ICT 2014




Future Internet Testing Facility: Consortium of five French institutions of higher education and research developed to development of testbeds for network computer communications


Sensor technology, Internet of things

Large-scale infrastructure facility functioning as a testbed with robot technology and platforms in focus.

What was tested

Small wireless sensor devices; Heterogeneous communication objects.

Testbed purpose

The purpose of the testbed is to provide French Internet stakeholders a way to experiment with mobile wireless communications, both on network and application layers, thereby accelerating the design of advanced networking technologies for the Future Internet.


The Heterogenous Platform features over 1500 wireless sensor nodes spread across six sites in France. Nodes are either fixed or mobile. A variety of wireless sensors are available, with different processor architectures and chips. The lab also offers web-based reservation and tooling applications development, and command-line access to the platform.

Use cases

  • Testing innovation for verification and proof-of-concept
  • Capture competitive advantages from frontier technologies

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