End-devices (nodes) that support WSNet are configured and managed via the WSN Message Management Center (MMC). It is possible to configure end-devices according to the respective application, whereby each terminal can be operated both passively and actively. The end-devices inform the Message Management Center of the specific functionality (sensors, actuators) they support. The family of end-devices is split into two main categories:
Depending on the particular application, WSNet end-devices support a wide range of sensor technology. Here are some examples:
Various actuators are also supported. These include:
WSNet gateways work as a media converter and feature at least two LoRa RF front-ends (transceivers) and an IP connection via LAN / WLAN / GSM (depending on the populated modules) The LoRa transceivers perform the following tasks:
The WSN Message Management Center (MMC) manages and communicates with WSNet end-devices via gateways. All communication to software applications is performed via standard IP connections.
The MMC can run on the gateway hardware or, alternatively on a dedicated PC.
It provides a so-called dashboard, a user interface for the central monitoring and control of all end-devices registered at the gateway. The dashboard allows direct communication with the end-devices. It also logs all incoming data and events.
WSN dashboard for the administration of all end-devices
Our MMC supports a firmware update of all end-devices via the dashboard. These updates can be performed either individually or via multicasting "over-the-air". Only signed firmware can be transferred to end-devices for security reasons.