Skip to Main Content
In recent years, Zigbee becomes one of the most promising protocols for wireless home networking. So, it will be essential for home gateways to interoperate with Zigbee home network devices. In this paper, I propose an OSGi-based architecture for dynamic integration of Zigbee home networks into home gateways, where the Zigbee home network devices are represented as device proxy service bundles. Such proxy service bundles are dynamically downloaded, installed and registered to the service registry by the dynamic device integration manager on the corresponding devices' joining the Zigbee network. Then, home network applications can be notified with or discover the device proxy services, and access the devices with their proxy services in the same way as handling common OSGi services.
Date of Conference: 10-14 Jan. 2009