Create your own low-code IoT Application with SenseCAP LoRaWAN Devices on Datacake!

Datacake now has in-built predefined templates for all SenseCAP LoRaWAN devices. You can now create your own IoT applications with SenseCAP LoRaWAN devices within minutes on Datacake with their easy-to-use interface!

Overview of Datacake

Datacake is an IoT platform that aims to enable users to create their own IoT applications even if users do not have a background in coding. Datacake’s low-code IoT platform provides an end-to-end solution out of the box, with predefined templates and even network support for LoRaWAN devices!

What is an IoT Platform?

An Internet-of-Things (IoT) platform is support software that bridges the access points, edge hardware, and data networks to the end-user applications. They play an integral role in the IoT Value Chain.

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IoT platform software handles ongoing management tasks and data visualisations. IoT platforms provide a user interface for the data collected from the deployed IoT sensors. You can think of them as the middleman between the data collected and the user!

IoT platforms such as Datacake usually aims to display the data in an easy-to-read template. You can also create your own template easily! The data shown are then analyzed for their various applications.

Datacake’s Array of Features

Being an IoT platform, Datacake comes with all the advantages that an IoT platform provides. However, Datacake comes with many of its own quirks as well, all targeted to provide a simpler and better experience for you!

LoRaWAN Device Support

As mentioned, Datacake is an IoT platform that integrates with LoRaWAN devices and networks. Datacake integrates it well by offering easy-to-read templates for your LoRaWAN devices such as the SenseCAP LoRaWAN sensors.

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Datacake offers ready-made dashboards and database fields for a ton of LoRaWAN IoT devices. Here’s the best part, you can easily connect your LoRaWAN devices without any programming. Datacake takes “easy-to-use” to a whole new level!

No-code, Easy-to-Use Dashboard Editor

As mentioned, Datacake aims to enable users to “Create IoT applications in minutes on the Datacake low code platform without programming”! 

Therefore, Datacake offers a no-code and easy-to-use interface to create your own dashboards! You can create a dashboard to display all your data collected, with charts and graphs for data analysis by dragging and dropping widgets on a grid-based designer. You can be assured that you will have no fuss at all making your perfect dashboard.

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The dashboards created can be shared with other users as well without any fuss. All you need to do is to generate a simple link via the interface and share it with them! They don’t need to register to access the dashboard. Furthermore, the dashboards can easily be embedded on websites via the same link as well!

Feature-rich Data Storage System

Datacake offers its users a long-term time-series database for them to collect and store their data. The integrated database comes with a multitude of its own features for your convenience! 

In this video, Simon Kemper, the Co-Founder and CEO of Datacake demonstrates the different features of Datacake’s data storage options! For instance, you can create unlimited amounts of “fields” to store the measured values for all your devices! Datacake supports most common data types as well including integers, floats, string, boolean and counter.

You can set “rules” that sets off triggers and alarms to alert you if your device hits any of your preset conditions! For instance, if your SenseCAP LoRaWAN Gas sensor detects an abnormally high amount of carbon dioxide in the environment, it will send you an email or SMS to alert you. All of these can be configured in Datacake’s web interface to your liking. How cool is that!

Intricate User Management System

As mentioned earlier, Datacake allows you to easily share your dashboards and workspaces with other users. In addition to that, you can add API users as well. An application-programming interface (API) user is a user that is bound to a set of functions that allows them to access and interact with a preset amount of data and components. 

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With this, you can set specific permissions that allow them to access specific databases and manage certain functions. Therefore, you can create multiple dashboards or workspaces in Datacakes in share it with different users, without needing to create more accounts! You can also manage the data you shared with them easily!

Create your White-label IoT solution

If you are an IoT solutions provider, you are in luck. Datacake lets you create your own white-label IoT solution for your customers! You can create a 1:1 copy of the Datacake platform, put it on your own domain, upload your own custom logo and icon, and hook up your own registration platform on the site! 

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The functionality of the Datacake copy remains unchanged. Therefore, you can make use of every Datacake features whilst using your own brand logo and icon! Astonishing.

These are the defining features of Datacake! You can find out more about their features on their website and their documentation.

How to connect your SenseCAP LoRaWAN devices to Datacake

To connect your SenseCAP LoRaWAN device to Datacake, all you need to do is to follow three simple steps!

  1. Click Add Device and Select your Device.

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  1. Select your LoRaWAN network provider.

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  1. Enter your device information.

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Afterwards, you can turn on your device and a preset dashboard will show on the screen displaying the real-time data your device is collecting. How easy was that! 

If you require visual guidance, here is a video tutorial by Simon Kemper, the Co-Founder and CEO of Datacake.

Explore Seeed’s Array of SenseCAP LoRaWAN Devices for your IoT Application!

Datacake is an awesome IoT platform to use with Seeed’s SenseCAP LoRaWAN devices!

Seeed SenseCAP is focusing on industrial sensing applications: smart agriculture, precision farming, and smart city, to name a few. It consists of hardware products (sensors, data-loggers & gateways, etc.), software services (SenseCAP portal, mobile App, open dashboard), and API for device & data management.

Here are a few SenseCAP LoRaWAN products for you to check out!

SenseCAP Gateway

The SenseCAP Gateway – LoRaWAN is an IP66 outdoor device with an extended operating temperature range, making it ideal for low-power, long-range data collecting IoT scenarios such as smart farming! The gateway is used for collecting data from different SenseCAP Sensors and transmit the data to the cloud platform via cellular LTE or Ethernet with its high-performance AM3358 processor.

Product Features

  • High-performance Cortex A8 1GHz processor, Linux system.
  • Support LoRaWAN protocol Class A, support ultra-low-power SenseCAP Sensor
  • Support 8 RX, 1 TX transceiver, maximum transmit power 27dBm
  • Support multiple ISM bands: CN470, EU868, US915
  • Support multiple methods to access the network: 4G, Ethernet
  • Ultra-wide-distance transmission: 10km in line of sight scene, 2 km in an urban scene
  • Industrial grade protection: IP66 enclosure, temperature -40℃~70℃, suitable for outdoor applications
  • Easy deployment, and rapid provisioning

Find out more at Seeed’s online store!

SenseCAP Wireless Smart Agriculture Kit

Seeed’s SenseCAP product series consists of two wireless agriculture kit that is made up of SenseCAP LoRaWAN sensors and gateway for you to hastily deploy your IoT solution! 

The two kits are focus on outdoor agriculture and greenhouse agriculture individually.

Wireless Smart Agriculture Kit – Outdoor

Consisting of four multipurpose SenseCAP sensors and a SenseCAP gateway, the outdoor wireless smart agriculture kit aims to provide a solution for remote monitoring of weather conditions and soil parameters with LoRaWAN sensors!

What’s included?

Find out more at Seeed’s online store!

Wireless Smart Agriculture Kit – Greenhouses

Made up of five different multipurpose SenseCAP sensors and a SenseCAP gateway, this kit aims to enable remote monitoring of the microclimate and soil parameters in greenhouses!

What’s included?

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June 2021