Title: The development of a PDA-based communication architecture for surveillance services

Authors: Sheng-Tun Li, Li-Yen Shue, Huang-Chih Hsieh

Addresses: Institute of Information Management, National Cheng Kung University, No.1, Ta-Hsueh Road, Tainan 701, Taiwan, ROC. ' Department of Information Management, National Kaohsiung First University of Science Technology, 2 Juoyue Rd., Nantz District, Kaohsiung 811, Taiwan, ROC. ' Department of Information Management, National Kaohsiung First University of Science Technology, 2 Juoyue Rd., Nantz District, Kaohsiung 811, Taiwan, ROC

Abstract: We present a real-time client–server communication architecture for surveillance services with personal digital assistants (PDAs), and propose an application-layer communication protocol for enhancing its performance. The architecture is based on pure Java technology. With it, PDAs will be able to issue commands, carry out various functions, and receive feedback through the server. A successful application of a remote surveillance system is developed, which allows PDA with both Palm OS and Windows CE to capture snapshots of the monitoring scene, and directs other communication activities, like calling pager, faxing images, or sending instant messages to cellular phones.

Keywords: PDA; J2ME; surveillance systems; mobile computing; Java; communication architectures; personal digital assistants; mobile communications; application-layer communication protocol; remote surveillance; client–server architecture; mobile surveillance; m-commerce; e-commerce; mobile commerce; electronic commerce; wireless communications.

DOI: 10.1504/IJIPT.2005.007553

International Journal of Internet Protocol Technology, 2005 Vol.1 No.1, pp.3 - 9

Available online: 03 Aug 2005 *

Full-text access for editors Access for subscribers Purchase this article Comment on this article