Support of Embedded Hardware Equipment Facilitated by a Smartphone Application
Sammanfattning: In today’s situation more and more tasks are carried out with the help of smartphones. The chosenresearch area is the improvement of support for advanced embedded equipment through theuse of a smartphone application. This report addresses the issue of supporting a door lock systemcalled Hi-O (Highly Intelligent Opening), developed by ASSA ABLOY. It is significantly harderto support an advanced door lock system than it is to support a traditional, mechanical system.The installation and service of the Hi-O system can be made easier by being able to directlyaccess the information in the Hi-O system and change its configuration. The research questionanswered in this report is “how can a smartphone application facilitate support of an intelligentdoor lock system, focusing on the design of a software architecture?”. The practical contributionof this research is a prototype for the smartphone application, called Aioli. The theoretical contributionis the architecture along with many empirical findings that are relevant for years to come.This smartphone application will make a considerable improvement compared to how installationand service of the Hi-O door lock system are carried out today. Through defining requirements,designing the architecture and developing a prototype the foundation for the support system Aioliwas laid. The Design Research method that was used allowed several architectural evaluationsto be carried out using the “architectural Software Quality Assurance" method. Evaluation of thearchitecture was conducted in collaboration with engineers at ASSA ABLOY. The Aioli prototypewas developed for the Android platform and implements a selected part of the requirements specification.Findings show that the specified architecture design is feasible for the support of theHi-O door lock system. From the evaluations of the prototype it became clear that a product likeAioli is desired.
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