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niota, the only IoT hub that combines, persists & exposes data from various sources (sigfox, NB-IoT, LoRaWAN, M2M, NFC etc.). niota features a visual PoC builder & data integrity bots. It enables sensor data to be collated and persisted. As IoT platform, niota™ holds everything in place to be easily communicated between any app, end2end service, sensor, software, or hardware. It is applicable globally, highly scalable and modularly expandable.


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niota™ gives you the flexibility to integrate new & old - features and business models of Industrial Internet of Things (IIoT), within the current IT ecosystem. It’s available as managed service or on premise. DIGIMONDO’S IoT platform niota™ brings you great advantages:

  • Support of many communication media and standards such as LoRaWAN™, SIGFOX, NB-IoT (LTE CAT-NB1), classical mobile communications (M2M) and near field communication technologies like WiFi, Bluetooth etc.
  • Inbound and outbound interfaces: REST, MQTT, Web Sockets
  • A visual IoT Service Builder. Configure your service without any development skills.
  • An IoT platform with which you can implement very different IoT projects.
  • A beautiful web-based interface with user friendly applications for device management, trend analysis, reporting and alarming. This is how we help you in keeping track of all important information.
  • The software architecture is designed for maximum communication protocol connectability. Development is also focused on integration and interoperability.
  • High flexibility and perfect adaptability to the individual needs of every individual customer.
  • The platform is device-agnostic and supports open communication standards. This allows data to be collected and processed from heterogeneous global landscapes.
  • The focus is on IT and Data Security of your sensitive data. Your data is protected by encryption methods on different transmission paths.

With niota™, DIGIMONDO enables fast and successful implementation of your powerful IoT projects in a cost-efficient and risk-free manner. Niota™ is based on more than 7 person years of development and experience from more than 50 projects. DIGIMONDO ensures that you and your data are digitally and technically a step ahead, always!

LORAWAN™

LoRaWAN™ is a media access control layer protocol for wide area networks. It is designed to allow low-powered devices to communicate within the concept of IoT over long range wireless connections. This uses an open or unlicensed frequency-spectrum.

DIGIMONDO’s firefly cloud provides easy connection and provision of sensors via LoRaWAN. Access to the cloud is web-based and allows secure and fast access from anywhere in the world.

SIGFOX

SIGFOX is a cellular technology, to provide low power, low cost, and low data rate communications for devices connected remotely. In view of the low data rates used for IoT connections, the SIGFOX network uses Ultra-Narrow Band, UNB technology. The SIGFOX radio frequency is unlicensed, like LoRaWAN™. The SIGFOX network topology has been designed as a scalable, high-capacity network, with very low energy consumption.

NB-IoT

NarrowBand IoT (NB-IoT) is a Low Power Wide Area Network (LPWAN) radio technology standard developed to enable a wide range of devices and services to be connected using cellular telecommunications bands. NB-IoT is a narrowband radio technology designed for the Internet of Things (IoT) and is one of a range of Mobile IoT (MIoT) technologies standardized by the 3rd Generation Partnership Project (3GPP).

CLASSICAL M2M

Machine to machine refers to direct communication between devices using communication channels like cellular radio (2G, 3G, 4G, 5G), including wired and wireless.

IT-SYSTEMS

IT systems on your premise: Communication via interfaces to the common professional cloud services like Amazon™ Cloud, IBM Bluemix™, SAP HANA, MS Azure™ Cloud and many more.

MQTT

MQTT is a machine-to- machine (M2M) "Internet of Things" connectivity protocol. It was designed as an extremely lightweight publish/subscribe messaging transport. It is useful for connections with remote locations where a small code footprint is required and/or network bandwidth is at a premium.

WEBSOCKETS

WebSockets represent a standard for bi-directional real time communication between servers and clients. Firstly, in web browsers, but ultimately between any server and any client. functionality that works consistently across multiple platforms.

REST API

niota™ provides a RESTful API: An application program interface (API) that uses HTTP requests to GET, PUT, POST and DELETE data. The RESTful API -- also referred to as a RESTful web service -- is based on representational state transfer (REST) technology, an architectural style and approach to communications often used in web services development.

OPERATING NIOTA IS EASY

MANAGED SERVICE

We run our SaaS niota service on Amazon Web-Services at the computing center in Frankfurt. Your data are absolutely safe and separated via client logic.

SAAS ON YOUR CLOUD

We run our SaaS niota service for you on any other cloud provider like MS Azure, IBM Bluemix, Google Cloud Engine and of course AWS.

ON PREMISE

Niota is available and easily deployable on your premises. Our DevOps team will be happy to consult and assist you in deploying and configuring the software system. Of course you will receive all updates and patches.

SUPPORT

DIGIMONDO stands for premium customer support. We have a highly motivated team of senior full-stack developers and product owners to run your applications as managed service or on premise.

TECHNOLOGY

LoRa Technology

A Semtech innovation, LoRa Technology offers a very compelling mix of long range, low power consumption and secure data transmission. Public and private networks using this technology can provide coverage that is greater in range compared to that of existing cellular networks. It is easy to plug into the existing infrastructure and offers a solution to serve battery-operated IoT applications. Semtech builds LoRa Technology into its chipsets. These chipsets are then built into the products offered by our vast network of IoT partners and integrated into LPWANs from mobile network operators worldwide. LoRa uses license-free sub Gigahertz radio frequency bands like 169 MHz, 433 MHz, 868 MHz (Europe) and 915 MHz (North America).

The benefits of this technology are:

a. LoRaWAN – interoperability and security for LoRa

LoRaWAN is a protocol specification built on top of the LoRa technology developed by the LoRa Alliance. It uses unlicensed radio spectrum in the Industrial, Scientific and Medical (ISM) bands to enable low power, wide area communication between remote sensors and gateways connected to the network. This standards-based approach to building a LPWAN allows for quick set up of public or private IoT networks anywhere using hardware and software that is uni - and bi-directionally secure, interoperable and mobile, provides accurate localization, and works the way you expect. The specification is available for free to download from the LoRa Alliance website today.

b. NB-IoT

NB-IoT, known as LTE Cat NB1, is a Low Power Wide Area network radio technology developed especially for the internet of things. It is designed for M2M communication and connects a large quantity of devices. Due to its low Power consumption, it is best suited for a use case with many sensors on a large area.
It connects to a large quantity of low power, low cost devices with deep indoor penetration. It operates not in ISM but in a licensed spectrum, as NB-IoT is based on 3GPP standards. It connects devices efficiently and handles small amounts of infrequent 2-way data, securely and reliably.

c. SIGFOX

SIGFOX is a french company enrolling a worldwide LPWAN. They use a cellular technology, to provide low power, low cost, and low data rate communications for devices connected remotely. In view of the low data rates used for IoT connections, the SIGFOX network uses Ultra-Narrow Band technology, using a licensed free band. It’s network topology has been designed as a scalable, bidirectional, high-capacity network, with very low energy consumption.

The benefits of this technology are:

3GPP

3GPP stands for 3rd Generation Partnership Project that brings together seven telecom standards development organizations, also known as “Organizational Partners”, and ensures to provide an environment suitable to produce reports and specifications that define 3GPP technologies. The generations of mobile systems in the past have been - 1G, 2G, 3G, 3G/4G. The next technology will be 5G which would include improvements in LTE, LTE-Advanced and LTE Pro.

The benefits of this technology are:

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Near Field Communication (NFC)

Near Field Communication Technology allows interaction between devices on a small territory. The Battery lifetime of these devices is not as long as for LPWAN Devices, but the size of the data, that can be transmitted is slightly higher. Most important technologies in the Near Field communication are: WIFI, Bluetooth, Zigbee, RFID. The NFC standard has three modes of operation: the peer-to-peer mode that lets two smartphones swap data, a read/write mode in which one active device picks up info from a passive one, and card emulation, in which an NFC device such as a smartphone can be used like a contactless credit card. It operates within a radius of about 4 cm and provides a wireless connection between your device and another.

The benefits of these technologies are: