MicroEJ® and Witekio achieve geolocation data push through SIGFOX connectivity for IoT devices
The collaboration shows how Witekio can allow manufacturers to successfully integrate MicroEJ technology into their embedded or IoT project
MicroEJ® and Witekio today announced their collaboration on a solution that uses a connection to a SIGFOX low-power wide-area network (LPWAN) of a geolocation application running on MicroEJ OS and an ARM Cortex-M evaluation board from STMicroelectronics.
This project is an example of a first successful collaboration and an illustration of the global partnership between the two companies. The partnership aims at offering Witekio’s system software integration services to customers choosing MicroEJ products for developing their next generation of cloud connected IoT solutions.
The companies demonstrated a geolocation system that uses a SIGFOX LPWAN to collect and store location data of connected objects. This system includes an embedded device prototyped on an STMicroelectronics STM32F7 evaluation kit running MicroEJ OS and connected to the SIGFOX network through a SigBee radio module. Dedicated embedded applications were developed for MicroEJ OS: a system configuration app, a graphical user interface for live positioning, a system interaction app for triggering position recording through a GPS module, and a data push app for pushing location data over the SIGFOX network. Published location data is stored on SIGFOX network backend infrastructure. Data can be collected and observed on a user-friendly map from a mobile application running on Apple iOS or Google Android tablets and smartphones and connected to the SIGFOX backend.