April 15, 2018

Application-agnostic remote access for Bluetooth Low Energy

  • Buob M.
  • Douville R.
  • Rozhnova N.

Today, the smart devices based on short-range wireless communication technologies such as Bluetooth or ZigBee build an important part of the Internet of Things (IoT). Such devices are not reachable outside of their Wireless Personal Area Network (WPAN). However, users' needs are sometimes incompatible with this limited reachability. Our goal is to break this barrier and provide location-independent connectivity. In this paper, we introduce a new abstraction layer, called emph{RCM} (Remote Connection Manager) enabling transparent communication between an application and a remote device. We implemented our solution for Bluetooth Low Energy technology and demonstrated its feasibility through experiments performed on real devices.

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