Date Added: Oct 2012
A Wireless Sensor Network (WSN) mainly consists of many independent, low-power, low-cost devices capable of sensing, processing, and wireless communication. Their main purpose is to collect and disseminate environmental data and possibly perform some calculations. There has been a push, especially in industry, in recent years to make real-time data collected from WSNs more readily available to consumers of this information. However, there are no convenient tools or specific frameworks in place to allow instant access to this sensed information in a programming environment. Thus, one of the main problems with deploying WSNs is gathering the data they produce and using it in flexible ways. This paper provides a solution to this problem by enabling seamless interconnection between IP networks and wireless sensor networks.