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Visible Things Starter Kits

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To help users get up and running quickly with their IoT project, there are three Visible Things™ reference-design starter kit boards available, each managed by ARM® Cortex® based microcontrollers.

  • A Gateway board, which manages the all the necessary connectivity to the cloud service via Wi-Fi, and a smart sensor board including Bluetooth Smart connectivity and a range of sensors including motion, temperature/humidity and light/proximity. The kit also contains an integrated antenna and a mini-USB cable. A GSM peripheral module with embedded SIM and SIM-connector options is available as an expansion option to the gateway board to enable cellular connectivity up to cloud enterprise software services.
     
  • The second and third kits are designed for use with the SIGFOX and LoRaWAN networks, and include respective SIGFOX and LoRaWAN module sensors, with each board also integrating additional motion and light sensors. IoT application messages can be exchanged with the cloud service without the need to communicate via a gateway.

Also available in the Visible Things platform is a mobile app that runs on iOS and Android and provides users with easy access to local hardware configuration and also to support connection to cloud services.

Summary

Part Number Description Comments
VT-SK-001-A01 Visible Things Starter Kit
  • Bluetooth Smart Sensor Board
  • Gateway Board
  • Antenna
  • Mini USB cable
VT-SS-001-A01 Bluetooth Smart Sensor to connect additional sensors to the gateway
VT-SS-002-BDB LoRaWAN Smart Sensor Includes sensor board with antenna
VT-SS-003-A01 SIGFOX Smart Sensor Includes sensor board with antenna
PMOD-COM-019-A01 3G PMOD Based on Huawei MU709S2
PMOD-COM-021-A01 4G PMOD Based on Huawei ME909

Contact

The Starter Kits are now available in our online store. Click below to order and contact our Visible Things team for more information.

 

Available Boards

The first Starter Kit (including Gateway Board and Bluetooth Smart Sensor board) is available now for 199,-€

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The Gateway Board

The gatway board manages all the necessary connectivity to the cloud service via WiFi. It comes with an antenna and a mini USB cable.

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Visible Things Starter Kit Part Number: VT-SK-001-A01

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Smart Sensor #1: BLE Sensor Board

The smart sensor board including Bluetooth Smart connectivity comes with a range of sensors including motion, temperature, humidity and light / proximity.

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Part Number: VT-SS-001-A01

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Smart Sensor #2: LoRaWAN Sensor Node

The LoRaWAN Smart Sensor together with local sensors is managed by an NXP Cortex M0 microcontroller. Whether a private or public LoRaWAN network is being used, Avnet Silica can support the integration between the network server and a cloud service such as Devicepoint.

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Part Number: VT-SS-002-BDB

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Smart Sensor #3: Sigfox Sensor Node

The Sigfox Smart Sensor together with local sensors is managed by an NXP Cortex M0 microcontroller. Messages are sent directly to a Sigfox server and then Devicepoint™ manages them into the cloud service.

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Part Number: VT-SS-003-A01

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Expansions

GSM PMODs

As an expansion to the Gatway board a GSM PMOD is offered with embedded SIM and SIM connector options.

Available now

Part Number: PMOD-COM-021-A01 - this 4G PMOD is Based on Huawei ME909.

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