IoT is ultimately more than just a set of connected devices. Within the concept of IoT, these devices are connected into a single network with analytical and managerial systems to enable data-driven decision-making and automated device management.
Device and application form unique building blocks and when combined complete the IoT puzzle.
The Hellothing IOT platform utilizes the digital twin concept to create digital representations of real world objects. This gives immense power in terms of monitoring and managing large scale deployments of valuable assets. The feature rich, secure platform gives its users the power they need, in an easy to use manner, to effectively manage large scale, geographically dispersed assets. The platform aims to improve overall system reliability and to reduce cost via operational efficiencies.
The Hellothing IOT gateway creates a “portal” for transmitting locally aggregated data points, at the edge (restaurant, store, farm, factory, etc.), to the cloud platform. The NB-IoT enabled gateway utilises the latest in what mobile network technology has to offer.
Hellothing’s light sensor is a photoelectric device that converts light energy (photons) detected to electrical energy (electrons). Hellothing makes use of Lumen and Lux.
With Lumen, we can measures the total amount of visible light from a light source through the relationship between luminous intensity and the angle that a light beam fills. Lumen is commonly used to rate the brightness of a lightbulb
With Lux, we can measure illuminance, the area where the luminous flux is spread
It’s similar to Lumen but it takes into account the surface area.
Foot-candles and lux measure the same thing—the amount of visible light that falls on a surface. The difference is that the foot-candle uses the Imperial standard measuring system (feet, pounds, etc.), while the lux uses the metric system
For many businesses, data is a golden nugget as understanding it gives them invaluable insight that can then be turned into actionable information that ultimately adds business value.
Our platform is a multi-layer platform that enables user-friendly monitoring, management, and automation of connected devices within the Internet of Things world.
The NB-IoT developer program is to provide the developer community with a Narrow Band IoT end-to-end communication development environment. The program allows developers and partners the ability to rapidly prototype use cases before going to a production environment. The program consists of four focus areas, namely:
The NB-IoT hardware shield solution is compatible with various Arduino boards such as the Uno, Yún, Mega 2560 and Due.
The shield seamlessly plugs onto the Arduino board. On the Arduino Uno the communication to the shield is done with a software serial port, whereas the Arduino Mega 2560 and Due will have the default as a software serial port with the option of wiring it to a hardware serial port.
The shield has screw terminals that provide access to the Ground, 5V and 3.3V of the Arduino board.
The shield is equipped with a temperature sensor and a push button to provide basic functionality for development and testing.
An analogue reading is available to measure the current supplied to the module. This can be used to plot the power usage of the NB-IoT module and provides the ability to compare the normal operation, LTE PSM (Power Saving Mode) and LTE eDRX (Extended Discontinuous Reception) of the NB-IoT module.
The NB-IoT module has 2G fall-back available.
The primary communication module of the shield is be NB-IoT, but the module will be interchangeable which provides access to a 2G, 3G, LTE Cat M1/NB1, EGPRS and a Wi-Fi module.