Monnit News Briefs - December 2022

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Sub-Saharan African Newborn Babies Benefit from Medical Device Coalition

IoT for NICU monitoring

Infants born in sub-Saharan Africa are 10 times more likely to die during the first month of life than those born in high-income countries. Right at birth, vulnerable babies in low-income countries meet health care inequity. But a global coalition of organizations is working to turn this unfortunate outcome around.

Two of these organizations, Monnit customers—3rd Stone Design and Hadleigh Health Technologies—are focused on improving the distribution, use, and performance of medical devices in neonatal intensive care units (NICUs) in Kenya, Malawi, Nigeria, Tanzania, and other countries. The coalition they collaborate with is called Newborn Essential Solutions and Technologies, or NEST360.

The medical devices that NEST360 works to provide, monitor, and service include critical NICU equipment for temperature stability, respiratory support, neonatal jaundice treatment, and other vital care. Monnit Sensors, Cellular Gateways, and Software are included in the system that helps monitor and ensures these neonatal life-sustaining medical devices are ready to provide proper care.

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New iMonnit MQTT Webhook Touts Seamless Data Transport

MQTT support now in iMonnit

More good news. If you need to transport data and store it with mainstream cloud providers and brokers via the popular lightweight IoT protocol—Message Queuing Telemetry Transport (MQTT)—iMonnit has a new webhook for you.

The iMonnit MQTT Webhook helps you transport data from iMonnit to your network, private cloud, or your designated MQTT broker seamlessly and securely using the MQTT protocol.

It’s easy to set up the MQTT Webhook in iMonnit. Consider it as simplified as setting up a business email account on your smartphone. In a few minutes, you can configure the feature to transmit sensor data in the MQTT protocol to a broker for storage, analysis, or action. Brokers include those associated with Amazon Web Services (AWS) IoT Core, Microsoft Azure IoT Hub, Google Cloud IoT Core, and others.

With the MQTT Webhook, you can:

  • Attach Added Security: Authenticate data with a unique cryptographic validation fingerprint.
  • Automatically Ingest Data: Configure it to move MQTT data into cloud broker and other data systems without needing a developer.
  • Aggregate Data Sources: Combine Monnit Sensor MQTT data with streaming data from disparate sources and systems into your cloud broker services.
  • Ensure Data Availability: Automate data backup and transport. Like other iMonnit Webhooks, the MQTT Webhook features automatic storage on Monnit Servers, retries, deliveries, and validation.

Find the new iMonnit MQTT Webhook by clicking API in the left main menu, then the Data Webhook and Create buttons.

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Tech Tip

How to Configure the ALTA Ethernet Gateway 4

gateway local configuration

One way to set up the ALTA® Ethernet Gateway 4 (EGW4) is to use the local HTTP Interface or configuration page. In these four steps, you can configure the ALTA EGW4:

  1. Connect the gateway to a network that supports IP assignment via Dynamic Host Configuration Protocol (DHCP).
  2. Activate the HTTP Interface or local configuration page.
  3. Access the gateway’s local configuration page through a web browser.
  4. Configure the gateway.

Plug the ALTA EGW4 into an Ethernet port, and it will automatically connect to iMonnit. This Monnit Knowledgebase article outlines the above steps in greater detail so you’ll know exactly how to access and configure the ALTA EGW4 via the HTTP Interface.

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