Device Management Console
The free web-based device management console from Radio Bridge allows you to:
- Easily provision devices on LoRaWAN and Sigfox networks
- Monitor sensor activity and generate alerts
- Reconfigure sensors in the field
OverviewRadio Bridge provides a free web-based device management console for the automatic provisioning, monitoring, and configuration of sensors in the field.
ProvisioningProvisioning means activating the device so it can talk to the appropriate wireless network. Radio Bridge sensors can be activated for any supported network through the console.
For example, if you want to use a Radio Bridge Sigfox sensor, simply add it to the Radio Bridge console and that device will be automatically provisioned on the Sigfox network without any engagement between you and Sigfox. That means someone can start from scratch by purchasing a Radio Bridge sensor from one of our distributors, add it to the console, and immediately start receiving wireless messages on the console. The same is true of other networks such as the machineQ LoRaWAN network from Comcast.
MonitoringMonitoring means receiving the sensor messages, decoding and interpreting the payload, and optionally setting alerts for sensor events.
All of the uplink sensor messages are defined in the user guides on the associated product pages. The console shortcuts this development and provides all of the decoding for you, and optionally pushes the decoded data to your application.
You can also set up email or text message alerts when certain sensor events occur. In this way, the console along with the hardware devices can provide a full sensor to cloud solution for basic monitoring applications. Adding your own application on top of the console is easy through the APIs provided.
ConfigurationRadio Bridge sensors have configuration options that allow the user to modify the behavior and characteristics of the sensor. A new configuration can be sent through a downlink message over the wireless network to the device after it has been deployed in the field. These downlink configuration options are available for both Sigfox and LoRaWAN networks.
The console has an easy to use configuration section for each sensor that allows the user to graphically select a new configuration and queue it for a downlink. It also provides status so the user can confirm the downlink was received correctly.
Much like the uplink message decoding, all of the downlink parameters are defined in the user guides provided on each product page.
Application Programming InterfaceThe Radio Bridge console can be used as a stand-alone end user application using the provisioning, monitoring, and configuration options described above, along with configurable email or text message notifications. Many customers choose to build the final end-user application "on top of" the console while still utilizing the features provided by the console itself. This is accomplished through the API feature which provides a simple RESTful interface for uplink sensor messages and downlink configuration.
For example, when a sensor sends an uplink message, a POST request is made to the user defined server which contains all of the parameters related to that sensor message including the raw payload, a human readable decode, signal strength, time stamp, etc. For an end-user application to create a new downlink configuration, a simple POST request is made to the console containing the downlink string. When the configuration is sent to the console, the downlink is queued and sent down to the sensor at the next opportunity.
Go to the Radio Bridge Device Management Console and create a free account