In Internet of Thing era, intelligence is embedded in everyday objects so they can communicate information. The goal of researcher is, in addition to the omnipresence, to enable mobility of smart products. In the Internet mobility, identifiers should be assigned stable and not take into account the ever changing topology of the Internet. Locators should instead be very similar to the topology to be effective to reach a host. The separation of the identifier and locator is a consensus point (both feasible and desirable) of the Working Group RRG (Routing Research Group) of the IRTF for mobility and multihoming. Host Identity Protocol (HIP) proposes a new architecture based on the principle of distinguishing the identity of a node (Identifier) and the means to locate it (Locator). A central system is proposed by combining multiple wireless gateways/interfaces.
This combination forms almost a backbone around the mobile laboratory. This system acts as hypervisor and takes the separation of the identifier and locator into account by implementing the HIP protocol mechanisms. To ensure the mobility of the mobile laboratory, a global identifier or HI (Host Identifier) is assigned to the system and multiple locators are associated to each wireless gateway/interface by mapping the HI to provide the multi-homing. A Rendezvous system is used to locate the mobile laboratory via these locators. HI does not contain topological information. For example, if the hypervisor switches from Wi-Fi to a 3G, HI should not change and a mobile laboratory locator changes while ensuring the maintenance of existing sessions, as if the mobile laboratory had not budged.