UDG Alliance is a non-for profit organization gathering several research partners engaged in the development of the Universal Device Gateway (UDG) control and monitoring system.
The UDG control and monitoring framework enables multi-protocol interoperability and integration for the Internet of Things, as well as large scale IoT deployment, integration and management. It encompasses over 50 communication protocols and has been used by several research projects.
The UDG Alliance coordinates and supports the continuous development of the framework. By mutualizing their respective developments, the members contribute to make the framework evolve, while maintaining it consistent and stable. The UDG Alliance is also engaged in research projects, such as Synchronicity, the European Large Scale Pilot on Internet of Things for Smart Cities.
The UDG Alliance aims to :
Support research activities
Maintain a consistent and updated UDG framework made available to research projects of its members
Coordinate and mutualize the further development of the UDG framework
Promote the interoperability in the Internet of Things and the use of technology for sustainable development
The UDG control and monitoring framework enables multi-protocol interoperability and integration for the Internet of Things, as well as large scale IoT deployment, integration and management. It encompasses over 50 communication protocols and has been used by several international research projects.
Its main characteristics are :
Interoperability enablers for multi-protocol, multi-systems, and cross-domains integration
Control and Monitoring system with high scalability and portability capacities
Cloud, web services, and applications integration
IPv6, CoAP and M2M proxy for multi-protocol and legacy systems integration
Automation and intelligence distribution
Energy efficiency, comfort, safety, and security optimization
Energy metering and smart grid demand response solutions
Audio monitoring and events recognition
UDG mission is to enable a global, user friendly and reliable Internet of Things, and to make things work for you!
SynchroniCity is the European Large Scale Pilot on the Internet of Things for Smart Cities. It brings together 34 partners from 11 countries, including 11 cities from 3 continents: Milano, Helsinki, Manchester, Santander, Eindhoven, Porto, Antwerpen, Carouge, Portland (US), Seongnam (Korea), and Leon (Mexico). It is in charge of developing open reference architecture and an ecosystem for IoT-enabled smart city solutions.
It will also contribute to integrate together the Open and Agile Smart Cities alliance, FIWARE, and the Urban Platform of EIP-SCC into an interoperable framework. Actively engaged in standardization processes (ITU, ETSI, IEEE, OMA, IETF, etc.), Synchronicity will also establish the basis of an integrated digital market for smart cities.
UDG Alliance is in charge of leading the integration of heterogeneous IoT, the privacy by design integration of the City of Carouge, and the development of the IoT market place.
The Synchronicity project is supported by the European Commission and the Swiss Ministry for Education and Research.
Other UDG Projects
European research project on cyber-security developing a holistic model of trust and security based on IoT and Cloud architectures
5G ! Pagoda
Joint research project between Europe and Japan to develop 5G technology for future mobile networks
European research project developing online interoperability and performance testing tools for the Internet of Things
European research project exploring the potential of IPv6 to improve energy efficiency and building automation, with a particular focus on wireless sensor networks
European research project on the future Internet of Things. It aims at exploiting the potential of IPv6 and related standards (6LoWPAN, CORE, COAP, etc.) to overcome current shortcomings and fragmentation of the Internet of Things
European Research project exploring the potential of audio sensing to improve emergency detection and energy efficiency in green buildings and smart cities, including the smart city of Santanders in Spain
IoT Lab is a European Research project exploring the potential of crowd sourcing in the Internet of Things and for research labs
Turn It IPv6
Turn It IPv6 was launched to support the IPv6 day. It is a public website enabling on-line direct interactions with devices using non-IP communication protocols, such as Zigbee sensors, KNX valves and X10 actuators
Support for the deployment and management of the UDG framework is provided by Device Gateway SA, based at the EPFL.
Device Gateway is one of the founding partners of UDG Alliance and is a company actively engaged in ICT research and development. It covers a large set of application domains, including smart cities, smart buildings, smart offices, smart homes, industrial plants, energy saving, smart grid demand response management, agriculture and environmental monitoring, safety and security, smart environment for elders and people with disabilities, as well as OEM solutions. It is active in application domains such as smart environments, energy efficiency, safety, comfort, and user interactions,- while ensuring security, privacy, and data ownership.
More on Device Gateway at: www.devicegateway.com