uPyEasy is going NB-IoT!

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uPyEasy is going NB-IoT!

#1 Post by LisaM » 23 Mar 2018, 12:49

Currently uPyEasy is local only, meaning that it's bound to a single Wifi AP due to it's settings.
To make uPyEasy mobile, meaning you can take your device ANYWHERE without changing settings, it's going to support NB-IoT (https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Narrowband_IoT).
Currently i'm talking to T-Mobile to investigate how to use their (currently free developer) NB-IoT service, so that the uPyEasy module can move freely in the entire country.
For hardware this ESP32 module is in the picture: https://pycom.io/product/gpy/
It has an onboard sim-card holder, so it's small and versatile. This board already supports micropython, making it easy for us to support it.

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#2 Post by toffel969 » 23 Mar 2018, 19:30

Exciting news :!: great stuff
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#3 Post by JR01 » 23 Mar 2018, 20:30

Looking forward! 😄👏
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#4 Post by AndrewJ » 23 Mar 2018, 20:46

Lots of potential! Expensive at present, but price will no doubt fall as it becomes more widely used.

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#5 Post by pppp33 » 26 Mar 2018, 22:14

Hi Lisa,
now we have esp32 boards with LORA and NB-IOT.
Do you think we can setup a common interface layer, i.e. something to support TCP/IP, so we can use MQTT from anywhere ?
Or they're only serial, point-2-point simple protocols ?
Thanx for the great work you're sharing.....
Paolo

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#6 Post by LisaM » 26 Mar 2018, 22:48

pppp33 wrote:
26 Mar 2018, 22:14
Hi Lisa,
now we have esp32 boards with LORA and NB-IOT.
Do you think we can setup a common interface layer, i.e. something to support TCP/IP, so we can use MQTT from anywhere ?
Or they're only serial, point-2-point simple protocols ?
Thanx for the great work you're sharing.....
Paolo
An explanation: https://iot.t-mobile.nl/ons-netwerk
In short, it support both COAP as well as UDP/IP. Although i haven't got the specs yet, i suspect you'll a bridge between portal/api and domoticz (or any other domotica server). Similar to the NetAtmo bridge currently working in domoticz. It's not tcp based, it's message based.

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#7 Post by pppp33 » 26 Mar 2018, 23:10

.....AAAargh....it's in Dutch.....Let me find something in english......and I'll be back.....

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#8 Post by LisaM » 27 Mar 2018, 00:10

pppp33 wrote:
26 Mar 2018, 23:10
.....AAAargh....it's in Dutch.....Let me find something in english......and I'll be back.....
Chrome -> install google translate extension-> translate page -> done
I use it all the time for Chinese...

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#9 Post by TD-er » 27 Mar 2018, 00:35

pppp33 wrote:
26 Mar 2018, 23:10
.....AAAargh....it's in Dutch.....Let me find something in english......and I'll be back.....
Is there really still anyone who can't read Dutch?
... *TD-er opens link and sees a lot of managers talk and I get it why Google translate could do so much better on Chinese, compared to Dutch ;)

Dutch is a beautiful language, but it's a true nightmare for automated translators, since any combination of words can be joined to form a new word.
And almost every other sentence is an expression, not a translatable sentence, so you'll need a dyke of a programmer to write such a translator.
Unfortunately most of then don't bake anything from it and then you cannot knot any rope to it.
So, I hope that now you get the taste to catching for Dutch. It is but that you know it :)

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#10 Post by toffel969 » 27 Mar 2018, 15:21

TD-er wrote:
27 Mar 2018, 00:35
pppp33 wrote:
26 Mar 2018, 23:10
.....AAAargh....it's in Dutch.....Let me find something in english......and I'll be back.....
Is there really still anyone who can't read Dutch?
... *TD-er opens link and sees a lot of managers talk and I get it why Google translate could do so much better on Chinese, compared to Dutch ;)

Dutch is a beautiful language, but it's a true nightmare for automated translators, since any combination of words can be joined to form a new word.
And almost every other sentence is an expression, not a translatable sentence, so you'll need a dyke of a programmer to write such a translator.
Unfortunately most of then don't bake anything from it and then you cannot knot any rope to it.
So, I hope that now you get the taste to catching for Dutch. It is but that you know it :)
Same applies to German... spot the common ancestry :-) There is a much better online translator though, its actually scary good. https://www.deepl.com/translator... does not do chinese though
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