Author: Christian Paetz

Publisher: Prof. Dr. Christian Paetz

ISBN: 1912317079

Category: House & Home

Page: 400

View: 2130

Z-Wave is the leading international standard for wireless communication in Smart Homes. Different products from different vendors work together and interoperate in one single network to provide intelligent lighting, safety, security and energy efficiency. This book describes all you need to know about Z-Wave: The radio layer standardized by the international ITU organization, the networking between the device to realize a stable communication and finally the device specific application functions that ensure the interoperability between the different devices. Practical guidance for the installation and trouble shooting of wireless networks is provided as well.
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Do It Yourself Know How Using UPB, Insteon, X10 and Z-Wave

Author: Dennis C Brewer

Publisher: Que Publishing

ISBN: 0133408442

Category: Computers

Page: 336

View: 7691

Absolutely no experience needed! Make your home smarter, safer, and more fun—and save money, too! Home automation is finally practical, useful, and easy! Now, you can control your home exactly the way you want to, without paying monthly fees. This book shows how to do it all yourself, with today’s simpler, more reliable, less expensive technologies. Dennis C. Brewer first makes sure you’re comfortable with wiring basics and safety, and then guides you through installing, setting up, and using today’s best home automation software. Next, he walks you through several great DIY projects you can complete in just hours. Before you know it, you’ll be controlling appliances, lighting, devices, home security, energy consumption, heating/cooling, and even your home entertainment center. Brewer covers phone interfaces, opportunities to expand, and even offerings from your phone and Internet service providers. When it comes to home automation, the future is here—and it works! · Pick the right products and services, without overspending · Control your home from anywhere, with Android, iPhone, iPad, or your computer · Go green, save energy, all year long · Make your home safer, more secure, and more comfortable · Overcome personal mobility challenges · Get more fun out of your TV and music system
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Author: Christian Paetz

Publisher: Createspace Independent Publishing Platform

ISBN: 9781545394540

Category:

Page: 400

View: 8357

Z-Wave is the leading international standard for wireless communication in Smart Homes. Different products from different vendors work together and interoperate in one single network to provide intelligent lighting, safety, security and energy efficiency. This book describes all you need to know about Z-Wave: The radio layer standardized by the international ITU organization, the networking between the device to realize a stable communication and finally the device specific application functions that ensure the interoperability between the different devices. Practical guidance for the installation and trouble shooting of wireless networks is provided as well.
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Tips & Tools for Automating Your House

Author: Gordon Meyer

Publisher: "O'Reilly Media, Inc."

ISBN: 9780596553869

Category: Computers

Page: 402

View: 7981

So much of what is commonplace today was once considered impossible, or at least wishful thinking. Laser beams in the operating room, cars with built-in guidance systems, cell phones with email access. There's just no getting around the fact that technology always has, and always will be, very cool.But technology isn't only cool; it's also very smart. That's why one of the hottest technological trends nowadays is the creation of smart homes.At an increasing rate, people are turning their homes into state-of-the-art machines, complete with more switches, sensors, and actuators than you can shake a stick at. Whether you want to equip your home with motion detectors for added security, install computer-controlled lights for optimum convenience, or even mount an in-home web cam or two purely for entertainment, the world is now your oyster. Ah, but like anything highly technical, creating a smart home is typically easier said than done.Thankfully, Smart Home Hacks takes the guesswork out of the process. Through a seemingly unending array of valuable tips, tools, and techniques, Smart Home Hacks explains in clear detail how to use Mac, Windows, or Linux to achieve the automated home of your dreams. In no time, you'll learn how to turn a loose collection of sensors and switches into a well-automated and well-functioning home no matter what your technical level may be.Smart Home Hacks covers a litany of stand-alone and integrated smart home solutions designed to enhance safety, comfort, and convenience in new and existing homes. Kitchens, bedrooms, home offices, living rooms, and even bathrooms are all candidates for smart automation and therefore are all addressed in Smart Home Hacks.Intelligently written by engineering guru and George Jetson wannabe, Gordon Meyer, Smart Home Hacks leaves no stone unturned. From what to purchase to how to use your remote control, it's the ultimate guide to understanding and implementing complete or partial home automation.
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A Step by Step Guide for Smart Homes & Building Automation

Author: Othmar Kyas

Publisher: Key Concept Press

ISBN: 3944980123

Category: Computers

Page: 468

View: 6384

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The Next Internet

Author: Jean-Philippe Vasseur,Adam Dunkels

Publisher: Morgan Kaufmann

ISBN: 0123751667

Category: Computers

Page: 432

View: 3925

Interconnecting Smart Objects with IP: The Next Internet explains why the Internet Protocol (IP) has become the protocol of choice for smart object networks. IP has successfully demonstrated the ability to interconnect billions of digital systems on the global Internet and in private IP networks. Once smart objects can be easily interconnected, a whole new class of smart object systems can begin to evolve. The book discusses how IP-based smart object networks are being designed and deployed. The book is organized into three parts. Part 1 demonstrates why the IP architecture is well suited to smart object networks, in contrast to non-IP based sensor network or other proprietary systems that interconnect to IP networks (e.g. the public Internet of private IP networks) via hard-to-manage and expensive multi-protocol translation gateways that scale poorly. Part 2 examines protocols and algorithms, including smart objects and the low power link layers technologies used in these networks. Part 3 describes the following smart object network applications: smart grid, industrial automation, smart cities and urban networks, home automation, building automation, structural health monitoring, and container tracking. Shows in detail how connecting smart objects impacts our lives with practical implementation examples and case studies Provides an in depth understanding of the technological and architectural aspects underlying smart objects technology Offers an in-depth examination of relevant IP protocols to build large scale smart object networks in support of a myriad of new services
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How Smart TVs, Smart Cars, Smart Homes, and Smart Cities Are Changing the World

Author: Michael Miller

Publisher: Que Publishing

ISBN: 0134021339

Category: Technology & Engineering

Page: 336

View: 3650

How the Internet of Things will change your life: all you need to know, in plain English! The Internet of Things (IoT) won’t just connect people: It will connect “smart” homes, appliances, cars, offices, factories, cities… the world. You need to know what’s coming: It might just transform your life. Now, the world’s #1 author of beginning technology books has written the perfect introduction to IoT for everyone. Michael Miller shows how connected smart devices will help people do more, do it smarter, do it faster. He also reveals the potential risks—to your privacy, your freedom, and maybe your life. Make no mistake: IoT is coming quickly. Miller explains why you care, helps you use what’s already here, and prepares you for the world that’s hurtling toward you. --What is IoT? How does it work? How will it affect me? --What’s realistic, and what’s just hype? --How smart is my “smart TV” really? (And, is it watching me?) --Can smart IoT devices make me healthier? --Will smart appliances ever be useful? --How much energy could I save with a smart home? --What’s the future of wearable tech? --When will I have a self-driving car? --When will I have a nearly self-driving car? (Hint: Surprisingly soon.) --Is IoT already changing the way I shop? --What’s the future of drones, at war and in my neighborhood? --Could smart cities lower my taxes? --Who gets the data my devices are collecting? --How can I profit from the Internet of Things? --What happens when the whole world is connected? --Will I have any privacy left at all?
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Converging Technologies for Smart Environments and Integrated Ecosystems

Author: Peter Friess

Publisher: River Publishers

ISBN: 8792982735

Category: Technology & Engineering

Page: 364

View: 8295

The book aims to provide a broad overview of various topics of the Internet of Things (IoT) from the research and development priorities to enabling technologies, architecture, security, privacy, interoperability and industrial applications. It is intended to be a stand-alone book in a series that covers the Internet of Things activities of the IERC - Internet of Things European Research Cluster - from technology to international cooperation and the global "state of play." The book builds on the ideas put forward by the European Research Cluster on the Internet of Things Strategic Research and Innovation Agenda and presents views and state of the art results on the challenges facing the research, development and deployment of IoT at the global level. Today we see the integration of Industrial, Business and Consumer Internet which is bringing together the Internet of People, Internet of Things, Internet of Energy, Internet of Vehicles, Internet of Media, Services and Enterprises in forming the backbone of the digital economy, the digital society and the foundation for the future knowledge and innovation based economy. These developments are supporting solutions for the emerging challenges of public health, aging population, environmental protection and climate change, the conservation of energy and scarce materials, enhancements to safety and security and the continuation and growth of economic prosperity. Penetration of smartphones and advances in nanoelectronics, cyber-physical systems, wireless communication, software, and Cloud computing technology will be the main drivers for IoT development. The IoT contribution is seen in the increased value of information created by the number of interconnections among things and the transformation of the processed information into knowledge shared into the Internet of Everything. The connected devices are part of ecosystems connecting people, processes, data, and things which are communicating in the Cloud using the increased storage and computing power while attempting to standardize communication and metadata. In this context, the next generation of Cloud computing technologies will need to be flexible enough to scale autonomously, adaptive enough to handle constantly changing connections and resilient enough to stand up to the huge flows of data that will occur. In 2025, analysts forecast that there will be six devices per human on the planet, which means around 50 billion more connected devices over the next 12 years. The Internet of Things market is connected to this anticipated device growth from industrial Machine to Machine (M2M) systems, smart meters and wireless sensors. Internet of Things technology will generate new services and new interfaces by creating smart environments and smart spaces with applications ranging from Smart Cities, Smart Transport, Buildings, Energy, Grid, to Smart Health and Life.
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Field Guide to Research with Python

Author: Anthony Scopatz,Kathryn D. Huff

Publisher: "O'Reilly Media, Inc."

ISBN: 1491901586

Category: Science

Page: 552

View: 9030

More physicists today are taking on the role of software developer as part of their research, but software development isn’t always easy or obvious, even for physicists. This practical book teaches essential software development skills to help you automate and accomplish nearly any aspect of research in a physics-based field. Written by two PhDs in nuclear engineering, this book includes practical examples drawn from a working knowledge of physics concepts. You’ll learn how to use the Python programming language to perform everything from collecting and analyzing data to building software and publishing your results. In four parts, this book includes: Getting Started: Jump into Python, the command line, data containers, functions, flow control and logic, and classes and objects Getting It Done: Learn about regular expressions, analysis and visualization, NumPy, storing data in files and HDF5, important data structures in physics, computing in parallel, and deploying software Getting It Right: Build pipelines and software, learn to use local and remote version control, and debug and test your code Getting It Out There: Document your code, process and publish your findings, and collaborate efficiently; dive into software licenses, ownership, and copyright procedures
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Blackouts, Freakouts, and Stakeouts

Author: Nitesh Dhanjani

Publisher: "O'Reilly Media, Inc."

ISBN: 1491902930

Category: Computers

Page: 296

View: 1844

A future with billions of connected "things" includes monumental security concerns. This practical book explores how malicious attackers can abuse popular IoT-based devices, including wireless LED lightbulbs, electronic door locks, baby monitors, smart TVs, and connected cars. If you’re part of a team creating applications for Internet-connected devices, this guide will help you explore security solutions. You’ll not only learn how to uncover vulnerabilities in existing IoT devices, but also gain deeper insight into an attacker’s tactics. Analyze the design, architecture, and security issues of wireless lighting systems Understand how to breach electronic door locks and their wireless mechanisms Examine security design flaws in remote-controlled baby monitors Evaluate the security design of a suite of IoT-connected home products Scrutinize security vulnerabilities in smart TVs Explore research into security weaknesses in smart cars Delve into prototyping techniques that address security in initial designs Learn plausible attacks scenarios based on how people will likely use IoT devices
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Author: Leo H. Holthuijsen

Publisher: Cambridge University Press

ISBN: 1139462520

Category: Science

Page: N.A

View: 6339

Waves in Oceanic and Coastal Waters describes the observation, analysis and prediction of wind-generated waves in the open ocean, in shelf seas, and in coastal regions with islands, channels, tidal flats and inlets, estuaries, fjords and lagoons. Most of this richly illustrated book is devoted to the physical aspects of waves. After introducing observation techniques for waves, both at sea and from space, the book defines the parameters that characterise waves. Using basic statistical and physical concepts, the author discusses the prediction of waves in oceanic and coastal waters, first in terms of generalised observations, and then in terms of the more theoretical framework of the spectral energy balance. He gives the results of established theories and also the direction in which research is developing. The book ends with a description of SWAN (Simulating Waves Nearshore), the preferred computer model of the engineering community for predicting waves in coastal waters.
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Managing and Measuring Social Media Efforts in Your Organization

Author: Olivier Blanchard

Publisher: Pearson Education

ISBN: 9780132678025

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 350

View: 333

Use Social and Viral Technologies to Supercharge Your Customer Service! Use this book to bring true business discipline to your social media program and align with your organization’s goals. Top branding and marketing expert Olivier Blanchard brings together new best practices for strategy, planning, execution, measurement, analysis, and optimization. You will learn how to define the financial and nonfinancial business impacts you are aiming for--and achieve them. Social Media ROI delivers practical solutions for everything from structuring programs to attracting followers, defining metrics to managing crises. Whether you are in a startup or a global enterprise, this book will help you gain more value from every dime you invest in social media. You’ll learn how to: Align social communications with broader business goals and functions Plan for effective performance measurement Establish clarity of vision, purpose, and execution Implement guidelines and operations for effectively managing social media Get started by “listening before talking” Integrate social media into long-term marketing programs, short-term campaigns, and brand initiatives Use social media to deliver real-time, optimized customer support Leverage mobility and the “on-the-fly” social media culture Measure FRY (Frequency, Reach, and Yield) Includes a foreword by Brian Solis.
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Author: Randy Frank

Publisher: Artech House

ISBN: 1608075079

Category: Technology & Engineering

Page: 367

View: 9824

Now in its third edition, Understanding Smart Sensors is the most complete, up-to-date, and authoritative summary of the latest applications and developments impacting smart sensors in a single volume. This thoroughly expanded and revised edition of an Artech bestseller contains a wealth of new material, including critical coverage of sensor fusion and energy harvesting, the latest details on wireless technology, and greater emphasis on applications through the book. Utilizing the latest in smart sensor, microelectromechanical systems (MEMS) and microelectronic research and development, Engineers get the technical and practical information they need keep their designs and products on the cutting edge. Providing an extensive variety of information for both technical and non-technical professionals, this easy-to-understand, time-saving book covers current and emergent technologies, as well as their practical implementation. This comprehensive resource also includes an extensive list of smart sensor acronyms and a glossary of key terms.
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Author: Rodolfo Giometti

Publisher: Packt Publishing Ltd

ISBN: 1783986034

Category: Computers

Page: 378

View: 6340

Automate and control your home using the power of the BeagleBone Black with practical home automation projects About This Book Build, set up, and develop your circuits via step-by-step tutorial of practical examples, from initial board setup to device driver management Get access to several kinds of computer peripherals to monitor and control your domestic environment using this guide This book is spread across 10 chapters all focused on one practical home automation project Who This Book Is For This book is for developers who know how to use BeagleBone and are just above the “beginner” level. If you want to learn to use embedded machine learning capabilities, you should have some experience of creating simple home automation projects. What You Will Learn Build a CO (and other gas) sensor with a buzzer/LED alarm to signal high concentrations Log environment data and plot it in a fancy manner Develop a simple web interface with a LAMP platform Prepare complex web interfaces in JavaScript and get to know how to stream video data from a webcam Use APIs to get access to a Google Docs account or a WhatsApp/Facebook account to manage a home automation system Add custom device drivers to manage an LED with different blinking frequencies Discover how to work with electronic components to build small circuits Use an NFS, temperature sensor, relays, and other peripherals to monitor and control your surroundings In Detail BeagleBone is a microboard PC that runs Linux. It can connect to the Internet and can run OSes such as Android and Ubuntu. BeagleBone is used for a variety of different purposes and projects, from simple projects such as building a thermostat to more advanced ones such as home security systems. Packed with real-world examples, this book will provide you with examples of how to connect several sensors and an actuator to the BeagleBone Black. You'll learn how to give access to them, in order to realize simple-to-complex monitoring and controlling systems that will help you take control of the house. You will also find software examples of implementing web interfaces using the classical PHP/HTML pair with JavaScript, using complex APIs to interact with a Google Docs account, WhatsApp, or Facebook. This guide is an invaluable tutorial if you are planning to use a BeagleBone Black in a home automation project. Style and approach This step-by-step guide contains several home automation examples that can be used as base projects for tons of other home automation and control systems. Through clear, concise examples based on real-life situations, you will quickly get to grips with the core concepts needed to develop home automation applications with the BeagleBone Black using both the C language and high-level scripting languages such as PHP, Python, and JavaScript.
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Author: Jason Daniel Schmidt

Publisher: Society of Photo Optical

ISBN: 9780819483263

Category: Science

Page: 196

View: 9831

Numerical Simulation of Optical Wave Propagation is solely dedicated to wave-optics simulations. The book discusses digital Fourier transforms (FT), FT-based operations, multiple methods of wave-optics simulations, sampling requirements, and simulations in atmospheric turbulence.
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Author: Drew Gislason

Publisher: Newnes

ISBN: 9780080558622

Category: Technology & Engineering

Page: 448

View: 8818

ZigBee is a standard based on the IEEE 802.15.4 standard for wireless personal networks. This standard allows for the creation of very lost cost and low power networks - these applications run for years rather than months. These networks are created from sensors and actuators and can wireless control many electrical products such as remote controls, medical, industrial, and security sensors. Hundreds of companies are creating applications including Mitsubishi, Motorola, Freescale, and Siemens. This book is written for engineers who plan to develop ZigBee applications and networks, to understand how they work, and to evaluate this technology to see if it is appropriate to a particular project. This book does not simply state facts but explains what ZigBee can do through detailed code examples. *Details how to plan and develop applications and networks *Zigbee sensors have many applications including industrial automation, medical sensing, remote controls, and security *Hot topic for today's electrical engineer because it is low cost and low power
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Key Applications and Protocols

Author: Olivier Hersent,David Boswarthick,Omar Elloumi

Publisher: John Wiley & Sons

ISBN: 1119966701

Category: Technology & Engineering

Page: 448

View: 3217

An all-in-one reference to the major Home Area Networking, Building Automation and AMI protocols, including 802.15.4 over radio or PLC, 6LowPAN/RPL, ZigBee 1.0 and Smart Energy 2.0, Zwave, LON, BACNet, KNX, ModBus, mBus, C.12 and DLMS/COSEM, and the new ETSI M2M system level standard. In-depth coverage of Smart-grid and EV charging use cases. This book describes the Home Area Networking, Building Automation and AMI protocols and their evolution towards open protocols based on IP such as 6LowPAN and ETSI M2M. The authors discuss the approach taken by service providers to interconnect the protocols and solve the challenge of massive scalability of machine-to-machine communication for mission-critical applications, based on the next generation machine-to-machine ETSI M2M architecture. The authors demonstrate, using the example of the smartgrid use case, how the next generation utilities, by interconnecting and activating our physical environment, will be able to deliver more energy (notably for electric vehicles) with less impact on our natural resources. Key Features: Offers a comprehensive overview of major existing M2M and AMI protocols Covers the system aspects of large scale M2M and smart grid applications Focuses on system level architecture, interworking, and nationwide use cases Explores recent emerging technologies: 6LowPAN, ZigBee SE 2.0 and ETSI M2M, and for existing technologies covers recent developments related to interworking Relates ZigBee to the issue of smartgrid, in the more general context of carrier grade M2M applications Illustrates the benefits of the smartgrid concept based on real examples, including business cases This book will be a valuable guide for project managers working on smartgrid, M2M, telecommunications and utility projects, system engineers and developers, networking companies, and home automation companies. It will also be of use to senior academic researchers, students, and policy makers and regulators.
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The Autobiography of Nelson Mandela

Author: Nelson Mandela

Publisher: Little, Brown

ISBN: 9780759521049

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 576

View: 9878

The book that inspired the major new motion picture Mandela: Long Walk to Freedom. Nelson Mandela is one of the great moral and political leaders of our time: an international hero whose lifelong dedication to the fight against racial oppression in South Africa won him the Nobel Peace Prize and the presidency of his country. Since his triumphant release in 1990 from more than a quarter-century of imprisonment, Mandela has been at the center of the most compelling and inspiring political drama in the world. As president of the African National Congress and head of South Africa's antiapartheid movement, he was instrumental in moving the nation toward multiracial government and majority rule. He is revered everywhere as a vital force in the fight for human rights and racial equality. LONG WALK TO FREEDOM is his moving and exhilarating autobiography, destined to take its place among the finest memoirs of history's greatest figures. Here for the first time, Nelson Rolihlahla Mandela tells the extraordinary story of his life--an epic of struggle, setback, renewed hope, and ultimate triumph.
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Knud Pedersen and the Churchill Club

Author: Phillip Hoose

Publisher: Macmillan

ISBN: 0374300224

Category: Juvenile Nonfiction

Page: 208

View: 8751

"The true story of a group of boy resistance fighters in Denmark after the Nazi invasion"--
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