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Sigfox overview
IOT MEETUP GRENOBLE
About me
Nicolas Lesconnec
Evangelist / Developer Relations @Sigfox since 2015
nicolas.lesconnec@sigfox.com
@nlesconnec
Internet of Things
Consumer-facing objects
Sensors
Industrial
Tracking
Maintenance
In a nutshell
About Sigfox
Sigfox is not selling chips
Sigfox is not building connected solutions
Sigfox operates a global network for I...
Plenty of already existing solutions
Suited for the IoT ?
GLOBAL REACH COST EFFECTIVENESS SIMPLICITY ENERGY EFFICIENCY
Why Sigfox ?
Need for a solution dedicated to the IoT, not an existing one
tweaked for it.
We only serve the IoT, that’s w...
New possibilities
Existing solutions: Cheaper connection & extended battery life
Enables totally new IoT applications
Back...
How to communicate
Measure something or detect an event
Power on the communication module
Send
Message is picked up by the...
Business model
Sigfox business model
Selling access to the service
Price from <$1/year to ~$10/year (volume / traffic)
No revenue from th...
More details
Energy efficiency
The Sigfox protocol has been designed to maximise energy
efficiency
Low consumption while transmitting
E...
OUT OF THE BOX
NO PAIRING
NO CONFIGURATION
NO SIGNALING
Very Long Range
Best case scenario
+100km between transmitter & receiver (base station)
Real life
A few kms (city) to tens...
Outdoor & Indoor
Good indoor propagation properties
Of course, you need to consider signal attenuation (~20dB)
Two-way communication
Devices can receive updates sent from your application server
Each communication is instigated by th...
Small messages
Useful payload: up to 12 bytes
Up to 140 times each day
100 bits/s
Regulations
Regulations
Sigfox is operating on unlicensed Sub-GHz frequency bands all
over the world
We just have to pick the right ce...
ETSI Duty cycle
Unlicensed bands
Compliant with regulations
ETSI 300-220
FCC Part 15
ANATEL 506
AS/NZS 4268
Different bands
Regional regulations affect
Central frequency
Power Output / Data Rate
Spectrum access
Handled by the Sigf...
Low cost of communication
Small subscription fees
Short SW development cycle
Low cost HW components
Security
Radio
Each message is signed with a key unique to the device
Messages can be encrypted or scrambled
No keys exchanged over...
Message signature
With each message, a hash is calculated & sent; using:
Device ID
Secret key, unique to the device. Never...
Radio properties
Great tolerance to interferors
Jamming resistant
Cloud
Servers operated by Sigfox
Data-center #1 #2 are located in France
Ultra Narrow Band
Sigfox use
The network currently monitors a 200KHz part of the spectrum
Each message is ~100Hz wide
UNB Analogy
Undesired signals (aka real life)
Sigfox messages
Sigfox messages
Coverage
Global network
Sigfox is offering a global network, not a solution to build
private networks
Roaming is included is the st...
Current coverage
24 countries
1.4 million km²
358 million people
Current coverage
Nationwide coverage
! France
" Czech Republic
# Ireland
$ Luxembourg
% Netherlands
& Portugal
' Spain
Countries under rollout
( Brazil
) Colombia
* Mexico
+ United States
,Australia
- New Zealand
. Oman
/ Singapore
0 Taiwan
...
Démo ?
I FEEL LUCK TODAY
Products
EXAMPLES OF SOLUTIONS ALREADY IN PRODUCTION
Perfect Sigfox use cases
Independent solutions
no user, no power socket, no local network
Shy devices
Doesn’t speak much, ...
Fleet managementAgriculture &
environment
Industry
Utilities
Retails &
other services
Public sector
Health & Assisted
livi...
Sigfox foundation
FREE CONNECTIVITY FOR NON PROFIT PROJECTS
Antarctica
Tracking scientists & assets
Long reach
Ease of use
Robust trackers
Wildlife
Rhinos tracking & monitoring
Anti poaching operation
Implant & play
Long reach
Industry
Predictive maintenance
Optimize & anticipate maintenance
Alerts when customer needs support
Lower operation costs
Increase...
Connected boilers
Remote monitoring of boilers
Improve maintenance cycles
Remote sites monitoring
Intrusion detection
Fault detection
Works in remote areas
Plug & play
Low cost
Health & 

Assisted living
Assisted Living Box
Elderly people benefiting from home
services
Monitor carers come & go
NFC badge reader
ROI : 6 months
...
Defibrillators
Guarantee that the equipment is in
working order
Reduced costs (easy installation)
Notifications
Central su...
Public sector
Smart parking
Parking spots monitoring
Real time guidance for users
Traffic optimization
Local enforcement optimization
Waste management
Optimize costs of collection
Plug & play
Years of battery life
Connected dumpster
Improve collecting of recycled
textiles
Filling level monitoring
Route optimisation
New usage data
Fire hydrants
Detect faulty hydrants
Fraud detection
Increased security
Long battery life
Easy integration
Air quality
Closer monitoring of air quality
Local precision
Better monitoring
Data produced for pollution
prediction
Street lighting
Save Energy & Costs
Improved maintenance
Light intensity management
Water level monitoring
Numerous applications
Ease of use
Low cost
Utilities
Metering
Different solutions
Smart or add-on to existing meters
Low cost of installation & operation
Solar panels monitoring
Remotely monitor solar panel output
Fault detection
Easy to install
Simple, robust
Home & lifestyle
Sound detector
« Shazam » of home security
Out of the box connectivity
Low TCO
Easy pan-european deployment
Home Alarm System
Backup connectivity for GSM solution
Jamming resistant
Continuity of service
Self deployment
High capaci...
Smoke detector
Get alerted even when out
Easy install
Fault detection
Water quality monitoring
Swimming pool water quality monitor
Long reach (> WiFi)
No install
GPS Trackers
Low cost, high precision trackers
No setup
No companion device required
Long reach
Cross borders
Agriculture
Crop management
Smart irrigation
Environnement sensors
Ease of use
Yield optimisation
24/7 data
Connected Beehives
Automate & optimize honey
production
Scales
Remote monitoring
Long battery life
Weather monitoring
Accurate & personal weather data
Affordable
Easy installation
Long battery life
Retail & 

other services
Button
Simplest interface possible
Press a button ; trigger a service
No installation
Cloud-based service
Customer Satisfaction
Effortless customer feedback
No wiring
No pairing
Long battery life
Fleet 

management
Stolen car recovery
Locate & recover stolen assets
Small form factor
Long battery life
Combined with UHF
Chipsets
HTTP://PARTNERS.SIGFOX.COM
Open Ecosystem
SIGFOX is not a hardware vendor
Wide ecosystem of partners :
Atmel, NXP, ON, SiLabs, Texas Instruments
Atim...
Various solutions
Radio transceivers, to build a custom chipset (high volume)
Reference designs, for low cost & ready to u...
Prototyping
Several solutions available for Arduino & Raspberry Pi
Free subscription included for each development kit
Eas...
Cloud
Get your data
View messages : Sigfox web platform
Get messages : REST API (pull)
Receive new messages : HTTP Callbacks (pu...
3rd party platforms
Built in connectors with Microsoft Azure & Amazon WebServices
Easy integration with 3rd party platform...
Callbacks
Each message received from your devices will be forwarded
to your application server through HTTPS requests
Cust...
Downlink messages
A downlink message can be
Semi automatic : sent directly by the network
Customised : sent by your own ap...
Keep in touch
Nicolas Lesconnec
nicolas.lesconnec@sigfox.com
twitter @nlesconnec
Sigfox presentation [Sep 2016]
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Sigfox presentation [Sep 2016]

  1. 1. Sigfox overview IOT MEETUP GRENOBLE
  2. 2. About me Nicolas Lesconnec Evangelist / Developer Relations @Sigfox since 2015 nicolas.lesconnec@sigfox.com @nlesconnec
  3. 3. Internet of Things Consumer-facing objects Sensors Industrial Tracking Maintenance
  4. 4. In a nutshell
  5. 5. About Sigfox Sigfox is not selling chips Sigfox is not building connected solutions Sigfox operates a global network for IoT communications
  6. 6. Plenty of already existing solutions
  7. 7. Suited for the IoT ?
  8. 8. GLOBAL REACH COST EFFECTIVENESS SIMPLICITY ENERGY EFFICIENCY
  9. 9. Why Sigfox ? Need for a solution dedicated to the IoT, not an existing one tweaked for it. We only serve the IoT, that’s why we’re doing it efficiently
  10. 10. New possibilities Existing solutions: Cheaper connection & extended battery life Enables totally new IoT applications Backup connectivity for higher bandwidth devices
  11. 11. How to communicate Measure something or detect an event Power on the communication module Send Message is picked up by the network Data is received on your server
  12. 12. Business model
  13. 13. Sigfox business model Selling access to the service Price from <$1/year to ~$10/year (volume / traffic) No revenue from the chipsets (royalty-free)
  14. 14. More details
  15. 15. Energy efficiency The Sigfox protocol has been designed to maximise energy efficiency Low consumption while transmitting Extremely low consumption between emissions No maintenance
  16. 16. OUT OF THE BOX NO PAIRING NO CONFIGURATION NO SIGNALING
  17. 17. Very Long Range Best case scenario +100km between transmitter & receiver (base station) Real life A few kms (city) to tens of kms (countryside), depending on the topography + environnement
  18. 18. Outdoor & Indoor Good indoor propagation properties Of course, you need to consider signal attenuation (~20dB)
  19. 19. Two-way communication Devices can receive updates sent from your application server Each communication is instigated by the device
  20. 20. Small messages Useful payload: up to 12 bytes Up to 140 times each day 100 bits/s
  21. 21. Regulations
  22. 22. Regulations Sigfox is operating on unlicensed Sub-GHz frequency bands all over the world We just have to pick the right central frequency Easy, right ?
  23. 23. ETSI Duty cycle
  24. 24. Unlicensed bands Compliant with regulations ETSI 300-220 FCC Part 15 ANATEL 506 AS/NZS 4268
  25. 25. Different bands Regional regulations affect Central frequency Power Output / Data Rate Spectrum access Handled by the Sigfox stack Same hardware can be used, with software switches
  26. 26. Low cost of communication Small subscription fees Short SW development cycle Low cost HW components
  27. 27. Security
  28. 28. Radio Each message is signed with a key unique to the device Messages can be encrypted or scrambled No keys exchanged over the network, no handshake
  29. 29. Message signature With each message, a hash is calculated & sent; using: Device ID Secret key, unique to the device. Never transmitted OTA Payload Internal increment
  30. 30. Radio properties Great tolerance to interferors Jamming resistant
  31. 31. Cloud Servers operated by Sigfox Data-center #1 #2 are located in France
  32. 32. Ultra Narrow Band
  33. 33. Sigfox use The network currently monitors a 200KHz part of the spectrum Each message is ~100Hz wide
  34. 34. UNB Analogy
  35. 35. Undesired signals (aka real life)
  36. 36. Sigfox messages
  37. 37. Sigfox messages
  38. 38. Coverage
  39. 39. Global network Sigfox is offering a global network, not a solution to build private networks Roaming is included is the standard service Devices will work the same all over the network
  40. 40. Current coverage 24 countries 1.4 million km² 358 million people
  41. 41. Current coverage Nationwide coverage ! France " Czech Republic # Ireland $ Luxembourg % Netherlands & Portugal ' Spain
  42. 42. Countries under rollout ( Brazil ) Colombia * Mexico + United States ,Australia - New Zealand . Oman / Singapore 0 Taiwan 1 Belgium 2 Denmark 3 Finland 4 Germany 5 Italy 6 United Kingdom
  43. 43. Démo ? I FEEL LUCK TODAY
  44. 44. Products EXAMPLES OF SOLUTIONS ALREADY IN PRODUCTION
  45. 45. Perfect Sigfox use cases Independent solutions no user, no power socket, no local network Shy devices Doesn’t speak much, but only useful data
  46. 46. Fleet managementAgriculture & environment Industry Utilities Retails & other services Public sector Health & Assisted living Home & lifestyle
  47. 47. Sigfox foundation FREE CONNECTIVITY FOR NON PROFIT PROJECTS
  48. 48. Antarctica Tracking scientists & assets Long reach Ease of use Robust trackers
  49. 49. Wildlife Rhinos tracking & monitoring Anti poaching operation Implant & play Long reach
  50. 50. Industry
  51. 51. Predictive maintenance Optimize & anticipate maintenance Alerts when customer needs support Lower operation costs Increased safety and/or customer satisfaction
  52. 52. Connected boilers Remote monitoring of boilers Improve maintenance cycles
  53. 53. Remote sites monitoring Intrusion detection Fault detection Works in remote areas Plug & play Low cost
  54. 54. Health & 
 Assisted living
  55. 55. Assisted Living Box Elderly people benefiting from home services Monitor carers come & go NFC badge reader ROI : 6 months Increased service quality
  56. 56. Defibrillators Guarantee that the equipment is in working order Reduced costs (easy installation) Notifications Central supervision
  57. 57. Public sector
  58. 58. Smart parking Parking spots monitoring Real time guidance for users Traffic optimization Local enforcement optimization
  59. 59. Waste management Optimize costs of collection Plug & play Years of battery life
  60. 60. Connected dumpster Improve collecting of recycled textiles Filling level monitoring Route optimisation New usage data
  61. 61. Fire hydrants Detect faulty hydrants Fraud detection Increased security Long battery life Easy integration
  62. 62. Air quality Closer monitoring of air quality Local precision Better monitoring Data produced for pollution prediction
  63. 63. Street lighting Save Energy & Costs Improved maintenance Light intensity management
  64. 64. Water level monitoring Numerous applications Ease of use Low cost
  65. 65. Utilities
  66. 66. Metering Different solutions Smart or add-on to existing meters Low cost of installation & operation
  67. 67. Solar panels monitoring Remotely monitor solar panel output Fault detection Easy to install Simple, robust
  68. 68. Home & lifestyle
  69. 69. Sound detector « Shazam » of home security Out of the box connectivity Low TCO Easy pan-european deployment
  70. 70. Home Alarm System Backup connectivity for GSM solution Jamming resistant Continuity of service Self deployment High capacity network
  71. 71. Smoke detector Get alerted even when out Easy install Fault detection
  72. 72. Water quality monitoring Swimming pool water quality monitor Long reach (> WiFi) No install
  73. 73. GPS Trackers Low cost, high precision trackers No setup No companion device required Long reach Cross borders
  74. 74. Agriculture
  75. 75. Crop management Smart irrigation Environnement sensors Ease of use Yield optimisation 24/7 data
  76. 76. Connected Beehives Automate & optimize honey production Scales Remote monitoring Long battery life
  77. 77. Weather monitoring Accurate & personal weather data Affordable Easy installation Long battery life
  78. 78. Retail & 
 other services
  79. 79. Button Simplest interface possible Press a button ; trigger a service No installation Cloud-based service
  80. 80. Customer Satisfaction Effortless customer feedback No wiring No pairing Long battery life
  81. 81. Fleet 
 management
  82. 82. Stolen car recovery Locate & recover stolen assets Small form factor Long battery life Combined with UHF
  83. 83. Chipsets HTTP://PARTNERS.SIGFOX.COM
  84. 84. Open Ecosystem SIGFOX is not a hardware vendor Wide ecosystem of partners : Atmel, NXP, ON, SiLabs, Texas Instruments Atim, Telecom Design, Telit, Radiocrafts More soon ;) Sigfox software stack is provided royalty free
  85. 85. Various solutions Radio transceivers, to build a custom chipset (high volume) Reference designs, for low cost & ready to use solution Modules : all included, pre certified. Solder & play
  86. 86. Prototyping Several solutions available for Arduino & Raspberry Pi Free subscription included for each development kit Easy onboarding with access to the full service in 3 mins Check out http://partners.sigfox.com for the full details
  87. 87. Cloud
  88. 88. Get your data View messages : Sigfox web platform Get messages : REST API (pull) Receive new messages : HTTP Callbacks (push)
  89. 89. 3rd party platforms Built in connectors with Microsoft Azure & Amazon WebServices Easy integration with 3rd party platforms (partners or proprietary)
  90. 90. Callbacks Each message received from your devices will be forwarded to your application server through HTTPS requests Customisable headers & body You can set more than one callback
  91. 91. Downlink messages A downlink message can be Semi automatic : sent directly by the network Customised : sent by your own application server
  92. 92. Keep in touch Nicolas Lesconnec nicolas.lesconnec@sigfox.com twitter @nlesconnec

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