We have the pleasure to announce that the Real Time Crowd Management (RTCM) API is now out of beta and has become a full commercial offering.read more
Recently the first edition of the R-IoT games took place. Realdolmen organized this hackathon for all Flemish-speaking colleges, universities and training centers. The challenge of the competition: ‘Make our society a better place with the help of IoT’. 4 students of the University of Ghent took on this challenge and composed a team as T.Inc with their project called ‘Bin Possible’. They reached out to Proximus for support.read more
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.read more
Today, all types of organisations in many different sectors get confronted with the need for digital transformation. As was Goodplanet at the end of 2017. Together with Proximus they were able to take the first steps into the world of IoT to help them measure the impact of their activities.
Goodplanet is a non-profit organisation that is active in environmental education and sensitization for 20 years now. They work mainly with schools and companies to educated and sensitize them in different environmental fields. Their main topics are nature, food and circular economies.
In the organisation, several employees are managing projects from the office in Brussels. Other collaborators are active in the field to do coaching and raise awareness. “We reach about 500,000 people a year with our many different activities”, says Clément Magos, responsible for innovation and IT projects at Goodplanet.read more
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.read more
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.read more
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:
- 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;
- 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, …);
- 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
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 ?).read more
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.read more