This article will guide you through the process of integrating your UC11-T1 sensor (Temperature and Humidity) to Akenza Core using The Things Network (TTN) as LoRaWAN® Network Server to integrate all the services. Questions like how to create account, how to create access key and how to make integration will all be addressed.

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Requirements

Step by Step

  • Environment Setup
  • a. Akenza
    b. The Things Network
  • Akenza-TTN Integration
  • Add Ursalink LoRaWAN® devices to the platform

 

Environment Setup

1. Akenza.

  • Add an environment.

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2. The Things Network

  • Go to the TTN console and enter to the Gateway section to add a new LoRaWAN® gateway.

  • Enter the Application section to add a new application. To create the application, just press “add application”.

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  • Go to Settings -> Access Keys page and click “generate new access key” to create an access key for the platform.
  • Enter the key name and make sure “Devices” and “messages” are selected, then click “Generate Access Key”.

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Akenza-TTN Integration

1. Akenza.

  • Go to “Integrations” page and select TTN to create a TTN-Akenza integration.

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  • Fill in information of integration and save.

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  • Name: Customize
  • Host: http://.thethings.network:8084
  • Replace according to TTN application Handler: eu, us-west, asia-se or brazil
  • Application ID: Application ID of TTN
  • Integration ID: Process ID of TTN integration How to Add TTN integration
  • API Key: the access key created in TTN

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Downlink URL:
https://integrations.thethingsnetwork.org//api/v2/down//?key=
Replace , , and according to TTN application.
More details about TTN-Akenza integration refer to
https://akenza.atlassian.net/servicedesk/customer/portal/4/article/185335927

2. The Things Network.

  • Add an integration.

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  • Select “HTTP Integration”.

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  • Fill in the information and save.

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Process ID: customize
Access Key: the access key created for the platform
Method: POST
URL: Uplink URL which can be found in Akenza Integration page

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Add Ursalink LoRaWAN® Devices to Akenza

1. Go to “Domain” page and click “ADD DOMAIN” to add a domain. Select the technology as the TTN-Akenza integration we customized before.

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2. Go to “Device Types” page and click “ADD DEVICE TYPE” to create a device type. Select Uplink function as Custom.

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3. Go to “Inventory” page and click “ADD DEVICE” to add a LoRaWAN® device. Select the Device type and Domain as we created before and fill in the information of the LoRaWA end nodes. Click “SAVE&REGISTER” to register device.

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4. After the device is registered in the environment, it will also be added to TTN automatically.

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5. Power on the LoRaWAN® device and ensure it has joined the network in TTN page.

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6. Go to “Akenza->Inventory->Device->Data” page to check device data.

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7. Data decoder can be written in “Device Type->UPLINK” page.

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