Using the Joomla Framework for Internet of Things (IoT) Case for Lighting Control
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This case study presentation shows how we have used the #joomla framework in building a IoT infrastructure for Lighting control systems. The infra provides a way to control various smart devices via ...

This case study presentation shows how we have used the #joomla framework in building a IoT infrastructure for Lighting control systems. The infra provides a way to control various smart devices via web & mobile devices and also mash up other APIs. Its designed to scale easily both in terms of numbers as well as in terms of protocols

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    Using the Joomla Framework for Internet of Things (IoT) Case for Lighting Control Using the Joomla Framework for Internet of Things (IoT) Case for Lighting Control Presentation Transcript

    • Building a LCMS with the Joomla Framework the internet of things & Joomla
    • Parth Lawate Strategic Marketing Manger Joomla CEO, Techjoomla, Tekdi Web Solutions @parthlawate, @techjoomla www.techjoomla.com Cook Bookworm Gardener JUG Pune Joomla Freak Trekking Entrepreneur Joomla Day India Open Source Software Architecht Marketing Content Strategy Hiking
    • Tekdi Web Solutions @tekdinet tekdi.net IOS Apps CRM Magento E Learning Ecommerce Joomla Custom Apps Android CMS HTML5 Social Networks
    • Techjoomla. For All things Joomla @techjoomla techjoomla.com jGive People Suggest jomLike JTicketing J!Bolo Broadcast Invitex Email Beautifier SocialAds J!MailAlerts REST API Payments API Social API Quick2Cart
    • Our worst fears have come true ! Another CMS on the Joomla Framework !! LCMS
    • What's a LCMS ? How do I Build my Website with it ?
    • Lighting Control Management System
    • What does a LCMS do ? ● Device Management ● Device Grouping ● Scheduling ● Manufacturer Mgmt ● User Management ● Access Control ● Reports & Analytics
    • Why are they Used ? ● Control + Automation ● Intelligent scheduling ● Maximise energy savings ● Comply with Building & energy regulations
    • Where are they used ? ● University Campuses ● Hotels ● Industries ● Street lighting ● Any situation where volume ligting is implemented
    • What's a Web & Mobile Company doing in this space ? the key is to use our existing expertise in new areas of application
    • Enter Techventures Enventure Partners + Tekdi Technologies Hardware + Software
    • We're looking at making hardware integrations simpler by bringing web services into the picture. Less of embeded programming, more of web
    • A Little Background ● Replacing Proprietery hardware with Open H/W solutions ● Replacing Proprietory LCMs built by Billion
    • Challenges ● Control Thousands of devices ● Support Multiple transport protocols & formats ● Support new devices & retrofits ● Extremely light footprint ● Scale as needed
    • Simplified Representation HTML5 Browser UI Application Server + Web Services Gateway Gateway Gateway Gateway D E V I C E S
    • Base Architecture Device Drivers ( LED lights/Motors/ Air Conditioning etc) Device Subnet LCMS Backend on Joomla FW LAMP Stack JSON over XMPP/HTTP Webservices JSON over XMPP/HTTP HTML5 Browser UI Mobile App /resource-id/action/value || ds344/dim/10 JSON over Power line / Wireless/ Zigby/Bluetooth … Controller DB Device Gateway Raspberry Pis Cloud/Hosted Webserver Currently Hosted on Pi #Python
    • The Blue Box The Joomla Framework (Bluebox) is being used as a Cloud based server that communicates to several "gateways" LCMS Backend on Joomla FW LAMP Stack
    • The Green Box Currently running Raspberry Pi's for the gateways running python among other things for the application code Device Subnet Controller DB
    • Multi Gateway Access Pt Controller JSON over Power line / Wireless/ Zigby … Blue Box Access Pt Controller Access Pt Controller Horizontal scaling for volume is achieved by adding more gateways to the network
    • The Framework App Joomla Framework xmpphp package https://packagist.org/packages/tyrola/xmpphp bootstrap package Twig package
    • APIs with the Framework ● The Framework app outputs both human consumable views as well as Web Services ● Currently we are using only the Webservices
    • The App in Action HTML5 Web App working off Framework Webservices
    • Polling based Device Discovery ● Imaging you have Building with 1000 lights installed on various floors ● Auto Discovery via polling lets the system 'auto discover' devices connected to that g/w
    • Discover available services ● Discover the services supported by the devices via polling ● In case of lights it can be ON/OFF/DIM ● Depending on device type this can vary
    • Group the Devices ● Managing one by Sucks ! Group devices into logical groups ● You can create as many groups as you want & assign devices to groups ● Each device can be in multiple functional groups. - Eg: 1 group per storey, decorative & functional light groups etc
    • Scheduling ● Create schedules and automate ● Schedule for individuals or groups ● Eg: Dim porch lights at 6am, Turn off porch lights at 9am.
    • Override when needed Each device's state can also be overridden, which will override it's state defined by a schedule.
    • Device Mapping Maps Integration for mapping devices
    • User Management Manage Users, Grant access, delegate responsobility.
    • Multiple transport options for G/ws ● Choose to Connect gateways via different transport methods ● Choose between XMPP or COAP *Constrained Application Protocol (CoAP) is a software protocol intended to be used in very simple electronics devices that allows them to communicate interactively over the Internet.
    • Device – Asset & Manufacturer mgmt Makes it easier to manage devices & warranties as well as maintainance from multiple manufactures with asset management done via the same unified system.
    • Before – > After
    • A look at the Prototype ● Working Prototype hardware with live demo launched ! ● Production devices go live very soon !
    • J! Framework Contributions ● Full CRUD Example with Add/Edit/List Views & REST Webservices ● Router that simplifies RESTful URLs https://github.com/coolbung/framework-app/tree/FW1.0
    • What Else ? What Next ?
    • The Internet of Things (IoT) ● LCMS Is a sub case IoT ● The Infrastructure for LCMS can be used many many IoT applications ● The Infrastructure is completely scalable both from a hardware & software perspective
    • M2M & M2E Communications The architechture allows for Machine to machine connectivity as well as Machine to Enterprise communications
    • Term Glossary ● API - Application Programing Interface ● LCMS - Lighting control Management System ● XMPP - Extensible Messaging and Presence Protocol is a communications protocol for message oriented middleware base protocol based on XML(Extensible Markup Language). The protocol was originally named Jabber. ● RPi - Raspberry pi ● COAP - Constrained Application Protocol (CoAP) is a software protocol intended to be used in very simple electronics devices that allows them to communicate interactively over the Internet.
    • Thank You ! ● Questions ? ● Interested in an implementation like this or anything that deals with intesting web/mobile/hardware mashups ? Drop us an email ! contact@techjoomla.com Twitter @techjoomla | @parthlawate