and vendor-‐speciﬁc devices in the area of Building Automation. ¡ Technologies such as X10 are in the market since the 70’s, and since then many things have evolved. ¡ Such diversity, is not always a good and can became a major problem when homogeneity is a matter of concern.
for their entire head quarters in New York on the yearly 80’s, some decades later technologies such as KNX appeared and they decided to hire a KNX installation for their new building in San Francisco. ¡ But when the KNX installers arrive at the building they notice that the building already has some LonWorks sensors scattered across some of the oﬃces. ¡ Faced with this scenario the building managers of the company, have now three distinct systems collecting data from their buildings, which are: (i) X10, (ii) KNX, (iii) LonWorks.
devices. ¡ The Gateway Driver is conﬁgurable from a XML ﬁle containing all the KNX device addresses and their underlying types. ¡ The Gateway Driver will be accessible via HTTP by exposing a REST interface, receiving and sending serialized JSON data. ¡ The Web Prototype App will make use of this REST interface to control and expose the Gateway Driver functionalities.
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