Digi-Key Electronics, a leading electronic components distributor, has partnered with Seeed Studio and Machinechat to launch the industry's first private LoRaWAN (Long Range Wide Area Network)-in-a-Box solutions for the Internet of Things (IoT).
"Digi-Key is proud to be the exclusive global source for these turnkey, industry-first LoRaWAN solutions," said Robbie Paul, director of IoT business solutions at Digi-Key. "Wireless connectivity technologies like LoRaWAN are leading the way for mass adoption of IoT, and we are excited to inspire developers and systems integrators around the world with many new possibilities available to them with these solutions."
The ready-to-use solutions combine Seeed Studio's industrial-grade LoRaWAN IoT sensors and gateways with Machinechat® JEDI Pro Seeed Studio Edition software, allowing for rapid IoT deployments and enhanced security features that give users complete control over device data, ultimately saving time and reducing technical complexity and costs. The first LoRaWAN-in-a-Box solution is focused on the rapid deployment of smart agriculture and precision farming projects.
"For more than 13 years, Seeed Studio has been at the forefront of introducing innovative IoT enablement solutions," said Eric Pan, CEO of Seeed Studio. "By bundling our award-winning SenseCAP LoRaWAN hardware solutions with Machinechat's innovative and easy-to-use software, Digi-Key customers worldwide will be able to build and deploy robust, private LoRa IoT deployments in days versus weeks."
"Machinechat is thrilled to be part of this partnership with Digi-Key Electronics, a worldwide leader in offering the best of breed and innovative technologies for IoT, and Seeed Studio, a global leader in IoT enablement hardware," said Sanjeev Datla, CEO of Machinechat. "Our combined private LoRaWAN-in-a-Box solutions enable systems integrators and enterprise IT teams to rapidly transform their ideas into transformational IoT digital projects."
Seeed Studio SenseCAP LoRaWAN Solutions
Designed for commercial IoT applications, including smart agriculture, precision farming, and smart city use cases, SenseCAP's industrial-grade LoRaWAN sensors, data logger, and gateway solutions are designed for rapid installation and deployment. Features include:
- Support for LoRaWAN protocol Class A
- Ultra-wide-distance transmission: up to 10km line of sight
- Support for multiple ISM bands: EU868, US915, AU915, AS923
- Support for Ethernet backhaul; cellular optional
- Industrial grade protection: IP66 enclosure, suitable for outdoor applications and able to operate in temperatures from -40 degrees Celcius to +70 degrees Celcius (up to 85 degrees Celcius for SenseCAP sensors)
- High reliability and stability
- Sensor battery life of 3+ years
Machinechat® JEDI Pro Seeed Studio Edition
Machinechat's JEDI Pro Seeed Studio Edition is the industry's most affordable IoT data monitoring and visualization software. Designed specifically for commercial IoT deployments, Machinechat JEDI Pro Seeed Studio Edition features include:
- Ingest data from Seeed Studio's SenseCAP LoRa sensors using the integrated Seeed Studio data collector (Chirpstack installation required).
- Ingest data from virtually any device or sensor using integrated HTTP API server, TCP server, and MQTT broker.
- Configure dashboards to visualize real-time and historical data with line, area, tile, radial, and data grid charts.
- Monitor data using integrated rules engine to trigger email notifications, SMS, or execute external scripts (*email notification requires SMTP server. SMS requires Twilio account).
- Monitor whether devices and machines are online.
- Apply your custom business logic to IoT data through data collectors and action plug-ins.
- Virtual data sensor allows developers and integrators to simulate project deployment scenarios
- Low code – focus on configuring, not coding.
- Single application binary that runs as a service with integrated database and managed local data storage.
- Modern browser-based user interface with SSL support and role-based user management
- Supports up to 200 devices/sensors.
- Available for Windows, macOS, Linux, Raspberry Pi, and BeagleBone® platforms.
Click here to learn more about the LoRaWAN-in-a-Box solutions.