IoT the easy way –
with Sigfox and Paessler

Measure, Analyze, Visualize, Publish and Alert.
All your Things with Sigfox and PRTG.

 

 

Innovation and experience


Whether you want to measure air quality in your city, follow the route of your containers, or watch the grass grow (i.e. monitor the growth of your grain): Sigfox and Paessler ensure you have access to your monitoring data 24/7. This IoT solution is not only affordable, it is extremely easy to use.

The French company, Sigfox, is a pioneer in providing nationwide LPWAN based on Ultra Narrow Band (UNB). The combination of wide-range and extremely low power consumption allows self-sustaining sensors with a battery life of many years. The costs for the Sigfox radio module, plus connection to the Sigfox network, amount to only a few Euros. 

LPWAN sensors don’t need any infrastructure, external power supply, WLAN, or even cables. Just fix the sensor to the place or device you want to monitor, and it will send data like location (no need for GPS, even indoors), acceleration, temperature, air quality, quality of soil, humidity, etc. via the Sigfox UNB network to the Sigfox server. Before being vizualized at an endpoint of your choice, the data needs to be decoded into a human-readable format. Paessler BitDecoder easily decodes these complex payloads - no programming skills required!

 

Easy payload decoding with Paessler BitDecoder

Sigfox BitDecoder How it works
 

PRTG and Sigfox combined to realize your IoT projects

 

Send data

Your IoT devices send data using the Sigfox network

 

Decode payloads

Easily decode the encrypted payloads with Paessler BitDecoder

 

Netflow/sflow/jFlow

All-in-one monitoring

Visualize, analyze, publish and alert out of the box with PRTG or any other endpoint of your choice!


 

 

Sigfox covers nationwide IoT networks in 60 countries. Big parts of Europe, the economic hotspots in the US, Japan, Australia and New Zealand as well as parts of Asia, Africa, and South America have already been covered. This unleashes reams of possible applications in all areas of the IoT, such as Smart City, IIoT, Smart Logistics, Smart Farming etc.

Based on PRTG’s proven technology, Paessler delivers an IoT solution that monitors sensor functionality as well as monitoring data. For this, the solution offers two methods:

  1. Via Callback (http push data advanced sensor: Data is sent immediately to PRTG by push and via API)
  2. PRTG requests data in predefinied intervals from Sigfox.

Using individually defined thresholds, you can set up notifications and alerts. The Paessler IoT solution offers various out-of-the-box notification methods like Email, SMS, Push, script-based action triggering or http-notifications.

Data is published using individually created dashboards, called “Maps”, or by the integrated reporting engine. All out-of-the-box, optimized for ease of use, and with numerous options for automating.

 

Improved visibility

Data analysis, visualization, publication
and alerting out of the box

Cost savings

Your IoT scenario is realized quickly,
easily, and at low cost

Self-sufficient sensor systems

independent of cables or WLAN

 

Watch how The National Museum of Computing uses
PRTG & Sigfox to preserve generations of computing legacy

 

Sigfox and PRTG prepare you for IoT

7 Tips to get your network ready for the Internet of Things

 

  1. Set-up an IoT Gateway
  2. Ensure network capacity bandwidth
  3. Get the network ready to analyze big data
  4. Get the network ready to store big data
  5. Upgrade to IPv6 to support the many new devices
  6. Secure the network appropriately for IoT
  7. Set-up network monitoring in support of IoT

 

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our blog article

 

Get in touch

For more information please contact

 

Paessler Sigfox

 

About BitDecoder

Paessler BitDecoder is designed as a software-as-a-service application and serves as middleware between the physical IoT device out in the field and the desired visualization solution by decoding complex binary payloads into a human-readable format.

No-code interface allowing the selection and description of bits delivered by your Sigfox device in a visual way.

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About PRTG

With PRTG, Paessler offers a powerful, affordable and easy-to-use unified monitoring tool. Over 300,000 administrators worldwide use our software, whether it be to monitor their server performance, virtual environments, or even the accessibility of their websites. PRTG is a network analysis solution for Windows.

Get started with network monitoring with PRTG. You‘ll save time, worry, and money. PRTG is installed in a matter of minutes. Enjoy 100 free sensors, plenty for small networks. Upgrade whenever you like.

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About Sigfox

Sigfox is a French global network operator founded in 2010 that builds wireless networks to connect low-power objects such as electricity meters and smartwatches, which need to be continuously on and emitting small amounts of data.

Sigfox is based in Labège near Toulouse, France, and has over 375 employees. The firm also has offices in Madrid, San Francisco, Sydney and Paris.

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