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    ABSTRACT: There were many standards of communication between host computers and peripherals, but the goal was to create a technology that combines low and high speed bus activity. Today USB has become a very popular expansion to the PC. An inexpensive USB interfaced home automation system is designed as an alternate for available expensive similar systems. The newly designed system consists with a wireless communication unit, to avoid complicated wiring of electrical circuits directly connected to the USB interface, and to control them remotely in automatic/manual modes. PICmicro® 16F876A and 18F4550 microcontrollers are controlling the operations of the designed system. Keywords-component; PC; USB; home automation; PIC
    Proc. IET Nineteenth Annual Technical Conference, Sri Lanka; 01/2012
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    ABSTRACT: Mobile phones have become one of the most popular communication devices among most of the people around the world, and short message service (SMS) is popular among mobile phone users as a cheap and convenient method of communicating. Therefore, SMS technology is a common feature with all mobile network service providers. Since the use of SMS technology is a cheap, convenient and flexible way of conveying data, researchers are trying to apply this technology in many different areas that were not provided by service providers at present. One of such areas that the SMS technology could be used as a cost effective and more flexible way will be remote monitoring and controlling. Therefore, a system has been developed to control and monitor electric circuitry through SMS using the PICmicroreg 16F877A microcontroller remotely. The microcontroller performs all the functions of the system. Standard attention commands are used to control the operation on SMS in the mobile phone. SMS is produced using the concept of protocol data unit
    Industrial and Information Systems, First International Conference on; 09/2006
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    ABSTRACT: During power failures and power cuts road users suffer immense difficulties due to non-availability of traffic signal lights all over the world. Use of solar cells with lead acid accumulators to provide required power and the use of light emitting diode (LED) displays to function as signal lamps to reduce the stored power consumption will be a feasible solution for the same. Since the LED display consists of a number of LEDs, visibility from side ways is better than the conventional signal lamp having a single light source. Failure of the lamp in the conventional signals halts the entire operation of the signal lamp but in the case of failures of few LEDs in a matrix will not cease the entire operation. In most of the LED display traffic light systems, set of LEDs will not illuminate even when only one of the LEDs burnt out since the set is connected in series. In this design, parallel sets of LEDs are connected in series, and therefore, only the defective LEDs will not be illuminated but all the others will be illuminated. Some major advantages of this system are uninterrupted operation around the clock throughout the year, very low maintenance cost for replacing LEDs and the lead acid batteries, and during the installation of new signal posts it is possible to erect the same as a wireless installation. Solar panel with an accumulator can provide power while infrared sensors and diodes could be used to transfer signals between each signal post, hence it is not necessary to dig across the road for control and power cables. For the safety and the convenience of the pedestrians and vehicular traffic, bi-color seven segment digital displays are available to indicate the waiting time and remaining moving time. Considering the signal light requirement for a country, the above solution will have a considerable impact on the national power grid
    Industrial and Information Systems, First International Conference on; 09/2006