An IoT platform is essentially the heart of your entire IoT solution. Building a scalable and reliable IoT platform is hard, that’s why today the market is flooded with hundreds of IoT PaaS (Platform as a Service) vendors. Choosing the best IoT platform for operating your STREGA devices is much complex today than it has been ever before. Some solution are generic and can match any verticals, some others are dedicated and specific to smart-metering, farming, irrigation, leakage detection, industry, etc.

 

The STREGA Smart-Valves and Time-Controlled Emitter for irrigation valves are following native LoRaWAN 1.02 standards. Many SCADA and Cloud platforms are compliant with our devices. Not all support the schedulers and other enhanced features we offer but basic Open/Close operations are supported by all.

 

The non exhaustive list below provides an overview of the different proven solutions, compliant with the STREGA devices.

STREGA Mobile App

More a utility than a platform, this Android or IOS mobile application provides a seamless integration of all facets of the STREGA devices: open/close, change of UL frequency, time synchronization, geolocation, schedulers support and many more.

 

But its goal is not to replace an full-fledge platform: it runs on smartphone (or tablet) only and its use maybe sufficient for a small to medium number of devices (few dozens). It runs today on several Network Servers like TTN, Orange Live Objects, MESHED, The Things Industries, etc.

 

  • Developer: STREGA
  • Platform: Android or iOS
  • Price: free
  • Features: Open/Close, schedulers support, geolocation, time synchronization, etc.

SMART-VALVE STUDIO

Developed by OPTION, this application runs on Cloud or on premise. The solution offers a seamless integration of the STREGA valves for massive deployment of devices. This platform targets mainly smart-metering, district cooling and district heating projects.

 

  • Developer: OPTION (www.option.com)
  • Type: dedicated to Smart-Valve only
  • Platform: Cloud or on premise
  • Price: contact Option for pricing
  • Features: monitoring and control of Smart-Valves, easy SV deployment by XLS integration: targets massive deployment of devices within minutes

 

IoT-in-a-BOX

IoT in a Box™ by myDevices is one of the leader in turnkey, fully-automated monitoring solutions for a variety of vertical markets. With IoT in a Box, users are enabled to remotely monitor their STREGA devices around the clock. These pre-packaged solutions integrate a LoraWAN™ ethernet or cellular gateway with long-life sensors – like the Smart-Valves or Smart-Emitters – and an iOS/Android mobile application, and take only minutes to set up. Gateways and sensors can be mixed, matched, and scaled to meet a wide variety of IoT challenges. Real-time reporting ensures users can manage their inventory and assets before costly problems arise. If a problem is detected, users will receive instant, actionable alerts. IoT in a Box delivers time and money savings that set the industry standard

  • Developer: myDevices (www.iotinabox.com)
  • Type: multi-purpose
  • Platform: Cloud
  • Price: contact myDevices for pricing
  • Features: monitoring and control of Smart-Valves or Smart-Emitters: scan QR code and you’re immediately on line with your STREGA devices. Warning: no schedulers support yet.

UBIDOTS

Ubidots is an Internet of Things (IoT) data analytics and visualization company. We turn sensor data into information that matters for business-decisions, machine-to-machine interactions, educational research, and increase economization of global resources.

 

Ubidots exists as an easy and affordable means to integrate the power of the IoT into your business or research. Ubidots technology and engineering stack was developed to deliver a secure, white-glove experience for our users.

 

Device friendly APIs (accessed over HTTP/MQTT/TCP/UDP protocols) provide a simple and secure connection for sending and retrieving data to and from our cloud service in real-time. Ubidots’ time-series backend services are performance optimized for IoT data storage, computation, and retrieval.

 

Our application enablement platform supports interactive, real-time data visualization (widgets), and an IoT App Builder that allows developers to extend the platform with their own HTML/JS code for private customization when desired. Ubidots exists to empower your data from device to visualization.

 

  • Developer: UBIDOTS (www.ubidots.com)
  • Platform: Cloud
  • Type: multi-purpose
  • Price: contact Ubidots for pricing
  • Features: monitoring and control of Smart-Valves or
  • Smart-Emitter: support of schedulers, UL frequency settings, time synchronization and many more…

BUSIT

Busit is the cloud-based software solution that binds and drives every Internet enabled element. It applies to real devices as well as virtual services. It allows to create smart scenarios, increase companies performance and simplify end users’ experience.

 

Busit® allows for fast and efficient handling of all your connected things, devices and services, regardless of the brand, manufacturer or communication protocol. With Busit, you can easily and securely connect all these equipments and applications, control the interactions thanks to its ruling engine and take your decisions using reporting and mapping tools. Busit helps you to quickly setup a multitude of services, operational scenarios and analysis of large amounts of information.

 

  • Developer: BUSIT (www.busit.com)
  • Platform: Cloud
  • Type: multi-purpose
  • Price: contact Busit for pricing
  • Features: monitoring and control of Smart-Valves or
  • Smart-Emitter: support of schedulers, UL frequency settings, time synchronization and many more…

CommonSense

Since 2008, Vertical M2M develops CommonSense IoT Platform® enabling service providers and equipment manufacturers to create and deploy end-to-end IoT industrial solutions. CommonSense is a middleware and Application Enablement Platform available both through a User Interface and RESTful APIs. With CommonSense, you can : (1) connect any equipment, including existing ones, and manage your networks with 10 protocols supported including all LoRa architectures along with the main LoRaWAN network servers as well as our own CommonSense LoRaWAN network server; (2) manage any device with leading device management tools and extend your IoT solutions with powerful features such as dynamic capabilities for your devices using standard LUA scripting: (3) create IoT application interfaces with our codeless dashboarding tool.

Off-the-shelves IoT solutions, designed in partnership with field experts, are also available.

 

  • Developer: Vertical-M2M (www.vertical-M2M.com)
  • Platform: Cloud
  • Type: multi-purpose
  • Price: contact vertical-M2M for pricing
  • Features: The Strega valves are CommonSense-ready+ devices, which means they supported by CommonSense in an advanced manner including the following capabilities: Valve status, Batterie status, Open/close command, Full schedulers support, LoRa radio and UL configuration support, Time synchronization

KHEIRON Irrigation 4.0

Irrigation 4.0 has been designed using the Kheiron engine. KHEIRON Service Platform is an innovative M2M / IoT solution designed to enable companies to connect their devices with a customizable user interface. With KSP, accelerate and facilitate the implementation of your tailor-made and secured connectivity solution. “Stay focused on your business, we provide a turnkey solution!”.

The platform is dedicated mainly to setup the schedulers onto the STREGA Smart-Emitters and performs: Real-time dashboards, email and SMS alerts, trends and synoptics, automated reports, Remote controls, etc.

 

  • Developer: IOThink (www.iothink-solutions.com)
  • Platform: Cloud
  • Type: vertical (irrigation)
  • Price: contact IOThink for pricing
  • Features: Valve status and control, battery status, Open/Close command, full schedulers support, LoRa radio and UL configuration, time synchronization

CAYENNE

Cayenne is one of the first drag and drop IoT Project builder. Design prototypes and complete IoT solutions with Cayenne app in any device or connection. Cayenne IoT ready program for hardware manufacturers will easily enable micro controllers , gateways, sensors and other devices to connect to Internet of Things. Cayenne is a tool for quickly designing IoT projects using a friendly drag-and-drop interface for everything from hardware connections to app configuration. It also includes a rules engine to set up automated behaviors, and presents visualization tools and hardware controls as widgets in an automatically generated web and mobile dashboard.

 

  • Developer: now own by myDevices (www.mydevices.com/cayenne/features/)
  • Type: multi-purpose
  • Platform: Cloud
  • Price: Free
  • Features: monitoring and control of Smart-Valves or Smart-Emitter with easy drag&drop UI. Includes: Triggers, Data Visualization, Remote Monitoring, SMS & Email Alerts, IoT Cloud, Asset Tracking

e2WATCH

e2watch is a fully developed energy monitoring solution by regio iT, designed to support energy controlling. It allows visualizing and analyzing energy and sensor data in order to reduce costs and save resources. In addition to water, electricity, heat and gas consumption e2watch can process different data such as temperature, leak detectors, analog and digital facility data and many more. The e2watch incident and alarm management informs responsible employees via E-Mail and SMS about any anomaly.

Moreover, automatic switching operations can be triggered, such as shutting off the Strega Smart Valve automatically, in case of a leak event. Together with our partner ZENNER International, we offer a full solution including a LoRaWAN network and application server, devices, rollout and operation. As SaaS solution e2watch is agnostic to various platforms, since it utilizes different standardized protocols and data formats like HTTP/Rest, OPC UA, MQTT or MSCONST.

 

  • Developer: regio iT (www.regioit.de)
  • Type: multi-purpose
  • Platform: Cloud
  • Price: to be discussed individually
  • Features: e2watch offers different tools for handling anomalies, like documentation, deep dives and reports but also automatic events to reduce the impact of malfunctions. In this case, the Strega Smart Valve can be used to prevent greater leak damages. In case of false alarm or repair, it can be opened remotely via e2watch.

You have a platform compliant with the STREGA devices and not yet in this list? then contact us: