How to use


Preparations Click here to read about getting started 00

Following devices and information are necessary to
build a network with LoRaWAN using NOCXX.

  • LoRaWAN Gateway
    Gateway ID(8bytes)
  • Sensor
    Sensor authenticated by OTAA
    DevEUI(8bytes)
    AppKey(16bytes)
  • Sensor authenticated by ABP
    NwkSKey(16bytes)
    AppSKey(16bytes)
    DevAddr(4bytes)

Configuration to Gateway

Please configure the following information for Gateway.

・Connection server:users.nocxx.com
・Communication ports:5600(Uplink)/5601(Downlink)
・Gateway ID:8 hex bytes

For Gateway configuration details, please contact the Gateway manufacturer or a dealer.
You are requested to register Gateway ID with NOCXX.
Please retain the contents configured.

Sensor Configuration

Please secure the following Sensor details.
The information setting is to be confirmed with the manufacturer or dealer.

  • Sensor authenticated by OTAA
    DevEUI(8 HEX bytes)
    AppKey(16 HEX bytes)
    Class(Class A or Class C)
  • Sensor authenticated by ABP
    NwkSKey(16 HEX bytes)
    AppSKey(16 HEX bytes)
    DevAddr(4 HEX bytes)
    Class(Class A or Class C)
  • In the case of a sensor supported by LoRaWAN, there is a case of already having been configured.
  • If AppKey, NwkSKey and AppSKey are not provided by a manufacturer, please set any value at your end.This completes the setting of the device.
    Next, please register Gateway and Sensor with NOCXX.
Opening an Account Click here to read about opening an account 01

1.Click Sign up on the login screen.

2. Input the necessary information in the Sign-up page

3. After confirming the contents of  The terms and conditions, please click Accept Terms.

4. Click Sign up.
A password will be sent to the registered mail address, users can now access NOCXX by logging in.

Gateway registration Click here to read about gateway registration 02

1. For registering a gateway,
Select Gateway > Add in the menu.

2. Input Gateway ID and Gateway name. Then, click Save
* Gateway name can be set by desired gateway name.

3. Switch on the gateway to connect. If gateway registration is successful, the State in the Dashboard becomes “Online”.

Sensor registration Click here to read about sensor registration 03

1. Select Sensor > Add in the menu. “Sensor configuration” page will be displayed.


2. Configure the information of a sensor with NOCXX.
Input the necessary sensor information at upper part of the screen. The sensor name can be set voluntarily.
*Keep data server field left blank until 5-3.
Configure the LoRaWAN class depending on the sensor to be registered.


3. -1.For Authentication/Encryption settings, when “OTAA” in the authentication method is selected, input DevEUI and AppKey of the Sensor and click Save.


3-2.When “ABP” in the authentication method is selected, input NwkSKey, AppSKey and DevAddr of the sensor, then click Save.


4. Switch on the sensor.
Select Log in the menu. If the data from the registered sensor is displayed in the Log, The registration to NOCXX is successful.

Confirmation of Sensor Data in NOCXX Click here to read about confirmation of sensor data in NOCXX 04

1. In NOCXX, data received from a registered sensor can be checked in a list.
Select Sensor Data > Display Data in the menu.


2. Select a sensor whose data needed to be displayed. The list displays the data with corresponding timestamp when it is received.


3. The number of data displayed in the list can be set from 1H (in the latest hour) to Max (5000 values). The list is displayed by clicking Update.


4. The list can be downloaded in CSV file by clicking Export data.

Transmitting data from NOCXX to a Sensor Click here to read about transmitting data from NOCXX to a Sensor 05

1. NOCXX has a function of transmitting downlink data (messages)
for testing. Select Sensor Data > Downlink Frame in the menu.


2. Select the sensor where the downlink frame is to be transmitted.


3. Input the HEX values (message) in the Data field. Input the port number of the sensor. The data is transmitted by clicking Send after completing the settings.

4. A screen displays “Success” when data transmittal to sensor is successful.

Data transmittal to data server Click here to read about data transmittal to data server 06

NOCXX is just a management platform for a Gateway and a device.
In order to browse sensor data in graph or table, it is necessary to transmit data to the data server which saves data.

Further information below is how to register a data server and how to transmit data to data server.

In NOCXX, you can choose either “REST” which transmits data to data server with supplied API or “Microsoft Azure IoT” which transmits data to Azure IoT HUB of Microsoft.

Register a Data Server to browse data received in NOCXX.
Select Data Server > Add in the menu. The Server configuration will be displayed.

Registration of data server - REST Click here to read about registration of data server - REST 07

1. Input basic information on the left.
Server name
Data server name
Duplicating with other data server name is possible.
Half-width alphanumeric and _ , – , / can be used.

Type of server
Select REST

URL
Input URL of data server(http:// inclusive)

Status
Select “Enabled” when the data server can be used and “Disabled” when it cannot be used.

2. Input basic information on the right.
Data server ID
ID of data server
Duplicating with other data server ID is not possible.
Half-width Alphanumeric and _ , – can be used.

Send radio parameters
You can select if transmitting the radio parameters of LoRaWAN to data server.

Port number
Input the port number of the server.

If there are no settings for authentication information and security setting (both are optional), the registration is completed by clicking Save for saving data .

3 Input optional information

Login ID and Password

Input login and password when the server uses Basic authentication.
Information of Certificate Authority

Set a file path of the certificate in HTTPS connection.
Token

Set the token when authenticating with a specific key ID at the server connection.

Registration of data server - Azure IoT HUB Click here to read about registration fo data server - Azure IoT HUB 08

1. Input basic information on the left.

Data server name
Data server name
Duplicating with other data server name is possible.
Half-width Alphanumeric and _,-,/ can be used.

Type of server
Set “Microsoft Azure IoT”

Status
Select “Valid” when the data server can be used and “Invalid” when it cannot be used.

2. Input basic information on the right.

Data server ID
ID of data server
Duplicating with other data server ID is not possible.
Half-width Alphanumeric and _,- can be used.

Send radio parameters
Selecting to send the radio parameters of LoRaWAN to data server is possible.

3. Input the necessary information for “Microsoft Azure IoT”

Connection String – primary key is obtained in Azure IoT HUB.

Input “Connection String-primary key” and save the data by clicking 「Save」 , thus completes the registration of data server.

Setting data server to a sensor Click here to read about setting data server to a sensor 09

After data server registration, you can now set the data server field left blank at {3.Sensor Registration}.

Select Sensors > Sensors list in the menu. It will display list of all registered sensors.


2. Click on a sensor you would like to configure. This will redirect you to the Sensors Configuration page.

3. Registered data servers are displayed by clicking Data Server list.
Select a data server to which data will be transmitted.


4. The selected data server is displayed in the Data Server list.
It is completed by clicking “Save” after the configuration.

Completed Data transmittal from a sensor to a data server are completed. 10

Now the preparations for data transmittal from a sensor to a data server are completed.