Whenever a device cannot publish its own data to our messaging broker, a connectivity layer needs to be setup in order to get device data into the AllThingsTalk IoT Platform.
A connector can be a network in case of LPWA networks, or a platform integration in case of proprietary connectivity platforms of certain device manufacturers.
LoRaWAN is a media access control (MAC) layer protocol designed for large-scale public networks with a single operator. It is built using Semtech’s LoRa modulation scheme.
How to onboard your device at the LoRaWAN network service providers of your choice. If you want to use a LoRaWAN network service provider that is not listed here, these tutorials can help you in setting up your environment on their infrastructure.
NarrowBand-Internet of Things (NB-IoT) is a standards-based low power wide area (LPWA) technology.
The new physical layer signals and channels are designed to meet the demanding requirement of extended coverage – rural and deep indoors – and ultra-low device complexity. The underlying technology is however much simpler than today’s GSM/GPRS. NB-IoT significantly improves the power consumption of user devices, system capacity and spectrum efficiency, especially in deep coverage.
Supported by all major mobile equipment, chipset and module manufacturers, NB-IoT can co-exist with 2G, 3G, and 4G mobile networks. It also benefits from all the security and privacy features of mobile networks, such as support for user identity confidentiality, entity authentication, confidentiality, data integrity, and mobile equipment identification.
How to onboard your device at the NB-IoT network service providers of your choice? If you want to use a cellular network service provider these tutorials can help you in setting up your environment on their infrastructure.