Home Automation

Wired-Wireless Unified Home Network using KNX-ZigBee Gateway

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The demand for wire­less tech­nol­o­gy in home automa­tion sys­tems has recent­ly been increas­ing due to sev­er­al advan­tages such as instal­la­tion cost reduc­tion, easy place­ment, easy exten­sion, aes­thet­ic ben­e­fits, and mobile device con­nec­tiv­i­ty. Among the many wire­less tech­nolo­gies avail­able, Zig­Bee is one of the most use­ful for home automa­tion. A wire­less home net­work­ing sys­tem can be con­fig­ured using Zig­Bee alone. How­ev­er, com­pat­i­bil­i­ty with con­ven­tion­al net­work­ing sys­tems based on wired media is not sup­port­ed. KNX is a mature pro­to­col for wired media and is rec­og­nized as an inter­na­tion­al stan­dard. In this paper, a KNX-Zig­Bee gate­way is pro­posed for inter­fac­ing between KNX and Zig­Bee sys­tems, there­by enabling the inte­gra­tion of wired and wire­less home automa­tion sys­tems.
  1. Woo Suk Lee, and Seung Ho Hong, “Imple­men­ta­tion of a KNX-Zig­Bee Gate­way for Home Automa­tion,” IEEE inter­na­tion­al sym­po­sium on con­sumer elec­tron­ics (ISCE 2009), pp.545–549, Osa­ka, Japan, May 2009.
  2. Woo Suk Lee, and Seung Ho Hong, “KNX-Zig­Bee Gate­way for Home Automa­tion,” IEEE con­fer­ence on automa­tion sci­ence and engi­neer­ing (CASE 2008), pp. 750–755, Wash­ing­ton D.C., USA, 23?26, Aug 2008.