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Home automation using Cloud Network and mobile devices

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3 Author(s)
Dickey, N. ; Dept. of Eng., Univ. of Tennessee at Martin, Martin, TN, USA ; Banks, D. ; Sukittanon, S.

Today, we are entering post-PC era where mobile devices (e.g. iPads, Smartphones and Handheld tablets) are handling daily tasks that traditional desktop and laptop computers once handled. Several reports show that personal computers are no longer on the leading the edge of computing and the use of mobile devices are quickly taking over. Accompanying the shift from PCs to multi-touch mobile devices is the use and implementation of Cloud Networking. With the availability of products which integrate mobile devices and cloud networking rapidly increasing, many users can see how new technology can impact their everyday lives. In this paper we have developed a Home Automation system that employs the integration of multi-touch mobile devices, cloud networking, wireless communication, and power-line communication to provide the user with remote control of various lights and appliances within their home. This system uses a consolidation of a mobile phone application, handheld wireless remote, and PC based program to provide a means of user interface to the consumer. The home automation system differs from other systems by allowing the user to operate the system without the dependency of a mobile carrier or Internet connection via the in-home wireless remote. This system is designed to be low cost and expandable allowing a variety of devices to be controlled.

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Southeastcon, 2012 Proceedings of IEEE

Date of Conference:

15-18 March 2012