What is IoT-LAB?

IoT-LAB provides a very large scale infrastructure suitable for testing small wireless sensor devices and heterogeneous communicating objects. It is the evolution and extension of the SENSLAB testbed (2010-2013).

A scientific testbed

IoT-LAB provides full control of network nodes and direct access to the gateways to which nodes are connected, allowing researchers to monitor nodes energy consumption and network-related metrics, e.g. end-to-end delay, throughput or overhead. The facility offers quick experiments deployment, along with easy evaluation, results collection and analysis. Defining complementary testbeds with different node types, topologies and environments allows for coverage of a wide range of real-life use-cases.

Different topologies and environments

IoT-LAB testbeds are located at six different sites across France which gives forward access to 2728 wireless sensors nodes: Inria Grenoble (928), Inria Lille (640), ICube Strasbourg (400), Inria Saclay (307), Inria Rennes (256) and Institut Mines-Télécom Paris (160).
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Different nodes

The IoT-LAB hardware infrastructure consists of a set of IoT-LAB nodes. A global networking backbone provides power and connectivity to all IoT-LAB nodes and guaranties the out of band signal network needed for command purposes and monitoring feedback.

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different IoT-LAB nodes

A part of FIT

IoT-LAB is a part of the FIT (Future Internet of the Things) platform. FIT is a set of complementary components that enable experimentation on innovative services for academic and industrial users. The project gives french Internet stakeholders a way to experiment on mobile wireless communications to the network and on application layers, thereby accelerating the design of advanced networking technologies for the Future Internet.

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FIT - Future Internet of Things

 

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