Wireless Sigfox and LoRaWAN Connected buttons
Smilio A is a set of smart buttons operating on the Sigfox and LoRaWAN IoT networks.
Combine 5 connected buttons and a magnetic sensor to address multiple use cases:
- Incident management and reporting
- On demand services
- Proof of passage of remote workers
With the code mode, you can trigger more than 16,000 different actions with one device. Keyboard customization let you build the perfect interface for users. Don’t ask them to press one time for action A, and 2 times for action B!
Smilio A connected buttons offer unique features to serve the most demanding projects:
Dual-mode: communicates on the Sigfox and LoRaWAN networks
Remotely configurable via Downlink
Lifespan up to 6 years
Products and services 100% customisable
What is LoRaWAN?
LoRaWAN is a communication protocol of the LPWAN family. It allows the connected buttons to communicate wirelessly for several years on batteries. The technology of low frequency and low consumption networks is in fact particularly suited to this use. Besides consumption, it offers other advantages:
- No SIM card
- Better communication security (objects are not directly connected to the Internet)
- Very low deployment costs
LoRaWAN is an open protocol, which means it is possible to build private networks at low cost. For example, a factory can collect data from thousands of buttons connected with a few gateways (range of several hundred meters indoors), not connected to the Internet.
Many telecommunications operators, including Orange and Bouygues Telecom in France, use LoRaWAN to provide a public telecommunications offer for objects.
The global TTN network is also based on LoRaWAN.
The LoRaWAN operators map can be viewed here.
What is Sigfox?
Sigfox is both a communication protocol and a global telecommunications network dedicated to low-consumption connected objects. It is based on a different technology from LoRaWAN, although it uses the same frequency bands.
Simpler than LoRaWAN, Sigfox offers unparalleled ease of implementation. In return, it offers fewer fine tuning possibilities.
By combining the 2 network technologies, it is possible to cover a very large part of the world, and even to combine public and private networks on the fly. This is why the Skiply connected buttons are all equipped with the 2 technologies as standard.
See the Sigfox coverage map