OpenChirp: Open Source management framework for LoRaWAN networks

About

OpenChirp is a management framework for low-power wireless networks based on LoRaWAN, MQTT, ProtoBuf and InfluxDB, which feels very familiar in respect to the components of our current software stack. Further, its development initiated by people at the Carnegie Mellon University is also taking place completely in the open.

Description

OpenChirp is a management framework for Low-Power Wide-Area Networks (LP-WAN) that provides data context, storage, visualization, and access control over the web. OpenChirp is currently powering a hosted LoRaWAN Network at Carnegie Mellon University that also spans large portions of the City of Pittsburgh.

You can easily and freely add devices or LoRa gateways to our hosted network or spawn your own stand-alone instances. OpenChirp is tailored towards LoRaWAN, but supports any device capable of REST and/or MQTT networking.

Resources


Features

  • MQTT for scalable real-time publish subscribe
  • REST interface for configuration and management
  • Time series data storage and visualization
  • Intelligent LP-WAN nework management
  • Connect your own gateway to expand the network
  • ProtoBuf serialization from end-device to cloud
  • Energy-efficient client firmware for your end-device
  • Device, user and API tokens with access control

Quote

OpenChirp is a management framework for Low-Power Wide-Area Networks (LP-WAN) that provides data context, storage, visualization, and access control over the web. OpenChirp is currently powering a LoRaWAN Network at Carnegie Mellon University that also spans large portions of the City of Pittsburgh. You can expand the OpenChirp network by using our software to connect your own LP-WAN base stations.

1 Like

More details

Their MQTT-to-InfluxDB forwarder system component “mqtt_influx_storage_service” is very similar to our MqttInfluxGrafanaService and also written in Python. Enjoy!