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Architecture

This clause describes how the different components of this use case can be represented by corresponding oneM2M architectural entities as shown below.

Architecture Diagram

In the oneM2M functional architecture two basic types of entities are defined. One is an AE (short for Application Entity) and the other is a CSE (short for Common Services Entity). In this use case, the lights and smartphone each host an AE. Also an IN-CSE (short for Infrastructure Node CSE) is hosted in the cloud by the oneM2M Service Provider and a MN-CSE (short for Middle Node CSE) is hosted on the Home Gateway.

The oneM2M defined Mca reference point is used to interface an AE and CSE. The oneM2M defined Mcc reference point is used to interface CSEs. In this use case, the Mca reference point is used between the Light ADN-AEs and home gateway MN-CSE and between the Smartphone AE and IN-CSE. The Mcc reference point is used between the home gateway MN-CSE and Cloud service platform IN-CSE.

In summary, applications used in the current use case are classified as follows:

  1. ADN-AE1: an application embedded in Light#1 with capabilities to control Light#1 and interact with the home gateway MN-CSE through Mca reference point.

  2. ADN-AE2: an application embedded in Light#2 with capabilities to control Light#2 and interact with the home gateway MN-CSE through Mca reference point

  3. IN-AE: a smartphone application embedded in the smartphone device with capabilities to interact directly with the cloud service platform IN-CSE through Mcc reference point and thereby remotely control Light#1 and Light#2.

  4. MN-AE: a gateway application embedded into the home gateway that interacts with MN-CSE through Mca reference point.

 

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