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The Dog gateway starts speaking wireless! In addition to the classical KNX and OpenWebNet (bTicino) wired domotic protocols, a new Z-Wave driver has been developed and integrated in the new Dog2.0 architecture.

Z-Wave Demo BoxIntegrating a wireless protocol was more than 'just' adding a new way to handle and encapsulate messages, because in the wireless worlds devices may appear or disappear at any time, therefore the House Model of Dog has been enriched by new dynamic device creation capabilities. Furthermore, energy-saving battery-operated devices have only short time-windows in which they are awake, and Dog must concentrate all comunications in such intervals.

Z-Wave is a protocol developed by Sigma Designs, Inc. and supported by the Z-Wave Alliance, and supports hundreds of devices by different manufacturers. The e-lite group now has a new demo-box filled with Z-Wave wireless plugs, meters, sensors and buttons.

The Z-Wave Driver will be included in the next Dog public release, and it was presented by Simone Pecchenino as his Master Thesis, on November 9, 2010, with the supervision of Emiliano Castellina and Dario Bonino.

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The e-lite research group is proud to announce the latest release of the Dog gateway, ambitiously called Dog2.0.

Dog is a Domotic OSGi Gateway, i.e., a software-based gateway used for controlling domotic environments in a vendor-independent way, thanks to its high-level semantic device modeling strategy and its driver architecture that allows to support different domotic plant technologies.

The 2.0 series of the Dog gateway is a substantial rewrite with respect to the previous version. Full release notes and software download are available on the domoticdog.sourceforge.net website.

 SemanticWeb_Introduction.pngThe Ph.D. course on Semantic Web Technologies, Applications and Tools is running!

Visit the course web page for the schedule and for downloading the learning material!

DOG-2 in our LaboratoryOn March 22 and 23, 2010, our university will host the annual open days for orienting new students in their choice of University; the event is called "Orientati al Futuro".

The stand for "Ingegneria Informatica" (Computer Engineering) will showcase a the latest video of DOG-2, and is also reported in the official leaflet.

Anyone interested in knowing more about DOG-2 may contact us at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

A new video introducing the e-Lite group activities on Intelligent Domotic Environments has been published and will be shown at the "salone dell'orientamento" of the Politecnico di Torino on March 22nd and 23rd.

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