Paessler has struck a deal with Sigfox to help customers better monitor fleets of IoT devices.

Under the partnership, Paessler delivered its PRTG Network Monitor for IoT solutions that will monitor and visualise the functionality and measurement data from Sigfox-enabled IT infrastructure sensors, as well as from other objects, devices and machines that are equipped with or have adaptive Sigfox connectivity.

Sigfox has quickly established itself as one of the top low-power IoT connectivity networks worldwide. It is expected to be available in 60 countries by the end of 2018.

Paessler’s PRTG Network Monitor is a highly flexible, all-in-one network monitoring solution that enables IT teams and system administrators, as well as IoT and IIoT teams and integrators, to see exactly what is happening in real time across their IT infrastructure, including networks, systems, hardware, applications and devices.

It uses two methods to initiate Sigfox messages to the PRTG Network Monitor about functionality or measurement data from sensors and devices: callback, where data is sent immediately to PRTG via push, and API, where PRTG requests data in predefined intervals from Sigfox connected devices.

Dashboards can be configured to show exactly what is important, from the overall health of the network, to granular details like the speed of fans in particular servers.

As part of the collaboration between both companies, Paessler is actively participating in the Sigfox Partner Network, while Sigfox is contributing to Paessler’s Uptime Alliance, a partner program designed to help technology providers include network monitoring functionality in their offerings through their seamless integration with PRTG.