Sensinode Releases Connected Home Reference Application

  • Posted on: 15 September 2011
  • By: Patrick Oliphant

Sensinode an embedded applications and web service vendor has released two reference applications for machine-to-machine (M2M) solutions developers.  Finnish based Sensinode said the two reference applications; one for the connected home and the other for commercial lighting will help M2M solutions vendors to develop and deploy their solutions faster. The Connected Home application supports automated monitoring and control of electric and electronic devices for energy savings, safety and security.

Built to run on the Sensinode NanoService Platform, the Connected Home application provides M2M developers and integrators with graphical web tools to quickly produce a standards-based solution that is secure, reliable and scalable. The applications may be used as is by NanoService Platform customers, and source code is provided to allow full flexibility in modifying the application to suit an organization's specific needs.

Its flexibility and highly-scalable environment provides a quick path to development of Web applications.  In addition its compliant with standards for Embedded Web services such as CoAP (Constrained Application Protocol) and compact messaging protocols including EXI (Efficient XML Interchange).

The application automatically detects wireless (and wired) network nodes and allows specific properties and control values for each detected device to be configured. All information is viewable in a home layout created with a floor plan tool. An events page then allows definition of trigger points and notifications (e-mail, SMS etc.). Use patterns and event histories unique to every device or groups of devices also can be mined for analytics. The Connected Home Reference Application will also support the upcoming ZigBee Alliance Smart Energy 2.0 standard.