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Thursday, May 24, 2018

Sigfox launches IoT sensor network - video

By Nick Flaherty

French IoT radio network provider Sigfox has launched an end-to-end IoT sensor system to accelerate the adoption among business and technical professionals on its proprietary network.

Sens'it Discovery is a customizsble IoT systme that combines the Sens’it 3 device with the application, along with Sigfox connectivity. The device combines 6 different sensors (thermometer, hygrometer, light meter, accelerometer, magnetometer, reed switch) and a central button for multiple use cases.

The device works in any of the 45 countries where the Sigfox has coverage and can be configured to communicate in multiple regions (RC1, RC2, RC3, or RC4) without need of any local network, such as Wifi or Bluetooth. Battery life can last up to 1-year depending on use and frequency of messages. Full specs and distributors are available here.

Sigfox sees the device being used to secure and monitor facilities, customer service, and provide environmental data. Developers can also turn the device into a development kit, create their own firmware, and fully re-configure the device using the dedicated Software Development Kit SDK available on

This allows them to get get direct access to the device data on the Sigfox Cloud and create new application integrations, as well as build custom embedded applications to completely change the device behaviour and adapt sensors’ logic to create new uses and solutions.

For hardware engineers, Sens’it Device Sources are available for download, to be re-used in other device projects.

Additionally, Altyor, a long-time partner of the Sigfox ecosystem, offers the opportunity to purchase large quantities of Sens’it sensors. Devices can be then adapted for new use cases, with new embedded applications easily created with Sens’it SDK and with a customizable front panel to match with the targeted use case. This provides an easy way for developers to start experimenting with a few hundreds of connected sensors.

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