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Introduction to Wireless Networking and the Internet of Things

Duration: 3 Days

Course Background

The purpose of this workshop is to provide a comprehensive overview of wireless protocols that can be used in the implementation and deployment of smart sensors and smart sensor networks. The goal is to start of with an overview of wireless networking technologies and a discussion of the various problems that need to be solved when devising such networks and then to explore the most widely used networks in sufficient detail to evaluate their strengths and weaknesses.

Course Prerequisites and Target Audience

Attendees are assumed to have some familiarity with computer networks and how they work and some familiarity with how computers and networks are configured.

Course Outline

  • Wireless protocols for smart sensor networks - a survey
  • Architecture of radio networks and their protocols
  • Zigbee
  • Bluetooth
  • Low power bluetooth
  • ZWave
  • 802.15.4
  • WiFi
  • GSM and GPRS