NetOP Bluetooth Sensors Configuration

NETOP Bluetooth Gateway/Devices Step by Step Explanation Document

P.S.  If you have any questions please send an e-mail to support@iot-shops.com

IMPORTANT NOTE: Please remember that this document refers to “Bluetooth Gateway (BLE Gateway)” for 2 Bluetooth Gateways and just for NETOP Bluetooth Sensors (not any other Bluetooth Sensors) whose Gateways are:

  1. BLE WiFi + GSM IoT Indoor Gateway 
  2. BLE 5.0 WiFi GSM ble-5-0-wifi-gsm-iot-gateway/ 

Other Gateways and “ID Badge Beacon” are “off-topic” for this page.

 

  • STEP 1: Open The Bluetooth Sensor’s Enclosure

There are 3 (three) different enclosures. As a first step, you should open the enclosure. You can watch the “How to open the enclosure” video.

 

  • STEP 2: Activate Power Supply

There are 4 different enclosures:

You can prefer to watch “How to Videos” on our YouTube Channel: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=4ZIgLnJR38M

  1. If your sensor type is “IP65 STANDARD BLACK BOX” (see at the picture on annexes part at the end of the page) just open the enclosure and plug the battery connector to the sensor board as it is shown on the Picture.
  2. If your sensor type is “IP65 ROUNDED BLACK and YELLOW BOX” (see at the picture on annexes part at the end of the page) just open the enclosure and pull the yellow battery tape(s) in order to activate the battery.
  3. If your sensor type is IP67 GREY BOX (see at the picture on annexes part at the end of the page) just open the enclosure and pull the yellow battery tape(s) in order to activate the battery.
  4. If it is a smart beacon, please just remove the plastic (yellow) material. And then it will be activated.
  • STEP 3: Add your All Bluetooth sensors (which has power supply/battery) onto your Bluetooth Gateway

Firstly, please plug into your Gateway Power Supply into electricity. And insert its antenna. After that, you should be seeing its WiFi Hotspot by using your PC or Mobile Phone by searching Wireless Networks (you can find this on the below step by step video).

To collect your Bluetooth Sensor’s data, you should add them to your Bluetooth Gateway. Please kindly visit our Youtube Page, for step by step process, here: How to Register/remove Bluetooth Sensor to Gateway

IMPORTANT NOTE: Please remember that all the sensors which you registered here, should have battery and work, otherwise please de-register/remove these devices from Gateway Settings to not face any miscommunication between your Sensors and your Gateway(s).

  • STEP 4: Connect your Bluetooth Gateway to the Internet by using either Your WiFi or GSM Sim Card

At this point, it should be better to start with WiFi not to face any issue because of Sim Card. So, as a piece of kindly advice please test your Gateway as a first with WiFi, and then after your successful data collection/monitoring, you can shift/use GSM Sim Card.

To use WiFi for your Gateway, please kindly visit our Youtube Page, for step by step process, here: How to Connect Gateway to WiFi Connection

After connecting your Gateway to your WiFi. Your Gateway will receive a DHCP IP address and you won’t able to access it by using its default IP address (192.168.4.1.) anymore.

  • STEP 5: IoT Platform

IMPORTANT NOTE: Even if you want to use your devices onto your server/platform or any other 3rd party platform, please use our platform for your 1st test. It is just to confirm by yourselves that you are able to get your sensor’s data without any issue. After that you can use any platform by having a look at the “How to use Other Platform section” below:

 

Your Bluetooth Gateway has already pre-configured with the NETOP Platform. So, it’s ready to connect and you don’t need to do any more settings onto your Gateway. You can create an account by using your e-mail and monitor your sensors’ end data here: NETOP IoT Platform. You can find the steps below:

How to use Netop Platform Step by Step:

  1. Please visit here: IoT Platform and create an account. You will receive an activation e-mail. Activate your account by using the link in the e-mail.
  2. Login with your e-mail and password.
  3. Please click the “Devices” tab on the left side.
  4. Click the “Add New Device” tab, on the right and top.
  5. Name it as you wish. You can find “Device no” on your Sensor enclosure.
  6. Click “Save”
  7. Please go to the “Devices” tab on the left tab. And check it out that the device is on the list. Click on the device. You will receive its data here.

If you have any questions, you can visit our Youtube Channel, here: NETOP Youtube Bluetooth Devices List or send an e-mail to support@iot-shops.com

 

More information:

  • EXTRA 1: How to use GSM Sim Card Instead of WiFi Connection On The Gateway

If you use “WiFi connection” to provide internet access to your gateway before, you should visit your Gateway page by using its new IP address (not default one 192.168.4.1 any more). You can find this IP address either

1.) Visiting our Platform:  IoT Platform/Gateways and click your Gateway Profile.

2.) By using your WiFi Modem Main page by having a look at IP addresses on your network.

If you don’t use WiFi Connection yet, please kindly visit our Youtube Page, for step by step process, here: How to Use GSM Sim Card for Bluetooth Gateway 

  • EXTRA 2: How to use other Platform
  • You should set your TCP/IP Listener Server IP address and port information (instead of the default IP address and Port information on your Gateway Setting Page) by using NETOP Bluetooth Gateway’s interface; the default IP address of NETOP Bluetooth Gateway is 192.168.4.1 (you can see how-to videos here: NETOP Youtube Bluetooth Devices List).
  • You should also do the integration between your Gateway and your server:

The Gateway will send a similiar kind of JSON message (as you can see below) to the Server (which you put its IP address and Port Info on gateway settings part) below:

{“json_version”:1,”application”:{“network”:””,”group”:””,”serial”:””,”description”:””},”gateway”:{“brand”:”NetOP”,”os”:”FreeRtos”,”router”:”BLE GATEWAY”,”router_sw_version”:5,”router_hw_version”:1,”connectivity”:”Ble”,”serial”:”5FFFFFFD”,”diagnostics”:{“energy_source”:”adapter”,”battery_percent”:100,”voltages”:{“battery”:4.1692190170288086,”4V0″:3.9549999237060547,”5V0″:5.2656564712524414}}},”connection”:{“ip”:”192.168.1.141″,”destination”:”tcp:192.168.1.228:6011″,”count”:2,”time”:”2019-02-25 10:18:58 GMT”,”timestamp”:”1551089938″,”type”:”wifi”,”gsm”:{“imei”:””,”imsi”:””,”rssi”:0,”ber”:0,”sim_source”:””,”provider”:””},”wifi”:{“rssi”:-56}},”endpoints [{“timestamp”:1551089933,”rssi”:-33,”serial”:1073741820,”payload”:”013FFFFFFC00200049081C0700181C”}]}!

 

IMPORTANT: And Your server will give a reply to the Gateway as below (please remember that if there is any missing letter or symbol at this message, you can not get the integration. If you want to get an example code from us, please send an e-mail and then we will share an example code with you):

{“result”:”OK”}!

 

  • EXTRA 3: How to Decode Payload (If you use NETOP Platform, Please ignore this part)

You will receive raw data and you should decode the data by yourselves. Please find payload decoding document for parsing it, here: Payload Decoding Document

If you have any questions please send an e-mail to support@iot-shops.com .

NetOP LTE (NB-IoT, CAT-M1, GPRS) Sensors Configuration

LTE (NB-IoT, CAT-M1, GPRS) Devices/Sensors’ Step by Step Explanation Document

NOTE: This is a draft version of this page, it will be completed all necessary information as soon as possible. Thank you very much for your understanding. Please let us know your feedback if any part is not clear and needed more information/explanation. Thank you!

 

P.S.  If you have any questions please send an e-mail to support@iot-shops.com

  • STEP 1: Open The Device’s Enclosure

There are 3 (three) different enclosures. As a first step, you should open the enclosure. You can watch the “How to open enclosure” video if you may need any help.

  • STEP 2: Setting the Switch to on “USB” part on the device (This step is OPTIONAL)

If you have already shared your APN with us, you can see your data on the NetOP platform, you don’t need to do any settings. Please just skip this step. Otherwise, you can set your APN or IP address by yourselves by using standard Micro USB Cable.

Please change the switch status to the “USB” on the device (if it is not on USB Part), as below:

  • STEP 3: Updating USB Driver (OPTIONAL, If you pass Step-2 Please skip this Step too. Your device should be plug and play and no need to do any configuration)

Please update your COM Port Driver by using STM32 drivers. You will receive these files via an e-mail.

After updating your Driver, please insert a Micro USB cable to the device and also to your Computer. To be sure that your Driver is updated correctly, you should see STMicroelectronics Com Port as below:

If you see Your COM Port (It could be different than COM3) as above, please continue with the next steps, otherwise please check your driver and if you have any issue please contact us.

  • STEP 4: Install NetOP Configuration Program Exe (OPTIONAL)

You can skip this step. Your device should be plug and play and no need to do any configuration.

Please install the NetOP Configurator Exe program which works on Windows (We will be providing Mac and Linux Versions soon!). You will receive these files via an e-mail.

    • STEP 4.1: Open The Configurator Program to Change/Set Settings

Please be sure that, Sim cardholder should be EMPTY (No Sim Card inserted) to change/set settings. And the switch should be on the “USB” part onto the device (You can have a look at the picture on STEP-2 for a double check). To change the settings:

4.1.1. Be sure to see Configurator found at COM Port message.

4.1.2. Click “Get Configuration” Button as below:

4.1.3. You should see its default settings as below:

4.1.4. Click “Slot 1” Tab and then “Get Configuration Button” on the tab. After that, you can change the data transmission period by yourselves. (Below screenshot is an example with Temperature Humidity Sensor, your settings would be different depending on your sensor type).

Please set the same value for both “Read Period” and “Transmit Period” and a minimum of 1 minute.

If you want to change these values, please change it and then click the “Post Configuration” button on the Top. And after that, kindly do double check by clicking “Get Configuration” Button to see that every setting looks okay.

4.1.5. To change Network Settings, please click the “LTE” tab and then “Get Configuration”:

Please set your Settings for the sections of:

“NB-IoT”

Your NB-IoT Band (Frequency)  > B1: 2100MHz, B3: 1800MHz, B8: 900MHz, B5: 850MHz, B20: 800MHz, B28: 700MHz

LTE-APN (Your GSM Sim Card’s NB-IoT APN)

Communication Protocol >  UDP. We kindly advise testing with UDP as a first. After that, you may test MQTT as well.

Socket Server IP Name > 91.229.35.14. This is the NetOP IoT Platform address, if you want to use another Platform, please set its IP address. We also kindly advise you to test your device on the NetOP platform as a First.

Socket Server Port (HEX numbers) > 1883 (Netop’s Port)

IMPORTANT:

We use HEX numbers (instead of Decimals) on Socket Port Side. So, if your Port is 6675, please use “1A13“. Because 1A13 (HEX)  =  6675 (Decimal).

After completing your all settings please click “Post Configuration” and then “Get Configuration” to do double-check.

 

  • STEP 5: Insert NB-IoT Sim Card to the Device

Please insert an NB-IoT Sim Card (which has NO PIN CODE) to the device. And change the status of “Switch” on the “BAT” part.

  • STEP 6: Activate Power Supply

There are 3 different enclosures. When you insert power supply to the device you should see that “LED is blinking”.

You can prefer to watch “How to Videos” on our YouTube Channel: https://www.youtube.com/netoptechnology

  1. If your sensor type is “IP65 STANDARD BLACK BOX” (see at the picture on annexes part at the end of the page) just open the enclosure and plug the battery connector to the sensor board as it is shown on the Picture.
  2. If your sensor type is “IP65 ROUNDED BLACK and YELLOW BOX” (see at the picture on annexes part at the end of the page) just open the enclosure and pull the yellow battery tape(s) in order to activate the battery.
  3. If your sensor type is IP67 GREY BOX (see at the picture on annexes part at the end of the page) just open the enclosure and pull the yellow battery tape(s) in order to activate the battery.
  • STEP 7: Trace Logs (Optional)

If your NB-IoT sensor does not connect to your NB-IoT Network, it could be because of some reasons such as:

  • Wrong NB-IoT Network settings such as APN, Frequency, etc.
  • Weak/low of NB-IoT Signal
  • Your NB-IoT Connectivity Provider White-Black List Blocking for not known IP address
  • Virtual Gateway or similar Structure of your GSM Provider Company; in this case using their IP address and port number could be a “must”. And then direct your data from their platform, as an example T-Mobile with 1nce NB-IoT Sim card in The Netherlands.
  • And similar possible reasons…

So in order to detect some possible problems, you can do debugging and see whether the device can get IP and connect to your NB-IoT network/base station or not. So, you can detect where (on which step) the possible problem is on.

For debugging, please find the “Terminal” program (you can use any network listener program too) Terminal program  So you can trace your network logs on your NB-IoT devices and observe that whether the device can connect to the NB-IoT network or not. If not, you can detect on which step it is stuck. Let’s continue step by step.

  • Please close the “NETOP Configuration exe program
  • Change the “Switch” Direction to the USB part on the device
  • Be sure that your antenna and your Sim Card (which has NO PIN Code) are inserted into the device.
  • Plug IN Standard Micro USB  cable into your PC and put the other side of the cable onto the USB port on the device
  • Open the Terminal Program which you downloaded from the above link.
  • Set the settings as below and click “Connect”:

After connecting, you should see some output as below (on this example, there is no NB-IoT Signal and it can not find the NB-IoT Signal as you can see its output):

  • STEP 8: IoT Platform

You can prefer to use either the “NETOP IoT Management Platform” or other IoT Platforms. But please remember that NETOP NB-IoT sensors work by using UDP (protocol).

 

  • If you prefer to use NETOP’s IoT Platform

If you don’t give any extra information about your IP Address and Port Number to NETOP, the default IP Address and Port number belong to the NETOP IoT Platform and should be ready to connect. But if you need to set it to your NETOP NB-IoT devices, here it is:

NETOP NB-IoT IP Address: 91.229.35.14

Port Number: 1883

 

  1. Please visit here: The IoT platform and create an account. You will receive an activation e-mail. Activate your account by using the link in the e-mail.
  2. Login with your e-mail and password.
  3. Please click “Devices” tab on the left side.
  4. Click “Add New Device” tab, on the right and top.
  5. Name it as you wish. You can find “Device no” on your Sensor enclosure.
  6. Click “Save”
  7. Please go to the “Devices” tab on the left tab. And check it out that the device is on the list. Click on the device. You will receive its data here.

 

If you use any other IoT Platform (it is a must to have UDP support)

If you want to get your data onto other platforms there are 2 (two) ways:

  • If your platform can support UDP, you can get your data from NB-IoT Sensors to directly your cloud. So you should set your IP address and Port Number.
    Please visit the “STEP 3: NB-IoT Network Setting” part for “how to do” details. In this case, you will receive raw data and you should decode the data by yourselves.
    Please find NETOP payload protocol decoding document from Payload Decoding :

 

  1. You can use the NETOP IoT platform, and direct your data by using any protocol such as HTTP, MQTT, TCP, Web socket, etc.
    Please visit the “STEP 8: Data Forwarding” part for “how to do” details.

***REMINDER***

                 YOU CAN ADD and MANAGE UP TO 10 DEVICES FREE ON The IoT Platform

 

  • STEP8: Data Forwarding (Optional)

If you prefer the “NETOP IoT Management Platform” you can forward your data to the most popular IoT platforms such as AWS, IBM or you can direct your data to any other IoT Platform by using different protocols. To forward your data:

 

  1. Please go to The IoT Platform
  2. Click the” CREATE DATA FORWARD” tab.
  3. Select the device(s) from the “left” table to the “right” table to forward their data.
  4. There are many options in which you can direct your data. You can select either Azure, SAP (or any platform which you prefer) or HTTP, MQTT, TCP to forward your data.
  5. Click Save

 

HERE IS READY TO USE FOR DATA FORWARDING

AWS IOT HUB SAP LEONARDO IOT
MICROSOFT AZURE IOT HUB SQL DIRECT
HTTP POST TCP PUSH
IBM BLUEMIX TLS SOCKET
MQTT UDP PUSH
WEB SOCKET

 

  • SENSOR BOXES

NetOP NB-IoT Sensor Configuration

NB-IoT Devices/Sensors’ Step by Step Explanation Document

P.S.  If you have any questions please send an e-mail to support@iot-shops.com

  • STEP 1: Open The Device’s Enclosure

There are 3 (three) different enclosures. As a first step, you should open the enclosure. You can watch the “How to open the enclosure” video.

  • STEP 2: Insert NB-IoT Sim Card to the Device

Please insert an NB-IoT Sim Card (which has NO PIN CODE) to the NB-IoT device. You can watch the “How to Insert Sim Card” video.

  • STEP 3: NB-IoT Network Setting

You should set your NB-IoT Sim Card Provider (GSM) Company’s network setting correctly in order to connect its NB-IoT network. There are 2 (two) ways to set these settings.

  • If you share Network Settings NETOP when you order your devices
    1. Your device is shipped to you as a “ready to connect”. So you don’t need to do any settings.
  • Otherwise, you should do these settings by yourself.
    1. You should have NB-IoT network settings from your GSM operator company:
GSM Company / Country Vodafone / Ireland Telia / Sweden Your Operator
Question 1: NB-IoT band (B1, B3, B5, B8, B20, B28). B20 B20 ??
Question 2: Please provide us which one of these options(TRUE or FALSE) should be selected.
– AT+NCONFIG=CR_0354_0338_SCRAMBLING,(FALSE,TRUE) TRUE TRUE TRUE or false
– AT+NCONFIG=CR_0859_SI_AVOID,(FALSE,TRUE) TRUE TRUE TRUE or FALSE
– AT+NCONFIG=COMBINE_ATTACH,(FALSE,TRUE) FALSE FALSE TRUE or FALSE
– AT+NCONFIG=CELL_RESELECTION,(FALSE,TRUE) TRUE FALSE TRUE or FALSE
– AT+NCONFIG=ENABLE_BIP,(FALSE,TRUE) FALSE FALSE TRUE or FALSE
Question 3: What is the “APN“. iottest lpwa.telia.iot APN ??
Connection Type: (“Auto”, “Manual” or  “Manual + PLMN”) Manual Manual Which one??
Question 4: What is the “PLMN code“(If  “Manual+PLMN” is selected) 27201 24001 ??

B1   : 2100MHz
B3  : 1800MHz
B8  : 900MHz
B5  : 850MHz
B20: 800MHz
B28: 700MHz

*Please remember that depending on your GSM Operator Network structure these settings could be different. As an example, they may not use “PLMN code” in Question 4. They may use “Auto” Mode instead of Manual mode etc. Here is the information:

Your NB-IoT GSM Provider company should know all these settings. Please contact us if your GSM Provider company has any questions about these settings.

a.) You should have a “NETOP NB-IoT configuration cable” with you to do these settings by yourself.
Please find information about the cable from here

b.) Please download the “NETOP Configurator Tool” program (it works on Windows PC) here: Download

c.) Check/Update your PC’s drivers.

Please plug into the configuration cable your PC. And then go to “Device Manager”.
If your driver is not updated, you may see an error as below:

In this case, you should update your driver. You can click “right mouse clicks” and update it. If this does not work.
Please go to Silicon Labs Website and download the driver depend on your Windows Version:

After updating your driver, you should see that the device can be detected on “COM Ports” as below:

Setting Up Network Settings

Please remember that: During your configuration process, you should put the Configuration cable stable onto the “UCI” part onto the hardware.

You can watch from here how to use the cable

  1. Please plug OUT all your batteries from your NB-IoT device.
  2. Plug IN Configuration cable into your PC and put the other side of the cable onto the UCI part,
    please put the cable onto the UCI and put it stable continuously during the process.
  3. Open the “NETOP Configuration exe” program.
  4. Click the “Enable Voltage Supply” button on the left.

 

  1. Now you should see the LED on the device is blinking
  2. Click the “Get Configuration” button on the top.

7. Open “NB-IoT Tab” on the top. And set your settings and click “Post” buttons.

  • If you want to change the PLMN Code to another value, as a first please change “Connection Type” as “Manual + PLMN” from “Manual”. And then you can change your PLMN now. After changing it and clicking the “Post” button,  please change the connection type to the correct option such as Manual or others.
  • For the IP Address and Port Number:  Please visit the “STEP 7: IoT Platform” section.

After that, you can set/change any part. Please be sure that after doing any change click “Post” just right side of every area. And then for a double check please click the “Get” button in order to see your updated values is written on that part or not.

After you set everything, please click “Get Configuration” on the top. And do a double-check for that all information is set correctly. If it is okay you can unplug the cable from your computer and also from your “UCI” part onto the device.

  • STEP 4: Activate Power Supply

There are 3 different enclosures:

You can prefer to watch “How to Videos” on our YouTube Channel: https://www.youtube.com/netoptechnology

  1. If your sensor type is “IP65 STANDARD BLACK BOX” (see at the picture on annexes part at the end of the page) just open the enclosure and plug the battery connector to the sensor board as it is shown on the Picture.
  2. If your sensor type is “IP65 ROUNDED BLACK and YELLOW BOX” (see at the picture on annexes part at the end of the page) just open the enclosure and pull the yellow battery tape(s) in order to activate the battery.
  3. If your sensor type is IP67 GREY BOX (see at the picture on annexes part at the end of the page) just open the enclosure and pull the yellow battery tape(s) in order to activate the battery.
  • STEP 5: LED’s Meaning

Step-1) GREEN: The device is getting information from its electronic components (sensor).

Step-2) RED: The sensor is searching for the NB-IoT signal to connect to your NB-IoT network.

Step-3) GREEN: If it blinks green after RED LED, it means first-hand shake message sends to NB-IoT network.

Step-4) WHITE: It means that your NB- IoT sensor sends data to your NB-IoT network.

  • STEP 6: Trace Logs (Optional)

If your NB-IoT sensor does not connect to your NB-IoT Network, it could be because of some reasons such as:

  • Wrong NB-IoT Network settings such as APN, PLMN Code, etc.
  • Weak/leak of NB-IoT Signal
  • Your NB-IoT Connectivity Provider White-Black List Blocking
  • Virtual Gateway or similar Structure of your GSM Provider Company; in this case using their IP address and the port number could be a “must”. And then direct your data from their platform, as an example T-Mobile with 1nce NB-IoT Sim card in The Netherlands.
  • And similar possible reasons…

So in order to detect the possible problems, you can do debugging and see whether the device can get IP and connect to the network or not, and detect where (on which step) is the possible problem.

For debugging, please find the “Terminal” program (you can use any network listener program too) here  So you can trace your network logs on your NB-IoT devices and observe that whether the device can connect to the NB-IoT network or not. If not, you can detect on which step it is stuck. Let’s continue step by step.

  • Please remove all your batteries from your NB-IoT device.
  • Plug IN Configuration cable into your PC and put the other side of the cable onto the UCI part,
    please remember to put the cable onto the UCI and put it stable and non-stop during the process.
  • Run the “NETOP Configuration exe program
  • Click “Enable Voltage Supply” button on the left
    When you click this button, you should see the LED on the device is blinking.
  • Click “Get Configuration” on the top.
  • Mark “Trace Log” to enable it:

  • Click “Post” and then “Get” button.
  • Close “NETOP configurator exe program”
  • Run the “Terminal Program”;
  • Click “Connect” on the left, on the top

  • You should see the outputs as “Sim card is okay, signal quality bad or not” as below:

  • STEP 7: IoT Platform

You can prefer to use either the “NETOP IoT Management Platform” or other IoT Platforms. But please remember that NETOP NB-IoT sensors work by using UDP (protocol).

  • If you prefer to use NETOP’s IoT Platform

If you don’t give any extra information about your IP Address and Port Number to NETOP, the default IP Address and Port number belong to the NETOP IoT Platform and should be ready to connect. But if you need to set it to your NETOP NB-IoT devices, here it is:

NETOP NB-IoT IP Address: 35.158.215.112:

Port Number: 30020

  1. If you wish to use our IoT Platform Please let us know the serial number of your devices and we will provide login information to you and then you can visit here: The IoT Platform
  2. Login with your e-mail and password.
  3. You will find details depend on your device type on your e-mail

If you use any other IoT Platform (it is a must to have UDP support)

If you want to get your data onto other platforms there are 2 (two) ways:

  • If your platform can support UDP, you can get your data from NB-IoT Sensors to directly your cloud. So you should set your IP address and Port Number.
    Please visit the “STEP 3: NB-IoT Network Setting” part for “how to do” details. In this case, you will receive raw data and you should decode the data by yourselves.
    Please find NETOP payload protocol decoding document from Payload Decoding Document:
  1. You can use the NETOP IoT platform, and direct your data by using any protocol such as HTTP, MQTT, TCP, Web socket, etc.
    Please visit the “STEP 8: Data Forwarding” part for “how to do” details.

***REMINDER***

                 YOU CAN ADD and MANAGE UP TO 10 DEVICES FREE ON The IoT Platform

 

  • STEP8: Data Forwarding (Optional)

If you prefer the Our IoT Management Platform you can forward your data to the most popular IoT platforms such as AWS, IBM or you can direct your data to any other IoT Platform by using different protocols. To forward your data:

  1. Please go to contact us for details, and we will provide a depend on your needs.

 

HERE IS READY TO USE FOR DATA FORWARDING

AWS IOT HUB SAP LEONARDO IOT
MICROSOFT AZURE IOT HUB SQL DIRECT
HTTP POST TCP PUSH
IBM BLUEMIX TLS SOCKET
MQTT UDP PUSH
WEB SOCKET

 

  • SENSOR BOXES

NetOP Lora Sensor Configuration

LoRa Devices/Sensors’ Step by Step Explanation Document

  • STEP 1: LoRa Network Server Setting

You can use either your own LoRa Network Server (or 3rd Party LoRa Servers such as The Thing Network (TTN), Actility, Loriot, Kerlink etc.)  or NETOP’s LoRa Network Server.

1.1 If you want to use NETOP’s LoRa Network server

1.a. Please direct your LoRa Gateway to NETOP’s Server. You should use this information and set your Gateway’s settings:

  • IP: server.netop.io
  • Port_up: 1700
  • Port_down: 1700

1.b. After directing your Gateway, please send an e-mail to support@iot-shops.com The e-mail subject should be as LoRa Gateway MAC Address. Please write both your LoRa Gateway MAC address (example: 7276ff000b030995) and your LoRa sensor IDs which you did buy from NETOP. And wait for NETOP Support Team’s confirmation to continue with the next step. As soon as your e-mail is received by NETOP Support Team, they will contact you.

1.2 If you use any other LoRa Network Server (The Thing Network (TTN), Actility, Loriot, Kerlink, etc.)

Please use your LoRa device keys (you can find them onto the device enclosure or your e-mail as excel document) and add your LoRa device(s) onto your LoRa Network Server. Please remember that NETOP LoRa Sensor is set OTAA (as default).

  • STEP 2: Activate Power Supply

There are 3 different enclosures:

You can prefer to watch “How to Videos” from our YouTube Channel https://www.youtube.com/netoptechnology

  1. If your sensor type is “IP65 STANDARD BLACK BOX” (see at the picture on annexes part at the end of the page) just open the enclosure and plug the battery connector to the sensor board as it is shown on the Picture.
  2. If your sensor type is “IP65 ROUNDED BLACK and YELLOW BOX” (see at the picture on annexes part at the end of the page) just open the enclosure and pull the yellow battery tape(s) in order to activate the battery.
  3. If your sensor type is IP67 GREY BOX (see at the picture on annexes part at the end of the page) just open the enclosure and pull the yellow battery tape(s) in order to activate the battery.
  • STEP 3: LED’s Meaning

 

Step-3.1) BLUE  The device is getting information from its electronic components (sensor).

Step-3.2) RED (this step is only for OTAA sensors, for ABP ones this step will be skipped): The device did send JOIN request, and waiting for reply from LoRa Network Server. When the devices can get reply from LoRa Network Server, the RED LED will be off.

(If the LED is stuck as RED, whether Join message can’t sent/arrived to LoRa server or could not be communicated on Server side.)

Step-3.3) GREEN: The first message of device, is sent as a “confirmed message” to the LoRa network. Green means, the device did send this message. When it gets ACK (reply) from LoRa network, it will be off.

Step-3.4) WHITE: It means that sensor sends data to the LoRa network.

  • STEP 4: IoT Platform

You can prefer to use either “NETOP IoT Management Platform” or other LoRa IoT Platforms:

4.1 If you prefer to use NETOP’s IoT Platform

    1. Please visit here: The IoT Platform and create an account. You will receive an activation e-mail. Activate your account by using the link in the e-mail.
    2. Login with your e-mail and password.
  • Please click the “Devices” tab on the left side.
  1. Click the “Add New Device” tab, on the right and top.
  2. Name it as you wish. You can find “Device no” on your Sensor enclosure.
  3. Click “Save”
  • Please go to the “Devices” tab on the left tab. And check it out that the device is on the list. Click on the device. You will receive its data here.

4.2. If you use any other IoT Platform

You will receive raw data and you should decode the data by yourselves. Please find the payload decoding document for parsing it, Payload Decoding Document.

                *** REMINDER ***

                 YOU CAN ADD and MANAGE UP TO 10 DEVICES FREE ON The IoT Platform

 

  • STEP 5: Data Forwarding (Optional)

If you prefer the “NetOP IoT Management Platform” you can forward your data to the most popular IoT platforms such as AWS, IBM or you can direct your data to any other IoT Platform by using different protocols. To forward your data:

  • Please go to The IoT Platform
  • Click the ” CREATE DATA FORWARD” tab.
  • Select the device(s) from the “left” table to the “right” table to forward their data.
  • There are many options in which you can direct your data. You can select either Azure, SAP (or any platform which you prefer) or HTTP, MQTT, TCP to forward your data.
  • Click Save

HERE IS READY TO USE FOR DATA FORWARDING:

AWS IoT HUB SAP LEONARDO IOT
MICROSOFT AZURE IOT HUB SQL DIRECT
HTTP POST TCP PUSH
IBM bluemix TLS SOCKET
MQTT UDP PUSH
WEB SOCKET
  • STEP 6: LoRa Configuration Cable Settings (Optional)

It is not a must to have LoRa Cable with you. This step is optional for people who request to set/change some of LoRa settings by their selves.

6.a.) You should have “NETOP LoRa-IoT configuration cable” with you to do these settings by yourself. By using the cable, you can set/change many things by yourselves. Please find detailed information about what you can do with the cable,  here

6.b.) Please download “NETOP Configurator Tool” program (it works on Windows PC) here: Download

6.c.) Check/Update your PC’s drivers.

Please plug into the configuration cable your PC. And then go to “Device Manager”.
If your driver is not updated, you may see an error as below:

In this case, you should update your driver. You can click “right mouse clicks” and update it. If this does not work.
Please go to Silicon Labs Website and download the driver depend on your Windows Version:

After updating your driver, you should see that the device can be detected on “COM Ports” as below:

 

6.d. How to connect the Cable onto LoRa Device

Please remember that: During your configuration process, you should put the Configuration cable stable onto the “UCI” part onto the hardware.

You can watch from here how to use the cable

  1. Please plug OUT all your batteries from your LoRa device.
  2. Plug IN Configuration cable into your PC and put the other side of the cable onto the UCI part,
    please put the cable onto the UCI and put it stable continuously during the process.
  3. Open the “NETOP Configuration exe” program.
  4. Click the “Enable Voltage Supply” button on the left.

  1. Now you should see the LED on the device is blinking
  2. Click the “Get Configuration” button on the top.

And then you should see:

7. Please click “Slot 1” on the top in order to change the data transmission period and click “Post” buttons.

Read Period means: How often the device sense/collect data

Transmit Period means: How often the device sends data to the cloud.

8. Please click the “LoRa Tab” on the top. And set/change your settings and click “Post” buttons. At this tab, you can change your device’s:

  • Adaptive Data Rate (Enable /Disable)
  • Data Rate
  • Confirmed Uplink
  • OTAA or ABP selection
  • Duty Cycle and many more …

After that, you can set/change any part. Please be sure that after doing any change click “Post” just right side of every area. And then for a double check please click the “Get” button in order to see your updated values is written on that part or not.

After you set everything, please click “Get Configuration” on the top. And do a double-check for that all information is set correctly. If it is okay you can unplug the cable from your computer and also from your “UCI” part onto the device.

After completing these steps, you have your are able to configure your LoRa device, so you can insert the battery(ies) and use your device with its new configuration.

More information:

  • EXTRA 1: How to Change Data Transmission Period Over The Air (Without using Configuration Cable)

If you have a LoRa Configuration cable and the device is near to you, you can prefer to do it with cable as well. On the other hand, You can also send a message to NETOP LoRa sensors in order to change its data transmission period. You should send “hex” messages to the sensor(s) by using 223 port. Please have a look at Conf v1.1 the enclosed document for more details, please go to this link

P.S. Regarding the link above, you may have a look here for “How to calculate CheckSum”:
You should find the checksum as “NOT” version of “Total Bytes (last 1 byte of total bytes you can have a look at the example below, it gives “76”)”. Meaning that for this example >>

81 + 10 + 00 + 01 + f3 + 00 + 0c + 45 + 23 + 00 + 00 + 00 + 0a + 45 + 24 + 00 + 00 + 00 + 0a = 76 >> NOT of “79” is “89” (CheckSum)

  • EXTRA 2: How to Change Device Sub-Band (Channels for US915 Devices)

Please remember that the default channels of US915 are “8-15th and 65th“ which is compatible with TTN (The Things Network’s Platform) too. So if you use this channel (or if you use another channel and you did let us know before, there is no need to do anything, you can just skip this part. Otherwise, you need to set your sub-band for other channels by using the configurator windows exe program. To change the channel you should have a configuration cable and the configurator exe program (you can find the configurator exe program here: Configurator Program) (If you have any problem about the configurator exe program please have a look at Section of “STEP 6: LoRa Configuration Cable Settings”  if you may need any help about the configuration cable or program).

When you open the configuration program and insert the cable into your device, you should see this output on your screen:

1.) Click “LoRa” Tab on the configurator program

2.) Get Configuration

3.) “00000002000000000000FF00” (you can use this on your TTN platform) is for the default Channel (8-15th and 65th) . So, as an example: If you want to set your US915 sub-band to Sub-band 1 from Sub-Band2, please remove this the default “hex” above and write 0000000100000000000000FF to update your channel.

4.) Click “Post” Button

5.) Click “Get” Button, and please do double check that you can see this value (0000000100000000000000FF) on Channel Mask (Step 3) side.

  • EXTRA 3: How to Upgrade Firmware

Please do not execute these steps, unless you have received advice for this from NETOP Engineers.

  1. To update your firmware, please go to the link and download Firmware Upgrade Tool (which works on Windows), here: NetOP_Firmware_Upgrade_Tool 
  2. You will have a “Hex” File to update your Firmware. Please be careful that the location (path such as C:\Users\YourPCName\Desktop\NetOP Firmware Upgrade Tool of the Lora.hex file) should NOT contain any non-English character such as “İ,ı,ö,ü” etc.
  3. Please find step by step document inside of “NetOP_Firmware_Upgrade_Tool.rar” document which you have already downloaded from Step 1st below.
  4. Please be sure that you are able to see all these steps which are explained on the PDF documents, otherwise, your firmware may not be upgraded well.
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