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Sigfox devices travelling between continents is monarch technology usable

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Key takeaways:
What is Sigfox Monarch?
Ways to switch the emitter between radio zones.
When to listen to Monarch?
Physical options to port detecting.
Can SimpleHw device work in different Sigfox RC zones?

Audience: Sales, technical pre-sales, support, Sigfox Operators and integrators, IoT platforms.
Technical level: intermediate
Format: 30 mins presentation + 15 mins Questions & Answers session
Speaker: Pavel Sodomka, Founder & CEO at SimpleHW

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Sigfox devices travelling between continents is monarch technology usable

  1. 1. About this webinar Topic: What is Sigfox Monarch? Can SimpleHW devices work in different Sigfox RC zones? Who is this webinar insight for? Sales, technical pre-sales, support, SOs, integrators, IoT platforms. Technical level: intermediate Format: 40 mins presentation + 15 mins Q&A session Speaker: Pavel Sodomka, CEO at Simple Hardware
  2. 2. Important Articles Multizone devices - introducing Sigfox Monarch Monarch support in different versions of SimplePack 3.0 Plus WiFi Tracker
  3. 3. What is a radio zone ?
  4. 4. Sigfox Radio Zones
  5. 5. https://backend.sigfox.com/welcome/coverage
  6. 6. Switching between different zones 1. The antenna needs to be able to transmit efficiently in the desired RC zones 2. Switching between the RC zones has to be supported 3. A trigger for RC zone switch has to be defined
  7. 7. Ways to switch the emitter Manual - through a switch/button, human action that’s not remote in general Time - the easiest one, if you know that the device is leaving a port you can tell the device to switch to another radio zone within 2 days GPS - if the device has a GPS module, you can program the device to switch the zones when it reaches a zone border World Time Code emitter - you can listen to it and switch the RCZ based on location WiFi beacons - if you have a predefined trajectory and are able to put managed WiFi beacons at transition points, you can use them to switch the zones Environment change - take-off/landing, port raising height during reloading Bluetooth/RFID beacons Monarch
  8. 8. What is Monarch Imagine it is a lighthouse Emitting the light every 5 minutes But only located in ports and airports - if you miss it the device can be lost The device needs to listen to the lighthouse and by detecting the pattern it can switch to proper zone Can it listen all the time ? Each unsuccessful 5 minutes listening takes approx. 40 messages of energy
  9. 9. When to listen to Monarch ? 1. If you know when it will arrive to port you can listen after a setup time 2. If you are able to physically detect the port, so after the detection 3. If you have precise timer you can try to listen at specified time slots 4. You can combine the methods
  10. 10. Physical options of port detecting ● GPS boundary/position ● barometric trigger landing/taking off of the airplane ● barometric trigger lifting by few metres and loading/unloading the containers ● accelerometer detecting the taking off and landing of the airplane ● WiFi/Atlas positioning (if you know the journey of the device you can trigger the Monarch listening by downlink at the proper moment)
  11. 11. SimplePack Plus WiFi tracker RC 1,2,3, 4, 5, 6 SimplePack Plus WiFi Monarch tracker SimplePack Plus WiFi Monarch Advanced Edition Usage scenarios Well known routes and timings, not critically sensitive to work and to switch to proper time zone with border crossing Basic knowledge of mode of transportation, transloading, routes and timings known, in transit for several weeks Very limited knowledge of mode of transportation, routes, transloading and timings, in transit for several months Price for WiFi tracker 25 Euro 30 Euro 35 Euro Switching between radio zones by button yes yes yes Switching between radio zones by downlink yes yes yes Delayed switching between radio zones by downlink yes yes yes API6 support full only tracking full Monarch support switching no yes yes configurable Monarch listening intervals by downlink yes yes delayed Monarch listening by downlink yes yes detection of airplane take-off/landing through barometer yes detection of container lifting during transloading through barometer yes timer yes yes very precise
  12. 12. For full scale comparison Monarch support by SimplePack 3.0 SimplePack Plus 3.0 Advanced Edition Classical SimplePack Plus options- button, LED, buzzer, accelerometer, magnetometer, light sensor, tilt measurement, impact tracking, precise temperature WiFi tracking, IP 68 Additionally: Contains more memory Can contain: Gyroscope, Barometer, Pedometer, Precise timing, external SPI interface, external thermometer, external switches In preparation: 85°C capable version and 150°capable version
  13. 13. Is Monarch usable ? Yes. But. Is it really “It just work. It just happens.” ??? Monarch is NOT an automatic worldwide system and needs complete Discovery and a very use case specific approach.
  14. 14. Now it is time for your questions!
  15. 15. Register for more: Webinar #3: Sigfox coverage. What you always wanted to know (and were afraid to ask) 23 October, Wednesday, 2PM, UTC+2 Webinar #4: IOFrog - probably the best IoT platform for Sigfox 30 October, Wednesday, 2PM, UTC+2 Webinar #5: Ingredients of successful IoT project delivery - from Pilot to Final project 13 November, Wednesday, 2PM, UTC+2 Webinar #6: Is your cheese at correct temperature? Advantages of Sigfox based cold chain monitoring. 27 November, Wednesday, 2PM, UTC+2 REGISTER FOR ALL WEBINARS HERE
  16. 16. Thank you for your time! Pre-order our SimplePack WiFi Monarch Tracker Buy it here

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