Maddalena s.p.a. is an Italian company providing water readers that are frequently used in Belgium and across Europe. Water meters such as the PR-MWM can detect the lowest flow rates (from 0.5 liters / hour). So this makes them, according to this company, “the ideal meter for billing cold water consumption in collective housing”.
Maddalena understood the market’s need for connected meters quite well. So they teamed up with Kerlink to create a LoRaWAN™ add-on radio module. This module makes it possible to collect water consumption data over long distances. Its battery life can last up to 15 years thanks to the low power requirements of LoRaWAN and an optimization in the way this module works.
A lot of new features have been brought to the EnCo CloudEngine since the beginning of 2019. We thought it might be a good moment to pause for a second and quickly summarize all what we have added as well as give you a sneak peek at what’s coming next.
Among all scarce resources on this planet, meeting rooms should definitely be considered one of them. Even if you have a room reservation system, it can be cumbersome to use whatever web site or application to check if a room is available right now, as you need it (open the laptop, wait for it to connect on the network, open Outlook, check the meeting room status, etc). On top of this, a room may be flagged as booked in a reservation system while being actually free, as the people who booked it changed their plans (hello co-working spaces ?).
The EnCo CloudChannel has been available to users since the launch of the EnCo platform. Its goal has always been to help connect various assets together from our platform as well as to the outside world without the complication or the programming skills required to master a tool like an ESB.
At the very start, CloudChannel was especially developed to support collecting data sent by LoRa devices, and evolved over time to include more inbound (HTTP and MQTT) as well as outbound capabilities (HTTP, MQTT, SMS, MS Azure Event Hub, WayLay, AllThingsTalk Maker, …). In parallel, we also gave users the ability to extend from monoChannel to multiChannels definitions, a capability especially useful when different routing decisions were to be applied to source events.
Still under business preview stage, EnCo needs your feedback now more than ever. That’s why we often propose our top users to meet and to give a presentation of their project on the blog towards our users community. Today, let me introduce you to Said, Khalid and Adberrahim and their common project: Liiatech !
In the past few months we have been hinting towards a massive upgrade of our enabling platform, where we move from a business preview to a commercial platform. With enco.io, we are happy to announce that we are ready, and you can expect a whole new experience starting in October!
The Royal Belgian Institute of Natural Sciences is a great museum for his unique collection of dinosaurs, of course. But it does a lot of other things… They even built an IoT prototype! We met Christian Burlet, one of our powerful users. He works on preserving and studying extremely rare meteorites coming from all parts of the world.
DIS or Directory Information Service is a simple but yet powerful API as it allows scoring and autocompletion of addresses. It opens access to the well known Belgian service 1207.be and 1307.be which are getting rejuvenated as an API asset. The Directory Information Service API arrived beginning of July as part of a minor platform update.
Proximus EnCo is working around the clock to exit from beta stage and enter in official v.1. ! Now, more than ever, we need your feedback… and you ll get (well) rewarded for it: we giveaway 10 WiPy ! read more