A Part of FIT
FIT (Future Internet of Things) aims to develop an experimental facility, a federated and competitive infrastructure with international visibility and a broad panel of customers. It will provide this facility with a set of complementary components that enable experimentation on innovative services for academic and industrial users. The project will give french internet stakeholders a means to experiment on mobile wireless communications at the network and application layers thereby accelerating the design of advanced networking technologies for the future internet. FIT is one of 52 winning projects from the first wave of the French Ministry of Higher Education and Research’s “Équipements d’Excellence” (Equipex) research grant program, in 2011.
FIT will be composed of four main parts: a Network Operations Center (NOC), a set of wireless sensor network testbeds (IoT-lab), a set of wireless nodes testbeds (FIT NITOS-Lab), and a cognitive radio testbed (CorteXlab). The NOC is a strategic component of FIT as it provides a means to aggregate all individual testbeds into a single shared resource as viewed by the user. It associates and manages activities such as the sign-up and maintenance of user accounts. The NOC also serves as a central point of coordination among testbed administrators. The IoT-Lab testbeds are based on the idea that the world is moving towards an “Internet of Things”, in which most communication over networks will be between objects rather than people. The FIT NITOS-Lab testbeds come from the fact that data communications take place in a combination of wired and wireless environments, and will continue to do so in the future. The FIT platforms are also part of the OneLab federation of future internet testbeds. More information on OneLab can be found on our dedicated page.
More information on the FIT website.