How to connect the Yanzi Lifecycle cloud on akenza

In this tutorial you will learn how to connect the Yanzi Lifecycle cloud on akenza


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In this tutorial, you will learn how to connect the Yanzi Lifecycle cloud (YLC) to akenza. To connect the YLC to akenza, we will use an HTTP WebSocket as a device connector on the Data Flow on akenza.

1. Setup your Yanzi Lifecycle cloud

As a first step, you need to set up your YLC account and integrate your Yanzi Gateway and its connected devices.

1.1 Setup your account

In order to set up your YLC account, follow the onboarding steps here.

Yanzi Lifecycle is the tool for managing your Yanzi infrastructure and sensors throughout the entire lifecycle - from planning to installation, changes, and monitoring of existing systems as well as redeployments.

1.2 Integrate your Gateway

Once your account is created, proceed with the connection of your gateway by selecting + Gateway.

Proceed with all required steps, to successfully connect your Yanzi Gateway to the YLC.

Detailed step explanations can be found here.

1.3 Setup of Yanzi devices

Proceed further with the installation of Yanzi devices. Installing your Yanzi infrastructure is done in two steps, physically connecting your hardware and registering it in the YLC.

Follow the steps here to onboard your devices to your gateway.

Upload a floor map to place your devices.

In the menu Physical devices - List, all your connected devices are displayed with their ID and respective measured values.

Now as your YLC is up and running, you are ready to connect your account to akenza.

2. Setup on akenza

2.1 Create a Data Flow on akenza

Go to Data Flow in the left-side menu and select Create Data Flow. Select Yanzi as a device connector. The following information is required:

  • YLC account credentials

    • Username

    • Password

  • Location ID

    • See Settings-General in your YLC account

  • Host


Proceed with selecting your desired Yanzi Device Type and Output Connector to define the data destination accordingly. Find out more about Output Connectors here.

Your YLC account is now connected to the Data Flow on akenza. Proceed with the creation of your Yanzi device on akenza.

2.2 Create a Yanzi device on akenza

Go to Asset Inventory and select Create Device. Give a name to your device and optionally a description, tag, and a custom field. Select your newly created Data Flow. Insert the device ID which can be found on your YLC account within the Hardware inventory.

Once successful created, your Yanzi device will be displayed on the Asset Inventory Overview. Incoming data can be viewed on the Device Detail Page by selecting your Yanzi device on the Asset Inventory Overview.

Do you want to import multiple devices at once? Read more about the bulk import function here.

Congratulations, you have successfully connected the Yanzi Lifecycle cloud to akenza.

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