Bivocom https://www.bivocom.com Wireless solutions for IoT and M2M Tue, 24 Aug 2021 01:53:30 +0000 en-US hourly 1 https://wordpress.org/?v=5.2.9 https://www.bivocom.com/wp-content/uploads/2019/11/cropped-favicon_1-32x32.png Bivocom https://www.bivocom.com 32 32 Bivocom Established Strategic Partnership with Fogwing https://www.bivocom.com/news/bivocom-established-strategic-partnership-with-fogwing https://www.bivocom.com/news/bivocom-established-strategic-partnership-with-fogwing#respond Tue, 29 Jun 2021 08:43:33 +0000 https://www.bivocom.com/?p=2333 Xiamen, China, June 29, 2021, Bivocom, a leading wireless solution provider of IoT in China, has established strategic partnership with Fogwing, an industrial IoT platform of Factana, India, which provides comprehensive features of Device Management, Cloud Storage, Data Alerts and Intelligence to achieve end to end of Industrial IoT solution.   “Bivocom is trying to […]

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Xiamen, China, June 29, 2021, Bivocom, a leading wireless solution provider of IoT in China, has established strategic partnership with Fogwing, an industrial IoT platform of Factana, India, which provides comprehensive features of Device Management, Cloud Storage, Data Alerts and Intelligence to achieve end to end of Industrial IoT solution.

 

“Bivocom is trying to build an IoT ecosystem with global partners of IoT sensors and IoT platform, to benefit clients from different industries, such as industry 4.0, smart pole, smart grid, smart agriculture, smart traffic light control, etc. We’re so glad to establish a strategic partnership with Fogwing of Factana, and we believe the interoperability of Bivocom cellular modems, IoT routers and IoT gateways with Fogwing’s IoT platform will provide customers plug and play IoT solution”, said by Ian Zeng, Global Sales Director of Bivocom.

Bivocom and Fogwing Partnership

 

About Bivocom

Bivocom is a leading wireless IoT solution provider in China, providing high quality IoT end points, such as 5G/4G/3G/2G, LTE CAT M1/NB-IoT, LoRa modems, routers, gateways and RTUs. Besides, Bivocom also provide customization R&D support for IoT hardware partners, and turn-key IoT solution for diverse industries, such as, water, environment, gas, oil, transportation, agriculture. Bivocom now has more than 90-country partners and customers from APAC, EMEA, CALA and North America market.

 

About Factana

Factana is the Cognitive IoT Company with mission of helping Small and Medium Enterprises to achieve Industrial Automation by leveraging Industrial IoT and Intelligence technologies. Fogwing is our Industrial IoT Platform and Software Solutions available as SaaS offering to global industries. Fogwing is the product of Factana. The Cognitive IoT Company passionate in delivering Industrial IoT driven digital transformation for Small and Medium Enterprises.

Reference links

  1. How to Connect Bivocom TG451 to Fogwing IoT Platform
  2. How to Connect Bivocom TD210 to Fowing IoT Platform

 

Contact Bivocom

info@bivocom.com

marketing@bivocom.com

sales@bivocom.com

Whatsapp/Mobile: +86 158 8026 2905

 

 

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Label of Bivocom TD210, TW810, TR321, TR341 and TG451 Changed https://www.bivocom.com/news/label-of-bivocom-td210-tw810-tr321-tr341-and-tg451-changed https://www.bivocom.com/news/label-of-bivocom-td210-tw810-tr321-tr341-and-tg451-changed#respond Sat, 01 May 2021 01:40:33 +0000 https://www.bivocom.com/?p=2362 Dear Valued Global Partners and Customers,   Due to Bivocom’s company VI(Virtual Identity) strategy adjustment and office change, Bivocom has decided to upgrade its main label of cellular modems TD210, TW810 series, cellular IoT routers TR321, TR341 series, as well as cellular IoT gateways TG451 series from May 1, 2021. Please note that this is […]

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Dear Valued Global Partners and Customers,

 

Due to Bivocom’s company VI(Virtual Identity) strategy adjustment and office change, Bivocom has decided to upgrade its main label of cellular modems TD210, TW810 series, cellular IoT routers TR321, TR341 series, as well as cellular IoT gateways TG451 series from May 1, 2021. Please note that this is just for label change, but not related to any hardware, quality and features change. Besides, this main label change doesn’t include OEM/ODM label. Before the new label transition starts, Bivocom will continue to use the old label until it’s been run out.

 

Should you have any questions, please feel free to contact your Bivocom sales representatives or email us at info@bivocom.com

 

What are the differences between new and old main label?

 

The main label will show product series only, such as TR321(picture with B), but not model No. TR321-LF(picture with A), for model No. and part number, as well as serial number, these info will be print on secondary label, such as below.

 

Bivocom Marketing Team

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Daikin Chooses Bivocom IoT Router for Smart HVAC https://www.bivocom.com/news/daikin-chooses-bivocom-iot-router-for-smart-hvac https://www.bivocom.com/news/daikin-chooses-bivocom-iot-router-for-smart-hvac#respond Tue, 30 Mar 2021 03:04:00 +0000 https://www.bivocom.com/?p=2308 Daikin has chosen Bivocom LTE-M/NB-IoT Router TR321-M for its smart HVAC system, to replace its existing 3G legacy router and 4G LTE Router. Dakin is a leading innovator and provider of advanced, high-quality air conditioning solutions for residential, commercial, and industrial buildings worldwide, Before we explore the reason why Daikin integrates TR321-M to their smart […]

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Daikin has chosen Bivocom LTE-M/NB-IoT Router TR321-M for its smart HVAC system, to replace its existing 3G legacy router and 4G LTE Router. Dakin is a leading innovator and provider of advanced, high-quality air conditioning solutions for residential, commercial, and industrial buildings worldwide, Before we explore the reason why Daikin integrates TR321-M to their smart HVAC system, to improve the building performance and lower operation costs, let’s have a quick overview of Daikin’s smart HVAC system.

 

What is HVAC?

 

HVAC stands for Heating, Ventilation, and Air Conditioning, and refers to the different systems used for moving air between indoor and outdoor areas, along with heating and cooling for residential, commercial and industrial buildings. They are used to keep people warm and cool in winter and summer, and keep people healthy by filtering and cleaning the indoor. Besides, they are also used for maintain the ambient temperature and humidity for things in commercial and industrial buildings, such as server room, factories, biological medicine manufacturing and storage, to keep the things at a certain level of temperature and humidity.

Single zone HVAC workflow

Figure 1. All-air HVAC system for single zone.

Source: https://www.intechopen.com/books/hvac-system/types-of-hvac-systems

 

Although there are so many applications of HVAC, today, we’re going to talk about smart HVAC in commercial building. Let’s have an overview of what is smart HVAC and what benefits we can get from it?

 

Why Smart HVAC?

A smart HVAC system leverages networked HVAC components, sensors and other technologies, such as IoT(Internet of Things), big data, cloud, artificial intelligence, etc., it’s the natural evolution of a building automation system (BAS).

Image source: Daikin

 

Why we need smart HVAC?

As you may know, HVAC system consumes about 40% of energy of whole commercial building, while after that, it’s lighting. So how to find a solution that will help the building owner save energy consumption, lower operation costs has become a challenge. While using smart HVAC, as there is an IoT router or gateway like Bivocom TR321-M connect to controllers or sensors of HVAC systems, to transfer the data to remote cloud server. In this way, building manager will easily know the status of HVAC and remotely control it on and off. Besides, the IoT enabled HVAC systems also provides predictive maintenance benefits, where maintenance crew will the potential operation issue of whole system before its badly breakdown, as well as remote troubleshooting and maintenance.

Smart HVAC diagram Bivocom

 

Benefits of Smart HVAC

  1. Self-monitor operation conditions, potential malfunction can be detected and warned
  2. Lower energy consumption, Proactive energy saving management
  3. Predictive data analysis, proactively identifies maintenance
  4. Save labor hour and maintenance cost
  5. Cut carbon emissions
  6. Improve building performance and efficiency

 

Why Daikin Chooses Bivocom LTE-M/NB-IoT Router TR321-M?

Daikin is the leader to provide the smart HVAC systems to global customers, so there are many legacy 3G routers and 4G routers installed in their systems. But as the phase out of 3G routers, price of other brands’ 4G router and  data plan are high, while their data bandwidth requirement is not that big, so they are looking for a new and cost-effective solution to replace legacy 3G router and 4G router.

 

Conclusion

There are benefits of TR321-M for Daikin’s smart HVAC.

 

  1. LTE CAT M1 and NB-IoT technology, provides better coverage and lower energy consumption
  2. Openwrt based Linux OS, provides C/C++/Python programming environment for IoT developers, where they can install their own applications on Bivocom IoT routers
  3. Instead of using 4G router, LTE-M/NB-IoT router TR321-M is a more cost-effective solution, as both its hardware and data plan is cheaper than 4G.
  4. TR321-M is able to operate between -35~+75C, it supports automatic reboot, or reboot via SMS or commands to ensure the robust and stable connectivity.
  5. Bivocom provides fast, flexible technical support and customized R&D support for IoT developers, helping them to bring their IoT ideas to reality quickly.
  6. TR321-M supports industrial protocols, such as Modbus RTU/TCP, MQTT, JSON, quickly convert data to the format customer required, helping Daikin save bandwidth of server.

 

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5G IoT Empowers Industry 4.0 https://www.bivocom.com/blog/5g-iot-empowers-industry-4-0 https://www.bivocom.com/blog/5g-iot-empowers-industry-4-0#respond Thu, 25 Mar 2021 05:56:42 +0000 https://www.bivocom.com/?p=2300 Have you ever heard of Industry 4.0, and thought about how 5G and IoT technology will transform the future’s manufacturing and factories? This article will show you how 5G IoT empowers Industry 4.0, the new world of smart connected machines and intelligent robots.   Before we jumping to Industry 4.0, let’s take a look at […]

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Have you ever heard of Industry 4.0, and thought about how 5G and IoT technology will transform the future’s manufacturing and factories? This article will show you how 5G IoT empowers Industry 4.0, the new world of smart connected machines and intelligent robots.

 

Before we jumping to Industry 4.0, let’s take a look at the previous 3 industrial revolutions.

 

Industry 1.0

Key words: water power, steam power, mechanization

The first industrial revolution was started from 1760 to 1840 in England, when steam and water power was first used to create mechanical production facilities, and has helped us to move from hand to machine, and from farms to the first factories.

first industrial revolution

Image source: Medium

 

Industry 2.0

Key words: electricity, mass production, assembly lines

The second industrial revolution was started from 1870 to 1914, thanks to the electricity, the electricity gave us automation and assembly lines to create a division of labor and mass production, and this is the real start of factories.

Image source: Industrial Revolution Two

 

Industry 3.0

Key words: computer and automation

The third industrial revolution started from 1970s when the programmable logic controllers and computers was used to manufacturing. It used IT systems to automate production lines, which has dramatically improved the efficiency and quality of production.

Third industrial revolution

Image source: robotics business review

 

OK, after a quick overview of last 3 industrial revolution, and let’s go back to Industry 4.0.

Fourth Industrial Revolution 2

 

So what is Industry 4.0?

Key words: cyber physical systems

The Fourth Industrial Revolution (or Industry 4.0) is the ongoing automation of traditional manufacturing and industrial practices, using modern smart technology. Large-scale machine-to-machine communication (M2M) and the internet of things (IoT) are integrated for increased automation, improved communication and self-monitoring, and production of smart machines that can analyze and diagnose issues without the need for human intervention

 

Industry 4.0 uses transformative technologies to create a cyber physical system(CPS) for future’s smart manufacturing and smart factories. The transformative technologies include Robotics, AI, big data, IoT, cloud computing, AR, 5G/4G, machine learning, etc. The cyber physical system is now not the individual computerized machines, but the whole network, that have smart machines, intelligent robots, and IoT sensors connected to the network and talk to each other. In this way, the CPS can diagnose their own problems and alert someone that something is going wrong with the machines. Besides, we also have big data technology to use and analyze the data generated by the connected machines. In addition, by using machine learning and AR(artificial intelligence) technologies, we’re able to makes things out of the data, such as predictive maintenance, where a machine or assembly line will tell us it might be going to break down in the next day, so we can fix things before they happen.

 

5G Empowers Self-driving Forklift In Industry 4.0

Visit below link to learn the case study of how 5G remote-controlled self-driving forklift to improve productivity and safety for industry 4.0

Sources:

  1. What Is Industry 4.0?

 

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What Is An Industrial Cellular Router? https://www.bivocom.com/blog/what-is-an-industrial-cellular-router https://www.bivocom.com/blog/what-is-an-industrial-cellular-router#respond Fri, 19 Mar 2021 08:58:43 +0000 https://www.bivocom.com/?p=2297 Do you know what is an industrial cellular router? And why we need it? If you’re beginner to IoT, this article may help you to get the answer.   What Is an Industrial Cellular Router?   Industrial cellular router is a device designed based on industrial grade components, and it is able to operate under […]

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Do you know what is an industrial cellular router? And why we need it? If you’re beginner to IoT, this article may help you to get the answer.

 

What Is an Industrial Cellular Router?

 

Industrial cellular router is a device designed based on industrial grade components, and it is able to operate under 24/7, wide temperature range(-35C~+75C) and harsh environment. Besides, it has industrial I/O and protocols for IoT sensors and controllers to transfer the data to remote cloud server. In addition, it can be remote controlled and managed via SMS or commands sent by operator and remote server. Today, industrial router has been mainly used for IIoT(Industrial Internet of Things) and M2M (Machines to Machines) applications, such as industry 4.0, gas, oil, water, power, mining, etc.

Why Need Industrial Cellular Router?

Today, the IoT has played an important role in our life, such as, automatic meter reading, ATM of bank, vending machines, kiosk, digital signage, traffic light control, etc. While just like human beings need mobile phone for daily-life’s communication, the things from IoT(Internet of Things) also need cellular router to set up a communication tunnel with cloud server, as a result, finding an industrial cellular router to provide a secure and reliable connectivity over cellular network is critical.

 

 

Benefits

For industrial IoT application, it’s better to choose industrial cellular router over consumer cellular routers, here are some reasons.

 

  1. Robust and Reliable

It normally can operate between -35~+75C, while consumer cellular router normally can only operate under 0-60C. Besides, there is software and hardware watchdog to ensure the device can fully auto reboot and recovery if there are failures.

 

  1. Secure

It supports multiple of VPN, such as IPsec, OpenVPN, GRE, PPTP, L2TP, etc. In additional, it supports APN, which both provides a private network for internal data transmission.

 

  1. Smart

It is smarter than consumer router, for example, you can remotely configure the devices via SMS or commands, and use device management platform to remote monitor the status of devices anytime and anywhere.

 

  1. Rich I/O and protocols

For industrial applications, there are diverse type interface of sensors, controllers, such as RS232, RS485, RJ45, Digital input, analog input, relay output, while the consumer cellular router only has RJ45. Furthermore, industrial sensors and controllers normally have their own protocols, such as Modbus RTU, Modbus TCP, MQTT, DNP3, etc.

To conclude, for mission-critical industrial application, those are some benefits of using industrial router.

 

Link: https://www.bivocom.com/blog/choose-the-right-industrial-routers

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Bivocom Signs Netherlands-based Distributor MiniDis to Expand Distribution Network in Europe https://www.bivocom.com/news/bivocom-signs-netherlands-based-distributor-minidis-to-expand-distribution-network-in-europe https://www.bivocom.com/news/bivocom-signs-netherlands-based-distributor-minidis-to-expand-distribution-network-in-europe#respond Wed, 17 Mar 2021 08:41:16 +0000 https://www.bivocom.com/?p=2322 Xiamen, China, 17 March, 2021,  Bivocom has signed Netherlands-based distributor MiniDis as its official distributor to expand the distribution network in Europe.   Bivocom is a leading wireless IoT solution provider in China, providing high quality IoT end points, customization R&D support for IoT hardware partners, and turn-key IoT solution for diverse industries, such as, […]

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Xiamen, China, 17 March, 2021,  Bivocom has signed Netherlands-based distributor MiniDis as its official distributor to expand the distribution network in Europe.

 

Bivocom is a leading wireless IoT solution provider in China, providing high quality IoT end points, customization R&D support for IoT hardware partners, and turn-key IoT solution for diverse industries, such as, water, environment, gas, oil, transportation, agriculture. Bivocom now has more than 90-country partners and customers from APAC, EMEA, CALA and North America market.

 

“Bivocom chooses partner very strictly, cause we’re not looking for box mover, we’re so glad to partner with MiniDis, a value added distributor for Bivocom, and we believe MiniDis’ expertise in IoT will help Bivocom to offer better and timely local support for customers from BeNelux(Belgium, Netherlands, Luxemburg) and Germany, UK, which will bring benefits to all parties.” Said by Ian Zeng, Global Sales Director of Bivocom.

 

MiniDis is a specialized European Value Added Distributor (VAD). VAD’s such as miniDis, deliver distinctive IT products, supplemented with services, support, assembly, installation support and even the modification of products to customer specifications

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3 Steps to Quickly Set Up IPsec VPN on Industrial Cellular Router https://www.bivocom.com/blog/how-to-quickly-set-up-ipsec-vpn-on-industrial-cellular-router https://www.bivocom.com/blog/how-to-quickly-set-up-ipsec-vpn-on-industrial-cellular-router#respond Mon, 15 Mar 2021 01:41:34 +0000 https://www.bivocom.com/?p=2278 This article will tell you how to quickly quickly set up IPsec VPN on industrial cellular router in just 3 steps. Before we get start, let’s explore what is IPsec and its importance to IoT.   What is IPsec? According to Wiki, IPsec stands for Internet Protocol Security, it is a secure network protocol suite […]

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This article will tell you how to quickly quickly set up IPsec VPN on industrial cellular router in just 3 steps. Before we get start, let’s explore what is IPsec and its importance to IoT.

 

What is IPsec?

According to Wiki, IPsec stands for Internet Protocol Security, it is a secure network protocol suite that authenticates and encrypts the packets of data to provide secure encrypted communication between two computers over an Internet Protocol network. It is used in virtual private networks (VPNs).

IPsec includes protocols for establishing mutual authentication between agents at the beginning of a session and negotiation of cryptographic keys to use during the session. IPsec can protect data flows between a pair of hosts (host-to-host), between a pair of security gateways (network-to-network), or between a security gateway and a host (network-to-host). IPsec uses cryptographic security services to protect communications over Internet Protocol (IP) networks. It supports network-level peer authentication, data-origin authentication, data integrity, data confidentiality (encryption), and replay protection.

 

Bivocom industrial cellular routers&gateways not only support IPsec VPN, but also GRE, PPTP, L2TP,  OpenVPN, which provide a secure connectivity for your industrial IoT applications. Bivocom industrial cellular routers, IoT gateways both support VPN client and server mode.

IPsec’s Importance to IoT

As you know, the industrial cellular routers are mainly used for mission-critical industrial applications, such as industry 4.0, water & wastewater treatment, electricity, gas and oil, and all these applications not only require robust and reliable, but also secure connectivity between field sensors, controllers and remote cloud server, to ensure data security. But do you know how to quick set up IPsec VPN on Bivocom industrial cellular routers & gateways in just 3 main steps?

OK, let’s get started.

How to Quickly Set Up IPsec VPN On Industrial Cellular Router?

1. Network Topology

IPsec network diagram

Note:

1)R2 WAN port connect to R1 LAN to get a IP address 192.168.2.200; also R2 has its own LAN subnet 192.168.200.0/24;

2)R3 WAN port connect to R1 LAN to get a IP address 192.168.2.100; also R3 has its own LAN subnet 192.168.100.0/24;

3)R2 LAN can’t communicate with R3 LAN for each other, we need setup a VPN tunnel between R2 LAN and R3 LAN.

2. Configure VPN Server

1) Configure R2 as a IPSec VPN Server via WebUI>>VPN>>IPSec.

TR321 VPN Server setup

2) Configure R2 as a IPSec VPN Server via WebUI>>VPN>>IPSec.

TR321 VPN Server setup 2

3. Configure VPN Client

1) Configure R3 as a IPSec VPN Client via WebUI>>VPN>>IPSec.

TR321 VPN Client setup

2) Configure R3 as a IPSec VPN Client via WebUI>>VPN>>IPSec.

4. Check VPN Connection status on Client

1) After configured VPN server and VPN client settings, check the VPN Client connection status via WebUI>>View>>VPN Status.

If everything goes well, the connect status would be CONNECTED.

TR321 VPN Client setup 3

5. Network Topology after setup VPN

IPsec network diagram 2

Note:

1)R2 as a VPN Server, the WAN port connect to R1 LAN to get a IP address 192.168.2.200; also R2 has its own LAN subnet 192.168.200.0/24;

2)R3 as a VPN Client, the WAN port connect to R1 LAN to get a IP address 192.168.2.100; also R3 has its own LAN subnet 192.168.100.0/24;

3)After VPN configuration, R2 LAN with R3 LAN setup a VPN tunnel to communicate each other.

If you have any other questions, please feel free to contact us at info@bivocom.com

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How to Set Up MQTT on Industrial Cellular Router https://www.bivocom.com/blog/how-to-set-up-mqtt https://www.bivocom.com/blog/how-to-set-up-mqtt#respond Fri, 12 Mar 2021 07:47:53 +0000 https://www.bivocom.com/?p=2262 In this article, we’re going to show you how to quickly set up MQTT on industrial cellular router Bivocom TG451. But before we start this, we need to know what’s MQTT, what is used for? What is MQTT? MQTT, stands for Message Queuing Telemetry Transport, is an OASIS standard messaging protocol for the Internet of […]

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In this article, we’re going to show you how to quickly set up MQTT on industrial cellular router Bivocom TG451. But before we start this, we need to know what’s MQTT, what is used for?

What is MQTT?

MQTT, stands for Message Queuing Telemetry Transport, is an OASIS standard messaging protocol for the Internet of Things (IoT). It is designed as an extremely lightweight publish/subscribe messaging transport that is ideal for connecting remote devices with a small code footprint and minimal network bandwidth. MQTT today is used in a wide variety of industries, such as water, mining, power, oil and gas, etc.

For example, in weather service application, all the sensors as publisher publish weather data to MQTT Broker, and Weather Service Center or DB subscribe certain Topic to acquire the data from Broker.

MQTT architecture

Benefits of MQTT to IoT

  1. Transfer data and information efficiently
  2. Save network bandwidth consumption
  3. Scalable to massive IoT sensors
  4. Support low-bandwidth, high latency, unreliable networks

How to Set Up MQTT on Industrial Cellular Router?

1. Configuration on MQTT Broker/Platform

  • To run up the MQTT feature, we need a MQTT Broker, here we take a broker account as example from CloudMQTT.com platform
MQTT broker configuration 1
  • CloudMQTT.com also provide a simple websocket UI as a publisher for quick test. The Received messages will display respective Topic with Message from publishers.
MQTT broker configuration 2

2. Configuration on Bivocom Router

  • Bivocom Routers and gateways support serial communication (RS232 or RS485) via MQTT. Before go into setting, please connect your slave computer like PLC or sensors to RS232 /RS485 ports on Bivocom router. In this case, we take Bivocom TG451 as a demo.
  • Bivocom standard package contents Console Cable(3-Pin RS232), connect one side to RS232 ports on Bivocom router (the Black pin to GND port, while Brown pin to RX port, Blue pin to TX port). The other side connect to your slave computer, you may need extra adapter cable if your PLC/sensors don’t have standard serial communication interface.
  • Go into the WebUI of Bivocom router, >> Advanced>>Serial Communication, Enable Serial 485 or 232 >> Select MQTT as protocol.
  • Input the necessary MQTT server info we got from step 2, Save & Apply, if everything was correct, the Connection Status will indicate “CONNECTED”
  • On the CloudMQTT.com platform, you can also check the CONNECTIONS list the Bivocom router IP address on. After that, you are able to perform MQTT publisher on Bivocom router.

3. MQTT Feature Demo

  • To simulate the slave computer, we use a simple serial communication tool running on PC which connected to Bivocom router via RS232. Then send data as publisher to MQTT Broker.
MQTT feature demo 1
  • MQTT server will receive the message with Topic we have set on Bivocom router
  • To subscribe the data, we use a simple tool as subscriber.
  • Connect the tool to MQTT server
  • Set the exact subscribe Topic, it also supports the variable parameter like “#” “+”
  • On the data window, shows the received data from publisher accordingly.
MQTT feature demo 3

Link: https://www.bivocom.com/products/cellular-routers

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Node-RED Is Available on TG452/TG462 Gateways https://www.bivocom.com/news/node-red-tg452-tg462-gateways https://www.bivocom.com/news/node-red-tg452-tg462-gateways#respond Thu, 11 Mar 2021 08:27:07 +0000 https://www.bivocom.com/?p=2251 Recently, Bivocom has released a customized firmware to support Node-RED programming environment on TG452, TG462 gateways, and this allows IoT developers to wire together IoT sensors, controllers and Bivocom IoT gateways, IoT online services in a more visual way. However, you may wonder why do I need Node-RED, cause you already can program Bivocom IoT […]

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Recently, Bivocom has released a customized firmware to support Node-RED programming environment on TG452, TG462 gateways, and this allows IoT developers to wire together IoT sensors, controllers and Bivocom IoT gateways, IoT online services in a more visual way. However, you may wonder why do I need Node-RED, cause you already can program Bivocom IoT gateways, routers by Python, C/C++ via SDK provided by Bivocom, Let’s take these questions to start our journey today, to explore the Node-RED and its importance to IoT, how to use Node-RED on Bivocom TG452, TG462 Gateways.

What is Node-RED?

Node-RED logo by IBM
Wiki gives the definition as below, Node-RED is a flow-based development tool for visual programming developed originally by IBM for wiring together hardware devices, APIs and online services as part of the Internet of Things.

Node-RED provides a web browser-based flow editor, which can be used to create JavaScript functions. Elements of applications can be saved or shared for re-use. The runtime is built on Node.js. The flows created in Node-RED are stored using JSON. Since version 0.14, MQTT nodes can make properly configured TLS connections.

There are three main sections on the main landing page of Node-RED: node palette on the left, main workplace front and center, output pane on the right. The nodes on the left are organized into collapsible categories to sort your available nodes, and each code performs different functions. You can also search for them in the filter at the top. Most of the nodes you see here are included by default called ‘core nodes’, while you can also install external nodes. You can select the nodes you and drag them to the workplace at the center, and check the debug info the right.

Node-RED Web Browser 1
Node-RED Web Browser 2

Node-RED’s Importance to IoT Developers

As you know, Node-RED is an open-source visual editor that allows programmers of any level to rapidly interconnect physical I/O, cloud-based systems, databases, and most APIs in any combination you can imagine. Node-RED is getting more and more support in the growing world of IoT and IIoT, and it’s an incredibly flexible and powerful tool for IoT developers, and save lots of time on programming.

How to use Node-Red on Bivocom TG452

1. Login to TG452 CLI via Telnet (https://www.bivocom.com/support/faq)

2. Execute the command “node-red” to run up Node-Red environment

Node-RED Gateway TG452 CLI Interface

3. Wait for few seconds, you will be indicated that Node-RED server now is running at http://127.0.0.1:1880/ with 1880 port.

4. Access the webUI of Node-RED by your TG451 gateway address with 1880 port, the default is http://192.168.1.1:1880/, you can also define your gateway address at LAN setting. in my case the TG452 gateway is 192.168.11.1.

Node-RED Web Browser Bivocom TG452

5. Then you can start to experience the Node-RED programming environment to see how flexible it is for your IoT applications.

About Bivocom TG452

TG452 is an entry-level edge gateway designed for integrating your legacy and modern sensors, meters and controllers into one system. TG452 has rich interfaces, including serial port RS232/RS485, digital input, digital output relay, analog input, CAN, Ethernet port RJ45, WIFI, GPS. And it is a cost-effective solution for your applications like smart pole, remote asset monitoring, energy monitoring and management, water, waste water treatment, transportation, smart agriculture, etc.

  1. OpenWrtbased Linux OS, programmable via Node-Red environment, or C/C++, Python, LUA via SDK1
  2. LTE CAT 6, CAT4 and 3G version to choose
  3. Dual SIM or Dual Module supports failover or load balance mode2, auto switchover between wireless and wired WAN
  4. Rich interfaces: 4-RJ45, 2-DI, 2-ADC, 2-RS232, 3-RS485, 1-TF card slot, 2-Relay, 1-CAN, WIFI(Option), GPS(Option)
  5. Up to 32G(via Micro SD card) local data storage and backup
  6. APN/VPDN, and multiple VPN protocols, IPsec, L2TP, PPTP, GRE and OpenVPN, to ensure secure data transmission
  7. MQTT, Modbus RTU/TCP, TCP/UDP, HTTP, SNMP protocols

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Industrial Air Pollution Monitoring System https://www.bivocom.com/news/industrial-air-pollution-monitoring-system https://www.bivocom.com/news/industrial-air-pollution-monitoring-system#respond Wed, 10 Mar 2021 02:59:02 +0000 https://www.bivocom.com/?p=2234 Today, we’re going to share with you an industrial air pollution monitoring system using Bivocom touch screen IoT gateway TG462S. What are the main part of industrial air monitoring system? 1. Environmental sensor The sensor is used to monitor the air quality of industrial area, such as PM2.5/5/10, CO, NO2, O3, H2S, SO2, etc., normally […]

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Today, we’re going to share with you an industrial air pollution monitoring system using Bivocom touch screen IoT gateway TG462S.

What are the main part of industrial air monitoring system?

1. Environmental sensor

The sensor is used to monitor the air quality of industrial area, such as PM2.5/5/10, CO, NO2, O3, H2S, SO2, etc., normally it comes with a RS485 interface that supports Modbus protocol. In addition, there are also other sensors, for example, temperature and humidity sensor, wind direction and wind speed sensors.

2. IoT Gateway TG462S

The TG462S supports rich I/O, such as RS232, RS485, DI, Relay, I2C, TTL, etc, and with rich protocols like Modbus, MQTT, where it can be used to connect tor the envrionment sensors, and transfer the data to cloud over 4G network. And it’s 7 inch touch screen is user-friendly for onsite data display and device maintenance.

3. IoT Platform

The IoT platform is for receiving datat from remote enviornment sensors, and process, analyze, store the data.

Application diagram

Below is the application diagram the describe the whole industrial air pollution monitoring system.

diagram of industrial IoT applications

Success Case

Below pictures are Bivocom touch screen IoT gateway TG462S was used in the environmental monitoring system for the industrial area near the railway, the northern part of China, where winter temperature down to -20 degree centigrade, the system is used to monitor the air quality, temperature, humidity, wind speed, direction.

Air quality system onsite

Bivocom industrial air pollution monitoring system

TG462S Touch Screen Edge Gateway

  1. OpenWrt based Linux OS, provides Node-RED , QT and Python programming environment, flexible for secondary development, and OEM/ODM are available for equipment manufacturers
  2. High performance 32 bit ARM based CPU, and operational temperature ranges from 35 C to +75 C, providing a rugged system for running 24×7 in harsh environment
  3. Rich I/O and protocols, suitable for the mainstream sensors and controllers; 1 WAN, 1 LAN, USB, 4 RS232, 3 RS485, 1 I2C, 1 TTL, 8 ADC, 4 DI, 4 DO, 5 Power Output, TF card slot, WIFI, GPS
  4. 7 inch HD touch screen, easy for local real time and historic data query, system or equipment configuration and maintenance

Link: How to Build an Industrial VOC Monitoring and Alarm Solution

 

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