Monitoring of assets, i.e. sensors, machines or vehicles, is one of the most important IoT use cases. For this reason, Datacake offers a variety of features as well as out-of-the-box support for GPS trackers, which makes the implementation of such tracking applications very easy.
A new addition is now a revision of the already existing map widget, which now has an interactive sidebar that automatically opens when clicking on a respective asset, thus showing the user a freely definable dashboard with all important information about the device.
A summary of these updates can be found here in this post.
Monitor multiple devices
The core function of the widget is the monitoring of one or more devices, i.e. assets. For this purpose, the respective devices can simply be added to the map. In upcoming versions, this can be done automatically or by selecting tags.
Thanks to data storage over a longer period of time, the map widget can access historical data and thus display the route traveled by an asset.
An interactive slider at the bottom of the widget gives you control over time. When this slider is moved, you can interactively see the progress of the position on the map.
Detail view for devices
From now on our maps are interactive. If you click on an asset on the map, a new detail view opens on the right side of the browser, which shows you the dashboard of the asset in mobile view.
The advantage here is that you can customize the design of the mobile dashboard yourself and thus determine what information should be displayed on the sidebar.
Using the sharing function of the global dashboards, you optionally create links for sharing your dashboards and asset maps. People who have this link can open it in their browser without registration and thus use the map for their applications.
Thanks to the sharing feature of our global dashboards, maps can also be shared publicly. Interested parties can then open the map via a link and do not need to register in advance. In doing so, functions such as the detailed view of an asset are also available on the public variant.
See for yourself:
Works with LoRaWAN, SigFox, MQTT or NB-IoT
Whether LoRaWAN, SigFox, MQTT, API or NB-IoT, every device, every sensor and thus every asset that has been created via the numerous integrations on Datacake is compatible with the map display. All you need is a geo-location field on your device, where the position data can be stored historically.
Blues Wireless Notecard
This innovative IoT platform is a cellular hardware with an integrated GPS module and an on-board SIM card. The package comes with 500 megabytes of data and a management cloud, for which both Blues Wireless and Datacake offer integration.
Use the Notecard on Datacake for tracking devices, but also for visualizing other parameters (such as temperature, consumption or maintenance status) that you have transmitted to the platform via the Notecard.
On Datacake you can create and configure corresponding dashboard widgets for the respective parameters.
Learn more about this in the following links:
Particle.io Tracker One
In the form of an industrial product for harsh outdoor environments, the Particle.io Tracker One asset tracker also comes with a GPS module, an on-board SIM card and management cloud similar to that of Blueswireless. Again, Datacake as well as Particle.io offers integration for the platform.
With Particle.io Tracker One, you have a cellular-based tracking system for your assets out-of-the-box. Create the device via the Particle.io Console and import one or more devices into your Datacake accounts via our native integration for the Particle.io ecosystem.
Another feature of the tracker is that it is fully programmable with custom user firmware. Through this programming you also get access to the DIN M8 interface, which allows connection of additional sensors, solar panels or the CAN bus of a vehicle. Readout parameters can be visualized via the Datacake Dashboard.
Realize various applications in the area of Smart City with the help of the map display. Show e.g. filling levels of garbage cans, parking lot occupancy or water levels or even visitor frequency directly on a map.
As usual in Datacake, no knowledge of programming is required to set up the map on a dashboard. Necessary settings are conveniently made via the platform's web interface. The widget itself is placed on an appropriate dashboard by drag and drop.
The new map widget features are available within the Workspace dashboards for any device as well as any account. Simply create a new dashboard and place a map widget, and you're ready to start using it. You can also find a tutorial in the video below: