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Sistema de gestión machine-to-cloud de dispositivos heterogéneos distribuidos

Resumen

Tipo:
Oferta Tecnológica
Referencia:
TOES20150330001
Publicado:
18/06/2015
Caducidad:
17/06/2016
Resumen:
Un grupo de investigación de una universidad española ha desarrollado un sistema basado en la nube para mejorar procesos de control remoto de diferentes dispositivos distribuidos geográficamente. Su principal ventaja reside en la independencia entre la capa de aplicación y los dispositivos controlados de forma remota, independientemente de su naturaleza y alcance. La tecnología encuentra aplicación en aquellos sectores en los que se necesita monitorizar y controlar una amplia flota de dispositivos. La universidad busca empresas interesadas en establecer acuerdos de licencia, comercialización o cooperación técnica.

Details

Tittle:
Machine-to-cloud management system of distributed heterogeneous devices
Summary:
A Spanish university research group has developed a Cloud based system which improves remote control processes of different kind of devices geographically spread. Its main advantage lies in
the independence between application layer and remote-controlled devices regardless of their nature and scope. The technology can be applied in sectors that need monitor and control a wide fleet of devices. Companies interested in license agreement, commercial or technical cooperation are sought.
Description:
A research group from a Spanish University has developed a system which improves remote control systems processes of different kind of devices geographically spread. Furthermore, the group has established a standard method and a common architecture based upon Cloud Computing frameworks on which remote management models are built even for devices related to different sectors. Thus, all the problems caused by the incompatibility between protocols and communication schemes are overcome and their management processes are moved to the Cloud. This means that the communication Machine-to-Cloud (M2Cl) will be easier for remote management, no matter the kind and features of the machines.

In order to fulfill this objective, the team has analysed thoroughly the requirements of the management of advanced applications related to different industrial sectors and has studied an heterogeneous set of connected devices to identify the basic aspects that determine their functioning.
From the information collected it has been developed a remote management system which, as its main characteristic, transforms management requests and communications with the devices by using the M2Cl architecture through a common interface for the user application layer and a common gateway for all the connected devices. The user management applications are configured as a middleware layer; these ones have got a single partner for all the devices they manage and the devices have got a single gateway which connects every application. This middleware layer allows us to establish a homogeneous management system for every device.
To carry out the suggested management system, it has been defined the necessary architecture (see figure 1) which, in broad terms, consists of machines to be controlled remotely, a transceiver, M2Cl architecture and the high-level applications in charge of the tasks of controlling, supervising, monitoring and managing the devices network connected in the middleware layer.
The communication between the applications and the devices is achieved through the Internet by using a transceiver or communication element similar to that shown in the figure 2. In figure 3 you can see the system communication flows.

Advantages and Innovations:
ADVANTAGES

· The system facilitates the management of different devices, even from different sectors, using a standard method and a common architecture.
· The system provides more flexibility to basic Machine-to-Machine (M2M) architecture to solve, at lower cost, problems of interaction between devices of different nature and to take advantage of synergies of a distributed environment based on cloud computing.
· By moving the management processes to the cloud, the system enables ubiquitous administration of distributed machines. These processes can be implemented through web applications or other Internet services.
· The system allows configuring distributed resource management structures to improve quality of service and business productivity.
· The system improves operational efficiency and reduces communication costs with devices since it is not necessary that they are permanently connected.
· The system facilitates and accelerates the integration of high level management applications and the interaction with machines using Internet communication protocols.

INNOVATIVE ASPECTS

· The system allows remote management of the heterogeneous machines through a communication protocol which is independent of the communication, machine and business sector types.
· The system overcomes the disadvantages resulting from incompatibility between protocols and communication schemes.
· The system implements a flexible communication protocol that meets the demands of information in both directions. The interactions with devices are restricted to those necessary for the tasks of management and control.
· If need be, the system can adapt the message format to the specifications of each sector or can use a standard format to joint characteristics.
· The system simplifies the coordination of the transaction between devices and applications through a high-level management system in the cloud.
· The system provides a management system of massive transaction schemes.
Stage of Development:
Field tested/evaluated
IPs:
Patent(s) applied for but not yet granted,Copyright
CommeR Statunts Regarding IPR Status:
This technology is protected by Copyright and a Spanish patent application.

Partner sought

Type and Role of Partner Sought:
The group is looking for companies interested in acquiring this technology for commercial exploitation by patent licensing agreement or Research and Development (R&D) project for technical cooperation in order to adapt and implement the technology to company applications.

Client

Type and Size of Client:
University
Already Engaged in Trans-National Cooperation:
Si
Languages Spoken:
English
French
Spanish

Keywords

Technology Keywords:
01003022 Aplicaciones inteligentes
01003021 Control remoto
01003008 Intercambio / procesado de datos, software personalizado
01002009 Tecnologías de periféricos (almacenamiento de datos, pantallas)