Official release of the new version of FIWARE LoRaWAN IoT Agent
Martel announces the official release of a new version of FIWARE LoRaWAN IoT Agent, that enables data and commands to be exchanged between IoT devices and NGSI-LD APIs. The new version is integrated in Martel’s Orchestra Cities and enables the support for Lorawan IoT devices integrated with The Things Network v3 API.
Orchestra Cities, the smart city platform developed by Martel, uses components based on the FIWARE technology.
“In the past few months, together with our partners at ATOS, we have been working on one of the components and officially released the new version of FIWARE Internet of Things Agent for the LoRaWaN Protocol. The IoT Agent for LoRaWAN protocol enables data and commands to be exchanged between IoT devices and the NGSI-LD interface of a context broker using the LoRaWAN protocol”, said Dr Federico Facca, CTO of Martel and head of Martel Lab.
The LoRaWAN specification is a Low Power, Wide Area (LPWA) networking protocol designed to wirelessly connect battery-operated ‘things’ to the internet in regional, national or global networks, and targets key IoT requirements such as bi-directional communication, end-to-end security, mobility and localization services.
This IoT agent provides interoperability between FIWARE NGSI-LD Context Brokers and LoRaWAN devices. MARTEL provided different bug fixes and introduced support for The Things Network v3 API.
About Orchestra Cities
Orchestra Cities is an IoT smart city platform and is deployed in the canton of Zurich, Switzerland, by the electricity provider EKZ which caters to about a million people. EKZ uses sensor data and data from open sources shared by its different municipalities so that the municipalities can support traffic management, waste management and environmental monitoring with different services and load levels. The new version of FIWARE LoRaWAN IoT Agent is a crucial stage in the further development of the Orchestra Cities and EKZ collaboration. More information on this collaboration can be found here.