Using SMS in Mobile Phone for Home Appliances ControllingThrough PC Parallel Port Interfacing
Fadhil T. Aula
e-mail: firstname.lastname@example.orgUniversity of Salahaddin, College of Engineering, Electrical Engineering Department Erbil, IraqKeywords: Mobile phone, PC ports, Interfacing, Visual C
ABSTRACTThis paper presents a system of the PC remoteControlling with the Mobile Telephone throughaccessing the main PC ports; serial and parallel. Serialport for transferring data from Mobile phone to PCand parallel port for interfacing PC with real timecontrolling hardware. The system is implemented byusing the SMS (Short Message Service) as associatedwith all modern mobile phone devices and mobiletelecommunication networks. The software for wholesystem is designed and implemented with KORAKTelecom Network in Erbil City, Nokia mobile phonedevice and with ordinary type of PC that runningunder Windows XP or compatible. The software forsystem is divided into two parts; Mobile to PC throughserial port is a general commercial program thatassociated with the Nokia mobile devices, and secondwhich access SMS file and control all parts of system isdesigned by using Microsoft Visual C++ Ver. 6 . Suchidea is quiet new and represents the ability of anyonewho has Mobile and PC to control remotely majordevices in his/her home, office and etc.1. INTRODUCTION
Nowadays, the communications becomes very simple,fast, interactive and more compact, that makes the globalas a small village. So it is very easy of anyone tosubscribe in the local or global telecommunicationnetworks with individual mobile phone device.Mobile devices, such as mobile phones, are becomingmultipurpose devices. These devices are capable of storing data as well as running custom application. Asmore people adopt these devices and begin to use themfor personal or business tasks, the need for controllingaccess to the data stored within the devices will becomevital .With today’s and tomorrow’s wireless technologies, suchas IEEE 802.11, Blue tooth and G3, mobile devices willfrequently be in close and interactive communication.Many environments including offices, meeting rooms,automobiles and class rooms already contains manycomputers and computerized applications, and the smarthomes of the nearest future will have ubiquitousembedded computation .PC remote control with small mobile device is achallenging topic of mobile/ubiquitous computing.Enabling users to use data and functions stored in/servedby their home/office PCs from anywhere with smallmobile devices is beneficial because users can access thedata/functions at any time they want without carryingheavy notebook PCs. Further more, users cab controlapplications they want to keep running even while theyare out. Several systems and methods have been proposedand developed for controlling remote PCs with mobilephone;The system that employing for translating PC GUIs intomobile device UIs (screen sizes, input device, etc.),such system requires converting image data to text datawill be very expensive. The evaluation of the cell phonefrom analog handset passing by PCs and WAP (Web –enabled Phones), which need continuously workingand connecting with the internet networks. The systemthat uses the email enabled mobile devices ; requireJava enabled devices, because the systems use client Javaapplets. Consequently, older model mobile devices thatare email enabled but not Java enabled, cannot be used forthis system.This paper represents a simple, practical and very low castmethod which applies the SMS technique that alreadyavailable in all types of mobile phone devices andprovided with all modern mobile telecommunicationnetworks.
II. PC Interfacing System
To make an ordinary home as a future and a smart home,all appliances must be computerized controllable. To dothat, it’s very preferable that using PC.As the PCs are provided with input/ output ports, whichmakes easily to interface PC with the real world controlapplications. The interface is the combination of hardwareand software embodies , the hardware is an electroniccircuit that matches with the PC’s port protocol signal,and the software is the programming of the PC to manage