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Open Sensor Platforms: The Sensor Web Enablement Framework and Beyond

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Executive Summary

Over the last years, more and more sensor systems emerged that can not only be accessed but also controlled and configured using the Internet. This trend allows mobile applications that rely on sensor data; however, the access and configuration of sensor systems is a tedious task. As many sensor manufacturers implement their own protocols, there are many communication protocols. Although unifying standards like the Sensor Web Enablement framework (SWE) - developed by the Open Geospatial Consortium (OGC) - exists, they are still not widely used by off-the-shelf sensor systems. As a result, other middleware platforms like the Sensor Configuration and Aggregation Middleware for Multi Platform Interchange (SCAMPI) have been developed.

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