Wi-Fi Micro Gateway for MQTT

Hi,

We have purchased the MQTT Gateway - Wi-Fi Micro Gateway for MQTT in a 868Mhz edition for use in Europe. The gateway has been coupled with a Industrial IoT Remote Temperature Humidity Sensor | IoT Humidity Sensor (ncd.io)

We have been unable to connect the Gateway with our corporate WIFI, since the Gateway must support Authentication Protocol PEAP (EAP-MSCHAPv2).

Is there anyway a firmware update could enable the PEAP Authentication protocol?

If this is not the case, is there an alternative Gateway we can use? We are looking at this one specifically: NCD Industrial IoT Edge Computer LTE Cellular Wi-Fi Ethernet - NCD Store

Will the Edge Computer be able to connect using ethernet instead of Wifi, and will it work with all the sensors you currently have in your store using the Digi Mesh protocol?

Hi @afredborg.

Thank you for contacting us. Unfortunately, we don’t offer specific firmware for the security protocol you mentioned. We also no longer recommend using the IoT Edge Computer LTE Cellular. Instead, we recommend The Enterprise IIoT Gateway:

We offer a version of The Enterprise IIoT Gateway with LTE cellular connectivity and improved CPU and RAM capabilities:

Both gateways include two Ethernet ports (RJ45) supporting 10/100/1000 Mbps with 1000BASE-T compliance (usable for LAN or WAN) and are compatible with the NCD Wireless Sensor Line (DigiMesh).

Please feel free to review all the features of The Enterprise IIoT Gateway and let us know if you have any questions.

Thank you,
@TravisE_NCD_Technica | Eduardo M.

Hi.

Thanks for your reply. Will this: Enterprise IIoT Gateway Lite be able to send metrics from DigiMesh sensors to an MQTT Broker with TLS enabled?

Hi @afredborg Yes, The Enterprise IIoT Gateway Lite can collect data from NCD sensors (DigiMesh) and then transmit it via MQTT. The Enterprise IIoT Gateway Lite supports MQTT over Basic Authentication as well as TLS Protocol with Certs and key files.

Let us know if you have any question.
Travis E. | Eduardo M.

I think the documentation of the device is really missing some details, and it doesn’t seem to be complete - especially when it comes to how to get sensors connected over digimesh, and control the sensors update interval etc. Can you provide me with links that explain how to do this?

Hi @afredborg, Sure, the Enterprise IIoT Gateway has built-in DigiMesh technology. The sensors are programmed to connect directly to the network as soon as they are turned on. In other words, NCD nodes are in broadcast mode by default, so they are picked up by any gateway.

It is also possible to configure the sensors so that once they are automatically connected to the Lite gateway, you can modify the data transmission time, the node ID, or switch to unicast mode (which means that the sensors only send data to a specific device), among other parameters (that depend on the type of sensor you use).

We offer some video tutorials where we explain how to configure NCD Sensors through Node-RED. These procedures also apply to the Enterprise IIoT Gateway Lite.

Please take a look and let us know if you have any question.
Thanks,
Eduardo M.