Section: New Software and Platforms

DiaSuiteBox : an Open Orchestration Platform

Participants : Charles Consel, Julien Durand, Adrien Carteron, Milan Kabac.

The DiaSuiteBox platform runs an open-ended set of applications leveraging a range of appliances and web services. Our solution consists of a dedicated development environment, a certifying application store, and a lightweight runtime platform. This solution is based on the DiaSuite project.

The DiaSuiteBox platform can be embedded in a small plug-computer or deployed in the cloud. Thanks to the application store and the developer community, the platform is fed by a full offer of new innovative applications. During the submission process, an application is automatically analyzed and checked in order to be certified. The user is ensured the behavior of its applications are innocuous and correct with respect to the provided information. Finally, DiaSuiteBox provides an extensible software architecture. This allows the easily connect new device technologies to the platform. For example, the support for new wireless communication technologies such as Zigbee, Z-Wave or Sigfox can be easily added to the DiaSuiteBox platform.

More details can be found on the web page http://diasuitebox.inria.fr .

The iQSpot startup uses DiaSuiteBox as a software platform to ease the management of Smart Buildings. In this project, the DiaSuiteBox platform is first used to host building management functionalities such as lighting management, heating/ventilating/air conditioning management, energy efficiency monitoring. It is also used to host software drivers that allow the building management functionalities to interact with the connected devices deployed in buildings. These devices can use wired communication technologies such LonWorks, BACNet or KNX, as well as wireless communication technologies such as Z-Wave or Zigbee.