamsui District, New Taipei City 25137, Taiwan
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Information and Communications Research Laboratories, Industrial Technology Research Institute, No. 195, Section 4, Chung Hsing Road, Chutung, Hsinchu 31040, Taiwan
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Academic Editor: Hung-Yu Wang
Received: 24 September 2015 / Revised: 17 November 2015 / Accepted: 10 December 2015 / Published: 16 December 2015
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Abstract

Network communication and micro-electro-mechanical embedded technologies have attracted much attention in recent years. Through these technologies, the capabilities of sensing, identification, and communication can be embedded in various smart devices. These smart devices can automatically connect to the Internet and form an intelligent network called Internet of Things (IoT). However, these devices are embedded with different wireless communication interfaces such as Wi-Fi and ZigBee. This paper presents the design and implementation of an IoT access point that supports functionalities of coordination of various wireless transmission protocols. Based on the existing Wi-Fi access point, we have embedded a ZigBee module and implemented ZigBee and UPnP protocols into the designed IoT access point, which supports ZigBee communication capabilities over the Internet. View Full-Text
Keywords: access point; home automation; Internet of things (IoT); ZigBee access point; home automation; Internet of things (IoT); ZigBee
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Chang, C.-Y.; Kuo, C.-H.; Chen, J.-C.; Wang, T.-C. Design and Implementation of an IoT Access Point for Smart Home. Appl. Sci. 2015, 5, 1882-1903.

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