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How to connect Helium console on akenza
In this tutorial you will learn how to connect your Helium console on akenza
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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. The Helium Blockchain is a new, open-source, public blockchain created entirely to incentivize the creation of physical, decentralized wireless networks. Today, the Helium blockchain, and its hundreds of thousands of Hotspots, provide access to the largest LoRaWAN network in the world.
You will find more information about Helium here.
In this tutorial, you will learn how to connect the Helium console to akenza. To connect the Helium console to akenza, we will use an HTTP endpoint as a data connector on the Data Flow on 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.
Helium as device connector
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.
Output connectors on data flow
Proceed now with the creation of your device on akenza.

2. Create a device

Go to Asset Inventory 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 and proceed with the Next button.
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.
Device Details on Helium console
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.
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.
Flows on Helium console
The Helium console integration is now connected to the Data Flow on akenza. Your device is also created and is receiving data once your device transmits an uplink.
Incoming data can be viewed on the Device Detail Page on akenza by selecting your device on the Asset Inventory Overview.
Device detail page
Congratulations, you have successfully connected the Helium console to akenza.
Last modified 20d ago