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First things first: END USERS

Introduction

Welcome to the IoT World! In order to successfully deploy and enjoy SimpleHW devices, it is necessary to understand a few basic things, but don't worry, this article is here to help you with everything. Make sure you read the whole thing so you're not confused later.

Keep in mind that our devices are primarily sold B2B to system integrators and IT departments of corporations. However, end users can set the devices up with little effort following the step-by-step instructions below.

You always need the following 6 things:

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    Deep understanding of what Sigfox is and how it works
    Sigfox signal coverage at your location
    Detailed understanding of your use case/business case
    Working Sigfox devices that will cover your use case
    Connectivity subscription to Sigfox
    Platform to process and visualize the data from your devices

Instructions to get started

  1. For an introduction to Sigfox, read this article.
  2. Check Sigfox signal coverage here or you can try a different dataset here.
  3. See the use cases on our website for inspiration - they will help you understand what our devices can do and what business cases they can cover.
  4. Purchase the hardware on our eshop if you haven't already :)
  5. Purchase the connectivity (you could call it a “virtual SIM card”). We do NOT sell any Sigfox connectivity - we’re a hardware manufacturer! You have several options, please view this article for a detailed explanation of the options.
  6. Using the IO Frog platform for device management and data visualisation is the easiest way to work with our devices and you can also use all four connectivity options with the platform.

Please follow these sample step-by-step instructions for easy setup on IO Frog:

Success

Refer to the rest of 50 other use cases and technical documentation if you want to achieve more. If you want to interpret raw data yourself and do the programming, please read through the API 6 documentation here.

Support

For any technical support, documentation and/or questions, ideas or praise go to our customer support platform and open a ticket.

The ID and PAC codes of your device are printed on the back of the device and also can be read by scanning the QR code. We will also send you the IDs and PACs when your package is dispatched from our warehouse together with the tracking numbers.

Happy Sigfoxing!

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