NUREMBERG, Germany --- Leti, a research institute of CEA Tech, releases its middleware for the SensiNact Internet of Things (IoT) platform for open-source development. Under development and trials since 2010, SensiNact is a unified framework for integrating, and managing IoT devices via generic application programming interfaces (APIs). It enables the collection, aggregation and secure scripting of data from a wide range of communicating objects, regardless of the network communication protocol: LoRa, Sigfox, EnOcean, CoAP, HTTP, MQTT, XMPP, etc.
As part of the European open platforms initiative, SensiNact has been deployed in several collaborative smart-city, smart-building and smart-healthcare projects:
• ClouT: SensiNact enables access to more than 500,000 physical and virtual devices across European and Japanese cities: Santander, Spain; Geneva, Italy and Fujisawa and Mitaka, Japan
• FESTIVAL: SensiNact federates smart-home, smart-station and smart-shopping testbeds.
• BUTLER: SensiNact hosts applications for a range of uses, including smart parking, fall detector, medical reminders for elderly and smart office.
• OrganiCity open calls to test SensiNact to access data from three pilot cities that use different protocols: Santander, Spain; Aarhus, Denmark and London.
With a PC-based configuration, the SensiNact platform can handle more than 10 protocols and simultaneous connections to more than 10,000 devices. Component-based architecture makes it easy to update and extend the platform. Its standard service-oriented approach provides loose coupling between the physical and the virtual worlds, which ensures the necessary flexibility to deal with dynamic and heterogeneous real-world environments.