- Integration flow:
- Next steps
This article contains instructions on how to configure ThingsBoard PE platform and connect KERNEL devices. ThingsBoard PE platform is an open-source IoT platform for data collection, processing, visualization, and device management. It enables device connectivity via industry standard MQTT protocol. ThingsBoard combines scalability, fault-tolerance and performance so you will never lose your data.
Step 1 ThingsBoard : Device configuration
[Step 1.1] Login to your ThingsBoard instance, Open “Device Groups” page.
[Step 1.2] Navigate to default Device group “All”.
1.Click on one of the marked in red buttons in the Device groups overview page. In this page you can also add additional device groups in order to distinguish different devices with unique data flows.
2.Click marked “+” buttons to add new device to the group.
[Step 1.3] Input device name, For example “R40”. No other changes are required at this time. Click “Next:Credentials” to configure credentials.
[Step 1.4] Credentials type: MQTT Basic
1.Choose credentials type:MQTT Basic.
2.Set Client ID, For example “R40”.
3.Set username which will be used in MQTT authorization.
4.Set password which will be used in MQTT authorization.
Step 2 Industrial Router configuration
[Step 2.1] Login to Router. The default username is “admin”, and no password.
[Step 2.2] Click Menu “Cloud platform”, Choose “Custom cloud”, Click “Add” to add a cloud configuration..
[Step 2.3] Click “Edit” to edit configuration.
[Step 2.4] Edit thingsboard configuration.
1.Choose ThingsBoard platform.
2.Set MQTT ID, See “Step 1.4”.
3.Set username, See “Step 1.4”.
4.Set password, See “Step 1.4”.
5.Set publishing period.
6.Click “Save” to save configuration and “Back to Overview”.
[Step 2.5] Check “Enable setting”, Click “Save&Apply” to apply configuration.
Step 3 Adding widget to the dashboard
[Step 3.1] The collected data can be displayed using various a widgets. To create one you should be able to see gathered data in the Latest telemetry section.To access it you should follow these steps:
1.Click on the configured device.
2.From the pop-up menu select Latest telemetry option. There you should see collected data.
[Step 3.2] In order to display data in the widget you should:
1.Click on the gathered data row.
2.Press Show on widget button.
1.Choose bundle accordingly to your data.
2.Choose suitable chart for your data visualization.
3.Add widget to dashboard.
1.Create new dashboard.
2.With this option enabled after addition you will be redirected to newly created dashboard
3.Adds widget to dashboard.
Explore guides related to main ThingsBoard features:
- Create Dashboard - how to create a new dashboard.
- Working with IoT dashboards - how to work with dashboards.
Getting started guides - These guides provide quick overview of main ThingsBoard features. Designed to be completed in 15-30 minutes.
Installation guides - Learn how to setup ThingsBoard on various available operating systems.
Connect your device - Learn how to connect devices based on your connectivity technology or solution.
Data visualization - These guides contain instructions how to configure complex ThingsBoard dashboards.
Data processing & actions - Learn how to use ThingsBoard Rule Engine.
IoT Data analytics - Learn how to use rule engine to perform basic analytics tasks.
Advanced features - Learn about advanced ThingsBoard features.
Contribution and Development - Learn about contribution and development in ThingsBoard.