Are GW agent and Home Controller have the same purpose?

asked 2015-06-11 02:24:50 -0700

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As title, I would like to know is there any difference between GW agent and HC? It seems that both of them try to provide a centralized management, and I am confusing now. In a AllJoyn network, do GW agent and HC in the same network simultaneously? I'm not sure if I have any misunderstanding, please help to provide some suggestions. Thanks for your kindly help.

Sincerely, Memphis

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answered 2015-06-19 14:54:25 -0700

The Gateway Agent is the AllJoyn application which provides a secure and standard way to connect any AllJoyn application in the local network with external network connections. This uses plug-in connectors. The Gateway Agent provides an API which can limit which local network applications may connect with the external network application or services (depending on the connector). The Gateway Agent is a project in the Gateway Working group. The Home Controller project is for quite a different range of use cases. It is project in the Smart Spaces working group and is provided to enable a home hub to run centralized management applications locally to implement coordinated functions across multiple AllJoyn devices/applications in the local network (often described as scenes in home automation).

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answered 2015-06-11 23:12:07 -0700

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As far as I know the Gateway is responsible for connections coming from the Internet (WAN). The GW allows to connect to your AllJoyn devices in your local network and helps you controlling your devices (e.g. Lights or Heating Unit) from anywhere outside.

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