A major feature the team’s worked on for the last two sprints is Coverage. Unlike Hotspot monitoring tools focused on maximizing mining rewards, Coverage is built for users of the network who want to have more visibility about which Hotspots are transferring device packets as well as displaying the status of those Hotspots all from within Console.

Features and fixes

  • Coverage: identify which Hotspots are transferring packets, view Hotspot status, and display packet transfer data all from within Console. For more details go here.
  • Added label back to metadata transferred with payloads.
  • Added hold_time to debug mode. Hold_time provides useful information for Console users to identify if a Hotspot was holding on to a packet (in milliseconds).
  • Provide capability to dedupe packets in the Packet Purchaser.
  • Removed the default devaddr as it was no longer relevant.

Open source users

  • New users should use the latest master version.

  • Existing users are highly recommended to quickly update Console/Router to the newest version which includes the latest blockchain core update to ensure smooth operations.

Check the readme for upgrading instructions here.

Additional technical documentation here.

Upcoming

The team’s focus in the coming weeks (usual disclaimers apply):

  • Microsoft Azure IoT Hub pre-built Integration
  • Expanding Console APIs
  • Foundational work for roaming services
  • Light Hotspot support
  • Packet purchaser: integrate with ChirpStack LoRaWAN Network Server