Seamless Connector Allows Developers to Easily Connect Their SIGFOX ReadyTM IoT Devices to FIWARE Platform
SIGFOX, the pioneering provider of a global network dedicated to the Internet of Things, and FIWARE, announced a seamless connector between the FIWARE platform and SIGFOX ReadyTM devices.
Compatible with the OMA (Open Mobile Alliance) NGSI standard, this open-source connector allows developers to use all SIGFOX ReadyTM devices with FIWARE Internet of Things (IoT) software enablers to gather and process data. Through the open and standard API, the connector enables developers to create IoT apps easily and quickly, and FIWARE becomes a SIGFOX Ready™ IoT platform.
FIWARE already enables users to monitor data on everything an IoT device with sensors measure, such as temperature, pressure, location and humidity. With this connector, developers will be able to choose from the large catalogue of SIGFOX-compatible devices that require virtually no integration.
SIGFOX’s end-to-end communications solution brings data from devices all the way to the customers’ server applications. The server apps interface with the SIGFOX Cloud using standards-based APIs, but they can also use off-the-shelf IoT platforms. With this agreement, SIGFOX customers can also use FIWARE, which is integrated using an open- source connector.
Developers currently using SIGFOX ReadyTM devices can now benefit from the features provided by FIWARE generic enablers, and access to the FIWARE innovation ecosystem and the FIWARE accelerator program.
More than a technical integration, this connector is a concrete step for an innovative low-power network technology that meets the needs of European startups and device makers focused on the Internet of Things.
“By accessing the FIWARE ecosystem, app developers can create IoT applications and services very quickly and increase their impact, due to the usage of FIWARE standard APIs,” said Thomas Nicholls, executive vice president of communications at SIGFOX. “This partnership also underscores SIGFOX’s commitment to open-source platforms and to working with multiple partners for the benefit of our network operators and their customers.”
SIGFOX is the only provider of dedicated cellular connectivity for Internet of Things and Machine-to-Machine communications. The company’s network complements existing high-bandwidth systems by providing economical, energy-efficient two-way transmission of small quantities of data, thus lowering barriers to wide implementation of IoT and M2M solutions, and greatly extending the battery and service life of connected devices. SIGFOX’s global network is deployed through the SIGFOX Network Operator™ partnership program, with more than 400,000 square miles already covered. The company is headquartered in Labège, France, and has offices in San Francisco, Calif., and Madrid, Spain.
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