This page describes the use of Helium as connectivity provider in akenza

Helium is a global, distributed network of Hotspots that creates public, long-range wireless coverage for LoRaWAN-enabled IoT devices. Hotspots produce and are compensated in HNT, the native cryptocurrency of the Helium blockchain.

You will find more information about Helium here.

This page describes how to connect the Helium console account to akenza.

The following steps are explained in more detail:

1. Create a data flow

Go to Data Flow and select Create Data Flow. Select LoRa as a device connector and Helium as a connectivity provider accordingly.

Proceed with selecting your desired device type for payload parsing and the output connector to define the data destination.

Find out more about output connectors here.

Proceed now with the creation of your device on akenza in Assets.

2. Create a device

Go to Assets on akenza and select Create Device. Give a name to your device and optionally a description, tags, or a custom field. Select your newly created HTTP Data Flow.

The final step to creating the new device is to enter the Device EUI from the existing device on your Helium console.

Important: This is not the ID on the Console device page, but the Device EUI. Copy the Device EUI on the Console device page.

Your device will now be displayed on akenza on the Asset Inventory Overview.

Copy now the Uplink Secret of your Helium device connector on your data flow on akenza.

3. Create integration on the Helium console

Go to Integrations on your Helium console and create a new Integration by selecting the prebuilt integration of akenza.

Insert the copied Uplink Secret in the field of the Endpoint Details in Step 2 and save the Integration Connector.

3.1 Connect the akenza integration to your device

The final step to completing the integration with a device is to create a flow connection on the Helium console. Navigate to Flows on Console, add the device and integration nodes, and finally connect both of them as shown below.

The Helium console integration is now connected to the Data Flow on akenza. The device is also created and is receiving data once the device transmits an uplink.

Incoming data can be viewed on the Device Detail Page on akenza by selecting the device on the Asset Inventory Overview within Assets.

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