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In this blog we explain what is required to connect and aggregate data of your devices and start creating visualizations. At the end we describe how you can start connecting your devices using the MEUNGO platform.

Sigfox is a communication provider which provides global, simple, cost-effective, and energy-efficient solutions to power the Internet of Things. Already today, there are many different sensors which use Sigfox for communication. There are sensors for monitoring buildings, environmental conditions, temperature, smart tracking of assets, buttons, smart parking and many more.

MEUNGO allows you to aggregate all your devices in one application, quickly build dashboards, build rules that listen and react to the data as it is coming in. You can manage your users and who can edit and view your dashboards.

Requirements

  • One or more Sigfox devices with access to the Sigfox back-end. The device manufacturer, re-seller or Sigfox is the one that can provide you with access to this back-end.
  • Access to the MEUNGO platform

Once you purchased your device and are able to find your devices in the Sigfox back-end you are ready to go to the next steps. For any data source (technically we consider the Sigfox device a data source) you will have to tell the platform:

  • What data is collected, attributes such as temperature, humidity and location
  • Where the data is coming from, the connectivity in this case Sigfox
  • How the messages should be translated, how to translate the incoming payload. Easy to use converters are embedded in the platform
The general page of the data source definition

Once you have finished these three steps you are ready to define a device type in the MEUNGO platform. A device type will aggregate one or more data sources together. If you have for example a machine composed of many sensors you can model it as one device type.

The general page of the device type definition

Here you will define:

  • What data you want to associate with this device type and if it comes from a data source or if the user sets it
  • Rules you would like to be applied, this can be simple logical expression or complex algorithms triggering alerts, e-mails or other IT-systems
  • How long you will store the data, in this case 52 weeks
  • Security settings, what certificate to use if third party applications would like to have direct secure access to your data

 

Definition of temperature for the device, the temperature is sourced from the temperature attribute of the data source

Next you have to tell your Sigfox back end to forward the data to MEUNGO. For this you will have to login to the Sigfox back end and define a callback function. This callback function will forward the data to an address provided by MEUNGO.

Now you are ready to connect, collect, react and create dashboard for the devices you have.

Dashboards

A dashboard is an interactive visual representation of the collected data, it can be a snapshot of the latest received information or it can be dynamic and update while information is coming in. The MEUNGO platform allows you to manage organisations, users, devices, data, rules and dashboards:

  • You can create dashboards using any combination of devices your organisation has access to
  • You can share dashboards with any subset of users in your organisation
  • You can look at multiple different type of devices at the same time in one or more visual components, this allows for easy comparison and visual verification

Connecting, collecting and visualizing your devices is the starting point to become a high-performance data driven organisation.

You can start today connecting your devices.

Evaluation licences to the MEUNGO platform are available, contact us and we can get you up and running on the same day.