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An SNMP-Based Solution to Enable Remote ISO/IEEE 11073 Technical Management

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3 Author(s)
Lasierra, N. ; Commun. Technol. Group, Univ. of Zaragoza, Zaragoza, Spain ; Alesanco, A. ; García, J.

This paper presents the design and implementation of an architecture based on the integration of simple network management protocol version 3 (SNMPv3) and the standard ISO/IEEE 11073 (X73) to manage technical information in home-based telemonitoring scenarios. This architecture includes the development of an SNMPv3-proxyX73 agent which comprises a management information base (MIB) module adapted to X73. In the proposed scenario, medical devices (MDs) send information to a concentrator device [designated as compute engine (CE)] using the X73 standard. This information together with extra information collected in the CE is stored in the developed MIB. Finally, the information collected is available for remote access via SNMP connection. Moreover, alarms and events can be configured by an external manager in order to provide warnings of irregularities in the MDs' technical performance evaluation. This proposed SNMPv3 agent provides a solution to integrate and unify technical device management in home-based telemonitoring scenarios fully adapted to X73.

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Information Technology in Biomedicine, IEEE Transactions on  (Volume:16 ,  Issue: 4 )