Ubiquitous Virtual Private Network: A Solution for WSN Seamless Integration
D. Villa; F. Moya; F.J. Villanueva; O. Aceña; J.C. López
Journal: Sensors
Date: 2014
Pages: 779-794
ISSN: 1424-8220
Volume: 14
Issue: 1
Publisher: MDPI
Sensor networks are becoming an essential part of ubiquitous systems and applications. However, there are no well-defined protocols or mechanisms to access the sensor network from the enterprise information system. We consider this issue as a heterogeneous network interconnection problem, and as a result, the same concepts may be applied. Specifically, we propose the use of object-oriented middlewares to provide a virtual private network in which all involved elements (sensor nodes or computer applications) will be able to communicate as if all of them were in a single and uniform network.