LoRa data integration made possible in your own applications via easy scripting

SAP has an IoT platform within its rich portfolio that offers strong data analysis & reporting (e.g. with the leonardo solutions). The platform manages devices from multiple origins and consolidates sensor & meta data.

Proximus offers the My Things API as part of the LoRa network. MyThings allows you to administrate the LoRa sensors (f.e. with decoding profiles and auto activation of sensors) and basic data sending. Proximus EnCo makes LoRa data integration possible in your own applications via easy scripting.

Therefore EnCo’s CloudEngine is extended with different modules and a pattern that allows you to integrate on both platforms. Of course, without loosing the flexibility and still matching the security requirements of both systems. To support this, we have added 2 modules to CloudEngine that allows you to script your engine based on the input of data coming from MyThings.

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Bridging IoT and legacy systems with CloudEngine (2): scheduled scripts

In our first article about bridging IoT with legacy systems, we saw that CloudEngine now provides a simple and convenient way to accumulate incoming IoT data in a temporary storage structure. And then send the data as a CSV attachment when you have reached a defined number of records. We are adding as of today a new CloudEngine capability that allows you to trigger script executions based on schedules.

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Bridging IoT and legacy systems with CloudEngine (1) : csv file generation

Throughout our experience as a major player of the Internet of Things in Belgium, we worked on projects where every single element of the IoT value chain was at the tip of the arrow of the ICT evolution : modern low power sensors, low power networks such as LoRa and Narrowband IoT, cloud-based platforms from Microsoft, SAP or other big players, advanced use cases for automation leveraging machine learning, … However we also support projects where we need to help bridging legacy systems, which may reside of both extremes of the value chain:

  1. industrial devices using “historical” data protocols such as RS-232, RS-432, ModBus, etc require connection to newer modern data & application platforms leveraging LoRaWAN and narrowband IoT transport. Proximus works with gateways and bridges providers whose devices help interconnect these worlds;
  2. newer IoT devices and sensors using modern IoT networks need to send their data to legacy applications with limited data ingestion capabilities (csv files, ftp file transfer or email-based data ingestion, …);
  3. a combination of 1 and 2 above, ie leveraging LoRaWAN or NBIoT networks to receive data from legacy industrial sensors and machinery and let legacy applications ingest this data

 

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Real time audience and crowd insights : tapping into mobile data opens new use cases

Proximus EnCo has released the Real Time Crowd Management API, a new capability to measure live national & international footprint or audience on any geographic location in Belgium. Any software developer can now integrate live data streams on people count in their own solutions. Supporting smart city or smart mobility projects, assessing the impact of cultural events or opening the road to completely new solutions is once again made simpler today.

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The EnCo AR Viewer application is now available for free

The EnCo AR Viewer is an Android App that allows you to display values like temperature, shocks or level in Augmented Reality. It’s the perfect way to demonstrate the power API’s in an Internet of Things context. At EnCo, we already used it to develop inspiring demos in health, logistic or smart building contexts. Now it’s EnCo users’ turn to use it the way they want ! Continue reading “The EnCo AR Viewer application is now available for free”

SMS API is now available on EnCo Market !

It is finally here! THE API everyone was looking forward to, is now available on EnCo Market: SMS API! You want to offer a great reach to your outbound marketing campaign, need to send threshold based alerts or strengthen your security with two-factor authentication? Maybe you don’t know it yet but SMS API is exactly what you need!
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Great surprises in Hackathon, 2 concrete examples

Proximus EnCo provides powerful tools in hackathon context. And, if you give hackers the right tools, they have the means to surprise you! Let’s focus here on 2 concrete examples: innovative patterns to send datas from EnCo to other platforms like SAP’s Hana or IBM’s Bluemix Cloud, and, the great adventure that is becoming Bebob !

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