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The e-lite research group is proud to announce the latest release of the Dog gateway, Dog 2.1.

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.x series of the Dog gateway is a substantial rewrite with respect to the previous version. From the latest 2.1 version, Dog has been endowed with experimental Z-Wave support and other improvements, expanding the range of interfaceable domotic system. Full release notes and software download are available on the domoticdog.sourceforge.net website.

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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.