The IMIS Internet of Things (IoT) Pilot established the following objectives:
- Apply OGC principles and practices for collaborative development to existing standards and technology in order to prototype an Internet of Things (IoT) approach to sensor use for incident management.
- Employ an agile methodology for collaborative development of system designs, specifications, software and hardware components of an IoT-inspired IMIS sensor capability
- Develop a distributed computing architecture and design practices to integrate OGC Sensor Web Enablement (SWE) standards with IoT principles and technologies to improve both the agility and consistency of sensor networks.
- Document the Pilot achievements and lessons learned in engineering reports and demonstrate them in a realistic incident management scenario.
This engineering report details Pilot experiences in connecting a variety of local communications protocols and message formats supported by low-cost sensor devices with OGC SWE Web services published globally over IP networks. It describes the Sensor Hub approach taken to support these connections and the mappings from one protocol to another required to develop integrated SWE-IoT networks.