Seeed’s IIoT devices – SenseCAP LoRaWAN sensors and gateway – that measures and transfers the data of temperature, humidity, moisture and light intensity – and Machinechat’s software platform (JEDI One) collaborated to accelerate development and deployment of various environmental-monitoring scenarios to optimize greenhouse operations.
Seeed Studio, Digi-Key, Machinechat
For innovators, developers, and system integrators, in order to make an IoT project successful, integration of diverse technologies and development of various data transformation measures are fundamental (Figure 2). In Perception Layer, one first needs to decide if they want to custom-make sensors and component parts by oneself, or buy the sensors available in the market. If one chooses to build one, then they would need in-depth knowledge on multifaceted and specialized areas of technical domains, including but not limited to: hardware engineering, mechanical engineering, firmware development, testing, hardware and communication protocol certifications. Based on this, contemporary IoT developers should be able to handle important elements of concerns relating to IoT deployment:
- Data privacy, security and control
- Integration with existing systems and projects
- Power consumption and range of IoT networks
- Time and cost of development, and sustainable path to ROI
- Maintenance and technical support requirements and costs
- Scalability and expandability of IoT systems
As for Network Layer, LoRa is increasingly becoming the best choice for IoT deployments in industrial and commercial scenarios. Why? Because in comparison to popular sensor communications technologies (like Wifi, Bluetooth, and cellular transmission), LoRa significantly distinguishes itself from them with the following 4 characteristics that they do not possess:
- Low-power consumption
- Wide geographic range
- Lower infrastructure costs
- Upgraded security
However, you do not need to worry about any complicated deployment processes, because Seeed’s ready-to-use IoT hardware devices and Machinechat’s already-developed software platforms, can help innovators like you to build and disseminate desired projects more rapidly at affordable costs. Indeed, the synergy effects created by Seeed and Machinechat can facilitate developers and system integrators to deploy secure and on-site IoT projects in the matter of days.